Al-Kahf (The Cave)

Chapter Number: 18


110 Verses In This Chapter. Page 2 Of 11

Verse no: 11
Then We sealed up their hearing in the Cave for a number of years.


Verse no: 12
And afterward We raised them up that We might know which of the two parties would best calculate the time that they had tarried.


Verse no: 13
We narrate unto thee their story with truth. Lo! they were young men who believed in their Lord, and We increased them in guidance.


Verse no: 14
And We made firm their hearts when they stood forth and said: Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth. We cry unto no Allah beside Him, for then should we utter an enormity.


Verse no: 15
These, our people, have chosen (other) gods beside Him though they bring no clear warrant (vouchsafed) to them. And who doth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah?


Verse no: 16
And when ye withdraw from them and that which they worship except Allah, then seek refuge in the Cave; your Lord will spread for you of His mercy and will prepare for you a pillow in your plight.


Verse no: 17
And thou mightest have seen the sun when it rose move away from their cave to the right, and when it set go past them on the left, and they were in the cleft thereof. That was (one) of the portents of Allah. He whom Allah guideth, he indeed is led aright, and he whom He sendeth astray, for him thou wilt not find a guiding friend.


Verse no: 18
And thou wouldst have deemed them waking though they were asleep, and We caused them to turn over to the right and the left, and their dog stretching out his paws on the threshold. If thou hadst observed them closely thou hadst assuredly turned away from them in flight, and hadst been filled with awe of them.


Verse no: 19
And in like manner We awakened them that they might question one another. A speaker from among them said: How long have ye tarried? They said: We have tarried a day or some part of a day, (Others) said: Your Lord best knoweth what ye have tarried. Now send one of you with this your silver coin unto the city, and let him see what food is purest there and bring you a supply thereof. Let him be courteous and let no man know of you.


Verse no: 20
For they, if they should come to know of you, will stone you or turn you back to their religion; then ye will never prosper.


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