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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The People of the Cave PART 2

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Continuation from previous post...



So as years gone by, they slept their way till 309 years later. During their nap, they've past the time when Prophet Isa A.S (Jesus) was sent down to spread the teaching of Allah.


So, after that one long nap, they woke up and started feeling hungry. Neither of them was aware that they've slept for so many years. They start questioning one another, "how long have we slept"? Some answered maybe a day, and some answered maybe half a day. And finally they agreed to just live it to God saying "only God knows how long we've slept" -but still have no clue that they are already "ancients" by now... And so, like normal people(tho they are not so normal), they've gotten hungry. So, they appointed one of them to go to the town to get food. But he must be careful that no one follows him back or they will all be killed by King Decius. (I forgot who went, I think its Thamlika...please recheck, tried to but couldnt find it..thank you)**


So carefully, he went to town. However, he recognized not anyone nor the place. Its like everything's new to him. (Okay starting this point I'm cutting the story short cz some things are getting kinda blurry, and I prefer to keep it short so they'd be less faults- if there's any...... so, bismillah >.<) . So he went to buy some food but the money he used was unrecognizable. He insisted to use his money but everyone refused to take it. And he was like, "this is the coin used in any King Decius ruling, is he not the King?" And the sales guy didnt know what he was talking about and because of the commotion made, Thamlika** was brought to the King.


Thamlika** then told his whole story to the King about his background and about King Decius and how he made everyone worship him and such. Oh btw, during this time (the current time, 309 years later), the people has began (begun?) worshiping the teachings of Allah widely, this includes the King himself. So, he became inquisitive, to see if Thamlika** was saying the truth or not, the King asked Thamlika to show him his house. So, Thamlika**, with the help of Allah, find his way and directed them to his old house. With full excitement, after seeing the house Thamlika said "Thats my house!".


However, there, a very old man lived in the house. One of the guards who followed Thamlika** asked the man if he knew Thamlika**. He said he doesnt. He said the house has been his from his grandfathers and great great grandfathers. The guards called Thamlika** a liar but he said he can prove that in the house there's a safe which he kept and only he knows where it is. So they all went inside the house and Thamlika** showed them where he hid his safe. And in there, they found the money with King Decius's name on it (or sumthng that indicates King Decius's ruling) . Suddenly the old man cried into tears and said: "Yes, this house was owned by Thamlika**. Thamlika** is my great great grandfather who has escaped from this town with some other men from King Decius ruling to obey Allah's command and preserve their Imaan. I have heard this story and it has been sent down from generations to generations. I just cant believe that I am able to see him now". SubhanAllah


Happy and surprised, the King then asked about his other friends and asked if he could meet them all. Thamlika** told him they are all hiding in the cave. So the King and some followers made their way to the cave. Thamlika** however went into the cave first to tell the story that had happened upon him at the town to his "gang" (lol). They were all so amazed and grateful and happy and everything when they heard it!! And their Imaan got even stronger. :) After telling the whole story, it was like their "mission" on earth has ended. All of them peacefully died instantly at that moment.

The King and others that followed waited long outside the cave, wondering what had happened. Thamlika** never appeared again. So, they went into the cave and saw them all dead (the dog too). Sad and happy tears fell down their cheeks and they prayed to God AlMighty for "this chance" and then build a tomb at the cave as a reminder to the people about Allah's Powers via the 7 sleepers.


The End.


Frankly, if I was there, of course I'd be grateful and feel fortunate and all to see all these things happening before me but I'll be more terrified.. I'll be like.."oh no...is the world about to end.........? The good good people are dead.......Now the remaining ones are people like meeeeeee........... :S .. "

Anyway, in the Quran there's a Surah called Surah AlKahf which tells us about the story. If not mistaken there are some ayats about them in other surahs too but am not very sure about that..sometimes, I browse the Quran like the magazine..i see words but i dun connect them to anything..lol..i noe.. thats pretty bad of me..oh well..i said "sometimes"...cz other times i dun read it at all...looool!! just kidding!! hahaha.. but yeah.. i think i should study it more often..

I'm sleepy... just finished having lunch...i think am gonna take a nap for a bit...

oh btw, am sorry if the story is a bit inaccurate and if my language is worse. Let me noe if there's anything wrong with the story ya! tq . I know there's also a christian and roman version of it too. This is just from a book. And its an islamic book so, I'd say this is the Islamic version of the story....?


Remember Ameera loves you too.. :-* *kisskiss* (LOL)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

good job ameera..!!thx to you skrg ak jdi tau the exact story

anyway,,keep posting


p.s., you're good!!

Abdullah said...

Allah's biggest blessing to mankind is the Quran. It is a book which has answers to every question on how things should be in every single aspect of life and how things will be after life.

When Islam was at its early stage, prophet Mohamed faced fierce resentment from people of quraish. Once they sent someone to kill him, the assassin had the perfect opportunity to kill him when he was sitting in front of the ka'bah reciting the Quran. As the assassin approached him from behind ready to kill him. He suddenly stopped, turned around then went back to the place where the leaders of quraish were gathered waiting for the "good news".

They rushed to him and asked him if he had killed Mohamed.. He said no.. They furiously asked why?!

He said.. I heard him reciting words no human, poet or sorcerer can create!

This to me highlights the fact that even during those days when the spoken Arabic language is fusHa (which is what we learn today in grammar, before the slangs and accents were developed) he found those words amazing! Beyond human! To the extend that he turned back from his duty and got him thinking all the way back!

It clearly shows that the Quran is allah's words! There are stories of many other incidents which proves that no human could create those words.

It is a history book, social studies, maths, astronomy, biology, law, medicine, business, accounting, finance... And much much more... Everything in less than 1000 pages!

It's a miracle!

ameera alzawawy said...

@ Mr.Anonymous : lebayyyyy gila...hahaaha.. thanks ya..*malu* :'P

@Abdullah: thanks for the info. Btw, if you dont mind, can you share the story on how the verses were sent down to the prophet? Thank you. :)

kyo_9 said...

"...can you share the story on how the verses were sent down to the prophet? "

yup, would love to read that too~
;)

p/s wonderful story Ameera! did u wrote down memos when you read that book?? What a memory!

Abdullah said...

I cant think of a better timing to talk about this topic (the quraan) and you will find out why.


1) The quraan was sent from Allah the almighty himself according to the ayah 23 in surah alzumr

الله نزل أحسن الحديث كتابا متشابها مثاني تقشعر منه جلود الذين يخشون ربهم ثم تلين جلودهم وقلوبهم إلى ذكر الله


2) It was revealed to prophet Mohamed via and angel called Jibreel (Gabriel) acoording to the ayah 193 in surah Alshu'ara

نزل به الروح الأمين على قلبك لتكون من المنذرين بلسان عربي مبين


3) It was sent TO prophet Mohamed according to ayah 7 is surah Alimran

هُوَ الَّذِيَ أَنزَلَ عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ مِنْهُ آيَاتٌ مُّحْكَمَاتٌ هُنَّ أُمُّ الْكِتَابِ وَأُخَرُ مُتَشَابِهَاتٌ فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ في قُلُوبِهِمْ زَيْغٌ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ مَا تَشَابَهَ مِنْهُ ابْتِغَاء الْفِتْنَةِ وَابْتِغَاء تَأْوِيلِهِ وَمَا يَعْلَمُ تَأْوِيلَهُ إِلاَّ اللّهُ وَالرَّاسِخُونَ فِي الْعِلْمِ يَقُولُونَ آمَنَّا بِهِ كُلٌّ مِّنْ عِندِ رَبِّنَا وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ إِلاَّ أُوْلُواْ الألْبَابِ


4) It was sent FOR mankind according to the ayah 114 in surah alan'am

أفغير الله أبتغي حكماً وهو الذي أنزل إليكم الكتاب مفصلاً


5) The first ayah was sent during the month of ramadhan according to ayah 286 from surah albaqarah

شهر رمضان الذي انزل فيه القرآن


6) The quraan was revealed on the holy night of lailat alqadr accodring to the first ayah in surah alqadr

انا انزلناه في ليلة القدر

(while is it still a mystery when is the actual date of lailat alqadr, but most scholars say that it falls of the night of the 26th of ramadhan)


7) The first verse was sent down was not from surah alfatihah, but it was the first five verses from surah alfalaq and it goes as follows:

أقرأ باسم ربك الذي خلق . خلق الإنسان من علق . اقرأ وربك الأكرم . الذي علم بالقلم ..علم الإنسان مالم يعلم

These were the first verses of the quraan ever to be revaled.

I hope that we realize now the significance of the upcoming month of Ramadhan s it is the month which allah sent down his biggest blessing to mankind...

THE QURAAN!


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For more information, please refer to the translation of the mentioned ayat for a better understanding in your preferred language.

Abdullah said...

I sincerely apologize for the lack of explanation or details as it is 2 am now after a long day. This is the best i can do at this moment. i hope is beneficial in any way.

Anonymous said...

ameera the modern ustazah from arabia hehehehe

Abdullah said...

As on the story of how and why those verses were sent down to the prophet..

Quraish sent 2 men to the rabbis of the Jews in Medinah on a mission,

"Go and ask them what they know about Mohamed, describe him to the rabbis and tell them his words as they were the people of the first book and they have the knowledge of the prophets which we dont know of"

So they went to the rabbis, after describing the prophet to them and mentioning some of his words and said: "You are the people of the torah, we came to you to tell us about this man"

The rabbis told them: "Ask him about these three things, if he tells you about them, he is a prophet.. of not... then he is a crazy man... Ask him about the men who went in the first age and what happen to them? as it was a strange incident. also, ask him about the man who cruised the world, what was his story? and ask him about the soul... if he answered these then he truly is a prophet and you should follow him... if not, then he is just a crazy man and do whatever you want with him.."

They went back to quraish and told them what was said before they went to the prophet and asked him...

The prophet said: I'll tell you about them tomorrow.

15 days went by and he still did not receive any revelation from god nor he has heard anything from Jibreel.. by then the people of Makkah were beginning to doubt him as a prophet and were talking bad about him which made the prophet very sad.. Sudenly, allah send down those ayat to him with the answers of those questions..

This is a summarized version of the hadeeth, god knows how difficult it was to translate it... i hope its clear enough to be understood..

I also hope this answered your request ameera and kyo_9.

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