he lives of the Prophets, their calls to their nations, and their actual practicesas related to us in the Qur’an are examples for the believers to follow.Furthermore, the Qur'an contains signs for the future and some mysteriesupon which the believers must reflect. Such is the case with Surat al-Kahf, one of itssuras.Prophet Muhammad (saas) and many Muslim scholars have pointed out Surat al-Kahf for this reason. The Qur'an's account of the Companions of the Cave (Ashab al-Kahf) and Ar-Raqim, Prophet Musa's (as) experiences with Khidhr (as) (the person ofknowledge), and the account of Dhu'l-Qarnayn (as) contain many secrets andexpressions hinting at the End Times. Many prophetic hadiths connect Surat al-Kahfwith the End Times. In one of them, our Prophet (saas) said: “Whoever enters his (theDajjal's) Hell, let him seek refuge with Allah and recite the opening verse of Surat al-Kahf, and it will become cool and peaceful for him, as the fire became cool andpeaceful for Abraham.” (
)Surat al-Kahf contains the signs required for the believers' defense and fightagainst the Dajjal and the irreligious movements bringing so much evil to humanity,which he wants to spread around the world, as well as many lessons from which theMuslims can learn. Our Prophet's (saas) recommendation to memorize and read thissura attentively is a clear indication of this. The purpose of this book is to make readers ponder and meditate upon Surat al-Kahf, which contains very important signs for today, in order to gain insight intothese secrets and to abide by the Prophets' (saas) advice. Attentive readers will seethat this sura bears the signs of the End Times, a time near the Hour, during which thepractices of systems of unbelief and falsehood become widespread and Allah sendsforth the truth to destroy them.By Allah's will, this time is very near, so much so that it has become crucial forpeople to reflect upon this matter. Thus, Muslims must ponder Surat al-Kahf carefully,bear its verses in mind, and analyze each verse in light of the Qur'an's other verses.
The author, who writes under the pen-name Harun Yahya, was bornin Ankara in 1956. He studied arts at Istanbul's Mimar SinanUniversity, and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s,the author has published many books on political, faith-related andscientific issues. Greatly appreciated all around the world, theseworks have been instrumental in helping many to return their faithin Allah, and, in many others, to gain a deeper insight into theirfaith. Harun Yahya's books appeal to all kinds of readers, regardless of their age, race, ornationality, for they focus on one objective: to broaden the reader's perspective byencouraging him or her to think about a number of critical issues, such as the existence ofAllah and His unity, and to live by the values He prescribed for them.