Saturday, 3 August 2013

The Fabulous Seven!

Assalam o Alaikum (May Peace Be With You All)! :) 

After 'The Famous Five' and 'The Fabulous Five' series you've read, I am bringing you a very motivational and inspirational story of 'The Fabulous Seven (And Their Dog)'!

Once, before the times of Muhammad(PBUH), there used to live seven sturdy youngsters.They Followed the Prophet of the time, Eesa (Alaihis Salaam) and managed to survive with dignity in the era ruled by the filthy king of Damascus (Syria/Shaam).The king forced the people to accept him as god instead of Allah and all he did was to expose his kingdom and the society to filth and immoral relations between people.The society was engulfed by all kinds of immoralities.Furthermore, the king forced the people to bow below him (do sujood) and hence obey all of his orders, no matter shirk or whatever!

In those dark times, the Fabulous Seven refused to obey any sort of orders that contradicted with the teachings of the Prophet (AS).They watched out for their dignities and didn't get involved in any of the deeds which were morally degraded or caused them lose their Hayah.

When the society was overwhelmed by Fitnah and there was left no true follower of Allah and Prophet (AS) , The Fabulous Seven thought of an idea they had to act upon in order to save their Eeman.The seven thought of living in a cave, away from the diseased society and worship Allah more easily.So, they were soon on their way.While moving to the cave, they came across a dog on their way, whom they tried to get rid of but it wouldn't go!Then, the seven decided to take the dog a long with them.The eight finally reached the cave.

Tired from the journey, they went to sleep in the cave.They slept and slept and slept until centuries passed! And when they woke up, they asked each other:
"How long have we slept? Probably one entire day or one and a half day."
But they didn't know, they had slept for 309 lunar years! Entire 3 centuries!

They went out of the cave to the market to get some bread and butter for themselves when they found all the men in the market surprised at them! The people were surprised to see the currency they had, their eyes pooped out seeing the currency 3 centuries old.That was the time when they realized how long they had slept.They remembered everything and thanked their Lord;Allah!But to their fortune, this new era was ruled by a pious king! They went to him, told him their story and he favoured them.They were respected and adored by everyone.The fabulous Seven lived for two months further and died.

These were the Ashaab e Kahf.And, the Surah Al Kahf, that is advised to recite every Friday, tells the story of these FABULOUS SEVEN! :)


• We live in the time when our beloved ones and role models are the media persons and those who are not worth it.Why not have some lofty ideals like the Fabulous Seven! Ain't it amazing, how they made an effort to come closer to Allah and Allah helped them through tough times? We live in a time of Fitnaat, let's make the Pious Seven, our role models and learn from their lives inshaAllah.So that we make Allah our friend and He makes us His! :)

• Let's all make an effort to recite Surah Al kahf every Friday to gain the countless blessings of it!

Abu Darda' ( May Allah be pleased with him), narrated that the Holy Prophet said,

 "One who memorized the first ten verses of Suratul Kahf will be secure against the Dajjal (Anti-Christ) . Another version says: "One who commits to his memory the last 10 verses of this surah will remain immune from the Dajjal."