Theme of Surah Al-Kahf

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Somali Kumara Lahore Baraka 200 Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. So today inshallah just want to do a brief Tafseer of Surah Al Kahf. And this stuff theory is taken from my book, themes of the Quran, you can get the book at Amazon, or my website, Islamic self help.com. And

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basically what I want to look at today is the theme of Sudan carpet Surah Al Kahf. All about. So the surah is found in the 15th and 16th, Jews of the Quran. And we're excited every Friday and I just finished reciting it. And I was thinking about

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sharing with you a few words about what the surah is all about. suella cough is really a collection of stories about life being a test. That's what it's all about life being a test. And each of these stories teach us a different way in which life is a test. So, the story is in Surah, Al Kahf, the story of the people of the cave, which is a group of young boys whose people and whose families did not accept them because they believed in Islam, so they have to flee and hide in the cave. And Allah help them treat medical. The second story is about a man who love list with a lot of wealth, and he did not appreciate that well into a lot to get away from him. The third story is about the Prophet

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Musa Ali Salaam, meeting a man who had knowledge that he did not have. And this man, Allah used him to make certain bad things happen in people's lives, for greater purpose for greater good that he could not understand. And finally, there's the story of Luke Cornyn, who was agreed conquer and ruler, who Allah subhanho wa Taala had given a lot of power to. So I'm not going to details about the stories. I have done that before in previous videos and blog posts. But

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this just the fact that in these four stories, they have four different tests. And these are considered the fourth test of life. Show. The first study teaches us that in this world, we will be tested regarding our religion, we will be tested regarding our fate, we will be tested regarding whether we truly believe or not. And sometimes people may persecute us just for believing. There are many parts of the world today, where people are persecuted for no other reason, except that they are Muslim. And so this is something that we need to be prepared for. The second test is the opposite, which is that sometimes we could be tested with great wealth, great success with everything we want

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in this world. And you're the test is the test of gratitude, will we be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for what he has given us. Now in the story, the man was ungrateful, Allah took everything away from you. And so the lesson from you is, if you are grateful, Allah will continue to bless you. But if you are ungrateful, Allah will send signs into your life to wake you up. The third test is that sometimes bad things will happen in our lives that we don't understand. And we have to trust Allah, we have to trust Allah, that this is good for us. And there's some good behind this that we do not understand. So in the story, for example, a group of young people who the only ship and the

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ship was the only means of

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the ship was the only means of sustenance of earning money. And so the ship gets damaged. And this looks like a bad thing, they have to take it off the land for a while to fix it up. But while this is happening, they did ship does not get hijacked. Meaning had they been in the ocean at that point in time, this ship would have been stolen by somebody else to prevent you from being stolen a lot allow you to be damaged instead. This is called the lesser of two evils. Similarly, in our life, sometimes bad things happen. And we do understand why and it's actually good for us. And so we have to trust a lot and trust unless God trust allows destiny. The fourth thing that we are tested with

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is like the story of Luke or name, Luke or name was tested with great power, lugging great power over a huge amount of land. Now, we may not be tested to that level, but you may have power over your family members over your employees over people who are placed under your care. And the test for us such situations is are we going to use that in a way that is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala Are we going to abuse that power? This is really the test. And so this makes up the four types of tests we face in our life. We will either be tested by religion, by wealth, by difficulties or calamities or by power are most likely at different points in our life by all four and we have to

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approach every situation we are in as a test and ask ourselves how is a lot testing me today? And how do I overcome this test? And so if we do this with every aspect of our life and inshallah we will find a way to gender so next

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reciting Surah Al Kahf on a Friday and by the way, this booster hub to research rural calf on a Friday It is great rewards for doing so. So the next time you do should reflect over these four tests, and you know reflect over the stories go into more detail there's so many other lessons we can take from the stories. But that's all for today simply wanted to share with you this lesson. Remember you can access the full book at Islamic self help.com or you can get it from Amazon. And there are many more stories like this in the Quran inshallah in elated ups, if you look at another story from the Quran, and some of the lessons that we can take from it to Sahara was Salam Alaikum

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warahmatullahi wabarakatuh