Al-Quran Surah 18. Al-Kahf, Ayah 91

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كَذَٰلِكَ وَقَدْ أَحَطْنَا بِمَا لَدَيْهِ خُبْرًا

Asad : thus [We had made them, and thus he left them92 ]; and We did encompass with Our knowledge all that he had in mind.93
Khattab :

So it was. And We truly had full knowledge of him.

Malik : He left them as they were: We had full knowledge what priority was before him.
Pickthall : So (it was). And We knew all concerning him.
Yusuf Ali : (He left them) as they were: We completely understood what was before him. 2436
Transliteration : Kathalika waqad ahatna bima ladayhi khubran
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Asad 92 This is Razi's interpretation of the isolated expression kadhalika ("thus" or "thus it was") occurring here. It obviously relates to the primitive, natural state of those people who needed no clothes to protect them from the sun, and to the (implied) fact that Dhu 'l-Qarnayn left them as he had found them, being mindful not to upset their mode of life and thus to cause them misery.
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Asad 93 Lit., "all that was with him" - i.e., his resolve not to "corrupt [or "change"] God's creation" (cf. the second half of my note [141] on {4: 119}) - which, I believe, is a further ethical lesson to be derived from this parable.

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Yusuf Ali 2436 They were a primitive people. He did not fuss over their primitiveness, but left them in the enjoyment of peace and tranquillity in their own way. In this he was wise. Power is apt to be intolerant and arrogant, and to interfere in everything that does not accord with its own glorification. Not so Zul-qarnain. He recognised his own limitations in the sight of Allah: man never completely understands his own position, but if he devoutly looks to Allah, he will live and let live. This is the spiritual lesson from the second episode.

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