Friday, September 27, 2013

Secrets of Surah al-Kahf

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh..

I've found and shared this via FB but I could not find it ever since, hence I searched again and alhamduliilah found it. Posting it here so that I can keep the lesson with me insyaAllah all the time.

Ever wondered why Prophet Muhammad(SAW) asked us to recite Surat Al-Kahf every Friday?
Let’s find out today inshaAllah…

This Surah has Four stories in it,having some morals,lets see them and understand what they are saying to us:

1) The People Of The Cave
Its the story of young men who lived in a disbelieving town, so they decided to migrate for the sake of Allah and run away. -Allah rewards them with mercy in the cave and protection from the sun - They woke up and found the entire village believers.

2) The Owner Of Two Gardens
A story of a man whom Allah blessed with two beautiful gardens, but the man forgot to thank the One who blessed him with everything and he even dared to doubt Allah regarding the afterlife.So His garden was destroyed - He regretted ,but was too late and his regret did not benefit him .

3) Musa(AS) and Khidr(AS)
When Musa(AS) was asked-“Who’s the most knowledgeable of the people of earth?”” Musa(AS) said:Me…,but Allah revealed to him that there’s someone who Knows more than him.Musa(AS) traveled to the man and learnt how the Divine Wisdom can sometimes be hidden in matters which we perceive as bad.

4) Dhul-Qarnayn
Its a story of the great King that was given knowledge and power and was going around the world,helping people and spreading all that’s good.He was able to overcome the problem of Yajooj-Majooj and build a massive dam with the help of people whom he could not even understand.

In the middle Allah mentions Iblees as the one who stirs these trials:
Behold! We said to the angels “Bow down to Adam”: they bowed down except Iblis. He was one of the Jinns, and he broke the Command of his Lord. Will ye then take him and his progeny as protectors rather than Me? And they are enemies to you! Evil would be the exchange for the wrongdoers!

Now let us see what’s the relationship between Surat Al-Kahf and the Dajjal (Anti-Christ)?

Dajjal will appear before Day of Judgement with the 4 trials:

***He’ll ask people to worship him and not Allah : Trial of Faith .

***He’ll be given powers to start/stop rain and tempt people with his wealth : Trial of with his wealth. .

***He’ll trial people with the “knowledge” and news he gives them : Trial of Knowledge .

***He’ll control huge parts of the Earth. : Trial of Power .

How to survive these trials? The answers are in Surat Al-Kahf
Survival Kit 1: Good companionship.
“And keep thy soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Face; and let not thine eyes pass beyond them, seeking the pomp and glitter of this Life; no obey any whose heart We have permitted to neglect the remembrance of Us, one who follows his own desires, whose case has gone beyond all bounds.” (Surat Al-Kahf, verse 28)

Survival Kit 2: Knowing the Truth of this World .
“Set forth to them the similitude of the life of this world: It is like the rain which we send down from the skies: the earth’s vegetation absorbs it, but soon it becomes dry stubble, which the winds do scatter: it is (only) Allah who prevails over all things” (Surat Al-Kahf, verse 45)

Survival Kit 3: Humbleness.
“Moses said: “Thou wilt find me, if Allah so will, (truly) patient: nor shall I disobey thee in aught.””(Surat Al-Kahf, verse 69)

Survival Kit 4: Sincerity.
“Say: “I am but a man like yourselves, (but) the inspiration has come to me, that your Allah is one Allah. whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and, in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner.” (Surat Al- Kahf, verse 110)

Survival Kit 5: Calling to Allah .
“And recite (and teach) what has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord: none can change His Words, and none wilt thou find as a refuge other than Him.” (Surat Al-Kahf, verse 27)

Survival Kit 6: Remembering the HereAfter .
“ One Day We shall remove the mountains, and thou wilt see the earth as a level stretch, and We shall gather them, all together, nor shall We leave out any one of them. And they will be marshalled before thy Lord in ranks, (with the announcement), “Now have ye come to Us (bare) as We created you first: aye, ye thought We shall not fulfil the appointment made to you to meet (Us)!”: And the Book (of Deeds) will be placed (before you); and thou wilt see the sinful in great terror because of what is (recorded) therein; they will say, “Ah! woe to us! what a Book is this! It leaves out nothing small or great,but takes account thereof !” They will find all that they did, placed before them: And not one will thy Lord treat with injustice.” (Surat Al-Kahf, verses 47-49)

p/s: Project progress stuck at 10%.. huhuhuhu.. ;( buck up will ya!!


  1. assalam Jeet
    thanks for sharing the ilmu..

    p/s: semoga diberi semangat kental untuk menyiapkan projek yg berbaki tu... CS

    1. thanks CS, doakan saya kuat semangat..caiyok..!! (sambil amik tuala putih ikat lilit di kepala :)

  2. Subhanallah. Very good sharing. Thanks kak!

  3. Your explenation for the people of the cave is not totaly right.

    The people who were trapped in the cave were mentioned in the Hadith related by `Abdullah ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) who narrated that he heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) saying, ”Three men from among those who were before you set out until they reached a cave and entered it, hoping to spend the night there. A rock rolled down the mountain and blocked the mouth of the cave. They said (to each other), ‘Nothing will save you from this rock but to invoke Allah by virtue of your good deeds.’ One of them said, ‘O Allah! I had old parents and I never provided my family (wife, children etc.) with milk before them. One day, I was delayed due to something I was doing and I returned late to find they had slept. I milked the sheep for them but they were sleeping. I hated to provide my family with the milk before them. I stood with the bowl of milk in my hand waiting for them to wake up until it was dawn. Then, they got up and drank the milk. O Allah! If I did that only for Your Sake, relieve us from this hardship caused by this rock.’ So, the rock shifted a little bit but not enough to allow them to get out.”

    The Prophet (peace be upon him) added, “The second man said, ‘O Allah! I had a cousin who was the dearest of all people to me and I wanted to have sexual relations with her but she refused. Later, she had a hard time in a famine year and she came to me. I gave her 120 Dinars on the condition that she would not resist my desire, and she agreed. When I was about to fulfill my desire, she said: “It is not lawful for you to outrage my chastity except by legitimate marriage.” I was ashamed to have sexual intercourse with her and left her though she was the dearest of all the people to me. I also left her the gold I had given her. O Allah! If I did that only for Your Sake, relieve us from this hardship.’ So, the rock shifted a little bit but not enough to allow them to get out.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) added, “Then the third man said, ‘O Allah! I employed some laborers and I paid them their wages except one man who did not take his wages and he went away. I invested his wages and it became very large. (Then after some time,) he came and said to me: “O servant of Allah! Pay me my wages.” I said to him: “All the camels, cows, sheep and slaves you see are yours.” He said: “O servant of Allah! Do not mock me.” I said: “I am not mocking you.” So, he took the herd and drove it away, leaving nothing. O Allah! If I did that only for Your Sake, relieve us from our hardship.’ So, the rock shifted and they got out.”

    This Hadith gives us a lesson and shows that Allah is Powerful over everything. He (Glorified be He) afflicts His servants in times of welfare and times of hardship, in good and bad times to test their patience and gratefulness and to show them His Signs and Power. This is Hadith Sahih (authentic Hadith) related by Muslim and Al-Bukhari in their Sahih on the authority of Ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with them both) who narrated it from the Prophet (peace be upon him). The Hadith presents important lessons and teaches us to invoke Allah and ask Him at times of adversity and hardship. Allah (Glorified be He) is Ever-Near and Responsive. He hears those who call on Him and responds if He wills. Moreover, the Hadith proves that doing good deeds is a way of facilitating matters, warding off harm and relieving hardships. It shows that when a believer is in distress, they must invoke Allah, turn to Him, ask Him and make Tawassul (supplicating to Allah) by virtue of their good deeds such as the belief in Allah (Exalted be He) and His Messenger, His Unification, sincerity to Him, being dutiful to parents, rendering back trusts, and abstaining from committing immoral acts.

    And Allah knows best


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