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stayed (perhaps) a day, or part of a day." (At length) they (all) said, "(Allah) (alone)

knows best how long ye have stayed here.... Now send ye then one of you with this

money of yours to the town: let him find out which is the best food (to be had) and bring

some to you, that (ye may) satisfy your hunger therewith: And let him behave with care

and courtesy, and let him not inform any one about you.

20. Innahum in ya


haroo AAalaykum yarjumookum aw yuAAeedookum fee millatihim

walan tuflihoo ithan abada


20. "For if they should come upon you, they would stone you or force you to return to

their cult, and in that case ye would never attain prosperity."

21. Wakathalika aAAtharna AAalayhim liyaAAlamoo anna waAAda Allahi haqqun

waanna a


saAAata la rayba feeha ith yatanazaAAoona baynahum amrahum faqaloo ibnoo

AAalayhim bunyanan rabbuhum aAAlamu bihim qala allatheena ghalaboo AAala

amrihim lanattakhithanna AAalayhim masjida


21. Thus did We make their case known to the people, that they might know that the

promise of Allah is true, and that there can be no doubt about the Hour of Judgment.

Behold, they dispute among themselves as to their affair. (Some) said, "Construct a

building over them": Their Lord knows best about them: those who prevailed over their

affair said, "Let us surely build a place of worship over them."