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He answered, “Did I not tell you that you cannot have patience with me?”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[Al-Khiḍr] said, "Did I not tell you that with me you would never be able to have patience?"

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Moses replied, “If I ever question you about anything after this, then do not keep me in your company, for by then I would have given you enough of an excuse.”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[Moses] said, "If I should ask you about anything after this, then do not keep me as a companion. You have obtained from me an excuse."

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So they moved on until they came to the people of a town. They asked them for food, but the people refused to give them hospitality. There they found a wall ready to collapse, so the man set it right. Moses protested, “If you wanted, you could have demanded a fee for this.”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

So they set out, until when they came to the people of a town, they asked its people for food, but they refused to offer them hospitality. And they found therein a wall about to collapse, so he [i.e., al-Khiḍr] restored it. [Moses] said, "If you wished, you could have taken for it a payment."

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He replied, “This is the parting of our ways. I will explain to you what you could not bear patiently.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[Al-Khiḍr] said, "This is parting between me and you. I will inform you of the interpretation of that about which you could not have patience.

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“As for the ship, it belonged to some poor people, working at sea. So I intended to damage it, for there was a ˹tyrant˺ king ahead of them who seizes every ˹good˺ ship by force.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

As for the ship, it belonged to poor people working at sea. So I intended to cause defect in it as there was after them a king who seized every [good] ship by force.

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“And as for the boy, his parents were ˹true˺ believers, and we1 feared that he would pressure them into defiance and disbelief.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And as for the boy, his parents were believers, and we feared that he would overburden them by transgression and disbelief.

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So we hoped that their Lord would give them another, more virtuous and caring in his place.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

So we intended that their Lord should substitute for them one better than him in purity and nearer to mercy.

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“And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city, and under the wall was a treasure that belonged to them, and their father had been a righteous man. So your Lord willed that these children should come of age and retrieve their treasure, as a mercy from your Lord. I did not do it ˹all˺ on my own. This is the explanation of what you could not bear patiently.”1 

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city, and there was beneath it a treasure for them, and their father had been righteous. So your Lord intended that they reach maturity and extract their treasure, as a mercy from your Lord. And I did it not of my own accord. That is the interpretation of that about which you could not have patience."

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They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ about Ⱬul-Qarnain. Say, “I will relate to you something of his narrative.”1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And they ask you, [O Muḥammad], about Dhul-Qarnayn. Say, "I will recite to you about him a report."

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Surely We established him in the land, and gave him the means to all things.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Indeed, We established him upon the earth, and We gave him from everything a way [i.e., means].

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