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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