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Surah Al Kahf

Surah Kahf is the 18th Surah of Quran which revealed in Makkah. It consists of 110 verses.
It's Sunnah to recite Surah Kahf on Friday.

Story of people of Cave (أصحاب الكهف)

Comprehensive Summary

  • Story of the people of Cave in Surah Kahf : Verse # 09-26
  • Story is considered to be a Qur’anic miracle
  • A true evidence of Muhammad’s (ﷺ) prophethood.

They were the people who were young believers & lived in a country of non-believers. Allah guided them to the right path & increased their Imaan ( Faith) that they refused to obey their country's wrong religion. When they noticed that people will threat their lives because of the faith, they took refuge into a cave for the sake of Allah & their faith. There Allah Almighty bestowed sleep over them & when they woke up from their sleep, by that time all the people of their city had become believers.

According to Quran

Numbers of people of the Cave

The Qur'an does not give their exact number. It mentions that some people would say that they were three, others would say five and some would say seven, in addition to one dog.

Sleep Time

They slept for 300 years + 9, which could mean 300 solar years or 309 lunar years.
(300 solar years = 309 lunar years)

Scientifically

Solar & lunar year have a difference of 11 days every year. Over the course of 33 years, there will be a lag of one year between solar and lunar calendar.

Dua, ALLAH taught us through this story

The people of cave asked Allah to bestow upon them mercy & right guidance.

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"Our Lord, bestow upon us special mercy from Thyself and provide for us the right guidance in our affairs." (18:11)

We should also ask Allah through this dua to have mercy opon us & guide us to the right path.

Lessons

  • Allah will test our faith.
  • Keep asking Allah for guidance & mercy
  • When a person puts his or her belief in Allah Almighty, He always comes to their & helps them in easing their difficulties.
  • A Muslim should keep good company.
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🌹May Allah make us among those who recite Surah Al Kahf every Friday!!
🌹 May Allah give all of us Ihsan, Ikhlas and Tawfeeq, and give all of us correct understanding of Islam and the Sunnah!
🌹 May Allah give us tawfeeq to read & understand Quran with Tafseer !
🌹 May Allah make us among those who recite,understand and follow Quran & Sunnah in the best way !!!
Ameen.

I am just an ordinary & striving Muslim. If you find any mistake please correct me. Hope it is beneficial for you. Remember me & Muslim Ummah in your prayers.

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Reference

http://www.quranreading.com/blog/learning-from-surah-kahaf-4-stories-with-4-beautiful-lessons/