In this article we are going to reflect on a beautiful surah of the Holy Qur’an, number 18, called Surat Al-Kahf or “sura of the cave” or the cave, to try to understand why it is Sunnah to read it every Friday and reflect about his teachings so assiduously.
This important surah descended in Mecca, and there are recorded in the Sunnah various hadiths that speak about its virtues.
Abu Sa’d Al-Khudri narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “He who recites Surat ul Kahf will be light to him from his home to Mecca; and whoever recites the last verses and then the Antichrist appears, cannot be deceived “(recorded by At-Tabarani and Al Hakim).
In another narration he says: “Who recites Surat ul Kahf on Friday will radiate light between one Friday and the other.”
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever memorizes the ten first verses of Surat ul Kahf will be preserved from the sedition of the False Messiah (Ad-Dayyal)” (recorded by Ahmad, Abu Daud, At-Tirmidi and An-Nasái of Abu Dardá).
Abu Dardá (may Allaah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever recites the last ten verses of Surat ul Kahf will be protected of the sedition of Antichrist “(recorded by Ahmad and Muslim).
This great sura tells four stories, each of which warns us about a temptation, which accompany us all throughout life.
The temptation of money, told in the history of the two farms.
The temptation of power, told in the story of Dhul Qarnein.
These four temptations severely affect the human being during his life, and that is why we are going to reflect on the teachings of each of these stories in an article.
The temptation to lose religion and spirituality
The first story that Allah narrates in this surah is the story of some young people who lived in a polytheistic society, who worshiped visible and invisible idols instead of worshiping and serving only Allah, a society where many practices were practiced. injustices.
To protect their belief, these young people hid in a cave; and falling asleep from the fatigue of the journey, Allah miraculously made them sleep 300 solar years or 309 lunar years.
These teachings are especially relevant for new Muslims who, after making their testimony of faith, should look for a good group of siblings to help them learn more about Islam and put it into practice properly.
May Allaah make us those who benefit from knowledge and put it into practice in their lives.
Brothers and sisters, ask for peace and blessings for the Prophet Muhammad, as God mentions in the Qur’an:
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