Friday, 5 February 2010

Usrah WAFA - Tafsir Surah Al-Kahfi on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10:35am

referring to Tafsir Ibnu Kathir Jil 5 & a book by Abul Hasan Ali An-Nadwi. Why I choose this surah for discussion this week?

1) Surah AL-Kahfi is among highly recommended surah to be studied & practiced as a shield against fitnah al-Dajjal as narrated by many authentic hadiths (of course without neglecting the rest of the surahs in Quran)

2) When I studied this surah, I found that there are basically 4 stories in it, aiming at the same objective, i.e. the importance of Iman & trust in Allah which sometimes can be easily blinded by many deceitful material wordly things which are propagated by so-called Dajjal. The stories are about:
(a) Ashabul Kahfi & Al-Raqim
(b) Owners of 2 Plantations
(c) Prophet Musa & Khaidir
(d) Zul Qarnain

3) The Surah seems to have a close observation onto Jews & Christians: who were they & are now?

4) This Surah was revealed during the peak of torture by Mushrikin that The Muslims nearly believed that they had no hope for survival. So, this surah served as a reminder & soothe their heart, believing that Allah is All-Knowing who will definitely award a victorious end to His believers.

Wallahu A'laam...

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