Women will definitely love this topic, right? ;)
Just watched a short (only 3 minutes) yet interesting video by Mufti Menk regarding Ashabul Kahfi. I will put here a paragraph of the related issue regarding the secret of staying young. This is Mufti Menk's commentary on the 17th verse of surah al Kahfi, which means:
And [had you been present], you would see the sun when it rose, inclining away from their cave on the right, and when it set, passing away from them on the left, while they were [laying] within an open space thereof. That was from the signs of Allah . He whom Allah guides is the [rightly] guided, but he whom He leaves astray - never will you find for him a protecting guide.
Mufti Menk said: "When they (Ashabul Kahfi) got up so many years later, they have not aged at all, because the cave was cool and the sunlight did not even touch them. It is now proven that ageing is caused by the sun. Allahu akbar."
Alhamdulillah I am not in the situation where I need to be touched by the sunlight for a long period of time. :) But still, I can feel the heat from the blazing and scorching sun though I am inside my house. How great it is to think that Allah and the Prophet sollallahu alaihi wasallam keep reminding the women that their homes are always the best place for them. It really shows how much Allah wants to protect the women, with an abundance of benefits which we ourselves haven't discovered them all yet. No, it doesn't mean that women can't go out (or those who go out are bad women). But it's better to stay inside home when there's no reason to go out.
Well, pertaining to his words just now, Mufti Menk didn't mean to recommend us to walk here and there with umbrella all the time, he said that he just wanna show the miracle given by Allah 'azza wa jalla.
So, ladies. Don't let the sunlight directly touches your bodies and faces for hours ya. (^_~)
Allah loves us.
p.s.: here's the video URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygT11oTGLPQ