18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
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Hizb 31
Juz 16
So they set out till they (came to the quay) and went on board a ship in which he made a hole, (and Moses said:) "You have made a hole in the boat to drown its passengers? You have done a strange thing!" (71) He said, "Did I not tell you that you would not be able to remain patient with me?" (72) Musa said: take me not to task for what I forget, and impose not in my affair hardship. (73) They continued on their journey until they met a young boy whom he killed. Moses said, "How could you murder an innocent soul? This is certainly a horrible act". (74) ۞ He replied: "Did I not tell thee that thou wilt never be able to have patience with me?" (75) Moses said: "Keep me no more in your company if I question you concerning anything after this. You will then be fully justified." (76) The two went on till they came upon some villagers, and asked the people for food, but they refused to entertain them. There they found a wall that was crumbling, which he repaired. Moses remarked: "You could have demanded wages for it if you liked." (77) He said: This shall be separation between me and you; now I will inform you of the significance of that with which you could not have patience. (78) "As for the boat, it belonged to certain men in dire want: they plied on the water: I but wished to render it unserviceable, for there was after them a certain king who seized on every boat by force. (79) As for the lad, his parents were believers; and we were afraid he would impose on them insolence and unbelief; (80) and we desired that their Lord should grant them another in his place, a son more upright and more tender hearted. (81) “And in respect of the wall it belonged to two orphan boys of the city, and beneath it was their treasure, and their father was a virtuous man; therefore your Lord willed that they should reach their maturity and remove their treasure; by the mercy of your Lord; and I have not done this at my own command; this is the interpretation of the matters you could not patiently bear.” (* Hazrat Khidr was given the knowledge of the hidden as in all three explanations he gave). (82)
18 The Cave
Al-Kahf
10 of 12
۞
Hizb 31
Juz 16