Surah KAHF has Four stories in it, having some morals, let’s 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 (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALAH) and run away. ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALAH) rewards them with mercy in the cave and protection from the sun. They woke up (over 300 years later) and found the entire village believers. MORAL:TRIAL OF FAITH.

2) The Owner Of Two Gardens
A story of a man whom ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALAH) 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 (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALAH) regarding the afterlife. So his garden was destroyed – he regretted ,but was too late and his regret did not benefit him.

When Musa(ALAYHIS SALAAM) was asked-“Who’s the most knowledgeable of the people of earth?” Musa(ALAYHIS SALAAM) said: “Me”…,but ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALAH) revealed to him that there’s someone who Knows more than him. Musa(ALAYHIS SALAAM) 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.

Abu Saeed Al-Khudri (رضي الله ) narrates that the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said: “He who recites Surah al-Kahf on a Friday, اللَّه سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى will provide him with light from one Friday to the next Friday.”


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