The Cave | Surah Al Kahf
Inspired by Surah Al-Kahf
This is a print of an Islamic painting by Saleha
Calligraphy: Surah Al-Kahf (The Cave)
The Cave: a place of solitude, reflection, and protection.
In Surah Al-Kahf, Allah teaches us important lessons by way of stories of peoples of the past, each imparting divine wisdom.
The youth of the cave fled persecution from a tyrannical ruler and sought Allah’s protection. They were preserved in sleep for 309 years as a sign to their people. Allah protects the righteous who believe in Him, no matter how difficult their situation.
The Prophet (PBUH) warned that the greatest trial to face his ummah will be that of the Antichrist. The central theme of the surah is one of trials: faith, money, knowledge and power. These are the same tests which will be present in the time of the Dajjal. His fitna will touch every city, except for the holy lands of Makkah and Medina.
The Prophet PBUH said “Whoever commits ten verses from the beginning of Surah al-Kahf will be protected from the Dajjal.” Allah will protect you when you turn to Him.