Surah al-Kahf (Chapter
of the Cave) comes midway through the Quran, and covers four historical events
and two parables. Many ahadith
encourage the memorization and recitation of this surah, either in whole or part, on Fridays as protection against the
Dajjal (Anti-Christ). It is essential to understand this surah and to implement the antidote
provided therein. It includes a brief note on the phenomenon of the Dajjal based on authentic ahadith.
Based on a seminar paper presented by Khurram Murad in the
1980s, this concise presentation clarifies the dynamic ideas portrayed in the
majestic Quran through an examination of Surah
al-Kahf. Abdur Rashid Siddiqui edited the text and completed those sections
that were not in the original paper. The authors have concentrated on the
message that the Quran expounds from various episodes narrated in this surah.