Reading Sooratul-Kahf on the Night of Friday & During it’s Daytime

Shaykh Abdul Azeez ibn Baaz rahimahullaah in his Majmoo` Fataawaa vol. 12 pg. 415:

Q: What is the ruling of reading Sooratul Kahf on the night of Friday and during it’s daytime?

A: There are narrations regarding reading Sooratul Kahf on Friday containing some weakness in them, however some the people of knowledge have mentioned that these narrations support each other, and are fit to be used as evidence.

Also it has been established from Abu Sa`eed al Khudree radiyallaahu `anhu that he would do such.

Therefore doing so is something good; following the example of that noble companion radiyallaahu `anhu (Abu Sa`eed al-Khudree), and acting in accordance to the narrations indicated, as they support one another and are helped by the aforementioned companion’s action.

As for reading it on the night of Friday then I do not know of a proof for that, thus making clear that such an act is not prescribed.

And Allaah is the Granter of Success.

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3 Responses to Reading Sooratul-Kahf on the Night of Friday & During it’s Daytime

  1. Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) said:-

    “Whoever reads Surah 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)

    • saadburbank says:

      JazaakAllaahu khairan for your beneficial comment.

      I just looked it up and it does actually seem to mention reading it on the day of Jumu`ah (Yawmul Jumu`ah), as opposed to the night.

      Also, I saw a similar hadeeth mentioned by Shaykh al-Albaanee; the one just before it actually #6470.

      Also from a narration of Abu Sa`eed al-Khudree radiyallaahu `anhu that the Prophet sallAllaahu `alaihi wa sallam said: “Whoever reads Sooratul-Kahf on the day of Friday then he will have a light illuminated for him between the two Fridays.”

      [Reported by al-Bayhaqee (3/249) and graded as Saheeh, authentic by Shaykh al-Albaanee rahimahullaah]

      And Allaah knows best..

  2. Adnaan ibn Salman says:

    JazaakAllaahukhairan for checking. I will feed that back to the brother whose website I originally read it on.

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