A beautiful read, that will boost your Iman. "The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) told us to read Surah Kahf on Fridays, and on some Fridays, you breeze through it. It doesn’t seem to relate. You read it and vaguely remember the stories. You get the big picture, and just like that, you move on. It’s Friday after all. You have plans after work, or are excited for the weekend.
But there will be Fridays where you need Kahf. Because it will hit you.
There is a part in Surah Kahf where Khidr is destroying a boat. Utterly destroying it. Breaking it apart. And this boat belongs to a group of poor individuals. People who are just getting by and need this boat for their livelihood, to fish and to travel, perhaps even to live in it.
Musa AS asks Khidr – why? How on earth does that make sense?
Imagine that you are that poor person, with a boat. And it is destroyed. And you wonder to Allah – why? I am in need of this promotion, this grade, this job, this home, this spouse. I am in need of this dua being answered – and I do not have a silver spoon. How can you destroy my boat Allah? MY BOAT.
Why not destroy the boats of the ungrateful, the boats of those out drinking and partying and not once caring about your existence ya Allah. Why did you destroy my boat, my weak little boat, that carried my dreams. Why is it shattered? Did I not take care of it enough? Did I not worship you enough? Did I not wake up for fajr? Did I not do my fasts?
But the story is that there was an evil King coming – and if the boat was intact, the King would take the boat from these poor people and the people will not have a means of sustenance anymore. But a broken boat – Allah knows that the poor people can fix and once again be okay, and the King would not be interested.
So your boat broke, but Allah knows He will help you fix it. He will help you find a way. But He knows a bigger picture, and something bigger He is protecting you from.
It doesn’t make sense to you right now. You cannot see the evil King, you cannot see what Allah protected you from.
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