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The answer for why the boy was killed is in Qur'an itself. Khidr explains his action: وَأَمَّا الْغُلَامُ فَكَانَ أَبَوَاهُ مُؤْمِنَيْنِ فَخَشِينَا أَن يُرْ‌هِقَهُمَا طُغْيَانًا وَكُفْرً‌ا Interpretation of the meaning: And as for the boy, his parents were believers, and we feared that he would overburden them by transgression and disbelief. [Al-...


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The short answer is: According to the rules of religion, it is not allowed to kill such boy. But he did not kill based on religion. God directly ordered him to kill the boy. It is like a disaster, such as an earthquake. In this case, God wanted to use Khidr as a tool of killing, instead of a disaster. Actions such as this, that contradict religion, are ...


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From Tafsir Ibn Kathir: (في المقام الأول، طلب موسى من الخضر لأنه نسي وعده، ثم جاء طائر وجلس على حافة القارب، غمس منقاره مرة أو مرتين في البحر، وقال الخضر لموسى: فإن المعرفة ومعرفتك، بالمقارنة بمعرفة الله، هي مثل ما أخذه هذا الطائر من البحر ". ثم نزلوا من القارب، وبينما كانوا يسيرون على الشاطئ، رأى الخضر صبيا يلعب مع فأخذ الخضر رأس الصبي وسحبه بيديه وقتله ...


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The verse in question does not say that the sun sets in in a murky pool; rather, it says that Dhul-Qarnayn found it as if it were setting in a murky pool (this is what appeared to his eyes). حَتَّىٰ إِذَا بَلَغَ مَغْرِبَ الشَّمْسِ وَجَدَهَا تَغْرُبُ فِي عَيْنٍ حَمِئَةٍ وَوَجَدَ عِندَهَا قَوْمًا ۗقُلْنَا يَا ذَا الْقَرْنَيْنِ إِمَّا أَن تُعَذِّبَ وَإِمَّا ...


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To learn more about the story behind the story here are some sources (note for the explicit story of the killed boy there are many different versions on how he was killed Imam al-Qurtoby in his tafsir said one could bring them together): From Sahih al-Bukhari From the both Sahihs and Jami' at-Tirmidhi narrated by ibn Jubair. So the point is that Moses or ...


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He did not take it lightly, but although he did not know the reason, he had to trust Al-Khidr because Allah recommended him: In the story explained by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) : ‘Moses got up to deliver a sermon before Bani Israel and he was asked, 'Who is the most learned person among the people?' Moses replied, 'I (am the most learned).' Allah then ...


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If we looked at how the root term ره ق ra ha qa is used in the Quran such as (18:73, 10:27, 72:13, etc) seems to suggests that the act of رهق rahaqa has the notion of forcefully covering/engulfing to the point of hardship that offers no alternative choice but to accept or suffer the consequence. Thus the output of rahaqa is the yielding of the subject ...


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The Quran isn't a Textbook. The purpose of the Quran is to guide the spiritual and moral life of the people, not to provide technical documentation on the working of the world. Non-muslims who expect every single sentence of the Quran to be literal and scientifically accurate, even when taken out of context are being unreasonable ... muslims who expect that ...


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Strangely in this old fatwa they didn't quote sources even if in an Arabic version they did (see here). Basically the source is imam ibn Kathir's al-Bidaya wa an-Nihaya البداية والنهاية the translated sentence you quote is based on a statement of al-Azraqi الأزرقي (the author of a book called Akhbar Makka أخبار مكة، وما جاء فيها من الآثار) and other -not ...


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Bismillah hir rahman nir raheem Wa alaykum as sallam wa rahmatullah wa baraktuhu Yes and in many other places in quran allah refers to himself as we,this is known in the arabic and English language as when a "royal we". Allah knows best as sallamu alaykum


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To explain this we need to perform a tafsir or go through the whole story. The best help i could find is tafsir at-tahriri wa-tanwir of Sheikh ibn Ashour (May Allah have mercy with him) and al-Kashaf of Imam az-Zamakhshari. First of all note that this story is an example given by Allah. This is the summary in a few words: The Believer is the one who ...


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