Surah Kahf First 10 Verses
Surah Kahf First 10 Verses

Surah Kahf First 10 Verses Benefits And Meaning

In this post, we will take a look at Surah kahf first 10 verses transliteration, translation and benefits.


Surah Kahf First 10 Verses Transliteration

  1. Alhamdu lillaahil lazeee anzala ‘alaa ‘abdihil kitaaba wa lam yaj’al lahoo ‘iwajaa.
  2. Qaiyimal liyunzira ba’asan shadeedam mil ladunhu wa yubashshiral mu’mineenal lazeena ya’maloonas saalihaati anna lahum ajran hasanaa.
  3. Maakiseena feehi abadaa.
  4. Wa yunziral lazeena qaalut takhazal laahu waladaa.
  5. Maa lahum bihee min ‘ilminw wa laa li aabaaa’ihim; kaburat kalimatan takhruju min afwaahihim; iny yaqooloona illaa kazibaa.
  6. Fala’allaka baakhi’un nafsaka ‘alaaa aasaarihim illam yu’minoo bihaazal hadeesi asafaa.
  7. Innaa ja’alnaa ma ‘alal ardi zeenatal lahaa linabluwahum ayyuhum ahsanu ‘amalaa.
  8. Wa innaa la jaa’iloona maa ‘alaihaa sa’eedan juruzaa.
  9. Am hasibta anna Ashaabal Kahfi war Raqeemi kaanoo min Aayaatinaa ‘ajabaa.
  10. Iz awal fityatu ilal Kahfi faqaaloo Rabbanaaa aatinaa mil ladunka rahmatanw wa haiyi’ lanaa min amrinaa rashadaa.
Surah Kahf First 10 Verses
Surah Kahf First 10 Verses

Surah Kahf First 10 Verses Meaning In English

  • 1. Praise be to Allah Who has sent down the Book to His slave, and has not allowed any crookedness therein,
  • 2. a straightforward Book to warn of a severe punishment from Him, and to give glad tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds, that theirs will be a goodly reward,
  • 3. wherein they will abide forever;
  • 4. and to warn those who say: Allah has begotten a son.
  • 5. They have no knowledge of such a thing, nor did their forefathers. Monstrous is the word that comes out of their mouths. What they say is nothing but a lie.
  • 6. Are you [O Prophet] going to destroy yourself with grief over them, because they do not believe in this message?
  • 7. Verily We have made all that is on earth as an adornment for it, in order to test them [humankind] and see which of them are best in conduct.
  • 8. And verily We will reduce all that is on it to a barren wasteland.
  • 9. Do you think that the people of the cave and the inscription were more wondrous than Our other signs?
  • 10. When the young men took refuge in the cave, they said: Our Lord, bestow upon us mercy from Yourself, and guide us through our ordeal.
Surah Kahf First 10 Verses
Surah Kahf First 10 Verses

Tafsir And Benefits Of Surah Kahf First 10 Verses

The Revelation of the Qur’an brings both Good News and a Warning.

Allah praises His Holy Self in the first verse,

All praise is due to Allah, Who has sent down to His servant the Book, and has not placed therein any crookedness.

Allah, praises His Holy Self at the beginning and end of matters, for He is the One to be praised in all circumstances, all praise and thanks be to Him, in the beginning and in the end.


He praises Himself for revealing His Mighty Book to His Noble Messenger Muhammad, which is the greatest blessing that Allah has granted the people of this earth.

Through the Qur’an, He brings them out of the darkness into light. He has made it a Book that is straight, neither distorted nor confusion therein. It clearly guides to a straight path, plain and manifest, giving a warning to the disbelievers and good news to the believers.

This is why Allah says:

and has not placed therein any crookedness. Meaning, there is nothing twisted or confusing about it. But He has made it balanced and straightforward as He said

(He has made it) straight, meaning straightforward, to give warning of a severe punishment from Him,


meaning, to those who oppose His Prophet and disbelieve in His Book, He issues a warning of severe punishment hastened in this world and postponed to the world Hereafter.

(from Him), means, from Allah. For none can punish as He punishes and none is stronger or more reliable than Him.

And to give good news to the believers, means, those who believe in this Qur’an and confirm their faith by righteous actions.


Who do righteous deeds, that they shall have a fair reward, means, a beautiful reward from Allah.

Third verse

They shall abide therein, means, in what Allah rewards them with, and that is Paradise, where they will live forever.

Forever, means, for always, never ending or ceasing to be.

And to warn those who say, “Allah has begotten a child.”

Ibn Ishaq said: “These are the pagan Arabs, who said, We worship the angels who are the daughters of Allah.”

No knowledge have they of such a thing, meaning, this thing that they have fabricated and made up.

Nor had their fathers, meaning, their predecessors.

Allah says:

Mighty is the word that comes out of their mouths, meaning, it has no basis apart from what they say, and they have no evidence for it apart from their own lies and fabrications.

Hence Allah says:

They utter nothing but a lie.

Reason why this Surah Kahf was revealed

Muhammad bin Ishaq mentioned the reason why this Surah was revealed. He said that an old man from among the people of Egypt who came to them some forty-odd years ago told him, from Ikrimah that Ibn Abbas said:

“The Quraysh sent An-Nadr bin Al-Harith and Uqbah bin Abi Mu`it to the Jewish rabbis in Al-Madinah, and told them:`Ask them (the rabbis) about Muhammad, and describe him to them, and tell them what he is saying. They are the people of the first Book, and they have more knowledge of the Prophets than we do.’

So they set out and when they reached Al-Madinah, they asked the Jewish rabbis about the Messenger of Allah.

They described him to them and told them some of what he had said.

They said, `You are the people of the Tawrah and we have come to you so that you can tell us about this companion of ours.’

They (the rabbis) said, `Ask him about three things which we will tell you to ask, and if he answers them then he is a Prophet who has been sent (by Allah); if he does not, then he is saying things that are not true, in which case how you will deal with him will be up to you.

Ask him about some young men in ancient times, what was their story For theirs is a strange and wondrous tale. Ask him about a man who travelled a great deal and reached the east and the west of the earth. What was his story? And ask him about the Ruh (soul or spirit) what is it?

If he tells you about these things, then he is a Prophet, so follow him, but if he does not tell you, then he is a man who is making things up, so deal with him as you see fit.’

So An-Nadr and Uqbah left and came back to the Quraysh, and said:

O people of Quraysh, we have come to you with a decisive solution which will put an end to the problem between you and Muhammad. The Jewish rabbis told us to ask him about some matters,’ and they told the Quraysh what they were.

Then they came to the Messenger of Allah and said, `O Muhammad, tell us,’ and they asked him about the things they had been told to ask.

The Messenger of Allah said,

I will tell you tomorrow about what you have asked me), but he did not say `If Allah wills.’ So they went away, and the Messenger of Allah stayed for fifteen days without any revelation from Allah concerning that, and Jibril, peace be upon him, did not come to him either.

The people of Makkah started to doubt him, and said, `Muhammad promised to tell us the next day, and now fifteen days have gone by and he has not told us anything in response to the questions we asked.

The Messenger of Allah felt sad because of the delay in revelation, and was grieved by what the people of Makkah were saying about him.

Then Jibril came to him from Allah with the Surah about the companions of Al-Kahf, which also contained a rebuke for feeling sad about the idolators. The Surah also told him about the things they had asked him about, the young men and the traveler.

The question about the Ruh was answered in the Ayah;

And they ask you concerning the Ruh (the spirit); say:”The Ruh…”).


Do not feel sorry because the Idolators do not believe. Allah consoles His Messenger for his sorrow over the idolators because they would not believe and keep away from him.

This World is the Place of Trial

Then Allah tells us that He has made this world a temporary abode, adorned with transient beauty, and He made it a place of trial, not a place of settlement. So He says:

Verily, we have made that which is on earth an adornment for it, in order that We may test which of them are best in deeds.

Abu Maslamah narrated from Abu Nadrah from Abu Sa`id that the Messenger of Allah said:

This world is sweet and green, and Allah makes you generations succeeding one another, so He is watching what you will do.

Beware of (the beguilements of) this world and beware of women, for the first affliction that Children of Israel suffered from was that of women.

Then Allah tells us that this world will pass away and come to an end, as He says:

And verily, We shall make all that is on it bare, dry soil, means, `after having adorned it, We will destroy it and make everything on it bare and dry, with no vegetation or any other benefit.

The Story of the People of Al-Kahf

Then Allah tells us about the story of the people of Al-Kahf in brief and general terms, then He explains it in more detail.

He says:

Do you think, O Muhammad that the people of Al-Kahf and Ar-Raqim were a wonder among Our signs!

Meaning, their case was not something amazing compared to Our power and ability, for the creation of the heavens and earth, the alternation of night and day and the subjugation of the sun, moon and heavenly bodies, and other mighty signs indicate the great power of Allah and show that He is able to do whatever He wills.

He is not incapable of doing more amazing things than the story of the people of the Cave.

Muhammad bin Ishaq said: (It means) I have not shown My creatures a proof more amazing than the story of the people of the Al-Kahf and Ar-Raqim.

Al-Kahf refers to a cave in a mountain, which is where the young men sought refuge.

With regard to the word Ar-Raqim, Al-Awfi reported from Ibn Abbas: it is a valley near Aylah.

Then Allah says, (Remember) when the young men fled for refuge to Al-Kahf. They said:

Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way!

Here Allah tells us about those young men who fled from their people for the sake of their religion, fearing persecution.

So they fled taking refuge in the cave of a mountain, where they hid from their people. When they entered the cave, they asked Allah to show mercy and kindness towards them,

Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way.

Benefits Of Reading Surah Kahf

There is a hadith in Sahih Muslim that states that Muhammad said (Concerning The False Messiah, Al-Masih ad-Dajjal):

“He who amongst you would survive to see him should recite over him the opening verses of Sura Kahf”

Sahih Muslim, Book 41, Number 7015

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