As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.
Today’s selection is from Surah 18, Al-Kahf or the Cave, verses 18-31. These verses concludes the story of the Companions of the Cave, a group of men who took refuge in a cave to escape persecution for their beliefs. The point of the story is to resolve the disputed issue of life after death but instead people got caught up in debating numbers and years but not the main point of the story. The next section talks about how no one is authorized to change the Word of God and lastly, how the Qur’an invites us to make a choice – believe or disbelieve.