Monday, November 14, 2011

-221- Al-Kahf: Lessons from the People of the Cave

Tafseer Surah Al-Kahf: Lessons from the People of the Cave
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

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Surah Kahf is a long surah... long story..
- story of Khidr been mentioned but will be repeated.
- Someone asked is Gog & Magog with us now a-days?
- ANSWER is: If Jesus is not here yet, how can Gog & Magog be here,
- because its Jesus who will kill them.
- Many of you listen to many speakers & get,
- most of which have dodgy Aqeedah.
- And hence you come to the room & ask these weird questions.
- Whereas Prophet (pbuh) clearly said that
- Jesus will come & destroy Gog & Magog.
- Meaning they are not here on EARTH YET !!!

An-Nawwas b. Sam'an reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) made a mention of the Dajjal one day in the morning. He sometimes described him to be insignificant and sometimes described (his turmoil) as very significant and we felt as if he were in the cluster of the date-palm trees. When we went to him (to the Holy Prophet) in the evening and he read (the signs of fear) in our faces, he said: What is the matter with you? We said: Allah's Messenger, you made a mention of the Dajjal in the morning (sometimes describing him) to be insignificant and sometimes very important, until we began to think as if he were present in some (near) part of the cluster of the date-palm trees. Thereupon he said: I harbour fear in regard to you in so many other things besides the Dajjal. If he comes forth while I am among on, I shall contend with him on your behalf, but if he comes forth while I am not amongst you, a man must contend on his own behalf and Allah would take care of every Muslim on my behalf (and safeguard him against his evil). He (Dajjal) would be a young man with twisted, contracted hair, and a blind eye. I compare him to 'Abd-ul-'Uzza b. Qatan. He who amongst you would survive to see him should recite over him the opening verses of Sura Kahf (xviii.). He would appear on the way between Syria and Iraq and would spread mischief right and left. O servant of Allah! adhere (to the path of Truth). We said: Allah's Messenger, how long would he stay on the earth? He said: For forty days, one day like a year and one day like a month and one day like a week and the rest of the days would be like your days. We said: Allah's Messenger, would one day's prayer suffice for the prayers of day equal to one year? Thereupon he said: No, but you must make an estimate of time (and then observe prayer). We said: Allah's Messenger, how quickly would he walk upon the earth? Thereupon he said: Like cloud driven by the wind. He would come to the people and invite them (to a wrong religion) and they would affirm their faith in him and respond to him. He would then give command to the sky and there would be rainfall upon the earth and it would grow crops. Then in the evening, their posturing animals would come to them with their humps very high and their udders full of milk and their flanks stretched. He would then come to another people and invite them. But they would reject him and he would go away from them and there would be drought for them and nothing would be left with them in the form of wealth. He would then walk through the waste, land and say to it: Bring forth your treasures, and the treasures would come out and collect (themselves) before him like the swarm of bees. He would then call a person brimming with youth and strike him with the sword and cut him into two pieces and (make these pieces lie at a distance which is generally) between the archer and his target. He would then call (that young man) and he will come forward laughing with his face gleaming (with happiness) and it would at this very time that Allah would send Christ, son of Mary, and he will descend at the white minaret in the eastern side of Damascus wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the wings of two Angels. When he would lower his head, there would fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he would raise it up, beads like pearls would scatter from it. Every non-believer who would smell the odour of his self would die and his breath would reach as far as he would be able to see. He would then search for him (Dajjal) until he would catch hold of him at the gate of Ludd and would kill him. Then a people whom Allah had protected would come to Jesus, son of Mary, and he would wipe their faces and would inform them of their ranks in Paradise and it would be under such conditions that Allah would reveal to Jesus these words: I have brought forth from amongst My servants such people against whom none would be able to fight; you take these people safely to Tur, and then Allah would send Gog and Magog and they would swarm down from every slope. The first of them would pass the lake of Tibering and drink out of it. And when the last of them would pass, he would say: There was once water there. Jesus and his companions would then be besieged here (at Tur, and they would be so much hard pressed) that the head of the ox would be dearer to them than one hundred dinirs and Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would supplicate Allah, Who would send to them insects (which would attack their necks) and in the morning they would perish like one single person. Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then come down to the earth and they would not find in the earth as much space as a single span which is not filled with their putrefaction and stench. Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then again beseech Allah, Who would send birds whose necks would be like those of camels and they would carry them and throw them where God would will. Then Allah would send rain which no house of clay or (the tent of) camels' hairs would keep out and it would wash away the earth until it could appear to be a mirror. Then the earth would be told to bring forth its fruit and restore its blessing and, as a result thereof, there would grow (such a big) pomegranate that a group of persons would be able to eat that, and seek shelter under its skin and milch cow would give so much milk that a whole party would be able to drink it. And the milch camel would give such (a large quantity of) milk that the whole tribe would be able to drink out of that and the milch sheep would give so much milk that the whole family would be able to drink out of that and at that time Allah would send a pleasant wind which would soothe (people) even under their armpits, and would take the life of every Muslim and only the wicked would survive who would commit adultery like asses and the Last Hour would come to them. [Sahih Muslim, Book 41, Hadith #7015]

Verily! We have made that which is on earth as an adornment for it, in order that We may test them (mankind) as to which of them are best in deeds. [i.e. those who do good deeds in the most perfect manner, that means to do them (deeds) totally for Allah's sake and in accordance to the legal ways of the Prophet SAW ]. (Al-Kahf 18:7)

- When Allah created Jannah, Allah sent Jibrael to look at Jannah...
- Jibrael said by your Glory, anyone who hears about Jannah
- will want to enter it,

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “When Allah created Paradise and Hellfire, He sent Gabriel to Paradise, saying, ‘look at it and at what I have prepared therein for its inhabitants.’ So Gabriel went to it and looked at it and at what Allah had prepared therein for its inhabitants. Then Gabriel returned it Allah and said, ‘By Your glory, no one hears of it without entering it.’ So Allah ordered that it be encompassed by forms of hardship, and He said, ‘Return to it and look at what I have prepared therein for its inhabitants! So, Gabriel returned to it and found that it was encompassed by forms of hardship. Then he returned to Allah and said, ‘By Your glory, I fear that no one will enter it, Allah said, ‘Go to Hellfire and look at it and at what I have prepared therein for its inhabitants.’ Gabriel found that it was in layers, one above the other. Then Gabriel returned to Allah and said, ‘By Your glory, no one who hears of it will enter it.’ So Allah ordered that it be encompassed by lusts. Then He said, ‘Return to it and Gabriel returned to it and said, ‘By Your glory, I am frightened that no one will escape from entering it.’ [At-Tirmidhi 2569, Ahmed 8406, Abu Dawud 4744, Nisai 3768]

And say: "Truth has (now) arrived, and Falsehood perished: for Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish." [Quran 17:81]

There are some Muslim sisters who are hooked to weed,
- they mix it with Hookah & smoke it,
- They smoke to get rid of menstrual cramps
- Someone asked Shaikh if there will be weed in Jannah?
- This is a temptation that many Muslims fall into...
- The temptation of weed, Alcohol, etc.
- If you drink Alcohol, your Salah is not accepted for 40 days & 40 nights.
- Shaikh met many people who call themselves non-practicing Muslims.

Abdullah ibn Umar reports that the Prophet said, "Whosoever drinks wine, Allah will not accept his prayer for 40 days. If he seeks repentance Allah will forgive him. And if he repeats it Allah will not accept his prayer for 40 days. If he seeks repentance Allah will forgive him. And if he repeats it again Allah will not accept his prayer for 40 days. If he seeks repentance Allah will forgive him. If he repeats it for the fourth time Allah will not accept his prayer for 40 days. If he seeks repentance Allah will not accept it and he will be made to drink from the river of impurities (of the inmates of hell). (Tirmidhi, Nasai, Ibn Majah and Daarami from Ibn Amr)

...The salah of that who drinks alcohol and get intoxicated is not accepted for forty days and if he dies in that situation, he dies as an infidel.” (Nasai)

- The above version of Hadith, according to Shaikh is NOT Sahih
- need to re-check.
- The Hadith which says that those while committing Zina,
- he is not a Mu'min...
- our understanding is this.. but the Khawarij say '
- he is outside the fold of Islam - Hence their Aqeedah is Dodgy.
- And the Sufi does not differentiate between lives of Dunya & Barazakh.
- Hence they pray to the inhabitants of the Graves.
- We need to make a difference between Minor & major Shirk,
- between a Prophet & a Messenger, between Arsh & kursi, etc.

And verily! We shall make all that is on it (the earth) a bare dry soil (without any vegetation or trees, etc.). (Al-Kahf 18:8)

Allah is telling us that He can make Trees,
- i.e green out of deserts.
- The rain only comes is because Allah is expressing His
- mercy to the Animals
- No one wants to live in the Desert, it makes you become hard hearted & cruel..
- because the desert is harsh.
- But when you live in green, your heart is kind.

"A people do not keep from giving the zakat on their wealth except that they will be kept from having rain from the sky. If it were not for the animals, it would not rain at all". (Ibn Maajah)

Do you think that the people of the Cave and the Inscription (the news or the names of the people of the Cave) were a wonder among Our Signs? (Al-Kahf 18:9)

So when you stop paying zakah, the rain will stop.

- The people of the Cave are called the 7 Sleepers/
- Ibn Abbas he declared that there are 7 sleepers of the cave.

(Remember) when the young men fled for refuge (from their disbelieving folk) to the Cave, they said: "Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way!" (Al-Kahf 18:10)

The place is called Ephesus, Turkey

-the King Duqyanus called the young men to his palace
-they were from middle class society and he told them
-he heard they abandoned paganism
-that they were criticized their idols but
-because they were young & impressionable
-he gave them time to recant and return to worshipping idols
-in those days, when you're a follower of Prophet Jesus,
-they threw you to the hungry lions
-in this time, in this city, Ephesus, they were part of the Roman Empire
-the king wasn't quick to punish the men

This King Duqyanus traveled and during this time,
-the boys made the decision to make hijrah from this pagan land
-one of them suggested a cave in the mountain
-where they could hide and save themselves
-when they were leaving the city, they didn't know
-where their next meal was coming from


Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikûn (see V.2:105), and you will find the nearest in love to the believers (Muslims) those who say: "We are Christians." That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud. (Al-Ma'idah 5:82

-The king gave the boys an ultimatum:
-chose death or recant their new religion [tawheed]

-Jesus ascended to the heavens


-They continued the dawah
-They conquered Egypt, Persia
-Both in the times of Omar


Verily! As for those whom the angels take (in death) while they are wronging themselves (as they stayed among the disbelievers even though emigration was obligatory for them), they (angels) say (to them): "In what (condition) were you?" They reply: "We were weak and oppressed on earth." They (angels) say: "Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?" Such men will find their abode in Hell - What an evil destination! (An-Nisa 4:97)

Except the weak ones among men, women and children who cannot devise a plan, nor are they able to direct their way. (An-Nisa 4:98)

You cannot find a plan to leave darul harb

-A dodgy passport is OFTEN necessary
-Omar Bakri slipped out with a dodgy passport
-when he found out they were going to arrest him
-Allah said some people don’t have the means to slip
-out of darul harb like Omar Bakri

For these there is hope that Allah will forgive them, and Allah is Ever Oft Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving. (An-Nisa 4:99)


These kufaar are dictators
-The French, British, Dutch, have the same mentality
-They are going to force you to apostate from your deen
-The white kaafir of Europe are dictators
-They do not believe in democracy as they claim
-Democracy- OF the people, for the people, by the people


-The French said they didn’t except the election results


Surah the Cave took place in Europe in Turkey
-Surah the cave tells you the white man is a dictator
-They keep banning things which are Islamic
-They want to see how far they can push the Muslims
-You are not allowed to be a married couple,
-you have to be gay. this is dictatorship
-The dictators hate righteousness
-You underestimate this story

And the answer of his people was only that they said: "Drive them out of your town, these are indeed men who want to be pure (from sins)!" (Al-A'raf 7:82)

And they will never cease fighting you until they turn you back from your religion (Islamic Monotheism) if they can. And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide therein forever." (Al-Baqarah 2:217)

-This surah saves you from the fitna of the Dajjaal

Abu Darda (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “If anyone recites the first three verses of surah al-Kahf then he is protected from the fitnah of the Dajjaal.” [Tirmidhi 2895, Muslim 809, Abu Dawud 4323, Ahmed 21771]

Abu Darda' reported Allah's Apostle (SAW) as saying: If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surah Al-Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal. [Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Hadith #1766]

Every Friday we read surah
the Cave and learn a new lesson each day
-The first 10 verses save you from the fitna of the Dajjaal
-You under estimate the value of the surah

This King Duqyanus traveled and during this time,
-the boys made the decision to make hijrah from this pagan land


Narrated Unais bin 'Amr: Ahban bin Aus said, "I was amongst my sheep. Suddenly a wolf caught a sheep and I shouted at it. The wolf sat on its tail and addressed me, saying, 'Who will look after it (i.e. the sheep) when you will be busy and not able to look after it? Do you forbid me the provision which Allah has provided me?' " Ahban added, "I clapped my hands and said, 'By Allah, I have never seen anything more curious and wonderful than this!' On that the wolf said, 'There is something (more curious) and wonderful than this; that is, Allah's Apostle in those palm trees, inviting people to Allah (i.e. Islam).' "Unais bin 'Amr further said, "Then Ahban went to Allah's Apostle and informed him what happened and embraced Islam.)" palm trees or other trees and share the fruits with me." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 3, Book 39, Hadith #517]

They were wise to choose that date

He grants Hikmah to whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is indeed granted abundant good. But none remember (will receive admonition) except men of understanding. (Al-Baqarah 2:269)

These boys were wise

-because they escaped when the king traveled
-When the boys were escaping a dog kept following
-them and they were stoning the dog to chase him away
-Because they are noisy
-They didn’t want the dog to give away their position
-the dog spoke to them in their own language
-The dog insisted to follow them, stood up on his
-2 hind legs and said why you are trying to hurt me
-The dog said ' I am a believer like you'
-This is a miracle

The people said surprisingly, "Glorified be Allah! A wolf speaks!" The Prophet said, "But I believe this, and Abu Bakr and 'Umar too, believe this, although neither of them was present there." Sahih Bukhari 4:56:677

-When this dog spoke to the 7 boys, they realized that it was a sign from Allah (swt)
-Before the boys left they made a dua

"Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way!" (Al-Kahf 18:10)

-Don’t just jump on a plane and make hijrah
-If it was written for you to loose your 2 legs in an accident traveling,
-Say a dua, Allah can use that dua to wipe out a calamity which was upon you

A man may be denied sustenance because of a sin he had committed. Only supplication can ward off predestination, and only righteousness prolongs a life span. (Ibn Hibban, a good chain of authorities]

Allah blots out what He wills and confirms (what He wills). And with Him is the Mother of the Book (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz) (Ra'd 13:39)

-the boys made a du'a and this saved them

"Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way!" (Al-Kahf 18:10)

When they set out with their dog, inside the cave they found water and fruits waiting for them

Therefore We covered up their (sense of) hearing (causing them, to go in deep sleep) in the Cave for a number of years. (Al-Kahf 18:11)

When it is standing thunder claps, they can wake you up
-Allah didn’t want them to be affected by the weather
-He put them into deep sleep

Then We raised them up (from their sleep), that We might test which of the two parties was best at calculating the time period that they had tarried. (Al-Kahf 18:12)

We narrate unto you (O Muhammad SAW) their story with truth: Truly! They were young men who believed in their Lord (Allah), and We increased them in guidance. (Al-Kahf 18:13)

Increase in their guidance means Allah increase them in their taqwa and eeman

Umar ibn Khattab reported that Allah’s Messenger said “If you trust in Allah observing a true trust in Him, then, indeed, He will give you provision as He provides the birds who emerge hungry in the morning and return with a full belly in the evening.” [Tirmidhi 2351, Ahmed 205, Muslim 4164]

This tells you the boys put their tawakkul in Allah
-These boys went in the cave and didn’t know
-where the next meal would come from
-These are young men who left their mothers,
-father, brothers, and sisters behind

And We made their hearts firm and strong (with the light of Faith in Allah and bestowed upon them patience to bear the separation of their kith and kin and dwellings, etc.) when they stood up and said: "Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, never shall we call upon any ilah (god) other than Him; if we did, we should indeed have uttered an enormity in disbelief. (Al-Kahf 18:14)

The reality of hijrah is not smooth

-You are going to leave your loved ones behind

-Allah gave them sabr
-Many people make hijrah but run back to the UK
-because they miss their loved ones
-Many people cant make hijrah because they
-cannot leave their loved ones behind
-Their nearest and their dearest
-Allah gave them sabr to cope with their dwellings
-These boys were from upper middle class
-our lifestyle can go down when we make hijrah


Allah said we found you searching and we gave you guidance

By the forenoon (after sun-rise); (Ad-Duha 93:1)

And by the night when it is still (or darkens); (Ad-Duha 93:2)

Your Lord (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) has neither forsaken you nor hated you. (Ad-Duha 93:3)

And indeed the Hereafter is better for you than the present (life of this world). (Ad-Duha 93:4)

And verily, your Lord will give you (all i.e. good) so that you shall be well-pleased. (Ad-Duha 93:5)

It was a big step down from what they were accustomed to
-but Allah gave them sabr
-they think about their standard of living,
-their kid’s education, hospital, family etc..
-when they plan to make hijrah
-They think about the Universities,
-whether their child’s degree would be accepted
-Why are you worried about this?
-If you don’t want to live in the white man society,
-why are you worried about this?
-You are contradicting yourself
-The white man is a dictator they don’t believe in democracy

-How can you stay in Europe and tell the people who to vote for?
-You (the kuffaar) say you don’t negotiate with “terrorist”
-but you negotiated with Hamas, who is a “terrorist”
-You say one thing but behind closed doors
-you negotiate with terrorists
-You have to swallow your pride
-and negotiate with terrorists

"These our people have taken for worship aliha (gods) other than Him (Allah). Why do they not bring for them a clear authority? And who does more wrong than he who invents a lie against Allah. (Al-Kahf 18:15)

-These men were fed up with their people worshipping gods other than Allah

(The young men said to one another): "And when you withdraw from them, and that which they worship, except Allah, then seek refuge in the Cave, your Lord will open a way for you from His Mercy and will make easy for you your affair (i.e. will give you what you will need of provision, dwelling, etc.)." (Al-Kahf 18:16)

To put your trust in Allah (swt)
-Some of you hesitate to make hijrah
-SH was living in Riyad for 8 years and it was the best time of his life
-Some of you the HYPOCRISY in your hearts are so Strong

When Shaikh was in Saudi Arabia
-he saw many blacks make hijrah to teach English
-The EDL is inciting racial hatred towards Muslims
-The Sun newspaper is inciting hatred against Muslims
-White men do not like taqwa in their society
-There is going to be genocide in Europe soon

(The young men said to one another): "And when you withdraw from them, and that which they worship, except Allah, then seek refuge in the Cave, your Lord will open a way for you from His Mercy and will make easy for you your affair (i.e. will give you what you will need of provision, dwelling, etc.)." (Al-Kahf 18:16)

And you might have seen the sun, when it rose, declining to the right from their Cave, and when it set, turning away from them to the left, while they lay in the midst of the Cave. That is (one) of the Ayat (proofs, evidences, signs) of Allah. He whom Allah guides, is rightly guided; but he whom He sends
astray, for him you will find no Wali (guiding friend) to lead him (to the right Path). (Al-Kahf 18:17)

Allah is saying He didn’t allow the sun to burn their skin
-This ayah tells you guidance is from Allah

Verily! You (O Muhammad SAW) guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He knows best those who are the guided. (Al-Qasas 28:56)

-If you’re led astray, no one can guide you back but Allah

"And our duty is only to convey plainly (the Message)." (Ya-Sin 36:17)

And you would have thought them awake, while they were asleep. And We turned them on their right and on their left sides, and their dog stretching forth his two forelegs at the entrance [of the Cave or in the space near to the entrance of the Cave (as a guard at the gate)]. Had you looked at them, you would
certainly have turned back from them in flight, and would certainly have been filled with awe of them. (Al-Kahf 18:18)

Allah sent an angel in the cave to turn them over

-while they were sleeping in the cave
-Their vision would be impaired
-Allah didn’t want their body to be decomposed

-The Jews said ask him about the human soul, the sleepers in the cave
-and the man who walked the earth
-The Prophet (saw) didn’t say Insha Allah
-Muhammad was supposed to answer 3 questions
-to prove that he was the REAL prophet
-The angel Gabriel didn’t come for 15 days
-When the Jews and Christians talk about this story
-they don’t mention that in their book that
-so the people were wondering why Muhammad wasn't coming to answer them

The Islamic version is superior to the Jewish version or the Christian version

"...The best of the speech is embodied in the Book of Allah, and the best of the guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad. And the most evil affairs are their innovations; and every innovation is error..." (Sahih Muslim, 1885)

Likewise, We awakened them (from their long deep sleep) that they might question one another. A speaker from among them said: "How long have you stayed (here)?" They said: "We have stayed (perhaps) a day or part of a day." They said: "Your Lord (Alone) knows best how long you have stayed (here). So send one of you with this silver coin of yours to the town, and let him find out which is the good lawful food, and bring some of that to you. And let him be careful and let no man know of you. (Al-Kahf 18:19)

They assumed they have been sleeping for a day or part of a day
-Allah said they slept in a cave for 309 years
-Amlikha was chosen to go buy food and he was mature
-he had w/ him money to buy food: dirham
-he was told to buy halal food
-they awoke w/ still taqwah
-Some of you your eeman is so weak you don’t care
-if you eat halaal or haraam food

-When you eat haraam food your dua is NOT answered

On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said : the messenger of Allah said : "Allah the Almighty is good and accepts only that which is good. Allah has commanded the faithful to do that which he commanded the messengers, and the Almighty has said: "O ye messengers ! Eat of the good things and do right". And Allah the Almighty has said : "O ye who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you" Then he mentioned [the case of] a man who, having journeyed far, is dishevelled and dusty and who spreads out his hands to the sky [saying] : "O Lord! O Lord!" - while his food is unlawful, his drink unlawful, his clothing unlawful, and he is nourished unlawfully, so how can he be answered !" related by Muslim


-if you want to be successful as a team
-The Rasul (saw) didn’t send Omar Omar hated the Quraish
-Instead the Rasul (saw) sent Uthman
-The said to Uthman to make tawaf around the Ka’bah
-Uthman turned down the proposal
-Always check if its a decent proposal or indecent proposal
-You need to be 10 steps ahead of the kufaar
-They always make indecent proposals
-When you accept their proposal,
-they laugh at you and call you a fake Muslim
-When you swallow the bait, they laugh at you behind your back
-The Rasul (saw) said I know my Sahabah,
-he would never make tawaf around the Ka’ba before me

Prophet Muhammad left with the Companions to perform the umrah (lesser pilgrimage) while the Quraysh were still in Mecca. The Quraysh would not let Prophet Muhammad and the Companions complete their pilgrimage, so the Prophet sent Uthman on ahead to Mecca with the hope that he might be able to change their minds. Prophet Muhammad waited in Hudaibia with the Companions.When Uthman reached Mecca he informed the Quraysh of the Muslims’ intention to perform the lesser pilgrimage; however permission was not given to them to enter the city and they kept Uthman waiting there. They told him: “You can perform tawaf around the Kaaba if you wish!”
But due to his loyalty and affection for Prophet Muhammad, Uthman refused this offer; he told them: “I cannot do this before the Messenger of Allah has had the chance to perform tawaf (around the Kaaba).” (Ahmad)


-He met many faces he didn’t recognize
-he was sleeping for 309 years in the cave
-He didn’t see the market; it wasn’t where it used to be

-We can SEE you coming
-When you are driving in a city and don’t know where you are going,
-your driving gives you away
-The fiqhul waaqi changed dramatically
-Amlikha had an old silver coin
-the coin was no longer valid
-The people thought that this was a treasure
-This coin had the head of Duqyanus, a wicked king
-A crowd gathered around him and thought he found a box of treasure
-A coin which was 300 years old
-Amlikha didn’t want to blow his cover
-but the coin he presented to the shopkeeper exposed him

So send one of you with this silver coin of yours to the town, and let him find out which is the good lawful food, and bring some of that to you. And let him be careful and let no man know of you. (Al-Kahf 18:19)

"For if they come to know of you, they will stone you (to death or abuse and harm you) or turn you back to their religion, and in that case you will never be successful." (Al-Kahf 18:20)

-In Turkey they stoned Habib to death. if they found out you were on tawheed

And thus We made their case known to the people, that they might know that the Promise of Allah is true, and that there can be no doubt about the Hour. (Remember) when they (the people of the city) disputed among themselves about their case, they said: 18:21)"Construct a building over them, their Lord knows best about them," (then) those who won their point said (most probably the disbelievers): "We verily shall build a place of worship over them." (Al-Kahf 18:21)
The tafseer of this sentence is when he took out this silver coin,
-the people knew something was strange
-When Amlikha case had been known, it reached the ears of the king
-Before Amlikha arrived to see the king, who was on tawheed
-The fiqhul waaqi of the society changed dramatically
-the king ordered these boys to be brought to him
-and they didn't know this new king is on haqq


-Amlikha found a city who now embraced tawheed
-The people said they needed to build a monument
-for a reminder of this great event
-of this great story of the boys in the cave,
-the people became sincere believers
-There should be no doubt about resurrection

And thus We made their case known to the people, that they might know that the Promise of Allāh is true, and that there can be no doubt about the Hour. (Remember) when they (the people of the city) disputed among themselves about their case, they said: "Construct a building over them, their Lord knows best about them," (then) those who won their point said (most probably the disbelievers): "We verily shall build a place of worship over them." (Al-Kahf 18:21)