قَالَ أَرَءَيۡتَ إِذۡ أَوَيۡنَآ إِلَى ٱلصَّخۡرَةِ فَإِنِّى نَسِيتُ ٱلۡحُوتَ وَمَآ أَنسَىٰنِيهُ إِلَّا ٱلشَّيۡطَٰنُ أَنۡ أَذۡكُرَهُۥ ۚ وَٱتَّخَذَ سَبِيلَهُۥ فِى ٱلۡبَحۡرِ عَجَبًا
He replied: "Sawest thou (what happened) when we betook ourselves to the rock? I did indeed forget (about) the Fish: none but Satan made me forget to tell (you) about it: it took its course through the sea in a marvellous way!"<br/>
He said, 'Do you see? - in other words, remember, when we sheltered at the rock, in that location, indeed I forgot the fish - and none but Satan made me forget (al-shaytaan, 'Satan', substitutes for the [suffixed pronoun] haa' [of ansaanee-hu]) to mention it (an adhkurahu, an inclusive substitution, in other words [it should be understood as] ansaanee dhikrahu, 'he [Satan] made me forget the mentioning of it') - and it, the fish, made its way into the sea in an amazing manner' ('ajaban constitutes the second direct object), that is to say, Moses and his lad were amazed by it, because of what has already been explained concerning it.