018 - Soorah al-Kahf - (The Cave) - [Makkee]

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[018:062] So, when they had passed further on (beyond that fixed place), Ms (Moses) said to his boy-servant: "Bring us our morning meal; truly, we have suffered much fatigue in this, our journey."


[018:063] He said: "Do you remember when we betook ourselves to the rock? I indeed forgot the fish; none but Shaitn (Satan) made me forget to remember it. It took its course into the sea in a strange (way)!"


[018:064] [Ms (Moses)] said: "That is what we have been seeking." So, they went back retracing their footsteps.


[018:065] Then they found one of Our slaves, on whom We had bestowed mercy from Us, and whom We had taught knowledge from Us.


[018:066] Ms (Moses) said to him (Al-Khidr): "May I follow you so that you teach me something of that knowledge (guidance and true path) which you have been taught (by Allh)?"


[018:067] He (Al-Khidr) said: "Verily, you will not be able to have patience with me!


[018:068] "And how can you have patience about a thing which you know not?"


[018:069] [Ms (Moses)] said: "If Allh wills, you will find me patient, and I will not disobey you in aught."


[018:070] He (Al-Khidr) said: "Then, if you follow me, ask me not about anything till I myself mention of it to you."


[018:071] So, they both proceeded till when they embarked the ship, he (Al-Khidr) scuttled it. [Ms (Moses)] said: "Have you scuttled it in order to drown its people? Verily, you have committed a thing Imra (a Munkar evil, bad, dreadful thing)."


[018:072] He (Al-Khidr) said: "Did I not tell you, that you would not be able to have patience with me?"


[018:073] [Ms (Moses)] said: "Call me not to account for what I forgot, and be not hard upon me for my affair (with you)."


[018:074] Then they both proceeded till they met a boy, and he (Al-Khidr) killed him. [Ms (Moses)] said: "Have you killed an innocent person who had killed none? Verily, you have committed a thing Nukra (a great Munkar prohibited, evil, dreadful thing)!"





a) If someone does something against his oath due to forgetfulness (should he make expiation?). And the Statement of Allh:

"And there is no sin on you concerning that in which you made a mistake..." (V.33:5)

And Allh said:

"[Ms (Moses)] said (to Al-Khidr): Call me not to account for what I forgot." (V.18:73)

Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAllhu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-Allhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "Allh forgives my followers those (evil deeds) their own selves may whisper or suggest to them as long as they do not act (on it) or speak." [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 8/6664 (O.P.657)]

b) Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAllhu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-Allhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "If somebody eats something forgetfully while he is fasting, then he should complete his fast, for Allh has made him eat and drink." [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 8/6669 (O.P.662)]


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