Al-Kahf

“Do you know of a deed that Will light your soul from one Friday to the next? It is reading Surah Kahf on the day of Jummah. Subhan'Allah. How blessed are we to be amongst muslims. Alhamdulillah as slaves of the Mighty Allah, we are often blessed with so many opportunities to purify our souls. __ “Whoever reads Surah al Kahf on the day of Jummah will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.” -Hadith. (al-Jaami)

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Besides giving the message of Allah protecting those in miraculous ways who stick to righteousness and stay on the right path, this Surah also comes with a variety of virtues. It helps one expatiate from sins, gain blessings of Allah Almighty and prepare one’s self for the end of days. Therefore, we must try getting into the habit of reciting Surah al Kahf on regular bases bi iznillah. ❤”

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An attempt at establishing a good habit

We all may have heard of the following hadith, 

“ Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:  Whoever prays Fajr in congregation then sits remembering Allaah until the sun rises, then prays two rak’ahs, will have a reward like that of Hajj and ‘Umrah, complete, complete, complete. - Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (586).”

Even though there is a difference of opinion in regards to the soundness of the hadith, a number of scholars have classes is as hasan li ghayrihi. 

  Another hadith that is more vividly known and acted upon by the majority of us is the following,  

“ 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.”

Pondering upon these two, i realized that a great habit could be formed in order to follow these two religiously. I will start to the following from now on In Sha Allah. 

  • Wake up early and pray Tahajjud (the night prayer), every Friday (And other days too In Sha Allah).

  • Wait for Fajr and make dua during that time (Allah descends to the lowest heaven during the last third of the night, why miss the opportunity for dua?)

  • Pray the sunnah of Fajr at home and then head out to the masjed. [Note: Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The two rak'ahs of Fajr are better than this world and everything in it.” (Narrated by Muslim, 725. ) AND the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also said: “Perform some of your prayers in your houses and do not make them graves.”(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 422; Muslim, 777)]

  • After having prayed Fajr, sit in my place and finish the morning adhkar and then recite Surah Kahf  (And read translation in order to understand) - Quran or phone app. ( Note: There is a difference of opinion in regards to whether the hadith implies to stay in the same place or be able to move about in  the masjed. I personally would like to stay on the safe side and try to be near a pillar or a wall so i can lean against it and not be tired. And keep a Quran close by before hand or have my phone “on silent” with me.)

 Surah Kahf doesn’t take too long, i take roughly 45 minutes to recite and read translation, that is approximately enough time until you can pray the shurooq (sunrise) prayer. So by the you finish reciting Al Kahf and praying 2 rakahs (units) of sunrise prayer, you would have acted upon two hadiths and that too on a Friday. I fully intend to comply by this In Sha Allah, a great way to attain a reward. (Note: Allah loves the acts that we are consistent in and  that is why making a habit out of our acts of worship is very important). 

May Allah make us of those who earn HIS pleasure and mercy through adhering to good deeds and refraining from the bad deeds and may HE enable us to perform more and more good deeds in accordance with the Quran and Sunnah, Ameen.

Surat al-Kahf

4 stories. 4 trials.

Ashabul kahf - trial of faith
Man with 2 gardens - trial of wealth
Musa and Khidr عليهما سلام - trial of knowledge
Dhul Qarnayn - trial of power

And when Dajjal comes he will test people’s faith, wealth, knowledge and power.

Keep good company:

“And keep thy soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Face; and let not thine eyes pass beyond them, seeking the pomp and glitter of this Life; no obey any whose heart We have permitted to neglect the remembrance of Us, one who follows his own desires, whose case has gone beyond all bounds.” (Surat Al-Kahf, verse 28)

Know reality of the dunya:

“Set forth to them the similitude of the life of this world: It is like the rain which we send down from the skies: the earth’s vegetation absorbs it, but soon it becomes dry stubble, which the winds do scatter: it is (only) Allah who prevails over all things” (Surat Al-Kahf, verse 45)

Be humble:

“Moses said: “You will find me, if Allah so wills, patient: nor shall I disobey you in anything.”” (Surat Al-Kahf, verse 69)

Ikhlas:

“Say: “I am but a man like yourselves, the inspiration has come to me, that your Allah is one Allah. whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and, in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner.” (Surat Al- Kahf, verse 110)

I found this snippet this morning in a book I keep with me at all times, “Don’t be Sad” by A’id al-Qarni.
I feel it’s quite appropriate to share with you guys especially with the recent tragedies.

“And never say of anything, “Indeed, I will do that tomorrow,”
Except [when adding], “If Allah wills.” And remember your Lord when you forget [it] and say, “Perhaps my Lord will guide me to what is nearer than this to right conduct.”” (Quran 18:23-24)

You can buy this book here: http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Sad-Aaidh-Abdullah-al-Qarni/dp/6035010172

عن البراء بن عازب رضي الله عنه قال: كان رجلٌ يقرأ سورةَ الكهفِ، وإلى جانبه حصانٌ مربوطٌ بشطَنَينِ، فتغشُّته سحابةٌ، فجعلت تدنو وتدنو، وجعل فرسُه ينفرُ، فلما أصبح أتى النبيَّ صلَّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلَّمَ فذكر ذلك له، فقال : ( تلك السكينةُ تنزَّلت بالقرآنِ ) . صحيح البخاري

Narrated Al-Bara’: A man was reciting Surat Al-Kahf and his horse was tied with two ropes beside him. A cloud came down and spread over that man, and it kept on coming closer and closer to him till his horse started jumping (as if afraid of something). When it was morning, the man came to the Prophet, and told him of that experience. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “That was As-Sakina (tranquility) which descended because of (the recitation of) the Qur'an.” Sahih al-Bukhari 5011 In-book reference: Book 66, Hadith 33

الشَّطَنُ : الحَبْل وقيل الحبل الطويل الشديدُ الفَتْل يُسْتَقى به وتُشَدُّ به الخَيْل

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A wise lesson from Surah Al-Kahf

ولا يُشعرنّ بكم أحدا

And let no one be aware of you. [18:19]

أن بعض الأمور لا يحسن قضاؤها إلا بالكتمان

Some matters are best executed by concealing them from the masses.

(Catatan seorang teman)

Pengalaman 212…

Begitu Ustadz Arifin Ilham naik panggung, beliau membuka dengan Allah Allah Allah.. Udah mulai mbrebes, beliau lanjutkan dzikir dan doa.. hampir semua nangis sesunggukan. Mendoakan negeri, mendoakan bangsa, mendoakan pemimpin, mohon ampun pada Yang Maha Kuasa. Inget dosa.

Kemudian Ustadz HNW, tausyiah beliau ttg nasionalisme.. Manggut2

Lanjut Syekh Ali Jaber baca 12 ayat pertama Al Kahf, adeemmmmm hati rasanya.

Next Habib Abdurrahman Segaf dr NuMus pimpin baca Allahummarhamna bil Qur'an. Nangis lagi.. Betapa jauh hati ini dr Al Qur'an ya Rabb, mungkin ini mengapa Engkau kumpulkan kami di sini, utk mengingatkan kami agar kami kembali pada kalam2 Mu. faghfirli ya Rabb

Ini nih gong nya, Ustadz Bachtiar Nasir.. Cetarrrr badai membahana orasi beliau. Iman booster, pemantik ghirah dalam dada yg kian menyala2. Masya Allah, izinkan aku selalu menjadi makmum mu stadz ❤

Lalu Aa’ Gym, seperti biasa, beliau menyejukkan dan lucu. Menggoda Bapak Kapolri, mengajak kami berkhayal.. Bagaimana jika Nabi Muhammad shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam hadir saat ini bersama kita di sini. Mau bilang apa? Nangis lagi.

Percaya atau ngga, kira2 tiap setengah jam Malaikat Mikail ngasih gerimis kecil, durasi nya kurleb 5 menit setelah itu sejuk lagi, awan menggantung seakan memayungi kami, angin sepoi2. Kalo pas umroh/haji, ada petugas khusus menyemprotkan air biar jamaah gak pengsan kepanasan, di Monas.. Allah tugaskan Malaikat langsung. Subhanallah

Menjelang shalat dzuhur, hujan mulai besar.. yang di atas panggung bilang; “Allah kirimkan hujan supaya Bapak Ibu gak repot antri wudhu” bener jugak! Maka banyak yg wudhu dgn air hujan. Air suci, sah! Dan hujan gak berhenti sampai selesai shalat dzuhur, baru kali ini seumur2 shalat sembari diguyur hujan. Indah luar biasa, gak pernah nemuin sensasi sedamai ini. Nikmat Tuhan mana lagi yg kau dustakan?

Saat hujan adalah saat mustajab dlm berdoa, hari Jumat adalah hari mustajab utk berdoa. Energi doa jutaan orang pada saat hujan di hari Jumat. Imagine that, so powerful!

Pulang jalan kaki dr Monas, padettt.. Katanya persis spt hari Arafah, atau kalo keluar Masjidil Haraam saat peak season. Bedanya, sodara2 setanah air ini sabar2, gak dorong2an, ukuran badan relatif sama (kecuali badanku yg imut). Bayangkan kalo di Mekkah kedorong saudara2 dr Afrika atau Arab bongsor *pengsan*

Tiap mau ngeluh capek, inget sodara2 yg jalan kaki dari Ciamis. Gak jadi deh, mending sumpel aja nih mulut pake arem2….

Makanan dan minuman melimpah ruah di sepanjang jalan. Al Maidah itu artinya hidangan. Kami dikumpulkan krn Al Maidah 51, pun Allah limpahkan al Maidah al Maidah melalui para donatur di sepanjang jalan. Segala Puji dan Syukur hanya untuk Engkau ya Allah.

Yang kumpulin sampah gak berhenti berkeliling, begitupun tim dokter.. Keliling memastikan kalau kami baik2 saja. Hebatnya, mereka anak2 muda yg sukarela dgn wajah cerah ceria. Bangga sekali dgn anak2 muda ini. Makin optimis dgn masa depan muslim Indonesia. Ngga nyangka wanita karir mau aja keliling ngumpulin sampah

Demikian catatan kecil ku krn 411 kmrn ngga bisa ikut dan nyesel, padahal indah banget. Terserah kalo mau bilang riya’, cuma mau berbagi kebahagiaan indahnya berkumpul dgn jutaan saudara sebangsa setanah air sambil mendoakan negeri ini dan memohon ampunan atas segala salah yg kami perbuat.

Alhamdulillah.. One of my best day selama numpang hidup di bumi Allah

Allahu Akbar!!!

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Surat Al Kahf (018)

اللهم انفعنا وارفعنا بالقرآن العظيم.اللهم اجعلنا ممن يقرأ القرآن فيرقى، ولا تجعلنا ممن يقرأ القرآن فيشقى.اللهم اجعلنا لكتابك من التالين، ولك به من العاملين، وبالأعمال قائمين، وبالقسط قائمين، وبالأعمالمخلصين، وعن النار مزحزَحين، وفي الجنان مخلَّدين، وإلى حوض نبيك واردين، وإلى وجهك ناظرين،وعلى الصراط عابرين.

اللهم آمين