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Importance Of Surah Kahf

“[All] praise is [due] to Allah, who has sent down upon His Servant the Book and has not made therein any deviance.” (Surah Al Kahf: 1)

Quran is a Book of knowledge and guidance to all Muslims. Every letter of this holy book is filled with Hikmah and Barakah. And Surah Al Kahf is amongst the most beneficial and virtuous Surahs of the Quran.

Surah Al Kahf (Cave) (Arabic; الكهف) 18th Surah of the Holy Quran. The meaning of the word Kahf is the Cave. It was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in Mecca; hence it is a Meccan or Makki Surah. There are 110 verses in Surah Al Kahf and 1583 words in total.

Surah Al-Kahf is a light that illuminates the path of guidance for whoever reads it, as it stops Muslims from disobedience and sins, and guides them to the path of goodness and righteousness. And it may be a real, tangible light, as it was reported from the Messenger PBUH that who recites Surah Kahf on Friday, a light will shine for him from under his feet to the clouds of heaven that will shine with it on the Day of Resurrection. Also, Surah Al-Kahf protects its reader from the temptation of the Antichrist by memorizing the first ten verses of it.

What Is Surah Kahf About

We all have heard about reciting Surah al-Kahf on every Friday and it’s importance. But do you know what are the benefits of this Surah? Let’s see that in this article!

Surat Al Kahf talked about many incidents. The story of the people of the cave (As-haabul Kahf) is the most famous, hence the surah gets its name. The story of the man of the gardens, the story of Moses PBUH and Khidr RAA, and the story of Dhul-Qarnayn “Just Leader”. The surah also has many verses with benefits, instructions and teachings for Muslims.

Lessons From Surah Kahf

1- Being keen on good company in life helps a person remain committed to his religious principles. This was shown in the cave youth who helped each other stand firm when faced with a test of faith.

2- We all need to connect with God 100% and make Tawwakul on Him. We all need to escape from the corrupt society we live in. The lasting good deeds that one does are what really matters. Our sole focus must not be on worldy life.

3- God Almighty is the Wise. He deals with matters by resolving them, so he can solve them as His Wisdom. We may not realize the wisdom nor appreciate the righteousness of God Almighty’s decisions in our lives, yet there is a hidden good in them.

4- Among the most frequent tests that believers face in his life are trials, persecution and torture in matters of faith, so that Allah can test us. The believer should not be overwhelmed by this, rather focus on the Hereafter.

5- The result of piety is that God Almighty preserves man’s world and his religion. Besides this, God Almighty also protects his offspring. “It is because of the piety and righteousness of a servant that Allaah Ta’aala protects his children and the children of his children and his family.

6- Whoever has sincere desire to distance himself from sins will always find a better abode just as the People of the Cave found when they left the town to keep their faith. People who are firm in resolve to do something for the sake of Allaah SWA will receive help from Allaah SWT in many different amazing ways.

7- Never say that you will do something in the future without remembering God Almighty and say, God willing, at the time of your intention, you do not know whether you will be able to do it or not. Remind yourself to do the remembrance of God Almighty when you forget or overlook.

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