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.
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)
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