There are saheeh ahaadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) concerning the virtues of reciting Soorat al-Kahf during the day or night of Jumu’ah (Friday). These include:
(a) From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri, who said: “Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).”
(Narrated by al-Daarimi, 3407. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami, 6471)
(b) “Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.”
(Narrated by al-Haakim, 2/399; al-Bayhaqi, 3/249. Ibn Hajar said in Takhreej al-Adhkaar that this is a hasan hadeeth, and he said, this is the strongest report that has been narrated concerning reading Soorat al-Kahf. See: Fayd al-Qadeer, 6/198. It was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6470)
The soorah may be read during the night or the day of Jumu’ah. The night of Jumu’ah starts from sunset on Thursday, and the day of Jumu’ah ends at sunset. Therefore the time for reading this soorah extends from sunset on Thursday to sunset on Friday.
Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar said in his Amaali: “In some reports it says ‘the day of Jumu’ah’ and in some reports it says ‘the night of Jumu’ah’. They may be reconciled by saying that what is meant is the day which includes the night and vice versa.” (Fayd al-Qadeer, 6/199)
Al-Mannaawi also said:
“It is recommended to read it during the day or night of Jumu’ah, as al-Shaafa'i (may Allaah have mercy on him) stated.” (Fayd al-Qadeer, 6/198)
SubhaanAllaah... Jazaak Allaah Khayr wa barakallaahu feeh
Alhamdullilah, it's friday
And remind (by preaching the Qur'an, O Muhammad (saw) for verily, the reminding profits the believers. (Adh-Dhariyat 51:55)
I hope brothers and sisters will remind each other to read suratul Kahf, bearing in mind "Whoever guides [another] to a good deed will get a reward similar to the one who performs it." [Sahih Muslim]
إِنَّهُمْ فِتْيَةٌ آمَنُوا بِرَبِّهِمْ وَزِدْنَاهُمْ هُدًى
Truly! They were young men who believed in their Lord (Allah), and We increased them in guidance. [Surat Kahf: Ayah 13]
This verse shows the direct relationship with believing in Allah and being granted guidance. Thus, the implication is that the stronger your belief and the more pure it is, the more Allah will increase you in guidance and righteousness. And Allah Knows best.
Check Tafsir ibn Kathir for more details inshaAllah.
Friday, once again, Alhamdullillah
baarakallahu feek wa jazak Allahu khair, great reminder.
JazakAllaah for reminder.
asalam alaikum wr wb,
wa alaikum asalam wr wb
Jazakallah for the reminder
Jazak'Allah Khairan for the reminder Brother IbnMuhammad and I hope I have made you and Allah SWT proud because I have read Soorah Kahf today (before readin the post )
Please make dua for me, my family and the rest of the Muslim Ummah.
asalam alaikum wr wb,
JazakAllah khayr Akhee!
Does anybody have Abu Bakr Shatri's version? Its awesome masha'Allah!
Surah 018 ~ Al-Kahf - The Cave
^mp3 of surah kahf