Benefits of Reading Surah al-Kahf on Friday

Surah al-Kahf is the 18th Surah of the Quran which has 110 verses. In this Surah Allah (SWT) shares with us the stories of people who believed and how this helped them from saving themselves from suffering. This Surah mentions how people achieved salvation by following the commands of Allah without any doubt.



It was revealed in the third stage of Prophethood in Makkah. It shares a lot of important lessons to us from the story of the people of the cave, the importance of saying Insha’Allah before any work, and much more.

Hadith Related to Reading Surah Kahf

Following are a few very important Ahadith and aqwal related to this Surah:

Ibn Mardawaih reports from Abdullah ibn Mughaffal marfooan: The home in which Surah Kahf is recited, Shaytaan does not enter that house on that specific night. (Roohul Ma’ani, vol. 8, pg. 289).

The reason is that at the beginning of Surat al-Kahf it contains or contains the miracles and signs of God’s greatness. So the contemplating person will not be deceived by the slander of Dajjal”.

Benefits of Reading Surah Kahf of Friday

A person who reads Surah al Kahf on Friday will get the following benefits, inshaAllah:

1. Noor: A light will be illuminated between him and Makkah and he will be illuminated with it on the day of resurrection.

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 Kaaba).”(Narrated by al-Daarimi, 3407. This hadeeth was classed as Saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami, 6471)

“Whoever reads the letter of Al-Kahf on Friday, it will be emitted light for him between two Jum’at.” (Narrated by Al-Hakim: 2/368 and Al-Bayhaqi: 3/249.)


2. Forgiveness from Sins: Anyone who reads Surah Kahf on Friday then His sins between the two Fridays will be forgiven.

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, a light will shine for him from beneath his feet to the clouds of the sky, which will shine for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will be forgiven (his sins) between the two Fridays.’”Al-Mundhiri said this was narrated by Abu Bakr ibn Mardawayh in his Tafseer, with an isnaad with which there was nothing wrong. (al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 1/298)

3. Protection from Dajjal: This is a very unique virtue of this Surah. We are encouraged to memorize the first ten verses of this Surah and we are promised protection from the fitna of dajjal. According to many scholars, we are at the end of time and it’s high time that we take this seriously and act on the following hadith and encourage our children as well do to this.

“If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surah al-Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal.” (Sahih Muslim 809a)

Important Life Lesson through Stories: 4 important stories are shared with unique lessons for humans. Help and miracle of Allah for The people of Cave, the kind  Dhul-Qarnayn and his courage and wisdomthe fate of the man who owned two beautiful gardens, and the Significance of Saying inshaAllah before any task.

“On the day when you see the believers, men and women, while their light shines in the presence and on their right.” (Surah Al-Hadid: 12)


4, When is the best time to read:

We are asked to recite Surah Kahf either on the night or the day of Friday. So it will be between Sunset on Thursday to Sunset on Friday.

“It is recommended to read it during the day or night of Jumu’ah, as al-Shafi’i (may Allah have mercy on him) stated.” (Fayd al-Qadir, 6/198)

So now, as we have seen the tremendous benefits and importance of reading surah al-kahf on Friday, let’s follow this practice every Friday and also recommend others to do so, Insha’Allah.


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