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OVERCOMING TRIALS – THE MESSAGE OF SURAH AL KAHF

By: Shaykh Ahsan Hanif

Source: http://muslimmatters.org

Allah, the Most High, informs us that the Qur’an is meant for reflection and contemplation. Allah states,

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“A Book which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember.” Ṣād, 38:29. 

One of the many reasons we find ourselves disconnected from the Qur’an is due to us losing this ability to ponder and reflect over the greatest of Speech. The Pagan Arabs for all their polytheistic beliefs and enmity to Islam were overwhelmed by the linguistic beauty and poetry of the Qur’an. Indeed, even the most formidable of creations such as the mountains cannot withstand its power.[2]

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