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Friday, October 21, 2011

Virtues of reciting Surat Al Kahf (The Cave) on Friday

Surat al-Kahf "The Cave" is the 18th surah of the Qur'an with 110 ayat. It is a Meccan sura.


People of the Cave

Verses 9 - 26 of the chapter tell the story of the People of the cave (Ashabu Al-Kahf). Some number of young monotheistic men lived in a time where they were persecuted. They fled the city together, and took refuge in a cave where they fell asleep. God caused them to remain sleeping for 300 solar years, or 309 lunar years, and when they woke the surrounding area had become monotheistic as well.

The story of the rich and the poor

In verses 32 - 44 the surah discusses a Parable of two men, who one of them had been given blessings from God and the other was poor. The rich one wronged his soul and started showing off with his wealth and noble lineage.

And he had fruit, so he said to his companion while he was conversing with him, "I am greater than you in wealth and mightier in [numbers of] men."
At the end of the parable God destroys what he had given the man.
Moses and Al-Khidr
The third main story within the chapter (verses 60 - 82) is that of Moses traveling to gain
knowledge from another servant of God who is never mentioned by name, but according to the tafsir of ibn Kathir is called Al Khidr.
Finally, the surah mentions in verses 83 - 98 a man who traveled a great deal and reached the
east and the west of the earth - namely, Dhul Qarnayn.
Virtues of reciting Surat Al Kahf on Friday

1.The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘Whoever recited Surah al Kahf in the same manner in which it was revealed, it will serve for him as a light on the Day of Judgement, from his domicile to Makkah. And whoever recited the last ten verses, and it happens that the Dajjal should appear after that, Dajjal will not be empowered over him’. [Mustadrak al-Hakim]

2.Abu’d-Darda’ reported that the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, “Anyone who memorises ten ayats from the beginning of Surat al-Kahf (Ch.18) will be protected from the Dajjal."

3.The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘Whoever recited Surah al Kahf on a Friday, Allah will kindle for him abundant light to brightly illuminate the period between the two Fridays (the Friday on which the recitation was made and the next Friday)’

if you would like to listen to the reciting of Surat Al Kahf and read its translation, please see the published video on our facebook account

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday Debate!

What do you think of the variety of cultures living in one society?

Participate in the Wednesday debate and post your opinion on our Facebook account. Be heard!

Friday, October 14, 2011

ADFF Family Day

Hello everybody... Come along on Saturday (October 15, 2011) to 'on location' at Marina Mall (outside Paris Gallery) for Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) Family Day.

Family Day helps children
explore cinema and the creative process. Kids can have fun painting a giant mural with Abu Dhabi-based artist
Jennifer Simon, meet magicians and entertainers,
experiment with green-screen technology – and enjoy fantastic films!
See attached flyer for further details or log on to

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A new website!

Salam Alaikom!

I hope everyone is doing great :)

I would like all of you to visit UAE Caravan new website ( ), where you can see and read a lot about the UAE and find more information about this beautiful country, its people, culture, heritage, etc.

It still needs some work, but you are always welcome and I promise you'll like it.

I would like to see your comments and feedback please.

Best Regards,


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Welcome my new baby!!

Salam Alaikom all,

I hope you are all doing well!

three weeks ago, my family and I welcomed my new baby girl to the world. We named her "Kadi" which means a scented flower.

I wanted to share this beautiful moment with all of you as soon as my baby arrived, but I really couldn't and unfortunately I got the baby blues, but "Alhamdu lillah" I feel so much better now.

I am still working on the surprise I told you all about it before and I think you are goingh to love it *_* so, just bare with me please.

Have a great night all

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's been a LONG time !!!

Salam Alaikom everybody,

I have been away for a while, but I am working on a big surprise for "UAE Caravan" lovers and followers.

I hope you will all like it once it's ready.

May Allah bless us all,


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ramadan Iftar

Salam Alaikom all...Hope everyone is enjoying Ramadan atmosphere! It's beautiful, isn't it?

Did you ever wonder how do we (Muslims) fast during the Holy month of Ramadan?
I'll tell you how in case you still don't know.

First of all, it is worth mentioning that Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset.

Muslims break their fast at Maghrib (sunset) prayer time with a meal named "Iftar".

When we hear the Maghrib prayer we usually say a prayer first (Dua'a) then break our fast by drinking a glass of Laban (Yoghurt based drink) and dates.

After that, we perform Maghrib prayer then go back to eat the Iftar meal, whick contains a number of delicious dishes.
The amazing thing about Ramadan is that the whole family (Grandparents, Parents, Children, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, etc.) gather and enjoy the holy time together. What is more amazing than having Iftar with the whole family?
Ramadan is a time that brings family members together and closer than any other time.
Personally I enjoy cooking with my cousins and relatives. Each one of us decides what is she going to cook for Iftar. One says she'll cook the main dish, the other chooses the sweets and we help each other in every thing.
Not only women share these moments, but also men. For example, we always ask my elder brother to go and buy what we need in the kitchen, while my uncle helps us in exchanging dishes with neighbours and friends. It is such an amazing thing.
One of the most DELICIOUS, FAMOUS and BASIC dishes in the UAE and the Arabian Gulf region is "Harees". It is nearly a "must" during the Holy month of Ramadan.

One other amazing dish that I love so much is "Thareed", which is a mixture of very delicate home made bread, which is named "Khobz Regag" with a mix of vegetables and meat or chicken broth.

"Lugaymat" is another dish that is essential during Ramadan. It is part of the sweets or desserts. It tastes really good especially if you eat it while drinking Arabian Coffee.

After praying and eating, a cup of Arabian coffee or tea would be perfect. You just sit, relax and enjoy drinking it.

Normally, two or more "Dallah (s)" of coffee and tea are prepared before or right after Iftar.

You can also indulge yourself with fruits, sweets or many kinds of different fruits. But put in mind that we don't eat much in order to maintain our health. Eating a little bit of everything is
a very good and healthy thing to do.
We should always remember that fasting is intended to teach Muslims about patience, humility and spirituality. It is time for Muslims to fast for the sake of Allah and to offer more prayer.
I will post more information about the Holy month of Ramadan, but please do ask me if you have any questions or would like to know more about a particular issue.