Week 1, Surah Kahf

21 Feb

Salaam All!

Im very excited to discuss Surah Kahf during tomorrows halaqa! Here is some necessary background information.

This Surah was sent down in answer to the three questions which the mushriks of Makkah, in consultation with the people of the Book, had put to the Holy Prophet in order to test him. These were:

Who were “the Sleepers of the Cave”?
What is the real story of Khidr?
What do you know about Zul- Qarnain?
As these three questions and the stories involved concerned the history of the Christians and the Jews, and were unknown in Hijaz, a choice of these was made to test whether the Holy Prophet possessed any source of the knowledge of the hidden and unseen things. Allah, however, not only gave a complete answer to their questions but also employed the three stories to the disadvantage of the opponents of Islam in the conflict that was going on at that time at Makkah between Islam and unbelief.

Jazakallah,

Noureen

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