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

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[018:075] (Al-Khidr) said: "Did I not tell you that you can have no patience with me?"

 

[018:076] [Mūsā (Moses)] said: "If I ask you anything after this, keep me not in your company, you have received an excuse from me."

 

[018:077] Then they both proceeded till when they came to the people of a town, they asked them for food, but they refused to entertain them. Then they found therein a wall about to collapse and he (Al-Khidr) set it up straight. [Mūsā (Moses)] said: "If you had wished, surely you could have taken wages for it!"

 

[018:078] (Al-Khidr) said: "This is the parting between me and you, I will tell you the interpretation of (those) things over which you were unable to hold patience.

 

[018:079] "As for the ship, it belonged to Masākīn (poor people) working in the sea. So, I wished to make a defective damage in it, as there was a king behind them who seized every ship by force.

 

[018:080] "And as for the boy, his parents were believers, and we feared lest he should oppress them by rebellion and disbelief.

 

[018:081] "So we intended that their Lord should change him for them for one better in righteousness and nearer to mercy.

 

[018:082] "And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the town; and there was under it a treasure belonging to them; and their father was a righteous man, and your Lord intended that they should attain their age of full strength and take out their treasure as a mercy from your Lord. And I did them not of my own accord. That is the interpretation of those (things) over which you could not hold patience."

 

[018:083] And they ask you about Dhul-Qarnain. Say: "I shall recite to you something of his story."

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