2012/10/12

Benefits of reciting chapter "Kahf" every Friday and every night

Today it is Friday. And Fridays are important for Muslims. 

It is today that you should visit the tombs because the people that dwells therin will have the permission to hear what we say. And we should recite Qur'an more, especially that of the Cave-chapter, because there are plenty of benefits for the person who recites it. When you read Qur'an all your thoughts that Shaytan has whispered to you will vanish, while you recite the Qur'an. You will feel much better inchallah. If you are saddened perhaps you will be more sad, because you feel the feelings of repentence. Perhaps you will feel calm, because the Qur'an is a promise. Perhaps you will feel better, because of the protection against the whispers of Shaytan that leaves you mind. 

Benefits of reciting three verses from Surah Kahf every Friday

Insha Allah, you will get in the habit of reading Suratul Kahf every Friday. You can begin on Thursday evening as it is technically "the night of Friday" once Maghrib has arrived.
Something to make it easier is to read along with a well-known reciter. See the end of this message for some urls of good reciters.

It is the 18th Surah in the Qur'an. 

There are many ahadeeth that enumerate the blessings of this surah in its entirety and regarding the first or last ten verses.
1. Abu Darda' ~ may Allah be pleased with him ~ related that the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said, "One who memorized the first ten verses of Suratul Kahf will be secure against the Dajjal (Anti-Christ) . Another version says: "One who commits to his memory the last 10 verses of this surah will remain immune from the Dajjal. [Muslim]
2. From Baihaqi: He who recites Suratul Kahf on yaumul Jumuah (Friday), Allah will shine a light for him between the two Fridays. [sahih]
3. From Ahmad, Muslim, An-Nisaa'ie, and Ibn Habban  that Abu Darda' said the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said, "Whoever reads the last 10 ayat from Suratul Kahf, he will be immune from the fitnah (corruption) of the Dajjal (the Liar).
4. Al Bukhari, Muslim and others: Al Baraa' said a man was reading Suratul Kahf in his home and there was an animal in it (it did not specify if it was a cat or dog or goat -- it just used the general term for animal) that started to become uneasy or nervous. He looked up and saw a mist or a cloud and it deceived him. He mentioned it to the Messenger of Allah ~ ~ and he said, "Read (he said the person's name) for verily sakinah descends for (the recitation of) Qur'an". The person who was reading was 'Aseed bin Hadheer, as At-Tubraani explained.
5. From At-Tirmithi who proclaimed it sahih: Abu Darda' said, "The Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said, 'Whoever reads 3 ayat from the beginning of Suratul Kahf is protected or immune from the fitnah of the Dajjal. In another version it says 10 ayat from the beginning of it or 10 ayat from the end of it.
6. Ibn Mardwiyah Al Daiya' in "Al Mukhtaar" related that Ali ~ may Allah be pleased with him ~ said that the Messenger of Allah ~peace be upon him ~ said: "Whoever reads (Suratul) Kahf on yaumul Jumuah, he is immune for 8 days from all fitnah that will happen. When the Dajjal comes out, he will be immune to him.
7. Found in At-Tubraani' s "Al Awsat" and Al Haakim's "Mustadrak" and who declared it sahih, Ibn Mardwiyah and Al Baihaqi and Al Diyaa': Abu Saeed Al Khudari said that the Messenger of Allah ~ ~ said, "Whoever reads Suratul Kahf has a light for him from "maqaamahu" his place (where he is standing) to Makkah; and whoever reads 10 ayat from the end of it (the last 10 ayat) then the Dajjal comes out, he will not be harmed by him.
8. Al Haakim who said it is sahih - the hadith of Abu Saeed - that the Messenger of Allah ~peace be upon him ~ said, "Whoever reads Suratul Kahf on yaumul Jumuah, a light will shine for him between the two Fridays (until the next Friday). Al Baihaqi also provided that hadith in "As-Sunan" from the same narrators and from a different chain.
9. Ibn Mardwiyah from Ibn Omar ~ may Allah be pleased with them both ~ who said the Messenger of Allah ~ peace be upon him ~ said, "Whoever reads Suratul Kahf on yaumul Jumuah (Fridays), for him light would shine from beneath his foot to 'Aden in the heavens, shining for him on the Last Day and he will be forgiven for what occurs between the two Fridays (minor sins)
10. On the authority of Aiesha ~ may Allah be pleased with her~ the Messenger of Allah ~ peace be upon him~ said, "Shall I not inform you of a surah which is so full of greatness it reaches between the heaven and earth and it has blessings written for it of similar proportions (from the sky to earth) whoever reads it on yaumul Jumuah is forgiven what occurred between that Jumuah and the next, in addition to 3 days (i.e. 10 days in all) and whoever reads the last five ayats of it when he goes to sleep, Allah will send him that night what he wants? They said, Yes, O Messenger of Allah. He said: Surat Ashaabul Kahf. 

And if you find any errors then it is my fault, and may Allah protect me against evil and forgive me.

So who doesn't want Allah to send him light that shines upon him, that Allah forgives him his minor sins, that Allah gives him all that he wants that night?