Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A mercy from the Lord of orphan boys

Quran Chapter 18  82 (Pt-16, Stg-4) (L-1910) درس قرآن

A mercy from the Lord of orphan boys

Chapter Kahf (The Cave) – 18

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

وَأَمَّا ٱلْجِدَارُ فَكَانَ لِغُلَٰمَيْنِ يَتِيمَيْنِ فِى ٱلْمَدِينَةِ وَكَانَ تَحْتَهُۥ كَنزٌ لَّهُمَا وَكَانَأَبُوهُمَا صَٰلِحًا فَأَرَادَ رَبُّكَ أَن يَبْلُغَآ أَشُدَّهُمَا وَيَسْتَخْرِجَا كَنزَهُمَا رَحْمَةً مِّن رَّبِّكَ وَمَا فَعَلْتُهُۥ عَنْ أَمْرِى ذَٰلِكَ تَأْوِيلُ مَا لَمْ تَسْطِع عَّلَيْهِ صَبْرًا 82


82.  And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city, and there was beneath it a treasure belonging to them, and their father had been righteous, and thy Lord intended that they should come to their full strength and should bring forth their treasure as a mercy from their Lord; and I did it not upon my own command. Such is the interpretation of that wherewith thou couldst not bear. 82.  Wa  ‘ammal-jidaaru  fakaana  li-gulaamayni  yatiimayni  fil-Madiinati  wa  kaana  tahta-huu  kanzul-lahumaa  wa  kaana  ‘abuuhumaa  saalihaa.  Fa-‘araada  Rabbuka  ‘any-yablugaaa  ‘ashudda-humaa  wa  yastakhrijaa  kanzahumaa  rahmatam-mir-Rabbik.  Wa  maa  fa-‘altuhuu  ‘an  ‘amrii.  Zaalika  ta’-wiilu  maa  lam  tas-ti’-  ‘alayhi  sabraa.


(Section 11)




In this verse, Khizar (peace be upon him) explained about the reason of the Third Incident. He said: I saved the wall by repairing, which was upon the point of falling into ruin, because if it would fall; no person of the township will take care of it and in the process of time; it will be effaced, and none would remember that where the wall did exist. Whereas it is necessary to keep it in mind, because a treasure has been lying beneath it which belongs to two orphan boys of the same township; whose father was a righteous and careful for the members of his family. He buried his Savings beneath this wall, so that when his children would become matured then the buried treasure would be useful for them. Those both orphans are still minor.


Allah Almighty has decided according to His Knowledge and Philosophy that when the both boys will become adult then after finding; they will bring forth the treasure for their personal use. It is upon them Mercy of Allah Almighty Who is Lord of mine, yours and of the entire living beings.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).