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Lessons from Surah Kahf


We often think that we living in a time still far away from the appearance of Dajjaal. However, we are living in a time of ‘dajaaliyat’ – many dajaals that are the bait so that we are already consumed by Dajaal on his appearance. In actual fact, we are living in a time of the imminent appearance of Imaam Mahdi. Just as is the story of the youth of Surah Kahf who were righteous in their oppressive surroundings Allah removed them from their circumstances and protected them by putting them to sleep in the cave. We need to remove ourselves from the dajaliyat of this world so Allah can put us in a ‘cave’.

Lessons from Surah Kahf

1. Bring Allah on the tongue again (insha Allah masha Allah)
2.Read quraan daily (tilawat). Quran will remove any poison from your world. Quran is the magnet that will keep man connected to his Creator.
3. Find the company of people who’s hearts have been connected with Allah. They only talk of Allah not of this world. They will help you remove the love u have of this world and take u closer to aakhirah.
4. Don’t be shy of your Islam. Your izzat is through your Islam.
Your house has been created to get dirty. Your dishes have been created to break. Your world as you know it is going to come and go. We are not created to live in this luxury. We are created to live in this time of dajaliyat and be people of the cave.

Lessons from Khidr (as) interaction with Moosa (as)

1. Many things will happen around u that u don’t understand, never ever question it. Don’t ever think there’s no reason for it. Because our intelligence is zero compared to Allahs knowledge.

2. If u want to protect your deen in the era of dajaliyat don’t make a show of your deen. Salvation of Muslims in this world lies in having a boat with a hole. Sending our Islam to the world in a manner that when anyone has to look at it will not be threatened by it.

3. You will see a lot of blood. Allah has written a lot of good in that decision. Around the world u will see blood. After that blood a lot of good is going to happen. To protect Imaan from leaving the families in Shaam Allah has drawn a lot of blood. Allah is going to make a huge door of hidayat open for them. Evident by the current war in Syria. A year ago Damascus and it’s inhabitants were the most modern, western-influenced in the Arab lands, people were Muslim by name. Today every person there is a living mujahid. Allah is preparing the army of Imaam Mahdi as this is the land he will come from. A sign of his imminent arrival.

4.Your treasures will remain hidden beneath walls. Madressahs are happening in rooms/garages. Taalims are happening in homes but with this effort ,at the end, your quraan will become a practical expression in your life.

In conclusion: If you really want to understand what Is luxury then work for the aakhirah. As we live in this world don’t fall in the world. Man was created to die.

May Allah enable us to practice on what appears to be seemingly simple lessons.


Virtues of Surah Al Kahf

Abu-Darda’ (radiyallahu anhu) reported: The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Whoever commits to memory the first ten Ayat of the Surat Al-Kahf, will be protected from (the trial of) Ad-Dajjal (Antichrist).”  [Muslim]

In another narration, the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “(Whoever commits to memory) the last ten Ayat of Surat Al-Kahf, he will be protected from (the trial of) Ad-Dajjal (Antichrist).”

Ad-Dajjal will appear sometime before Yaum-ul-Qiyamah. Allah, the Almighty will give him some supernatural powers the manifestation of which will shake the faith of many people. For this reason, this will be a serious trial. All Prophets (alayihimus-sallam) warned their people against him. Our Prophet (salallahu alayhi wasallam) also warned us against him and ordered us to guard ourselves from it and strictly advised us to seek Refuge of Allah against it.

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu anhuma) said: “The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Whoever reads Surat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah (Friday), a light will shine for him from beneath his feet to the clouds of the sky, which will shine for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will be forgiven (his sins) between the two Fridays.’”
[Al-Mundhiri said, this   was narrated by Abu Bakr ibn Mardawayh in his Tafseer, with an isnaad with which there was nothing wrong]

From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (radiyallahu anh), who said: “Whoever reads Surat al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah (Friday), will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).”  [Narrated by al-Daarimi]

“Whoever reads Surat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah (Friday), will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.”  [Narrated by al-Haakim al-Bayhaqi].

The surah may be read during the night or the day of Jumu’ah. The night of Jumu’ah starts from sunset on Thursday, and the day of Jumu’ah ends at sunset. Therefore the time for reading this surah extends from sunset on Thursday to sunset on Friday.

It is recommended to recite Surat al-Kahf completely the night before Friday, and it is also recommended to do so Friday itself, before Maghrib time. Ibn Abidin said, And it is best to do so early on Friday, in order to  avoid forgetting.  [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar, Bab al-Jumu`ah]


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