Evidence of reciting Sura KAHF on Friday
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "He who recites three verses at the beginning of al-Kahf will be protected from the
trial of the Dajjal."
Tirmidhi transmitted it, saying this is a hasan sahih tradition.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "If anyone recites surat al-Kahf on Friday, a light will shine brightly for him till the next
Bayhaqi transmitted it in Kitab ad-Da'wah al-Kabir.
Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said: If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surah al-Kahf, he will be protected
from the Dajjal.
Recitation of Surah al-Kahf
It is preferred to recite surah al-Kahf during the day and night of Jumu'ah.
Abu Sa'id al-Khudri reports that the Prophet said: "Whoever recites Surah al-Kahf on Jumu'ah will have
illumination from the light from one Jumu'ah to the next." This is related by an-Nasa'i, al-Baihaqi, and alHakim.
Ibn 'Umar reports that the Prophet said: "Whoever recites Surah al-Kahf on Jumu'ah will be blessed with a light
that will rise from underneath his feet to the peak of the sky. This will be a light for him on the Day of Resurrection,
and he will be forgiven for what is between the Jumu'ah [and the next] Jumu'ah." This is related by Ibn
Mardwwiyah with a faultless chain.
It is disliked to raise one's voice while reciting al-Kahf in the mosque on Friday
Shaikh Muhammad 'Abdu issued a verdict that mentioned reciting Surah al-Kahf aloud among the many
disliked matters on Friday. He also mentioned the following: singling out Friday as a day of fasting, singling
out its night as a night to perform salatul tahajjud, reciting Surah al-Kahf during it with a specific manner of
melody which disturbs those who are offering salah, while the people in the mosque are not listening
because of their being engaged in conversation with others. Therefore, one should be careful about such a
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