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Benefits of Surah Kahf

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I want to write about the benefits of reciting and knowing Surah Kahf.

First of all just reciting and reading Quran has so much benefit in it.

The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah(good deed) from it, and the hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is a letter , rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” (At-Tirmidhi).

So with this being mentioned everyone should try to incorporate Quran in their lives and learn from it. Just try it at least once and slowly build upon it. The religion of Islam is powerful so don’t overdo it and burn yourself out, rather take a gradual process to do this.

So here are some hadiths on the benefits of Surah Kahf:

From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri, who said: “Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).”
(Narrated by al-Daarimi, 3407. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami, 6471)

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, a light will shine for him from beneath his feet to the clouds of the sky, which will shine for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will be forgiven (his sins) between the two Fridays.’”
(al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 1/298)

Abu al-Darda (Allah be pleased with him) related that the Prophet of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said, Whoever commits ten verses from the beginning Surat al-Kahf will be protected from the Dajjal.[Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasai, and others; the wording is Muslims]

In a narration in Muslim and Abu Dawud it states, From the end of Surat al-Kahf. Tirmidhi related is with the words, Whoever recites three verses from the beginning ofal-Kahf will be protected from the tribulations of the Dajjal.,[Mundhiri, al-Targhib wal Tarhib, #2172-2173]

As you can see that there are many benefits to reciting and knowing this Surah. So to protect ourselves and to prepare ourselves let us try to learn more about Islam and pick up the Quran more often. Below is a link for you to purchase your own Quran and please check out our shopping page.

The Holy Qur’an: English Translation, Commentary and Notes with Full Arabic Text (English and Arabic Edition)

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you a verse in the Quran that talks about where water originates from in this earth that we live in. I would also like to share with you the science behind the origins of water on earth and how they exactly match up.

In the Quran it states, ” . . .and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein every [kind of] moving creature . . .”(Surah Baqarah 2:164).

Allah(SWT) tells us in this ayat that he has sent down rain/water from the heavens to give this earth life. Since before the earth contained water it was dry, barren, and had lots of volatile materials. Well scientist have discovered through astrological, archaeological  chemical, and biological research that water was sent from comets/asteroids from space that contained ice, in which these comets/asteroids collided with earth and created reactions accordingly with the volatile materials to produce and spread about water over the earth. Scientists even explain how the hydrogen isotope ratios from collected archaeological sites where comets have struck indicate that this is how water had to spread over the earth because this same hydrogen isotope collection is only found in comets far in space that have ice on it.

It is extremely clear that Quran is accurate that the water of this earth was sent from above.

ice comet

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/deepimpact/media/deepimpact_water_ice.html

Insha’Allah we all turn back to Allah(SWT) and ask for guidance, protection, forgiveness, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

 

Check the link and video from scientists that explain the ratio of hydrogen isotopes that explain how comets with ice are the reason this earth has water.

http://www.space.com/13185-comets-water-earth-oceans-source.html

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

Let me start by saying that I do not want to start by fighting or debating people. I would like people to open up their eyes, heart, and mind  and really question their faith. By questioning your faith, and if you truly want to find truth and be guided, you will be able to see that the Bible cannot be the true words of God due to the fact that it destroys the moral character of the prophets through its consistent fabrications, insertions, and mistranslations.

Prophets are meant to be people of the highest character and thus be role models for humanity. However, the Bible has portrayed the character of the Prophet Lot(Lut(as)) as a man of deplorable character. Now let me ask you the simple question. How can you have a role model who does not have good morality? It is simply ridiculous.

In the Bible in Genesis 19: verses 30-38 it talks about the relationship of Prophet Lot(Lut(as)) and his two daughters. It states:

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37 And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

Unless you think it is morally correct to drink and then commit incest with your daughters to spawn a child then something is wrong with you.

The Prophets as depicted in Islam and common sense are meant to help and guide humanity  thus meaning that they have to be extremely good in nature and have a great amount of wisdom of all their actions. Now with the Bible we are questioning whether or not Prophets have true wisdom and a guiding message. Otherwise this depiction would never occur.

In Islam you will never find one verse in our scriptures that deplore the moral character of the Prophets because we hold these Prophets to the highest standards for morality and character. We preserve their sanctity and their beauty in their message.

Insha’Allah we all turn to Allah(SWT) and ask him to open our hearts, eyes, and minds to come back to him and ask for guidance, protection, forgiveness, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

 

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you the one thing, narrated by the Prophet(SAW), that differentiates the Muslim’s from anyone else: The 5 Prayer’s(Salah).

It may seem difficult to pray 5 times a day but this is our duty and responsibility as a slave and servant of God and it is a sign of being a true believer.

Allah(SWT) says in the Quran: “The believers, men and women, are protecting friends of one another; they enjoin good and forbid evil, and they establish Salah, and give Zakah, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah will have His Mercy on them, and surely, Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.” (Surah At-Tawbah, 9: 71)

Even the Prophet(SAW) emphasised that the Salah is what defines us as a Muslim.

Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Between a man and disbelief and paganism is the abandonment of Salat (prayer).‘[Muslim]

Buraidah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “That which differentiates us from the disbelievers and hypocrites is our performance of Salat. He who abandons it, becomes a disbeliever.”[At-Tirmidhi]

Shaqiq bin `Abdullah reported: The Companions of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) did not consider the abandonment of any action as disbelief except neglecting Salat.[At-Tirmidhi]

Let us all strive to establish our fundamentals and foundations with the Prayer(Salah) and Insha’Allah we ask Allah(SWT) for guidance, protection, forgiveness, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you all a verse in the Quran that explains how the forelock of the brain is the site of lying and sin, in which scientists recently discovered how the prefrontal area of the brain controls motivation to move, initiate  and plan which can be extended to the centrality of initiating a lie or a sin.

In the Quran it states, “No! If he does not desist, We will surely drag him by the forelock-A lying, sinning forelock.”(Surah Alaq 96:15-16).

Allah(SWT) tells us how the forelock, the prefrontal area of the brain, controls lying and sin.

It is understood that in the realm of anatomy and physiology is the center for motivation to cause movement and aggression. As stated in the text, “Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology” by Rod Seeley. If this area of the brain causes motivation and aggression it will then definitely trigger sin and lying because these results are simply by-products of motivation and aggression.

Now back to Islam. The Quran is truly the word of God because 1400 years ago the capability of this type of scholarly research and analysis in science was unfathomable.

Insha’Allah we all turn back to Allah(SWT) and ask for forgiveness, guidance, protection, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you the importance of one of the most fundamental concepts of Islam: Salah(Prayer).

Salah is extremely important when it comes to being a true Muslim. It provides a gateway towards spiritual enlightenment, contentedness, and peace.

In the Quran it states, “Guard strictly your (habit of) prayers, especially the Middle Prayer; and stand before Allah in a devout (frame of mind).”(Surah Baqarah, 2:238).

Allah(SWT) commands us to guard strictly to our prayers, and the Prophet(SAW) clarifies the reasoning behind it by stating how it will be the first thing that will be asked of us on the Day of Judgement.

Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The first thing the people will be accountable for on the Day of Judgment is prayer, Allah will say to His angels (even though he already knows) : “Look at my servants prayers. Were they complete or not?” If they were complete It will be written as complete. If they were not fully complete Allah will say: “See if my servant has voluntary prayers, If he has them Allah will say: Complete his obligatory prayers shortage with his voluntary prayers.” Then the rest of his deeds will be dealt with in the same manner.” (Reported by Imams Ahmad, Abu Dawood, An-Nisa’i, and Al-Hakim)

Insha’Allah we all turn back to Allah(SWT) and hold tight to our prayers and perform them with true conviction. Do not let this world trap you from something that is a great blessing to have. Insha’Allah we all ask for Allah(SWT) to guide us, protect us, forgive us, and grant us Junnah-al-Firdaus.

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you a very splendid and beautiful hadith about the mercy of Allah(SWT) and how he is the most forgiving. Insh’Allah we will keep turning back to Allah(SWT) for repentance because anything and everything can be forgiven.  Everybody has their pasts, but thats it, its the past not the present or future. We all need to strive to make forward progression in our lives and not let the past get to us. So do not ever lose hope in Allah(SWT) mercy and forgiveness.

The hadith is:

Allah’s Messenger (saw) said: “Allah the Most High says: ‘O son of Adam! As long as you supplicate to Me and hope in Me, I will forgive you what you have done. O son of Adam! If your sins were to reach the lofty regions of the sky, then you ask Me for forgiveness, I would forgive you. O son of Adam! If you were to come to Me with enough sins to fill the earth, but you met Me not associating anything with Me I would bring you the like of it of forgiveness.” [Bukhari, 8/319]

Allah(SWT) mercy and forgiveness is unfathomable because this type of mercy does not exist anywhere. If a person transgresses and keeps on transgressing until all the transgressions can be counted up reaching towards the sky and the final result is forgiveness as long as we turned back to Allah(SWT) then why should we let one prayer slip away.

Insha’Allah we all turn back to Allah(SWT) and seek guidance, protection, mercy, and forgiveness through Allah(SWT) because it is He who can change up our fortune of our lives in this life and the next.

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you another proven scientific concept elicited in the Quran: The sex of a baby.

1400 years ago people would blame mother’s for giving birth to a daughter instead of a son. However, the Quran revealed that it was the male sperm that actually determines what the sex of a baby will be to dispel these cultural myths.

In the Quran it states, “And that He creates the two mates – the male and female -From a sperm-drop when it is emitted” (Surah Najm, 53: 45-46).

In reproductive biology the process of how a baby’s sex is determined is through genetics, specifically the sex chromosomes. The female has the XX pair of sex chromosomes, while the male has the XY pair of sex chromosomes. Due to the female egg having the XX pair of chromosomes it will donate one of the X’s for the baby while the male sperm containing the XY pair can either donate an X or a Y chromosome. The fusion of the egg and sperm creates either a female, XX, or male, XY. It is clear that the sperm is the determining factor of whether or not a baby will be male or female.

Now lets go back 1400 years ago. No one had the technology or science to even prove that it was the sperm that determines the sex of a baby. It was only until a couple of decades ago where scientists capable of examining the molecular mechanics of this process was to fully prove that the sperm determines the sex of the baby.

Insha’Allah we all open up our hearts, eyes, and mind to see the wonders and majestic nature of the Quran and that we all turn back to Allah(SWT) and ask for forgiveness, guidance, protection, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

Let me start by saying that I do not want to start by fighting or debating people. I would like people to open up their eyes, heart, and mind  and really question their faith. By questioning your faith, and if you truly want to find truth and be guided, you will be able to see that the Bible cannot be the true words of God due to the fact that it consistently contradicts itself. If the Bible contradicts itself then how can this be the true words of God if God is All-Mighty and will not contradict himself.

In the Quran you will not be able to find one contradiction due to the authentic preservation of the original text. In the Quran it even states to put this book to the test. It states that bring forth another book and try to imitate it. However, no other book has been able to even compare to the perfection of the Quran.

The Quran states, ” And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant [Muhammad], then produce a surah the like thereof and call upon your witnesses other than Allah , if you should be truthful.” (Surah Baqarah: 2:23).

Due to the imperfection of the bible because of the constant re translations,  insertions, polemic fabrications,  subtle forgery,  and inconsistent misrepresentation of its own words through various languages it is clear that any modern day Bible contains various sources of contradictions. However since the Quran is preserved in its original Arabic form there is not one change in it and this is a promise of God.

In the Bible there are over hundreds of contradictions, but I will only list a few and allow you to do your own research. Insha’Allah Allah will guide you towards Him.

Take a look at this site if you want to see more:

http://www.answering-christianity.com/101_bible_contradictions.htm

Here are a list of contradictions in the Bible:

1. Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel?

  • God did (2 Samuel 24: 1)
  • Satan did (I Chronicles 2 1:1)

2. In that count how many fighting men were found in Israel?

  • Eight hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9)
  • One million, one hundred thousand (I Chronicles 21:5)

3. How many fighting men were found in Judah?

  • Five hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9)
  • Four hundred and seventy thousand (I Chronicles 21:5)

4. God sent his prophet to threaten David with how many years of famine?

  • Seven (2 Samuel 24:13)
  • Three (I Chronicles 21:12)

5. How old was Ahaziah when he began to rule over Jerusalem?

  • Twenty-two (2 Kings 8:26)
  • Forty-two (2 Chronicles 22:2)

6. How old was Jehoiachin when he became king of Jerusalem?

  • Eighteen (2 Kings 24:8)
  • Eight (2 Chronicles 36:9)

7. How long did he rule over Jerusalem?

  • Three months (2 Kings 24:8)
  • Three months and ten days (2 Chronicles 36:9)

8. The chief of the mighty men of David lifted up his spear and killed how many men at one time?

  • Eight hundred (2 Samuel 23:8)
  • Three hundred (I Chronicles 11: 11)

9. When did David bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem? Before defeating the Philistines or after?

  • After (2 Samuel 5 and 6)
  • Before (I Chronicles 13 and 14)

 

As you can see there are many inconsistencies with the Bible. Now it is up to you to decide whether God would contradict himself and be inconsistent. Although, we all know that God is All-Mighty and Perfect, thus He cannot contradict himself and be inconsistent with His words.

Insha’Allah we ask for guidance and protection from Allah.

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you a wonderful hadith that tells us how we can recite the entire Quran in less than 3 minutes. Some of you may say that is impossible, but it is not because our beloved Prophet(SAW) has narrated to us a method.

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radhiallahu anho) narrates that the Prophet Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: The Surah Al-Zilzal is equal to the half of the Holy Qur’an, the Surah Al-Ikhlas is equal to the one third of the Holy Qur’an and the Surah Al-Kafiroon is equal to the one fourth of the Holy Qur’an. (Tirmidhi: 2894)

Now if we do the math: 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 = 1.0833333

Technically it is a little more than the entire Quran.

These three surahs are very short and can be easily recited in 3 minutes or less.

Also do not forget that there is extra blessings and reward in just reciting a letter of the Quran:

The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah(good deed) from it, and the hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is a letter , rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” (At-Tirmidhi).

So lets strive to read the entire Quran everyday and Insha’Allah we turn back to Allah(SWT) and ask for forgiveness, guidance, protection, and Junnh-al-Firdaus.