Surah Kahf Reflections!

Surah Kahf:
Its been a weekly routine for us to recite Surah Kahf every Friday, right? and we do read it every friday
Now, have you ever wondered why Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) asked us to recite Surah Kahf every Friday?
Or is there any preference for this surah over the rest 113 surahs? What’s the benefit of reciting this weekly?
Lets check it out-
First of all, in this Surah Allah gives to us 4 different, but INTERESTING stories!
Lets explore each along with the lessons we get from each of them….
1.”The people of the cave”
It’s the story of young men who lived in a disbelieving town, so they decide to migrate for the sake of Allah and run away. Allah rewards them with mercy in the cave and protection from the elements of nature.
The lesson of this story is the ‘Trial of Faith’
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 it, but was too late and his regret did not benefit him.
Lesson of this story:
‘Trial of wealth’
3. “Musa(as) and Khidr (as)”
When Musa (as)was asked “Who is the most knowledgeable of the people of Earth?” Musa (as) said that it was him as he assumed he was the only prophet on Earth at the time. But Allah revealed to him that there’s someone who knows more than him about certain things. Musa (as)traveled looking for him and learned how divine wisdom can sometimes be hidden in matters which we perceive as bad.
And Lesson of this story:
‘Trial of knowledge’
And now to the FINAL one, its somewhat GLOBAL,
4. “Dhul-Qarnyne”
Allah mentions the story of a great king who was given knowledge and power travelling the world helping people and spreading all that’s good. He was able to overcome the problem of Yajooj-Majooj by building a massive dam with the help of people whom he could not even understand.
Lesson of this story:
‘Trial of power’
ALLAH says to us 4 kind of stories relating 4 kind of trials that WE ALL pass by in our day to day lives!
Now have a look through HADITHS to learn more about this surah….
🔖In many hadith, the messenger of Allah (pbuh) mentions that the one who reads and memorises verses of Surah Al Kahf will be protected from the trials of the Dajjal!
NOW, why this Surah?
What is the relation between SURAH KAHF and DAJJAL??
The Answer is simple…
Dajjal will appear before the day of judgement with 4 trials:
🔘A) He will ask people to worship him and not Allah: Trial of faith!
🔘B) He will be given powers to start/stop rain and tempt people with his wealth:
Trial of with wealth!
🔘C) He will tempt people with “knowledge” and news he gives them: Trial of knowledge!
D) He will control huge parts of the Earth:
Trial of power!
Now, we see Almighty Allah speaking to us about trials, don’t you want a SOLUTION for those trials? We need, and ALLAH knows our need!!! So He tells us the solution as well in this Surah…let me just point out them with their AYAH NUMBERS so that you can look for those meanings …
1.Good companionship
(In 28th ayah)
2. Knowing the truth of this world
(In 45th ayah)
3. Humility
(In 69th ayah)
4. Sincerity
(In 110th ayah)
5. Calling to Allah
(In 27th ayah)
6. Remembering the Hereafter
(In 47-49th ayahs)
Insha’Allah now when you recite Surah Kahf, you understand and appreciate its benefits!!!

Dua for protection from Shaitan

وَقُل رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنۡ هَمَزَٲتِ ٱلشَّيَـٰطِينِ (٩٧) وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَن يَحۡضُرُونِ (٩٨)

And say: “My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the Shayâtin (devils). (97) “And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they (should come near) me.” (98)

Chapter 23, Surah Mumeenoon, verse 97 and 98

Pearls from the Holy Qu’ran – Surah Nisa (4), Verses – 104-115

And don’t be weak in the pursuit of the enemy; if you are suffering (hardships) then surely, they (too) are suffering (hardships) as you are suffering, but you have a hope from Allâh (for the reward, i.e. Paradise) that for which they hope not, and Allâh is Ever All¬Knowing, All¬Wise. (104)

Surely, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad SAW) the Book (this Qur’ân) in truth that you might judge between men by that which Allâh has shown you (i.e. has taught you through Divine Revelation), so be not a pleader for the treacherous. (105)

And seek the Forgiveness of Allâh,[] certainly, Allâh is Ever Oft¬Forgiving, Most Merciful (106)

And argue not on behalf of those who deceive themselves. Verily, Allâh does not like anyone who is a betrayer of his trust, and sinner.(107)

They may hide (their crimes) from men, but they cannot hide (them) from Allâh, for He is with them (by His Knowledge), when they plot by night in words that He does not approve, And Allâh ever encompasses what they do. (108)

Lo! You are those who have argued for them in the life of this world, but who will argue for them on the Day of Resurrection against Allâh, or who will then be their defender? (109)

And whoever does evil or wrongs himself but afterwards seeks Allâh’s Forgiveness, he will find Allâh Oft¬Forgiving, Most Merciful. (110)

And whoever earns sin, he earns it only against himself. And Allâh is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise. (111)

And whoever earns a fault or a sin and then throws it on to someone innocent, he has indeed burdened himself with falsehood and a manifest sin. (112)

Had not the Grace of Allâh and His Mercy been upon you (O Muhammad SAW), a party of them would certainly have made a decision to mislead you, but (in fact) they mislead none except their own selves, and no harm can they do to you in the least. Allâh has sent down to you the Book (The Qur’ân), and Al¬Hikmah (Islâmic laws, knowledge of legal and illegal things i.e. the Prophet’s Sunnah – legal ways), and taught you that which you knew not. And Ever Great is the Grace of Allâh unto you (O Muhammad SAW) (113)

There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allâh’s Cause), or Ma’rûf (Islâmic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allâh has ordained), or conciliation between mankind, and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allâh, We shall give him a great reward (114)

And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers’ way. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination.[] (115) 

HQ-15:3. Al Hijr-Al Hijr, Stoneland, Rocky City (Makkah)

TAMIL Translation  | Allama A.K.Abdul Hameed Baagavi(Rah)
Malayalam Translation | Cheriyamudam Abdul Hammed Madani & Kunchi Muhammed Parapur

ENGLISH Translation – Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, Ph.D. & Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan
[15:3] Leave them to eat and enjoy, and let them be preoccupied with (false) hope. They will come to know!
(Let them) O Muhammad (eat) without having any proof or resolve for that which lies ahead (and enjoy life) and live a life of disbelief and illicitness, (and let (false) hope beguile them) and let long hope preoccupy them from obeying Allah. (They will come to know!) they will come to know upon death and in the grave and on the Day of Judgement what will be done to them. This is a threat to them.

Verses 6-8 ~ Surah At-Tahrim (The Prohibition)

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

6. O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allâh, but do that which they are commanded.

7. (It will be said in the Hereafter) O you who disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allâh – Islâmic Monotheism)! Make no excuses this Day! You are being requited only for what you used to do.

8. O you who believe! Turn to Allâh with sincere repentance! It may be that your Lord will remit from you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise) the Day that Allâh will not disgrace the Prophet (Muhammad (SAWS)) and those who believe with him, their Light will run forward before them and with (their Records Books of deeds) in their right hands they will say: “Our Lord! Keep perfect our Light for us [and do not put it off till we cross over the Sirât (a slippery bridge over the Hell) safely] and grant us forgiveness. Verily, You are Able to do all things.”

Sura 66. At-Tahrim (The Prohibition)

Pearls from the Holy Quran – HQ-2:177

Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east or the west, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes in Allah , the Last Day, the angels, the Book, and the prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves; [and who] establishes prayer and gives zakah; [those who] fulfill their promise when they promise; and [those who] are patient in poverty and hardship and during battle. Those are the ones who have been true, and it is those who are the righteous.