Reading Surat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Whoever reads Surat 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) and al-Bayhaqi (3/249). Ibn Hajar said that this is a Hasan hadith, and it was classed as Sahih by Sh al-Albaani (Saheeh al-Jaami, 6470)]

Commentary:

It was also narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (radi Allahu anhu) said: “The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: ‘Whoever reads Surat 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 (may Allah have mercy upon him) 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)

As we discussed in yesterday’s Hadith, Surat al-Kahf may be read during the night or the day of Jumu’ah.

And Allah knows best!

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