018 - Soorah al-Kahf - (The Cave) - [Makkee]

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[018:005] No knowledge have they of such a thing, nor had their fathers. Mighty is the word that comes out of their mouths (i.e. He begot sons and daughters). They utter nothing but a lie.

 

[018:006] Perhaps you would kill yourself (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) in grief, over their footsteps (for their turning away from you), because they believe not in this narration (the Qur'‚n).

 

[018:007] Verily, We have made that which is on earth as an adornment for it, in order that We may test them (mankind) as to which of them are best in deeds [i.e. those who do good deeds in the most perfect manner, that means to do them (deeds) totally for All‚h's sake and in accordance with the legal ways of the Prophet ].

 

[018:008] And verily, We shall make all that is on it (the earth) a bare dry soil (without any vegetation or trees).

 

[018:009] Do you think that the people of the Cave and the Inscription (the news or the names of the people of the Cave) were a wonder among Our Signs?

 

[018:010] (Remember) when the young men fled for refuge (from their disbelieving folk) to the Cave. They said: "Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way!"

 

[018:011] Therefore, We covered up their (sense of) hearing (causing them to go in deep sleep) in the Cave for a number of years.

 

[018:012] Then We raised them up (from their sleep), that We might test which of the two parties was best at calculating the time period that they had tarried.

 

[018:013] We narrate to you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) their story with truth: Truly, they were young men who believed in their Lord (All‚h), and We increased them in guidance.

 

[018:014] And We made their hearts firm and strong (with the light of faith in All‚h and bestowed upon them patience to bear the separation of their kith and kin and dwellings) when they stood up and said: "Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, never shall we call upon any il‚h (god) other than Him; if we did, we should indeed have uttered an enormity in disbelief.

 

[018:015] "These our people have taken for worship ‚lihah (gods) other than Him (All‚h). Why do they not bring for them a clear authority? And who does more wrong than he who invents a lie against All‚h.

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(V.18:5) See the footnote of (V.2:116).

 

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