July 14 2019
Friday,is a day of virtue in Islam.
Prophet Muhammad asked us to recite Surah Al-Kahf every friday as the Surah has 4 Stories in it. It will protect you between two fridays.
The 4 reasons are as follows:
1. The people of the cave
In the Surah, there is a story of a people who lived in a disbelieving town, so they decided to migrate for the sake of Allah and run away.
Whilst in the cave, Allah rewards them with mercy in the cave and protects them from the sun- when they woke up, they found the entire village believers.
The moral of the story above is to teach us that they faith will always be tried and only the believers will obtain and be protected from adversities as Allah does not injustice to the good doers . While on Earth we may be tried by many things but always remember that the divine justice will always be there watching over you.
2. The owner of two gardens.
A story of a man who was blessed by Allah with two beautiful gardens, but the same man forgot to thank the almighty and even doubted him regrding the afterlife.
So his garden was destroyed - he regretted, but it was too late and his regret did not benefit him.
The moral of this story is that when we are given wealth we are tried in how we choose to spend it.
3. Here, in the Surah there is a narration of Prophet Musa (AS) and Khidr (AS).
Here, when Musa was asked who was the knowledgeable of the people of earth, he replied by saying it was him,
But Allah revealed to him that there was someone who had more knowledge than him.
On knowing this, Musa (AS) travelled to the man and learnt how the divine wisdom can sometimes be hidden in matters which we perceive as bad.
So, always trust that everything you experience has wisdom in it , and for the greater good of your soul.
The moral of the story, there is always good in every bad situation and ALLAH knows best.
It is a story of a great King that was given knowledge and power and was going around the world, helping people and spreading all that is good.
He was able to overcome the problem of Yajooj-Majood and build a massive dam with the help of people whom he could not even understand.
The moral of story that when you have power you will be tried in different forms.
In the Surah, ALLAH mentions iblees as the one who brings fitnah among the people and stirs these trials,
Behold, we said to the angels; Bow down to Adam, they bowed down except iblees,
He was one of the Jinns and he broke the command of his Lord.
When should i read Surah al-Kahf?