The Dua of the people of the Cave

Dua of the people of the Cave

This is the Dua made by the young men who withdrew from their people into a Cave to protect their belief in Allah. The Dua is an inspiration from Allah Himself to the young men, who were in a state of distress  with no where to turn to because they were being persecuted for their belief in Allah. Allah (swt) in His Mercy responded to them by guiding them to a Cave where He made them to fall into a slumber for many years after which He rose them up again into another generation with believing people as a sign for them all and generations to come.

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The story of the Brith of Jesus, Isa(as), beautifully related in the Quran.

 Who is better to tell us about His Creation other than the Creator?

And mention in the Book (the Qur’ân, O Muhammad SAW , the story of) Maryam (Mary), when she withdrew in seclusion from her family to a place facing east.

She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our Ruh [angel Jibril (Gabriel)], and he appeared before her in the form of a man in all respects.

She said: “Verily! I seek refuge with the Most Gracious (Allâh) from you, if you do fear Allâh.”

(The angel) said: “I am only a messenger from your Lord, (to announce) to you the gift of a righteous son.”

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The Jinn believed and testified

Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): “It has been revealed to me that a group (from three to ten in number) of Jinn listened (to this Qur’an). They said: ‘Verily, we have heard a wonderful Recitation (this Qur’an)! ‘It guides to the Right Path, and we have believed therein, and we shall never join (in worship) anything with our Lord (Allah). ‘And He, exalted be the Majesty of our Lord, has taken neither a wife nor a son (or offspring or children). (Al-Jinn Q72:1-3)

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Though too late, Pharaoh bear witness when reality struck..

And We took the Children of Israel across the sea, and Fir’aun (Pharaoh) with his hosts followed them in oppression and enmity, till when drowning overtook him, he said: “I believe that none has the right to be worshipped but He (Allah) in Whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am one of the Muslims (those who submit to Allah’s Will).”

Now (you believe) while you refused to believe before and you were one of the Mufsidun (evil-doers, the corrupters).

So this day We shall deliver your (dead) body (out from the sea) that you may be a sign to those who come after you! And verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.).

(Yunus Q10:90-92)

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Moses believed and submitted…

And when musa (Moses) came at the time and place appointed by Us, and his Lord (Allah) spoke to him; he said: “O my Lord! Show me (Yourself), that I may look upon You.” Allah said: “You cannot see Me, but look upon the mountain; if it stands still in its place then you shall see Me.” So when his Lord appeared to the mountain , He made it collapse to dust, and musa (Moses) fell down unconscious. Then when he recovered his senses he said: “Glory be to You, I turn to You in repentance and I am the first of the believers.
(Al-Araf Q7:143)

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Sincerity

And whosoever submits his face (himself) to Allah, while he is a Muhsin (good-doer i.e. performs good deeds totally for Allah’s sake without any show off or to gain praise or fame and does them in accordance with the Sunnah of Allah’s Messenger Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold [La ilaha illallah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah)]. And to Allah return all matters for decision. (Luqman Q31:22)

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The Moon and Sun Letters (حُرُوفُ القَمَرٍِيَّة و الشَّمسِيَّة)

The Arabic letter is divided into two equal groups namely Moon letters – (حُرُوفُ الْقَمَرِِيَّة)and Sun letters – (حُرُوفُ الشَّمْسِيَّة) shown as follows:

Moon letters – Huruf Qamariyyah

(حُرُوفُ القَمَرِيَّة)

Sun letters – Huruf Shamsiyyah

(حُرُوفُ الشَّمْسِيَّة)

أ ت
ب ث
ج د
ح ذ
خ ر
ع ز
غ س
ف ش
ق ص
ك ض
م ط
ه ظ
و ن
ى ل

The Definite Article – Laam Taarif(لاَم التَّعرِيف)

Laam Taarif(لاَم التَّعْرِيف) is a definite article in Arabic [ٱل] that translates to “The” in English. Previously, in the discussion of the connecting hamzah – hamzatul wasl [ٱ], we understood that the hamzatul wasl [ٱ] in laam Taarif [ٱل] is always read with fathah [َ] at the beginning of an ayah or after a stop. But in all cases in the middle of an ayah hamzatul wasl [ٱ] is dropped.

Another layer to this rule in Tajweed is what we do when laam Taarif [ٱل] if followed by a noun that starts with a moon or sun letter. This means that the writing and reading of laam Taarif [ٱل] depends on if the word it is attached to is a moon or sun letter.

Clear Moon – Idhaar Qamariy(إِظْْهَار قَمَرِيّ)

When laam Taarif [ٱلْ] is followed by a noun that starts with any of the 14 Moon letters – Huruf Qamariyyah(حُرُوفُ الْقَمَرٍِيَّة), the [ل] in laam Taarif [ٱل] is clearly written with a sukoon and clearly read with the sukoon both at the beginning of an ayah and after a stop as well as in the middle of an ayah. The rule of the connecting hamzah – hamzatul wasl [ٱ] equally applies at the same time as explained above. In Tajweed rule the [ل ] in this case is called Clear Laam- Laam Qamariy(لاَمِْ قَمَرِيّ) and the rule is called Clear Moon – Idhaar Qamariy (إِظْهَار قَمَرِيّ).

Example 1:

Clear Laam- Laam Qamariy

(لاَمِْ قَمَرِيّ)

in the noun beginning an ayah

or after a stop.

Read as

ٱلْحَمْدُ اَلْحَمْدُ
ٱلْكِتَابُ اَلْكِتَابُ
ٱلْأَرْضِ اَلْأَرْضِ
ٱلْعَظِيمُ اَلْعَظِيمُ

Example 2:

Clear Laam- Laam Qamariy

(لاَمِْ قَمَرِيّ)

in the noun in the middle of an ayah

hamzatul wasl [ٱ] is dropped and

Read as

وَٱلْحَمْدُ وَلْحَمْدُ
وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِٱلْمُهْتَدِينَ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بلْمُهْتَدِينَ
خَلَقَ ٱلْمَوْتَ خَلَقَ لْمَوْتَ
فَلَا تُطِعِ ٱلْمُكَذِّبِينَ فَلَا تُطِعِلْمُكَذِّبِينَ

Merged Sun – Idghaam Shamsiy(إِدْغَام شَّمْسِيَّ)

When laam Taarif [ٱل] is followed by a noun that starts with any of the 14 Sun letters – Huruf Shamsiyyah(الشَّمْسِيّة حُرُوف), The [ل] in laam Taarif [ٱل] does not carry a sukoon [ْ] in this case the Sun letter – Huruf Shamsiyyah after the [ل] carries a shaddah [ّ] which shows that merging- idghaam has occurred. Merging- idghaam occurs when two letters merge into one, the letter that the two merges into then carries a shaddah [ّ]. In other words, you drop the [ل] in pronunciation and double the letter after it.This rule applies both at the beginning of an ayah and after a stop as well as in the middle of an ayah. The rule of the connecting hamzah – hamzatul wasl [ٱ] equally applies at the same time as explained above. In Tajweed rule, the [ل] in this case is called Merged Laam- Laam Shamsiy(لاَمْ شَّمْسِيَّ) and the rule is called Merged Sun – Idghaam Shamsiy(إِدْغَام شَّمْسِيَّ)

Example 1:

Merged Laam- Laam Shamsiy

(لاَمْ شّمْسِيَّ)

in the noun beginning an ayah

or after a stop

Laam -[ل]is dropped

and read as

ٱلتَّوَّابُ اَتَّوَّابُ
ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ اَسَّمَاوَاتِ
ٱلزَّيْتُونِ اَزَّيْتُونِ
ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ اَرَّحْمَـٰنِ

Example 2:

Merged Laam- Laam Shamsiy

(لاَمْ شّمْسِيَّ)

in the noun in the middle of an ayah

Laam [ل] and hamzatul wasl [ٱ]

is dropped and Read as

لَمِنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ لَمِنَصَّـٰلِحِينَ
مِنَ ٱلظََّـٰلِمِينَ مِنَظََّـٰلِمِينَ
لَكُمُ ٱلشَّمْسَ لَكُمُشَّمْسَ
مِنَ ٱلرَِِّجَالِ مِنَرَِِّجَالِ

Posts in the series....

  1. The Moon and Sun Letters (حُرُوفُ القَمَرٍِيَّة و الشَّمسِيَّة)
  2. Hamzatul Wasl – Connecting Hamzah [ ٱ ]
  3. Tafkheem and Tarqeeq
  4. Prostration of Recitation
  5. Saying the Name of Allah (Al-Basmalah)
  6. Seeking refuge with Allah (Al-Istiaadha)
  7. Sifaat associated with each of the Arabic letters.
  8. Explanation of the Sifaat (Characteritistic) of the Arabic letters
  9. Sifaat – Characteristics of the Arabic letters
  10. Exact point of articulation of the Arabic letters
  11. The 17 Specific Makhraj
  12. The five points of articulation
  13. Tajweed - Introduction
  14. Tajweed ul Quran, So far so good
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