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Lessons from the Cave: Part 4: Verses 18-21


In the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

In the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

Prologue   Part 1    Part 2    Part 3

Welcome to Lessons from the Cave: Part 4.  We had a pretty long lesson last time, but hopefully inshaAllah you are starting to reap some benefits in learning basics of how Arabic works, and starting to recognize words in your reading of Qur’an.  We’re hoping to make more advances today, but not too heavy on anything new.

We’ll also be reaching the conclusion of the main part of the story of the youth of the Cave, with some mention of them later on.

As a reminder, we wanted to learn the verb “to worship” last time and word “Master (Lord).”

Lesson 4 : Surah Al-Kahf (The Cave) Chapter 18: verses 18-21

“Thou wouldst have deemed them awake, whilst they were asleep, and We turned them on their right and on their left sides: their dog stretching forth his two fore-legs on the threshold: if thou hadst come up on to them, thou wouldst have certainly turned back from them in flight, and wouldst certainly have been filled with terror of them.” (18:18)

Continue reading Lessons from the Cave: Part 4: Verses 18-21

Lessons from the Cave Part 3: Verses 14-17


In the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

With the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

Prologue   Part 1  Part 2

Welcome to Lessons from the Cave Part 3.  Last time, we studied an important rule of Arabic: possession.  Knowing this rule (for ease, the italics in some of the words below indicate where the rule is being used) and the few verbs we have so far, we will continue to elevate our understanding – test yourself weekly with the “CHALLENGE” phrases.

However, to get the most from this series, make sure to LISTEN to the recitation of the verses being mentioned,  preferably verse by verse.  A good site to listen in this manner is linked here.  For the beginner, change the reciter to “Abdul Baasit.”

Explanation in transliteration are for ease, however, to get the most out of this, please follow the explanation with the Arabic in the verse.

Continue reading Lessons from the Cave Part 3: Verses 14-17

Lessons from the Cave Part 2: Verses 9-13


In the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

With the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

Prologue  Part 1

Welcome to Lessons from the Cave: Part 2.  For the next 4 weeks inshaAllah we will be reading the story of the youth that took refuge in the cave away from their people.

If you followed along from last time, the 1 verb we wanted to commit to memory was “to say”, and we will see why today.  It would also be a good idea to quickly review the words we went over last time to refresh your memory so that we can build our vocabulary.

Lesson 2 : Surah Al-Kahf (The Cave) Chapter 18: verses 9-13

“Or dost thou reflect that the Companions of the Cave and of the Inscription were wonders among Our Signs?” (18:9)

Continue reading Lessons from the Cave Part 2: Verses 9-13

Lessons from the Cave Part 1: Verses 1-8


In the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

With the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

Prologue

Welcome to the first part of the series “Lessons from the Cave” – which intends to be a brief study of common Arabic words we can learn and memorize in preparation for Ramadan.  The chapter we will be studying is Surah Al-Kahf, and the series will be updated every week to coincide with reading Surah Al-Kahf every Friday inshaAllah.

By the blessing of Allah, this series is accessible to anyone at any level of relationship with Qur’an in the following ways: Continue reading Lessons from the Cave Part 1: Verses 1-8