Sleepers of the Cave – part 2
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Abu Darda reported Allah’s Messenger 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 1766) ‘The Sleepers of the Cave’ is a four part lecture that covers the stories narrated in Surah Al Kahf. First there is the story of the sleepers of the cave who slept therein for a long period, this is more than a story it is a Sign from Allah. Then there is the story of the mysterious teacher who shows Musa (AS) how life itself is parable and the importance in seeking knowledge. We are then told of those who get sucked in to the glitter of this life, the story of the Two Gardens. And further there is the story of Dhul-Qarnain, the powerful ruler of west and east, who made an iron wall to protect the weak against the strong. These stories refer to the trials and tribulations humanity will face, uncertainty, and vanity of this life. There are many lessons to learn from this surah, which can only be understood through patience, humbleness and the fullness of knowledge.
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series of stories that were narrated in surah and geff.
The chapter of healthcare for the cave. And we actually have started that last session we spoke about Prophet Musa alayhis salaam, and his encounter with the knowledgeable person or other and we learned from that encounter the value of knowledge and the value of believing in Allah subhanho wa Taala His infinite wisdom and infinite knowledge
and I thought it would be good to continue on the same lines and to continue within sort of that gap and trying to learn more about the series of stories, stories and care have.
There is many actually Hadith about the surah by itself, and many of them are authentic solid Hadith one of them is narrated in Sahih Muslim, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, on the authority of Abu Dhabi out of the long run, the prophet said man heavy light rioting mean overly surah t calf OC nominal dijet The Prophet said whom ever memorizes the first 10 Ayat of Surah alkaff will be protected from the fitna from the trials and tribulations of the false messiah or a danger. And we know the false messiah or at the Jad will be the worst and the most enormous, the most horrendous, tribulation that humanity will ever face. And protection from that will come from
memorizing the first the opening filata soret alkaff. And why suited can have what does it mean and what is included in calf to protect us from fitna
and that's in Sharla Are we going to be going through in the last few sessions and we'll come back to the story of the gel at the end of it and then analyze suit I think I have to understand after we go through all of these stories why storytelling I have inshallah follow on. So those beautiful, the beautiful so that it caffrey distorts. It has the praise of Allah and hamdulillah lydians Allah Allah, Allah Jalla horiba the straight book the book that has no deviation, the Book of Allah subhana wa tada kleemann loon the robot essentially the Milky Way verschuren minella DNA Latina meluna solly hottie anila home agilon escena macchina fee here but it is a glad timing for the
believers that do the right deeds that they have great reward with Allah subhana wa tada and I'm not going through the exact translations here. macchina fee EBITDA. It's an eternal reward while you are living according to the law. And it's a warning for those who say Allah has has a child has a son, melon became an early malaria by him they have no direct knowledge of these of these things not not for their predecessors, not for their fathers kabbalat Kalamata who domina for him, he acuna Illa cassava, it is a huge word. It's a tremendous claim that they said and it is a false claim.
Allah subhanaw taala then said Allah Allah,
Allah sorry, him Elana, Amina. We haven't had the ESA Are you going to let yourself perish over that? over them not heeding the call not hearing the right words of truth, just feeling bad feeling sorry for them. And then Allah says in Niger alma mater, Zina de la Lena bloom, a homeless and Ramallah, indeed, we have beautified everything upon the earth, everything upon the earth become made attractive to humanity. But it is not about a trial and a test. So you see the theme of sort of gap starts there. Lena bloom, it's a trial. It's a test. It's a fitna and then all the stories of Soraka have gone through different types of fitness, different types of trials and tribulation,
different types of tests that humanity will be facing in our life and in our email. And then Allah said the end of it when Elijah and Luna Molly has side and Rosa and then start with the first story, and this first story is the story of the people of the calf, the people of the cave. Now this story is known
Not only to us, but it's known to the people of this scripture. It is known to Alan Keita. And actually, they call them the sleepers of Ephesus. The Sleeping people of the city of Ephesus. And access is a city in Turkey. It's on the
Mediterranean shore. And it is an ancient city and currently there is a city in Turkey called Tarsus that is close to that, to that place. Now, the Hadith that is narrated, and by Eben hydroflask, Kalani on the authority of Abdullah Abdullah bass that explains to us how this came about how the the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked questions that were brought to him from the people of the book, and pseudogap came to answer a lot of these questions. Now this hadith is a very petty, it's a strange Hadith, it is doesn't have a high grade of authenticity. Because the we know to have a high grade of authenticity in the Hadith, the Hadith has to be narrated through a very solid and
continuous uninterrupted chain of narrators, a narrator of Hadith upon the narrator of Hadith about a narrator of Hadith upon the Tabby upon a follower upon Sahabi, upon a companion of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam who heard directly from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. This Hadith that is very well known, actually, amongst a lot of people is an interrupted heading. There is one and the chain of the narration that is made June, it's unknown. So the Hadees goes and Roger Lin and say who they are, and Abdullah Abdullah bass, and then narrated upon the authority of cw jubair is one of the great tapping upon the authority of the Sahaba boulard in our best, and because of that, this hadith
does not get higher to the level of authenticity, and the
science, the knowledge of knowledgeable people have had these they said, if there is not one, this one narrator it would have been a good Hadith, but based on the criteria of accepting a good Hadith, but this hadith says that the pagans of Quraysh wanted to challenge the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And that's during the meccan period when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, lived in Mecca. And they wanted to get some challenges from the people of this scripture, those who have knowledge of other religions to see of the Prophet sallallaahu Selim is a true prophet. And for that mission, they chose to have the worst enemies of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. One of them was called and
northern Harris and a mother used to always claim that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is nothing but a person who narrates the old stories, legends of the old saw theory when he called
our interest legends of the oldest stories, and he would gather the mechanist said, Mohammed has stories, and I have stories and let me tell you, and he would just give confabulations and other stories and you know, mythologies and things like that. The second person that was chosen for this mission is about to blow up my mind. And the rock dies is a is a person that almost came into Islam. And then he rejected Islam in a very violent way Abu Jihad came to him and he said, we will not talk to each other and you will not be my friend. If you believe in Mohammed and I will not accept you unless you go and spit in the face of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and this enemy of a law did
that. And and then on Quran actually Allah subhanaw taala mentioned these two people and two different parts of the Quran and Kirsten and
and Roca is described in the Quran as it's by the interpreters of the Quran, as he would be biting his hands in regret. He said, Yeah, way later Later Rita Tamara Solis La la la la la Neelam at the high school and kalila problem is Mr. Verse a little bit, but he would regret his friendship with with the kafar and he would regret that position and the Day of Judgment. Both of these people were killed in better bother these people found their end in the Battle of fetter. So these two went to the rabbis in Medina, Medina had a large Jewish community. And they were learned people in a Jewish scripture in the scrolls of the Torah. And they asked them they said, How can we test this prophet?
What can we ask him things to see if his claims are true or not?
So the rabbi said, asked him about three things I asked him about young people that we're in all times and they have a wonderous affair, something very amazing happened to them. And they didn't tell those pagans what to say other than that, and then asked him
about a man who went to all all corners of the earth, and he was a king that owned that actually dominated most of the corners of the earth region on top of a waffle on top msrt, Colorado, Nevada, and then asked him about the third thing I asked him about the rule I asked him about back of the room. So they came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he said, they stoled him, answer us all these three things are Mohammed, and we will test your prophecy and the prophets allottee of Selim according to this Hadith, and again, this hadith does not rise to the level of highest authenticity, but it is narrated in most books of, of the, of Tafseer Quran of Tafseer and it is
narrated in the majority of books of as babban newzoo the reasons why certain, certain verses were revealed, that actually books that detail that so the Prophet said, tomorrow I will bring the answer to you.
And one thing that the Prophet sallahu wa sallam did not say is the word that we learned, and an entire oma was taught, that is to say in sha Allah, say if Allah wills it in sha Allah, Allah ordains for that to happen. So after 15 days, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would not have an answer and then finally, gibreel alayhis salam comes to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the revelations of surratt and calf and insulated have Allah stills our Prophet and tells The Omen tells humanity will let the colon Alicia in the Faroe Islands Delica Illa Allah was korabik NSE, Baka Lhasa Indian Europe be their programming has Russia knew that ever say to anything that I
will do that tomorrow, unless a sha Allah unless in sha Allah, Allah, Allah wills it. The story of the people of the cave, and in certain cases, there is basically five stories, there is the story of the people of the cave. There's a story of two men that had a discussion, one of them had two gardens on two gardens, and we will go into that next inshallah. And they're right in the middle of sort of cab, there's a small reference short reference to the story of Emily's Lana LA. And then there is the story of Musa and other that we have already went through in the last session, and we might touch on that later on briefly. And then the fourth story is the story of this person that
went through the east and the west, and his name is Dale Carnegie. So the first story starts in verse nine, Allah Subhana, Allah says, M has saved us Heaven, calf, European Economic, Tina Java, have or do you think or Mohammed? Similarly, you tell them that the people of the cave, and the inscription were a wonder among our signs. Now the translation obviously is a translation of the interpretation of the translator is what the translator understood of the verse, the alkaff is it clearly the cave, the cave has got no ambiguity and in the understanding of what the word can mean, but are rakeem the word Rahim Allah says, How about you Kathy or Hakim, the companions of the
Prophet sallahu wa sallam and interpreters of the Quran.
What is narrated to us they had differences and understanding the word are clean. Some said that our repayments the valley where that cave is present in and some said are clean the name of a village where the story actually took place. And the majority said that our rakeem Is it an inscription it is a tablet, or place where actually the events of the story were recorded, and it's preserved. And that cave, or the names of these people were preserved and that inscription, but it's one of three things that have been our best narrative that have been our best said this one, this one of three things that I don't understand that I cannot have full understanding of the actual meaning of the
word, but also there are narrations of urban at best that he said it is this it is the inscription it is the the place, and that's where the news or the names of the people of the cave were recorded at. But Allah says the Do you think that the the people of the cave and the inscription or the team I should say, we're a wonder among our science allies telling us, they told they challenge the prophet and they said an amazing a wonderous miracle happened to these people. And Allah says, yes, it is a wondrous thing. But my signs are greater than that. The wonders of Allah never cease to exist all the wonders of Allah much bigger
Then this story and but it is a wonderful story it is a story that is amazing but Allah is saying that he is a at our even much more glorious and much bigger and much more has much more impact and influence on the heart of the believer.
And then the the short version of that Allah summarizes how this occurred and what happened there. The verse number 10 Allah says is lol 52 lol kaffee for call robina attina Mila don't Khurana ye Elena memory now oshada. Remember when the young men Allah describes them as fit here. And that's an important understanding the fit here. They're not really into the mature adulthood phase yet. fetter an Arabic language could be somebody in their teens. They're young people. They're young people, and those people are believers in lol 52 lol calf Allah says when young men fled for refuge from their disbelieving folk, to the cave, so they're the cave is a place of hiding as a refuge that these
young believing people to play took took the shield shelter in.
And they said Rob Donna, our Lord attina Milan Khurana they said our Lord bestow on us mercy from yourself. Well Hi, my name is Marina Rashida and facilitate for us our affair in the right path or in the right way.
And then Allah says, blah, blah, blah. Then him FEC Nina data, and we covered up their sense of hearing, meaning they went into a very deep sound sleep. Since Gafisa Nina added a number of years, which will be explained later through marathoner home and then we raise them up from their sleep from their deep sleep the mother is now home and Allah subhanaw taala uses the word bath now. Now we'll bath we know when when the word Bertha or Yeoman bath is the day of resurrection, and a loss of Hannah to Allah described sleeping as the minor death, while Olivia tower fell and pusa hinnom Anamika. Allah thinks the souls when the when people are asleep, so sleeping, as the ultimate said,
and no and no more whole mouth. The Sleeping is the brother of death or a cousin of death. It is similar to death, but it's a minor, minor death. And our souls are in the hands of Allah when we are in a deep sleep. So Allah appropriately is saying and this is Quran, Hakeem. And there's nothing you can change about the Quran, that that that will bring the meaning. Allah says to my bath now home then we raised them up, we resent resurrected them from their deep sleep, Lena Elena, Hispania saw the melody through a murder, that we might test which of the two parties was best at calculating the time period that they had carried. And that tells us that there were two conflicting opinions about
how long these people slept now. And the people have the books affairs and actually if you just look up the story of the sleepers of access, the majority of the people, the Christian faith, believe that they went to sleep 250 ad and they got up around 345. So blah, blah. They think there was about 90 years and in some narrations about 100 years, and we will see that Allah subhanho wa Taala will put that question to rest, and will tell us exactly for how long these people slept. And the conflict remains obviously among the People of the Scripture, but it is settled for this ummah, this omega believes in the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the revelation of Allah
Subhana Allah, Allah tells us exactly how long that period was.
And then Allah Subhana Allah said Nana una casa la Canada home bill.
Now there is a hadith now the second Hadith that I'm going to say is narrated with the Sahaba his net with the authentic his net with an authentic narrations and it is on the authority of Abdullah bass and it is an uninterrupted, but it's really more of it is the words of our beloved rabbis who is the interpreter of the Quran. So it is an ethic that is narrated by Edna hydrolyze Kalani Rahim Allah on the authority of Abdullah Abner bass, and this happened during an expedition that Abdullah Abner bass was a soldier in that expedition that was going to Asia Minor.
Fs the study of emphasis is actually an Asian minor. It's in Turkey, Anatolia. And the expedition that went there was led by Malia derbies a funeral the alarm and, and he was a mirror moment and at that time and or he was not, he was not Indian woman at that he was under the commander's, he was a commander of any given moment and he was a commander of the army that was sent by Amira and momineen to, to invade or to conquer or to have an expedition into Byzantium, which was dominant in Asia Minor. But then the alumni best says
we must leave and that was the name of the expedition instead from our roof will be carefully the field and we passed by the cave where the people the cave were aladeen Agricola sakala Mariela Khushi Phelan and Ivana la him, what if we can just get into the cave and we can look at those people we want to see, you know, want to see this sign off a lot. And if not best, sadly, psychedelic that's not offered to you you cannot do that. La codman Allahu Dally come in who are hieromonk Allah prevented who is better than you to look into this and he said lower, bilaterally, him lower, let me know Ferrara, when I'm returning home roba Allah said to his prophet, if you are
to look of them, that you will turn away in fear and you would run away the way that they are present in that cave. And then Maria said, I will not leave until I know what happened until I no knowledge from them. And then I've no I best started telling the story of the people that cave added is narrated to him, and he said they were in a kingdom. So this is the background of those people of the cave that we how do we know that we get it from this heading? He said, Can you feed them like a 10 minute job? That they were tyrants they were living under a pagan or a disbelieving king who is a tyrant, and he was oppressing the believers. At that time, he said, we are gonna allow some and they
were worshipping idols, well, how would it feel to be held if it had to be in Medina, and those young people lived in that city.
And then he said, and then when they, when the oppression became so tough and so severe upon them, they decided to leave that city. And according to this Hadeeth, and ever, not best that they left, and they did not know where they're going, they had no idea where to go. All they needed to do all they had in their mind is to escape with their religion. And it was narrated that those were children of a very powerful people. And that city of very rich people, they were not just they were really from the nobility of that town, and they left everything behind. They left their money, they left their comforter, comfortable living, they left the palaces of their fathers and mothers, they
left the the the compassion of their parents, they left all of that good food and the comfortable beds, and they just wanted to escape with La ilaha illAllah they wanted to escape with the word of the hate. And,
and and when I best said that they gathered outside the city and they did not know what to do. And here's what Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, inshallah try to go with the Hadith and the verses that corroborate what that Hadith is all about. Allah says, nanoco swallow a cannibal about whom and how we narrate onto you or Mohammed Salah Laura Lee will sell them or believers, their story was truth. So this is if you want the truth, you want the right story about those people that gave here it is, it is coming in the book of Allah Allah the laity in Barcelona, Mm hmm. lm in holophane. Well, there is no need no falsehood, in this book. And Allah says bill Huck, in truth in
fifth year, there were young people, there were young men, and
they believed in Allah.
Was it now Buddha, and we increased them in guidance. And the important lesson and we are reflecting on these stories that most of us actually know the events to really extrapolate a lot of these lessons. A lot says M and OB or BM was Buddha, they believed in Allah, Allah increase their guidance, you walk to Allah, a lot on see you. You get closer to Allah arm's length, a lot comes to you much, much, much longer length, you come to him walking, he will come to you faster. And this is what the law says you want guidance have Amen. You start you have to obey a law. Look into the truth and follow the guidance.
His prophets and prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Allah will find a way, Allah will give you guidance. So, Allah says Allah Nubira be him was it now. Hoda And not only that,
Allah says waterbuck mala coleauxv him and we made their hearts firm and strong. So Allah gave them guidance and gave them strength gave him what that gave him steadfastness. Because of their email, they made the sacrifice. You see how Allah Subhana Allah tells us, you you as a moment as a believer, you cannot be passive. You have to be active in your email. You have to be active in your faith. These people were active, they did not sit home and they said, What do we do? We can worship Allah will just take the oppression No, they left down, they left everything behind. They made the sacrifice and a lot of sponding to their sacrifice, by increasing their guidance was it now muda
What about nyla Colby him and then we made their heart firm and strong. So a lot of words those Allah says in the Quran, when levena jaha delphina. Then the Buddha, those who strive and struggle for the sake of Allah, Allah will give them Huda Lana Deanna home and emphasis and and you know, Allah will give them the guidance and to the right path, but then at the end the home sabudana
So Allah says that, after their patience, their strength and their sacrifice, Allah subhanho wa Taala find a way for them. And then there is common, the word common look at look at how Allah subhana wa Taala is showing you that these people were not passive camo, they stood up, they stood up for their beliefs, they stood up for the faith. And they did not you know, they were not violent then but they were active. said we are not going to accept that terney we're gonna leave and then they're gonna lie was unfair to her jufa wasn't the dominion of Allah was in so fast that you migrate in it and you seek a place where you can worship Allah. And it was just young people. They
were probably in their teens fit here.
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at at an AMA new Bureau. Was it now Buddha or Allah Allah colluvial is calm. They stood up for kalu Rob buena buscema. To not our Lord is the Lord of Heavens and Earth. rubia to Allah. Allah is the cherisher Allah is the Creator, this is our Lord. Let me do Neela we will not call the Lord we will not call a god. We will not call any law other than him. Will you hear? So they in these few words they profess the heat in its entirety.
Rob buena Ragusa Mati will or Leonard Roman de la we will not call any others. Any other deities beside Allah subhana wa Tada. Now Hakuna is in Chautauqua. If we did we should indeed have uttered an enormity in disbelief. Shabbat. What is Shabbat is to transgress the limit in in in wrong in the wrong way in erroneous way. Shabbat, Shabbat cannot be correct. Cannot be an exaggeration unless it's in a negative way. And they said if we call any Lord's any Gods beside a law Nakula isn't Chateaux.
La comunidad de la. He is there's our people they have taken for worship Gods other than a law other than him. Lola tuna lamb Sultan mbean would not would wouldn't they bring a clear authority? What is their evidence? What are these things that they're calling beside Allah subhana wa Taala it's a clear wrong. It's a clear loom.
And sort of look man Allah subhanho wa Taala said in a Shaka la Valmont alene is shirk is a great volman It's a clear wrong, but some mischief, it's a transgression.
And here's the same thing they said femen Alamo manufacturer Allah Allah He Khadija who does more wrong who can be more wrong than he who invents ally against Allah.
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so these young people they had a clear understanding
ending of what Esther is all about. For this though hate and what it's all about. They had pure, clear and firm al Qaeda.
They may not even have a Sharia at that time that they could practice well, but they had a very firm al Qaeda. We don't know their Sharia the majority of the scholars said they were on the Sharia of a Sally seller of Jesus the Islam that a Sally Salaam came with.
And then they started discussing where do we go, they they work very clear in one thing, there are key that you see there actually that completely unshaken. They know exactly what they what their hearts all about. But then now they want to need to plan they gathered themselves outside the city, and they wanted a place where they can say Laila hi llama.
Why is it hasn't to move home when I a boon, a llama? And they said amongst themselves to one another, and when you withdraw from them, and that which they worship, they worship, except Allah said, Let's isolate ourselves from those disbelievers from those pagans from those mushrikeen while they're essential to Mamma Mia, buena Illallah.
Wa Ll caf. inshallah cumbre buco mirror I met a while you hate America, Morocco. I love this. Beautiful, it tells you what a man how a man when a man falls in the heart. What effect the man would have on people. They said fell ill calf. Let's take refuge. Let's hide in the cave. Now when I say the word cave, what do you think are
usually plays with a small entrance
a place that is tight, right? In the majority of caves in this world are tight spaces. And these are several people that have to share that space.
Usually caves are what they're dark.
And now see how they're describing how they're going to go into the cave. That will a Cathy young Sure. La cumbre buco Muhammad, Allah will expand, Allah will open his mercy to you. And
you know the tightness of the cave but when you have faith in it when you have believe when you go in there with La la la la, that tight place becomes an expensive vast white place for your heart because your heart can worship because your heart can practice though hate even in the tightest place.
Abner Tamia Rahim Allah when he would be put in prison, he said my enemies cannot do anything with me. My Paradise is in my heart. And I take that with me anywhere I go.
They cannot really imprison me they cannot put me in darkness because the light is in my heart. That is true faith and you see that is reflected in the words of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and this following that caffeine inshallah calm instead of you know hide in that type know you're going to the cave so Allah will expand will give you vastness, the wide place inshallah come rabuka Mira Mehta II and, and the word Romina Romina Romina inshallah, Cora bukovina Raveena. From mercy from his mercy, the closeness to Allah and to them.
See, this is what a man does to people in this hour las panatela rewards, amen. inshallah. This is an honor for them to tell him morality he instead from Iran, Amina Rama, from his own mercy, Allah will give you a lot in that cave. And then more than that, what you hate let me commend for call when will make it easy for you your affairs, that will give you what you need. How can that happen to law, you know, you can't plant anything in the cave You can't eat in a cave, you can't hunt in a cave, you can, you know, gather or do anything in a cave. It's a rocky solid plays got nothing there. And Allah said, you go into the cave, and if you go into the cave, Allah will take care of
you. So they had a man and what do they have in this verse they have through our code, through reliance on Allah Subhana Allah. These are the lessons that we take from the people of the cave. You Hey Yella come in America, Mexico, and then Allah tells us how he took care of them and how he cared for them and when they relied truly and fully on him.
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he said what a min Allah says that even he placed the cave in way. Now they're asleep and they're going to be asleep for decades and centuries, they're going to be asleep for a long time they're laying there in that cave.
Now of the Sun is striking the cave directly, they will burn up with the ultraviolet rays.
You know, even if it's for a few hours a day, now they're sitting there, and the sun strike them. You know, we shield ourselves from the array all the time, all the time. But if you remember if you know, you know, you might see somebody who was maybe trying to sunbathe on a beach or something, and if they sleep, they wake up with what was first was bad sunburns. I mean, sometimes it's first degree, but sometimes it goes into a second degree burn. Sun is a violent, you know, it's a very harsh thing if you're exposed to it. So Allah is telling us and you see the sun, you might have seen the sun, when it rose declining to the right from their cave, and when it sets turning away from
them to the left. So it is enough to keep the place not too damp, and not too moist, so they don't have mold growing on them. And at the same time, it's not a direct sunlight that would burn them.
And last is
why is the horrible taquito data cinelli federal attainment, why they lie and lie and lay in the midst of the cave, that he came in at law. These are from the signs of Allah. Allah planted a lot plotted that for them, Allah created that Allah made that for them that he came in at la mejor de la comunidad y mejor de phyllanthus je de la jolla murshida
then Allah says, he whom Allah guides, he is the rightly guided he is the truly guided, but he whom a Lawson's astray for him, you will find no welly you will have no guiding person, no guiding friend, to lead him to the right path.
Now what is guidance have to do with this.
Allah says, you see the sun, you know gave you the sun, the miracle of Allah, we put the cave in a way that the sun is just right to sustain their flesh, their bones, their being through this long sleep, long period of sleep, then Allah speaks about guidance. And the same is
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de la jolla. ma*a, who guided them to the cave, who guided them to Islam, who guided them out of their city, who guided them to gather outside the city who guided them to come into this cave. So lots of hands on with that.
So Allah is telling you, if you believe you will get guidance and then allow and keep guiding your way, all the way. And now I'm 50 atone and then you'll be robbing him. Was it now, Huda? And then the emphasis and the practical lesson and the evidence of that Mija de la for one more dead? Well, may you live Valentina De La Jolla, murshida Subhan Allah, this Quran is so tight, this Qur'an is more akin, it is so complete and perfect. And there is nothing that is said there and no Qur'an to fill a space or two is everything is just in its right way. Allah subhana wa Taala says, describing them, the miracle, the miracle of keeping those people for so many years, Allah says what I said
boom, a cover one report, and you would have thought them awake, whereas they were asleep. Does that mean their vital functions are going the breathing. Right. And and more than that, when kalibo home, were telling me new avetta chemin we turn them right and left, we turn them on the right side and we turn them on the left side. Now that is a scientific miracle. Now we know when people lay on one side and they go to sleep for a long time what's going to happen to them and have ulcers, they will die probably within less than a week out of deep infections that will go actually into the bone. We've you know many people that practice medicine see that. People that that lay in bed for a long
time of they're paralyzed or they cannot move. Sometimes the skin goes all the way down and you have big also big necrotic place that goes right into the bone into the back
The lower backbone, and creates very bad infections that people die from. Allah says no, that's my cover home record, all their vital functions are going, the hearts are beating the breathing, you look at them you think they're alive, you know that they're awake even while record but they're asleep and then Allah turns him right and turns them left. So their bodies preserved. When you kalibo home the attorney amenia data Shima and yet more more as more proofs. So Pamela, will can go home their dog bassy founder, I even was seen as the opening of the cave and their dogs stretching fourth is to four legs at the entrance of the cave. Why is that? Now for any animal you know, like,
let's say there were bears, or lions, or whatever, you know, the dog, when they see the other animal in the open in the cave, they will not come and attack those sleeping people. This dog as if the dog is alive and guarding. But on the right when the dog is in that position that's a guarding position for the dog. So even the dog was sitting there for all that time as the god build was seed and we'll see this the entrance of that cave. So they will protect it. So Allah is the Protector but he Allah gives reasons and gives things and and and causes for the protection for him to come to human beings. And then Allah Subhana Allah said that their appearance became so scary that nobody would
even try to get into the cave and try to attack them. Allah says Allah tala him lower late I mean hum Farah, while I'm late. I mean, hombre. If you are to look at them, had you looked at them, you would certainly have turned back from them in flights, you would run away from their appearance, and you would certainly have been filled with or fear of them.
And then after all of that time, Allah says work early carebears now and then likewise, we awaken them from that long slumber
bath now on resurrected them. We raised them the FSA anabaena home that they might question one another in a min home chem lab system. One of them said, you know, here they are. They came out of the town. They had nothing with them. They had no food, they had no plan. And they were so tired and they got into the cave and they slept and slept. So when they got up, they looked at each other. They knew that some time has passed, called a condominium Ken Livingstone, one of them said How long do you think we stayed here? How long do you think we slept? kalu
maybe a day, maybe part of the day you know, you can't sleep 24 hours.
They know that how long they really slept. How do they play? Oh man, oh God, maybe a day maybe part of a day. But they were just you know, woken up and and they were discussing and they said on Roku comm Allahu Allah. Allah knows how long we stay. Things that we don't know this is another lesson. Anything we don't know about? Let's not argue about it. Let's not discuss it that it will allow Anna This is a beautiful word for the believer to say. Allahu Allah to Kamala rabuka man and woman Allah bestow but let's get to the important thing for hungry No need to eat.
They've been hungry for hundreds of years. They don't know that but they know that at least for a day they haven't eaten since they escaped the town hall you probably come Allah will be mela
be welcome how to heal and Medina sent one man one person one of you be wanted to come and work is football. What is silver silver coins that they had with them? And they were children of you know wealthy people well to do people and they said Tabatha hadn't really come had he
sent one of them one of you with the silver coins to this city fell young or has Katana and live them
find out which is a good lawful food so you see is this a man they were concerned with their hunger and and even the starvation that they the mother felt at that time. So let's make sure when we send that person as calm and bring good food as zeca not meaning you know fatty food or you know no zecca it means clean and lawful hand and food. So only thing they want after though all that starvation that the younger you has this is the believers and you have
to convince came in to power law. Every word tells you how much good believers they are. Failure it can be riskin to remember failure to come with a provision coming
That comes from Allah. What does he risk from? Sony from Allah? So they said, Let's send somebody bring some halaal risk for us. Some Hillel provision, some sustenance from Allah subhana wa Tada. These are really and they're fit here, brothers and sisters. They're very young people.
These are these why they were example, to the believers throughout history fell younger au has Khalfan failure, it can be resistant mean who was tough, let them be careful. So they will not be caught. They still are fearful for their religion. They said, if we're caught, then this tyrant King and those idol worshipers will come after us when we are thought of why you should never come. And let him be careful. And let no man know of you.
When we go back to the Hadith, or the author of Abdullah bass, now that said that the king those people when they disappeared from the city,
their parents, their family started looking for them, where do they go, and their families were pagan families were disbelievers. So they go to the king of the city, they said, our children disappeared. And somehow the matter got to that parent King. And the tyrant King said, these are people that disappeared, they might learn something happened, there's something to their affair. So they wrote the names of those people on our team, according to that narration, and they kept their names, right, and that tablet, those people that disappeared for for that long time.
But then, our beloved, not that said that he can medical hub, that King going away, and many generations came, and then a believing King comes to govern the town, and that towns turn that town turns into a believing Muslim town.
So when this person, this one of them that was sent by his believing companions, by his friends to buy food, he walks into this town, thinking that this was the same town that was the pagan, the disbelieving town. And then he gets into a bread place into a bakery, and he buy some bread, and what does he pay with?
The silver coins? So according to this effort,
the baker looks at this, they said Where did you bring this ancient money?
Where are you bringing, you know, like a co coin collector or something you notice? Where did you get this money? And he said, you know, what, what do you what did you Is this a treasure that you found the first thing that the baker thought that they This is a young person who's bringing in silver money, you've never seen this young person before. And he's bringing old money. So he said, You must have found a treasure. So he started struggling with him. He said, Well, what is the treasure? Where did you find that treasure? And the man said, What do you mean, my father is so and so said, we never heard of your father. He said, How come you accuse me of stealing a treasure? I'm
a noble person, I'm not a thief. So he told them, that's my father. And so and so I said, Who's your father? We never heard of this father. He said, He's in the corner of the king. What do you mean, you know, my father is an important person. They said what king, he said, said King so and so he said, this king died 300 years ago. So Panama. So they take him to the new king. They take him to the governor, to the new king of this town. And then the the king said, Give me that old tablet that we have. And then he started asking me questions. And the affairs were written in that are clean the people how they disappear. And he tells them Yes, that's these are all my friends. This I'm one of
them. And they said, Where are they? And he said, we're in the cave right outside the city. So he said, well just take us with you. Let's go to this cave. And people started gathering and the man said, you can go with me, but don't rush into the cave, all of you together. Because those my friends might. They're expecting, you know, they might think you're attacking them. They're they're fearful for their life and for their religion. And when all of you come, you know, right into the cave, they will go into panic and I don't want them to fear. You know, this is obviously a sign for law. So I've been I best said that. They said will you go first and you tell your your brothers how
what what is going on and then we will meet with all of you and everybody is witnessing this miracle of Hamas panic attack. So he goes into the cave, and he never comes out. And then when they look at them, they were all dead. They were all true.
In the state of death, with a loss of Hannah with Allah and the miracle but the miracle was alive miracle, the miracle was proven to those people that were in the city at that time. So Allah subhanho wa Taala
says well Khazali Catherine alley and so we made their case known they were found. Okay daddy Can I lay him? LEAH Allah mu and nawada Maha one nessa la Riva. So we made them be found and we, we made them.
We made their case known to others, that they might know that the promise of a loss through comm center. Well, I'm the Santa Clara Eva. Now why does Allah Subhana Allah He says in the LM
that they know that the promise of Allah is true and ours There is no doubt in it.
Because the word law he showed the people of the cave his promise, what is Allah subhana wa tada say to the believers,
they you bet dilemna homie Madhavi him. And now that a lot of those who believe in Him, Allah promised them they MacKinnon Allah, Allah will give them strength on Earth, that they are true believers. And then their fear will turn into safety. And they saw with their own eyes how this entire town of pagans turned into a Muslim town, the Alamo and Nevada law how that's from the people the cave perspective. From the townspeople perspective, they know that the promise of a lot of protected believers is true. They were the few helpless young people that Allah protected them because of their belief. And then the more important promise is the promise of resurrection. When
the salary the fear for law can show us these miracles live on Earth. Allah is more capable and Alize able and alilaguna Shane Cody to resurrect us on the Day of Judgment is yet another ama home that they dispute among themselves about the case. And they said ignore I lay him banana, construct a building over them. Boom Allah movie him, their Lord knows best about them. A law is more knowledgeable about them. And then Allah says color Latina de la vida Emery him then at the hidden alley, Miss Cheetah, then those who want their point said, We verily shall build a place of worship over them. And Allah says there will be more dispute even there say akuna selesa turabian can go
home they will say there was only three of them and the fourth was their dog while coluna home set on Saturday so home can go home and they would say five and the sixth was the dog regimen been like guessing the unseen nobody really knows except Allah or Robbie Allah movie at him say my lord is best knowledgeable Allah knows best their number. May Allah Muhammad Allah Khalid none knows them truly knows the knowledge of them their names or their numbers or how many they were in Luckily, except a few fella to marry him in Lamoureux mo Hara. So do not debate about the number about this story except with a clear proof that has been revealed for you, you you only
discuss the clear signs of Allah and the Quran elanora and voila, while at SFTP him in whom I had and consult not any of them, the People of the Scripture, the people of the book about the affair of the people of the cave. So in this particular story, the Romans said you cannot go beyond the Quranic revelations, and this particular story what has been revealed to us you cannot go beyond that and get any stories from the People of the Book. Allah says well as the stuff defeat him in Houma, Haida, you cannot take any information other than what has been revealed to you on Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then reminder while at the colon Nellie Shea in in the final Delica
like we said in the beginning and never say to anything I shall do such and such thing tomorrow Illa Yeshua Allah except to say it in sha Allah, if Allah wills it, if Allah will one remember your Lord was called Rob deck a then seat and remember your Lord when you forget and say, What kalasa De Niro be laochra Birmingham Russia and say it might be that my lord guides me on to a neater way of truth than this to come closer to his path and then a lot tells us exactly how they how long they stayed in there. Well me Sophie, Kathy him seles me at NC Nina was their duties and they stayed in their case.
for 300 years, and then Allah says was their duties are adding nine. And the interpreters the scholar said 300 years of the solar calendar is equal to 309 years of the lunar calendar. And so they stayed whichever you calendar is you understand if it's the solar calendar 300 years. Exactly. And if you follow a lunar calendar, it's a 309 years and by the way, that's 109,000 days and 500 days, more or less, exactly that period of time that equals either 300 years of the solar calendar, or 309 years of the lunar calendar. And then Allah says, Allah Allahu Allah movie may Allah be through say, Allah knows best how long they stayed level labels similar to a lot with him is the
knowledge of the unseen of heavens and earth. Absurd Be who you are as mayor, he clearly sees he is the whole seer and he is the all here he hears everything. mela Hermione himawari. They have no support or no helper, but Allah Subhana Allah wa Shri Kofi hooked me he had and he will make none to share his decision was his role with Luma oh he a gaming keytab Arabic Allah de la la Kalamata Valentina. demin dooney hemos. and recite what has he what has a lot of you to you or Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, of the Quran of the book of your Lord, none can change his words, and none will find a refuge other with him. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala gives a clear instruction
to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he says, What's the next second I live in a villa that you will actually reduce? And keep yourself on Mohammed patiently with those who call to Allah? Why is that? What does that have anything to do with the story of the people because they stuck together as believers should always be with each other. believers should always choose believers for their company. believers should always be together and be caring for each other. Allah says, What's the burden of sexuality in a donor bombilla that you actually do nurture. They stay with those who call to Allah, day and night and they seek only the face of Allah Subhana Allah so that the time
really has fast and I have to stop here, but it is worthwhile to go back and really reflect on those meanings and all the lessons that we get from the story of the people of the cave, who lucarelli Heather was tougher the law the many welcome fearful, some stuffing