A Deeper Look at Surat Al Kahf

Nouman Ali Khan


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from Shatta Wale silly emri loksatta melissani of Coco Lee hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam, O Allah seydel ambia even mousseline Allah Allah He was a PhD in salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Everybody. So I have an announcement to make, I'd like to share something of benefit with all of you. I'm praying that all of you have been doing well, I know, I've haven't been broadcasting on social media as often and 100 other homeless have started again. But I wanted to let you guys know that after the long series on solid use of that many of you will attended on social media, I had made the announcement that I'm going to go back and try to complete a deeper

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look study of sort of alcohol, especially the last portion of social graph that has two stories consecutive back to back and then the conclusion of the sorta the story of a strange and a really unique journey of Musashi Salaam, where he makes three stops, and there's lots of ambiguities, there's some really interesting mysteries there and some really beautiful lessons. That story followed by the story of little cullinane. And then the conclusion of sort of gaff, I've always been intrigued by those passages, found some really amazing wisdom in those passages. And I decided to revisit them and do a deeper look study of especially that section of that surah. So that started

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actually, I started last week, and I've done a couple of sessions already. The exciting thing is that I'm actually I've decided to make the most of my efforts in terms of language. So I'm doing a lecture on those I art in depth as best I can, in the English language. And the moment I finish, I actually record an additional lecture in order on the same subject, same material. So I'm actually doing two lectures. And I'm doing in total, on the subject about six lectures a week, three in English, and three and three in Urdu. And childless, I'm praying that that that series is able to be completed, I'm really grateful to have the help of doctors so hips aid, whenever needed, doctor

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recommended, it helps quite a bit, and the entire brain, a team and the additional researchers that are there with Hadeeth issues and other language issues and things. So I'm praying that all of them are going to continue to be the support that they have been. And you're going to see some of those familiar faces, again, and ChildLine. This series. This time, the series is not being broadcast on social media. Some of the episodes are some clips, I'll keep releasing, so you guys will see them on Facebook and on on YouTube. But the entirety of the series, as was intended originally for the use of also is on Bayonetta. TV, or being a tv.com. And you guys can go and sign up there, the policy

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has always been the same, if you're not able to afford getting a subscription to be in a TV, that doesn't stop you from getting one. In other words, you can just get a gift subscription and we will give you access and inshallah one way or the other, or if or whenever, or if or maybe never somebody will sponsor you. And that's okay, whether they sponsor you or not, we're not going to stop anybody from getting a subscription. That's the policy of being, you know, in upholding their policy. And my team is also to the best of our ability. So there's really no barrier to entry as far as you're concerned and Child Life, you can afford it well in good if you can't, well, in good. Let's just

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steady hold on together. The reason I chose to continue the series on that platform is because it allows for me to have a more closed interaction with people that are that really want to engage with the material. And the discussions, the comments, they're far more structured. And it allows for a more productive conversation afterwards. So pretty soon I'll be doing live content on Vienna TV, also engaging with the audience directly on the platform. Some of you are asking about some other series, I'll talk to you about that later on. But for now, at least, because I've made this announcement, I don't just want to give, you know, come online and talk to you guys about stuff I'm

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doing behind the scenes but also share something that you might benefit from inshallah. So I'll tell you the just some things about certain graph that maybe you knew maybe you didn't. So famously, there are four stories in social graph, right, and the way they're organized is the there's an opening passage in the surah. There's an introduction and then Allah talks about the young people of the cave. So that's the first story that Allah talks about. And at the end of that he has another few ions of counsel and advice that are not a story that's Allah giving us counsel directly, followed by the second story and that second story is of two gardeners, one of them very wealthy and

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well off and the other not so much. And there's that story of the exchange between them at what transpired. So, story number one would be the companions of the cave. Story number two would be the gardener's

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The third story is Musashi Salaam and his journey to meet a mysterious teacher that Allah pointed him to who Allah describes himself as I've done in Gardena, one of our servants that had been given a special mercy from him, I think now hold on with him in andina where I live now. Camila nerima. That was given special knowledge that comes, you know, from particularly from Allah, and a really interesting unique journey transpires between the two of them. He's known as hobbit or Heather or Heather Ali Salaam, in in different Tafseer literature. And what exactly is that journey? What are the Hadith pertaining to that? These are some of the discussions we've been having? And then

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finally, the fourth story is that a little Cornyn, who is this powerful figure that Allah had given all kinds of resources, they know whom in coalition in sababa, we had given him all manner of resources. And he goes on a journey of his own. So there are four stories, the can the people, the young people of the cave, the sleepers of the cave, the gardeners, and then moussaka, they are there. And then they'll coordinate so this four stories, and what's really interesting about you know, what different styles in the Quran this, this surah has a unique style. So I wanted to share something with you about some some really cool observations about this particular story, the story

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of Musashi Salaam, so I'm going to write some things out for you guys. So

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the first of them is the people of the cave, right, the Cave Story. And the second one is the gardener.

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So the two gardens, right, and then the third is Musa Musa story. And then the fourth is a little coordinate, I'll just call him sort of Q. Okay. So these are the four stories in the surah. And there's a concept that I really like in the study of the Quran, especially in the study of longer solos. And this concept, I call in my courses, I call it anchors. So I'm going to tell you a little bit about anchors. And I'll share some anchors with you from the sorta anchors, I call them anchors, these are keywords that occur in a surah. And later on in a completely different context, they occur again, an example of that, for everyday purposes, as you're driving, and you see a restaurant,

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right, and you haven't been there for many years. But when you pass by that restaurant, it reminds you of get together, you hide with your friends at that restaurant, and you start reliving that memory just because you pass by it, right? Or you're having a conversation with your dad. And he says something. And the words he says remind you of another conversation you had with one of your friends many years ago, and you're having flashbacks of that entire conversation, while your dad is talking to you, you're reliving something that happens happened 10 years ago, right? So it basically this, the experience you're having now somehow became anchored to a previous experience, it

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triggered a previous memory. Now, from a literature point of view, what Allah does, in many suitors is he'll use certain kinds of phrasing in a sutra and the beginning, and you get kind of, you know, keywords pop out at you. And then later on, you're gonna see some of the same keywords and themes recur, they're coming back and hitting you again. And you're like, well, this is coming in a completely different story. But it's some of the same vocabulary that already occurred so long ago. So so far back, Allah is making a very subtle, beautiful connection between things that you wouldn't obviously think there's a connection, but there is. And so what I'm going to illustrate to you is in

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these four stories, and people have talked about different ways that these are organized like people say, and well, first, you don't have said that the story of the cave is the trial of youth. And the story of the gardens is the trial of wealth and the story of Moses, the trail of knowledge. And the story of vocalion is the trial of power. So youth, wealth, knowledge and power that the four major trials of this life, which is a nice way of looking at it too. But I'm highlighting something entirely different. So that's there. But in addition, there are lots of other things that tie these stories together. And one of them I'll share with you today. So I discovered

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that, and others have commented on this too, that there are some really interesting anchors between the story of the cave and the story of Musa and the some and there are some interesting connections also, between two and four, the story of God the gardens and the container. Before we get into the anchors real quick, I'll just share with you just an overview observation. The story of the cave and the story of moose have something in common in both cases, there are seekers and people in pursuit of something the cave, the young men are in pursuit of safety in pursuit of Allah's guidance. That's what they're running after. And in the story of Musa alayhis salaam, he's in pursuit of knowledge

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that Allah has pointed him to a teacher to learn from, you know, an uprightness that Allah has asked him to learn from. So they're both in a seeking position. And they're in a position of you can see almost that they have there's a void and they're filling that void. Right? And the story of the gardener and the story of Wilkinson, you've got two characters that have something they have wealth, they have material goods, they have resources.

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So you have the have nots in one and three, and you have the haves and two and four. And the stories are entirely different, the outcomes are entirely different. But you've still got some interesting comparison and contrast that already sets the stage for these stories to be organized in this way. So now just some anchors between the story of the cave and the story of the codename just just a few. When Allah introduced us to the young men of the cave, he said, I'm heceta and that's how we'll get you out of our team. I'll raise this and right over here, save that and that was Hubble Gaffey, or Rahim Khan or min IRT, now algebra, right. So he says, Did you not imagine? Did you not think

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that the story of the the people of the cave and the inscription that was made had been one of our miraculous strange signs the word is I job?

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I Japan, which is unique. And then you find this word recur in the story of Musa de sola tada Sevilla hotel Bahia Java. I took a strange path into the seat. Allah says early on, that these young men were, you know, seeking making a dua to Allah as they were escaping their city. And they said robina atina malankara Martin

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Martin, while he anomic Amina Russia then

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write that, you know, grant us a loving care from you we're looking for apart from you era, and show us Russia meaning shows up, you know, give us the mercy of guiding our decisions to the right way. Now Russia does the right way. And what do you find in the story of Musashi Sam, he's looking for a teacher. How does Allah describe their teacher? artina hora metalman andina alumna hula Donna Alma and what is most I asked him he says hello, Timmy Roca inter alia many women are Linda Rashida right and to quickly just know rapid fire go through some of them. The Companions of the cave sought refuge in a cave that will Gaffey and Musashi Salaam sought refuge towards the rock of wayna illa

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sokrati masala Sam said he'll, he'll travel for cocobod ages and lifetimes to look for the meaning of the two seas and the young people of the cave actually slept for Hokulea. And in both stories, they fell asleep he had locked out in the in the Hadith, he fell out Mousavi and fell asleep. And the companions of the cave fell asleep. And he woke up only to have not realized what's happened. And they woke up not to have realized what has happened. And he moved on. He said I woke up and he was hungry after a little bit and said bring the food. And the young companions of the cave wake up and they're like where's the food, somebody to get food. And it's because of the pursuit of food

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that the true miracle and the true lessons that to be taught from Allah were discovered. In both cases, you've got you know, the in the first story the Prophet himself so I said I'm at the end of that story, the provocation and was told at the end of sort of horrible crap story that you don't say anything about doing something tomorrow unless you say Illa Ania sha Allah basically what why do we say in sha Allah and Musashi Salaam turns to his teacher and says, Saturday dooney in sha Allah who sabi Ron, you know, in the companion story. At the end, people said we should build something over them. Oh no, I am Boneyard and build a building over them. And at the end of Moses journey,

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he's building and fixing a wall, the theme of building and a food of of Russia of Russia, the even of Sabah like you know Musashi Salaam story has suffer, suffer suffer suffer over again. Linda snotty Amaya sobre Santa God in sha Allah husaberg Angelica Lata Luma Lantos de la sobre saguna Kavita Willie Milan to stay sober, sober, sober, sober, right. That's the that's a recurring theme in the story of musante Cinema. So to recap, and at the end of this, the companions of the cave, Allah says was to the Prophet, he says wasp enough sec. molybdenite are not a bomb has a really cool anchors like there's, there's these connections that are drawn between the two stories, that I'm not

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telling you the significance of them. I'm telling you these anchors exist they make you say, Okay, well, there is a connection. But what does that connection mean? Why is it significant? What might be what wisdom might be learned from it because it's deliberate. Allah doesn't speak accidentally. And these connections aren't there haphazardly. They're there deliberately, they're there purposefully. And they open up beautiful doors of contemplation and lessons in the Quran. And that's one of the many things we're going to be doing in this series. So my hope is that you guys, like you did with Yusuf Ali Salaam, join me in this journey of studying social graph, especially this part of

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social graph, where we're gonna look at some very, very interesting things, everything from the history of these ions and we know some of the more mysterious questions and some of the wisdoms that have been dropped and inshallah tada My hope is that we are able to I'm personally, my first hope is I'm able to benefit from these.

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And I'm able to be of some benefit to all of you in the study of these ions. So hopefully, you guys will join me some other really cool announcements coming soon. And I'll share them with you when the time comes. barakallahu li Welcome, sir. I'm ready to take care