Friday, November 11, 2011
Dont forget to recite Surah Kahf today!
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi t3ala Wabarakatuhu,
Here are some virtues of reading Surah Kahf:
1. Hazrat Al Baraa said that when a man was reciting Surah Kahf with a horse tied with two ropes at one side. Suddenly a cloud overshadowed him, and as it began to come nearer and nearer, his horse began to take fright. He went and mentioned it to the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam in the morning and he said, "That was tranquillity which came down by reason of the Qur’aan."
2. Hazrat Abu Darda radiyallahu anhu reported Allah’s Messenger sallallahu alaihe wasallam saying, "If anyone memorises ten verses from the beginning of Surah Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal (Anti-Christ)." Muslim
3. Hazrat Abu Darda radiyallahu anhu reported Allah’s Messenger sallallahu alaihe wasallam saying, "Anyone who reads the first three verses of Surah Kahf, he will be protected from the trial of the Dajjal (Anti-Christ)." Tirmizi
The evidence for it being recommended includes the hadith related by Hakim and Bayhaqi,
from Abu Sa`id (Allah be pleased with him), "Whoever recites Surat al-Kahf on Friday, light shall shine forth for him between the two Fridays."
[Ibn Hajar, Talkhis al-Habir]
It is recommended to recite Surat al-Kahf completely the night before Friday, and it is also recommended to do so Friday itself, before Maghrib time.
Ibn Abidin said, "And it is best to do so early on Friday, in order to rush to the good and to avoid forgetting."
[Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar, "Bab al-Jumu`ah"]
From another source:
1. There are many virtues regarding the recitation of Surah al Kahf on Fridays’.
عن أبي سعيد الخدري أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : من قرأ سورة الكهف في يوم الجمعة أضاء له من النور ما بين الجمعتين
(سنن البيهقي الكبرى)
“Whoever reads Surah al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.”
(Sunan Al Kubra lil Bayhaqi- Vol: 3- Pg: 353 – Dar ul kutub al Ilmiyyah)
عن أبي سعيد الخدري قال من قرأ سورة الكهف ليلة الجمعة أضاء له من النور فيما بينه وبين البيت العتيق
Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri, who said: “Whoever readsSoorat al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).”
(Sunan Al Daarami, Hadith: 3407, Darul Kitaabil Arabi)
It is preferable to recite Surah al Kahf after Maghrib on Thursday.
قوله "قراءة الكهف" اي يومها و ليلتها, و الافضل في اوّلهما مبادرة للخير و حذراً من الاهمال
(Raddul Muhtaar, Vol: 1, pg: 164, H.M Saeed Company)