[Al-Kahf 18:8] Al-Kahf Challenge (8/20)

“If anyone learns by heart the first 10 Ayat of Surah Al-Kahf,
he will be protected from the Dajjal.”  [Sahih Muslim]
Al-Kahf Challenge is to make the memorization & understanding of the first 10 & the last 10 Ayat of Surah Al-Kahf easy, insya Allah.

To read the series in chronological order, please click the links below:
Pg 1 | Pg 2 | Pg 3 | Pg 4 | Pg 5 | Pg 6 | Pg 7 | Pg 8 | Pg 9 | Pg 10
Pg 11Pg 12Pg 13 | Pg 14Pg 15 | Pg 16 | Pg 17 | Pg 18 Pg 19Pg 20  | Pg 21


And verily! We shall make all that is on it (the earth) a bare dry soil.
[Al-Kahf 18:8]

Al-‘Awfi reported from Ibn ‘Abbas that this Ayah means everything on the earth would be wiped out and destroyed.

This is the conclusion of the previous Ayah – that all of the beauty on earth will turn into nothingness. It is also a warning from Allah s.w.t. about the reality of this world. Therefore, it is not worth attaching ourselves to them for they will all fade away and come to an end. Instead, we should attach ourselves which is lasting – our Akhirah.

In this Ayah, Allah s.w.t. brings us to reality : SubhanAllah, although this Earth is now spread with beautiful adornments, one day they will all be destroyed – our wealth, our properties, our kingdoms and empires. Without a doubt, Allah s.w.t. will destroy them all and the Earth will become barren.

May Allah protect us all from False attachments and attach our hearts to that which is everlasting – ameen.

Extracted from Tafseer Ibn Katheer, Dr Bilal Philips’ lecture & sister Amatul Wadood’s writing.

For the full article, word analysis and mp3 of the Ayah: