Throughout this book, we examined the revelation of wisdom,
remembrance, and lessons contained in Surat al-Kahf. We explained the
inherent wisdom in its verses, as our Lord commands in: "Remember
Allahâ€™s blessing to you, and the Book and Wisdom He has sent down
to you to admonish you" (Surat al-Baqara, 231).
Every Muslim is responsible for trying to understand and live by the wisdom
revealed in the verses and for telling people about them, as Allah says:
There is instruction in their stories for people of intelligence.
This is not a narration that has been invented, but a confirmation of
all that came before, a clarification of everything, and a guidance and
a mercy for people who believe. (Surah Yusuf, 111)
For every person seeking guidance and wisdom, the book you are holding
in your hands contains very important reflections on devotion, obedience,
submission to destiny, this worldly and temporary life, Allahâ€™s
being beyond time and space, His servants who are blessed by special knowledge,
the end awaiting those who grow arrogant toward Allahâ€™s revelation,
and the blissful future waiting those who believe.
Surat al-Kahf also contains very good news for the believers: the approaching
glorious period of the End Times. If Surat al-Kahf is viewed from this
perspective, it points at the different phases (the beginning, development,
and conclusion) of Islam during the End Times, which culminates in the
rule of Islam and concludes with the arrival of Prophet `Isa (as).
As we understand from many verses, victory and dominion are promised to
believers of depth and wisdom. This is the last phase, and an era in which
the revelations of Surat an-Nur will come true by Allahâ€™s will,
Allah has promised those of you who believe and do right actions that
He will make them successors in the land, just as He made those before
them successors, and will firmly establish for them their religion with
which He is pleased, and give them, in place of their fear, security.
"They worship Me, not associating anything with Me." Any who
do not believe after that, such people are deviators. (Surat an-Nur, 55)