Tafseer 2


Amazing 14 Week Online Course on Tafsir Surah Al-Kahf

Taught by Sh Assim AlHakeem

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: Whoever reads Suratul Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.

Why has this chapter been given so much prominence? Uncover the many treasures of this glorious chapter as Shaikh Assim Al-Hakeem provides a detailed explanation of its verses and the beautiful lessons we can learn from its stories.

Cost: This is course is for only $225 USD


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22 high quality videos to download or stream online

7 Live Interactive sessions with Sh Assim Al-Hakeem using Blackboard Collaborate the leading e-Learning online platform

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Online Multiple Choice Tests & Final Examination

Student Forum for collaboration of study notes and questions for the Shaikh to answer.

Authentic knowledge taught by leading Duaat in today’s context and in a manner which is easy to follow

Earn 3 Semester Credit Hours counted towards the KIU BA Degree in Islamic Studies


Cost: This is course is only for $225 USD

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More detailed information on the course and the content covered is provided below:

Module Information

Name of ClassTafseer 2
Credit Hours3 Hours
Class DescriptionThis class focuses on the exegesis (Tafseer) of Surah Kahf focusing primarily on the exegesis compiled by Ibn Katheer. 
Instructor NameSh Assim Al-Hakeem
Required TextTafsir Ibn Kathir – Chapter on Surah Al Kahf


  • To worship Allah
  • To inculcate within the students love for the Qur`aan
  • To appreciate the importance of this chapter
  • To acquaint students with the wisdoms, lessons and Islamic rulings found within this chapter
  • To understand the plentiful virtues specific to this chapter.
  • To demonstrate how applicable lessons can be derived from the verses of the Qur`aan.
  • To appreciate the comprehensive nature and magnitude of the Qur`aan.
  • To provide a feeling for the importance of tafseer as an Islamic discipline.

Topics Covered


  • The Virtues of reciting Surah Al Kahf every Friday
  • The virtues of memorizing the first 10 verses of this chapter

Tafsir of verse 01 – 06

  • The difference between praising and thanking
  • Righteous deeds
  • Warning against those who attribute offspring to Almighty Allah.
  • The prophet’s efforts to bring the people from darkness towards light.

Tafsir of verse 06 – 10

  • The most hardest time faced by the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam
  • Types of guidance
  • The world, its calamities and blessings are to test mankind
  • Who were among you best in deeds ?
  • Khawarij and their lengthy prayers
  • Beware of world and beware of women
  • The first trial of the children of Israel
  • People of the cave and the inscription are a wonder among His signs?

Tafsir of verse 10 – 12

  • The great qualities of the young men who were faced with temptations
  • The seven types of people who will be blessed with get shade on the day of judgment
  • The three types of people to whom Allah will not speak on the day of Judgment.
  • Steadfastness in religion
  • Sleep, a blessing from Allah
  • The sense of sight and hearing – which one is more important

Tafsir of verse 13-17

  • Components of a true story
  • The role of youngsters and elders in Islam
  • The creed of Ahlus sunnah wal jama’ah
  • Importance of taking an initiative towards righteousness
  • The religion of the men of the cave
  • Instances wherein one should migrate
  • The greater lie concerning Allah
  • The importance of staying away from individuals who engage in sin

Tafsir of verse 117-20  

  • The probable position and location of the cave
  • Defining guidance.
  • Angels don’t enter a house where there is dog, picture, or a drawing of a living being
  • The duration of the stay of the people of Kahaf in the cave
  • Stoning to death was a penalty used in history

Tafsir of verse 21-24

  • The people of the cave are a sign for those who ponder
  • The different narrations mentioned in the books of Tafsir about the people of cave
  • The worst are those who take the graves of their prophets as their place of worship
  • The history of statue worship
  • Building a Masjid over a grave
  • The Grave of Daniel and the ruling of Umar ibn al Khattab (R.A) regarding it
  • Predicting the unseen is condemned by Allah
  • Different kinds of argumentation
  • Importance of saying Insha’allah.

Tafsir of verse 24-28

  • The total number of men in the cave
  • Types of wilaayah (protection)
  • The ruling on going to fortune teller
  • Seeking assistance from Allah alone

Tafsir of verse 28-32

  • Proof of Allah having a face which is unlike any creations
  • Several punishments of hellfire prepared for the disbelievers
  • Some blessings of paradise prepared for believers
  • Example of arrogant people and righteous people

Tafsir of verse 32-44

  • The deception of wealth and how it can destruct
  • The mentioning of the two gardens in the chapter of the cave
  • Advising disbelievers about Allah
  • Importance of saying Masha’allah la hawla wa la quwwata illah
  • Sources of destruction.

Tafsir of verse 44-47

  • Meaning of the word Al Wilayah based on its two types of recitation
  • A parable of this life
  • Wealth and children are an adornment of the life of this world – explanation
  • Virtues of the remembrances of Allah (ath Thikr)

Tafsir of verse 47-49

  • The Day of resurrection
  • The Book of Deeds
  • The Scale’s that will be established on the Day of resurrection

Tafsir of verse 50-53

  • The Angels prostration to Aadam
  • The Prophet Aadam
  • The offspring of Shaytaan
  • Awliyaa
  • Speaking about the origin of the heavens and the earth
  • Allah’s challenge to the disbelievers to call unto their lords other than Allah

Tafsir of verse 53-57

  • An explanation of this world and the hereafter
  • Role of the Messengers and the Prophets of Allah
  • Characteristics of disbelievers

Tafsir of verse 58-64

  • The infinite Mercy of Allah upon His slaves.
  • Allah’s wisdom in delaying the punishment for the disbelievers
  • The story of Musa (A.S) and Al Khidr

Tafsir of verse 65-75

  • The story of Musa (A.S) and Al Khidr continues
  • Types of patience
  • Etiquettes of learning
  • The death penalty

Tafsir of verse 76-82

  • The story of Musa (A.S) and Al Khidr continues
  • Islam came to establish all that is good and to remove all evil
  • Affairs of a believer – during a blessed time and during a calamity
  • Definition of Orphan

Tafsir of verse 82-87

  • The status of Al Khidr
  • The story of Dhul Qarnayn

Tafsir of verse 88-97

  • The best reward for the people of paradise
  • Status of Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj

Tafsir of verse 98-100

  • Attributes of righteous people
  • The day Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj will emerge from their place
  • The duties of the different angels
  • The Day of Judgment

Tafsir of verse 101-105

  • The state of believers and non believers on the Day of Judgment
  • The four characteristics of successful people
  • Severity of punishment for innovators

Tafsir of verse 105 – 107

  • The characteristics of the losers
  • Description of the scale which will be established on the Day of Judgment
  • The good deeds of the disbelievers
  • The reward of the believers

Tafsir of verse 108-110

  • Death on the Day of judgment
  • Conditions of righteous deeds to be accepted by Allah
  • Summary of the important lessons learnt in this chapter
  • How the recitation of this chapter safeguards the reciter from Dajjal