Surah Al Kahf (18) 05/10/2015


With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 18 (AL Kahf)

Pride and arrogance can lead one towards committing shirk

Verse 32  Set forth to them the parable of two men: for one of them We provided two gardens of grape-vines and surrounded them with date palms; in between the two We placed corn-fields.

Verse 34 (Abundant) was the produce this man had : he said to his companion, in the course of a mutual argument: “more wealth have I than you, and more honour and power in (my following of) men.”

Verse 35 He went into his garden in a state (of mind) unjust to his soul: He said, “I deem not that this will ever perish,

Verse 42 So his fruits (and enjoyment) were encompassed (with ruin), and he remained twisting and turning his hands over what he had spent on his property, which had (now) tumbled to pieces to its very foundations, and he could only say, “Woe is me! Would I had never ascribed partners to my Lord and Cherisher!”

When Allah SWT bestows his blessings upon us we should be mindful of the responsibilities that come with those blessings – to use it in a way that is beneficial to humanity and not to become puffed up with pride and arrogance.

Continues tomorrow…