Importance of Surah Al Kahf
Channel: Mohammed Mana
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Jumuah Khutbah November 17, 2017
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We begin by thanking and praising Allah subhana wa tada
who is most entitled to our praise and our gratitude.
We seek Allahu subhana wa tada as guidance we seek His protection we seek His forgiveness.
We bear witness that there is no one worthy to be worshipped except Him and we bear witness that our beloved messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his last and final prophet and messenger.
we beseech Allah to shower Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with compliments and salutations, peace, mercy and blessings and upon his family and his companions and all of those who follow His perfect tradition, his Sunnah until the end of time.
Every single in every single science every single subject of study of learning,
that elevates someone that helps them to grow,
that helps them to develop to increase in beneficial knowledge is virtuous.
And without taking away any of the virtue and value of all of the different sciences and illumined subjects of study, and professions.
But there is no debate when it comes to what is the most honorable of all subjects of study.
As the LMS our teachers have taught us that the value and the virtue of a subject of study is related to that matter which is being studied.
And since the words of Allah subhana wa Taala are the greatest miracle that our beloved messenger received.
And his words of Hannah horchata are our guiding light and our manual for success in this life in the hereafter. Then studying the book of Allah Subhana Allah in all of its different forms and derivatives and sciences, is a shuffling room is the most virtuous of sciences and subjects of study. As the Orion is described by her own last Ashley lella
they likened it to an ocean that has no shores you can keep swimming on and on forever.
Mmm amongst one aspects of this huge ocean is a sort of from the Quran that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraged us to recite on a weekly basis. You might have heard this before. So let's look at chapter number 18 is one that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said in a hadith which scholars have commented about its authenticity, but it is accepted amongst a majority of scholars that reciting it from one Friday to another fills the week of that believer with lights.
And inshallah Tana, our short discussion about one small segment of the surah will serve as an introduction to the topic for next month talked about insha Allah who to Allah, so bear that in mind.
Another amazing thing that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us about the surah
is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
after informing us that it provides light for the believer in his week, that it also serves as a means of protection. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us that the greatest trial that this oma will ever witness is the trial of a digital.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said whoever hears about digital then go the other direction.
As they say, if you smell something stinky coming from the bushes don't go looking for it. And perhaps some other charged adjectives are used. We will spare them in buttercross totaliser SLM from that.
But the prophet SAW Selim said when you hear about a dead job, you go the other direction.
But the both sides lm said, Whoever lucky or who if you happen to come across
this being, which is a great trial of this oma then recite the opening verses or the closing verses as it comes in different narrations of sola to calf.
Meaning that the verses of this soul of this chapter of the Bible and serve as a means of protection from the greatest calamity that this oma will experience. So it behooves every single one of us to learn these verses, to memorize them and to understand them and to relate them to the idea of protection from Phaeton from calamities, and from difficult difficult trials, that many people will slip and fall in.
And in the beginning of this solar, we find mention of a story
and actually sort of took off. A big chunk of it is bizarre stories. More than 70 verses in the soul are dedicated to different stories.
Now Pasquale, Canada, whom bill helped, Allah said, we will tell you the stories of these individuals, stories of truth, everybody enjoys stories, but so often stories are fictitious, or they might be based on something true, but they are dramatized and embellished or they have some romantic aspect to it could be a horror story, but it's got a love triangle in there somehow, I don't know how.
But these stories that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us are a curriculum
of study, to find guidance and to be able to navigate the experiences and the hurdles of this dunya.
And that's especially important for those of you that have students, and every single one of you that has family members or children especially, you serve in the position of a teacher of a motor B.
You might leave them for hours in one classroom or another. But the onus of Tobia and teaching falls upon your lap, old parents, or older sibling, or cousin or uncle or grandfather. And you don't have to search far for a curriculum your curriculum is the sauce the stories of the end. And not only are they curriculum for young and for those growing up, but even for the elderly because this book Allahu subhana wa tada revealed it for every individual all walks of life until the end of time.
And so the stories of the Quran are a curriculum for us to study and to use when we teach and when we raise those that we have influenced upon, and ourselves for our own
times of study.
This particular story in the beginning of sola togaf is the story of us habel calf this disorder is named similar to calf, which means a cave
and the first opening story in this sort of out of the four that are mentioned, or of a group of people that were in a cave, and that's why they were called us hablo gaff and that's why the solo was named after this cave.
So let us pause for a moment and see what exactly their story was. And why is it relevant to you and i right here right now today
and also for our days and years, if allow her to grant us life to come in the future.
Allahu subhana wa tada says about this group of people is our fifth year to El caffee. For call or a banner, Tina Mila done kurama
Allahu subhana wa tada begins by telling us of a door that they made.
Now these verses are several. I encourage everyone to read them and ponder Sadat and calf which is chapter 18, from verse nine to verse 26, or 27.
And we won't be able to go into all of the details in our short time here together, but let's pause it a few important lessons.
What is their story? We have different narrations.
Some said that they were a group of people that lived in the time period after he certainly he said on the majority of scholars said actually they lived in a time period before then.
And the duration that we find most relevant to this opinion is that which is related to the situation of the believers in Mecca, in the early stages of Islam, when they were being persecuted and tortured and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam would walk through the streets of Mecca.
being humiliated, called names, insulted, and his own companions and those that believed in him, tortured, and many of them even killed.
And so aurash when they recognized that the more that the situation that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brought forth, and the belief of these companions is too strong,
for it to be shaken or removed by physically harming them, they realized that the situation of this Deen is much more serious. So they sent two messengers to a city known as the hub, which later came to be known as Medina. The city of the prophet SAW SLM, but before hedgerow it was known as yesterday, they sent two individuals named a number and Raka. And they said, Go and ask Aaron Kitab. There are people of the book there are Jews over there from Benny Islam, l. They might know something about what this individual is saying, Mohammed Suarez lm. And so they went. And they interviewed some of alia hood in yesterday. And they said, We have this man, Hamilton, he's saying
such and such and such and such. Do you know anything about what he is claiming? is this related in any way to your religion or your scriptures? They said, Go back to him and ask him three questions. If he is able to answer these three questions for you for inaho nubby, then he is a prophet and messenger. And he if he's not able to answer these questions, then he's just making up a lot of stories and taking us for a ride. What are those three questions? They said, asked him about these horrible calf, asked him about these, about these young adults that took refuge in a cave, what's their story?
They said, Ask him about
the soul. They said ask him about an individual amount of strength and power who travelled throughout the land and had a lot of control in different areas. And that was the report name. Fast forward.
They came to the prophet SAW Salem and they asked him these questions and Rasulullah historicism was so excited to receive these questions and to have an opportunity to give Dawa that he said come to me tomorrow I will give you the answer. But he did not say in sha Allah. That's why at the conclusion of the story, Allahu Subhana, Allah teaches his messenger and teaches us about extension, or that Odin Alicia in Niva. Valley, Canada in sha Allah, don't speak with determination about what you're going to do tomorrow. You don't even know if you're going to live to tomorrow, but always leave matters in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They came the next day and lasala inside
Salaam was expecting to receive a revelation from God but he did not. And so he said that they after that, and they remained waiting up to 15 days until they started mocking the prophet SAW Selim and they said that devil that comes in whispers to you What happened? He hasn't come he's forsaken you. Then Allah subhana wa elison gibreel with ye and these verses are revealed.
And Allah subhana wa tada tells us about this group of people, young adults, they lived at a time in a place where people were disbelievers, and were arrogant and insistent upon their disbelief. Even though the message of Toshi of worshiping and recognizing that Allahu subhana wa tada is our Creator, and most deserving of our worship and our gratitude. those lessons were there, but they decided to turn their backs from it, this group of young adults decided to be mature, decided to be wise, decided to think critically, to not fall into status quo, to not get swept up by what was fashionable and what was attractive. And what was perpetuated by the powers to be at that time and
place. No, they stood for help for truth.
And so they faced
the proponents of disbelief with the message of toe sheet. And they were responded to with threats, as is the pattern of events throughout the centuries, that doesn't change.
And so when they were threatened and their lives are at risk, they decided let us get together and let us flee this town and let us go and seek refuge in a calf in a cave. And Allah said calf No, he did not say as well. And there is a grammatical nuance there because of all is very small, only one or two or maybe three people can fit but calf is a large cave.
And they were several in number.
And so Allah Subhana Allah says they fled. And what did they do they made to
always be connected to Allah who Subhana Allah How? By being in conversation to Allah and this is the first pause that we take in this story. A lot benna Tina, middle Loudoun Carolina. They asked Allah subhanaw taala they Converse to the laws of Canada, their situation
was difficult, where are they going to go? How long are they going to survive in this cave? They don't know the answers to those questions, but they know Allah and they know that we should communicate with Allah and be connected with Allah and make dua to Allah. We run to our friends to our counselors to our family members, which is fine, but first run to Allah. Fulfill rule in a law, race to Allah subhana wa Tada.
And what did they ask for? they asked for Lima, for mercy. The central theme that this entire religion revolves around one ounce and
Allah Allah, Allah says this messenger we sent you for primarily as a mercy to all worlds.
It is the aroma of Allah that granted a tube his health after he was sick for several years. It is the amount of a law that extracted units earlier he said I'm from the depths of darkness. It is the amount of a law that granted Zachary and son Uriah, at a time when there was no seeming chance for him to have a son. It is the line of Allahu subhana wa tada that we see time and again in the stories of the greatest people to walk this earth and it is the regime of Allah that will remain until the end of time. It is the Rama of Allah that we seek and that we beg Allah for in this life. It is the regime of Allah that we hope for to enter agenda through in the next life.
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Allahu Subhana Allah says he caused them to be asleep
for a long period of time.
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And why did they flee to this cave.
They were fleeing from fitna
from the greatest feats and that could be which is fitna in Deen in faith and in religion, their faith in Allah, their worship of Allah, their conviction, Allah was being tested at its core. So they fled.
They fled to this cave.
And this is very delicate, it's very fragile.
And it's very important that we find for ourselves Ks to protect this fragile and delicate heart so it can remain steadfast upon the worship and belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala Let not your imagination go to a physical cave and a mountain.
What they are doing here is the same thing that Musa and Benny Islam did when they did Hitler with Mohammed Suarez Salaam and his companions did when they did Hitler. Even before Medina, they did his own Habesha into waves. There is this notion of moving to a place of safety in your faith. When your heart is bombarded by pollutants and by messages and by ID ideologies that threaten your conviction and your relationship with Allah find a cave.
It could be another group of people, a sociable
a group of people to surround yourselves with to preserve your conviction on Allah. And that's the second point. Find your cave which will protect you and keep you steadfast. And that is my segue to the third point. Allahu Subhana. Allah Allah mentioned that they had with them a dog
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he was seen, they went to this cave and they had a caliber a dog. Why? Oh Allah. Are you telling us about this dog? Do we know this dog's name? There's lots of theories and ideas mentioned they have no proof or basis. What was the breed of this dog? There are ideas thrown out, but there is no proof about it.
Where did this come from? There are ideas there are scholastic theories. Allah didn't tell us about any of those, nor did his messenger sallallahu wasallam. Why Oh Allah. Are you telling us that these group of young adults had with them a dog
to show us that this dog this animal? Is McCullum is honored? An animal is honored in the book of Allah subhanaw taala. Why? Because of the group of people that he was in the presence of
an animal is honored until the day of judgment, the verses of Allah will be recited. Why? Because of the people that the animal was in the presence of
So what about a human being? Who is in the presence of virtuous people of righteous people have people have knowledge of people of taqwa? Well not that come to benefit them in this life and of the hereafter. Of course it will. If it benefited a dog and animal it can benefit you and meet a human being with intelligence.
Surround yourself with people a virtue with people a vicar with people of remembrance of Allah.
And that will be a means of protection. That's one of the caves that we can have.
intangible doesn't have walls you don't have to hike up a mountain, but you need to adjust your circle to protect your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala the most valuable and important thing that we have in our lives
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we have been exploring some of the relevant wisdoms and lessons that we can extract from this opening story. In sola tilaka for Allah subhanho wa Taala told us about a group of young adults who in their maturity in their wisdom and in their belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala left a place of disbelief remove themselves from an environment that was threatening their relationship with Allah subhana wa Tada. We understood the importance of conversing talking to Allah,
asking Allah for his mercy, as we are in need of Russia of the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala in all of our situations, the importance of being with good company,
especially in a time of fitna and the importance of finding a space in a gathering, in a place where we can flee to, to maintain our closeness and our relationship with Allah subhanahu wa Tada.
Time does not allow us to go into all of the details of the story of these young adults. But Allahu subhana wa tada said that they remained asleep
for over 300 years.
And Allahu Subhana Allah says when will leave a home that is Yemeni without a shaman, that they were not stationary but Allah subhana wa tada caused them to flip and move side by side. I remember one time visiting a brother of ours, who was suffering from a terminal illness May Allah subhanaw taala grant him and all of our sick cure and recovery. And the bed that he was on had a motor and it would turn and adjust his bodily position because he was in a state of paralysis. Why? Because if the body is stuck on one side, it will actually the skin will eventually rot and there will be harm to the body. Unless as we caused them to turn over. And by the time they wake woke up hundreds of years
later, a wonder a story right amazing empty majuba but nothing is amazing or impossible for Allah subhana wa Tada. If a law could cause them to be asleep for hundreds of years, and then wake them up from their slumber then Allah subhanaw taala is able to resurrect us all after death come by the accouter Odin Allah created you the first time but logically speaking would be easier for him to do it again and nothing is difficult for Allah subhanaw taala.
When they awoke, they decided what's the first thing we need to do is we need to get some food. So they sent one of them to go into the town and get them some provisions and they had what they had philebus some silver,
but their currency is old. They've been asleep for a long time. And by the time this
young individual went to town and tried to purchase food,
the businessman that he was dealing with saw this currency and saw that it belonged to a king into a dynasty that was long gone. And he said Where did you get this from? This must be some treasure that you have. And word spread and he tried to conceal his identity but eventually he was taken to the ruler. But somehow Allah he found that the ruler at that time was actually a person of piety and virtue, and was a believer.
rulers rise and fall nations come in
watch, because we generally will Quran Allah subhana wa tada remains you never expires.
And when this young man found that the ruler was a person of virtue and piety, he explained to them his story and said, Let me take you to my companions in the cave.
And he led him to the companions into the cave. He had him wait outside, and he went in to inform them things have changed. The buildings are not the same buildings, that people are not the same people, even the ruler, and the political establishment is different. How long have we been asleep for
it to them felt like a day or two. But they did not know. Before they can go out and meet that new ruler, Allah subhanho wa Taala then took their souls and they died then and there.
And Allah Subhana, Allah says that people begin to debate What should we do with them? Should we take them out? Should we build a structure over them? Should we close them in this cave? Should we bury them? What do we do? Their story is wonderous.
And Allah Subhana Allah does not Delve too much into those details.
And allow us a penalty it gives some mention of their number. Also not giving so much attention to that, so that our attention and our emotions focus on the important lessons, that these were young people who took a stance for truth.
They placed themselves in an environment that protected their relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
It is stories like these that Allahu Subhana Allah gives us in the Quran, so that we can navigate and understand how to remain strong, when there is a lot of falsehood being propagated. And we are expected to be the community that upholds and stands for truth, no matter how difficult it might be. We ask Allah subhanho data to show us the truth clearly as the truth and allow us to follow it. Show us the falsehood clearly as falsehood and protect us from it. We ask Allah to protect us from confusion because that will lead us astray. Keep in mind that this Sunday scheduled time will change to 5:45am. Friday family night is at 8pm tonight, I invite you all to join me as we talk about how
to attain the love of Allah subhana wa Tada. And a special announcement in March in sha Allah tala of the coming year, there will be a trip with Mustafa titled discover Spain. It will be a historical journey into the land of Spain known as endless Andalusia. It will be an informative and enjoyable journey. There is flyers and information for you in the lobby. Please check that out and spread the word. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us the best of this life in the best of the hereafter and protect us from the torment of the Hellfire Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed masala tada Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim indika homido Majeed obec Allah Mohammed Mohammed Kamau Bell octahedra Ibrahim
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