Reasons to read Surah Kahf: Schools and colleges encourage extra credit work for better grades and increased chances of getting into a good university. The points of those items are excluded from the total points. Instead, extra credit points are added on top of the overall grade. Overall grades will not be affected if students do not do any extra credit work.
There are many acts of worship in Islam that are either obligatory or voluntary. Obligatory (Fardh) can’t be missed you will be sinned for leaving it. But voluntary acts of worship (Sunnah) are like extra credit, rewards and benefits are written if they are observed regularly other than the obligatory Ibadah.
6 – One Of The Many Acts of Sunnah
Reading Surah Kahf every Friday is one of the many acts of Sunnah, holds numerous virtues. Surah Kahf, the 18th Surah, can be found in the 15th -16th chapter of the Quran. It was revealed in Makkah before Prophet Muhammad ﷺ migrated to Madinah when the torment and torture on Muslims were at its peak. Here are some more of the Most Beautiful Sunnah To Follow In Daily Life.
5 – Surah Kahf Summary
Sadly it is a common practice not understanding what we are reading. Surah Kahf teaches many lessons as well, along with the virtues it carries. This surah brings together many amazing stories,
- Story of the cave
- Story of the man who owns two gardens
- Story Musa and Al-Khidr
- Story of Dhul Qarnain (The Righteous King)
The Surah also warns of the dangers of pride, telling us that even prophets can fall victim to it . Surah Al-Kahf introduces the commandment of remembering Allah when making plans, through the declaration “Inshallah”. Today, this is the foundation of the Muslim religion. Patience, gratitude, knowledge, and much more can also be learned from this surah.
4 – Significance Of Surah Kahf
Any Sunnah act of worship gets our rank elevated in front of Allah SWT when done consistently and for the sole purpose of pleasing Allah alone, not because everyone is doing it so should we. Every Friday we should make an effort to read it.
Why Read Surah Kahf?
One of the Sunnah acts of worship to be done on Friday, is to read Surah Kahf.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said:
“Whoever reads Surah Kahf on Friday, Allah will bestow upon him light between those two Fridays.”–
3 – Reward for Memorizing Surah Kahf
We are living in times where the end is near. This Surah is also a protective shield for when the Dajjal arrives, the greatest trial yet to come. A Surah with 110 verses cannot be easily be memorized, just so that we can reap the benefits, Allah SWT made it easier for us.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ also said:
One who memorized the first ten verses of Surah Kahf will be secure against the Dajjal .”
Only the first ten verses, that’s pretty easy if you break it down in 10 days, by the 11th day you most probably would have memorized it. Don’t worry Allah will keep these verses safe in your heart once you have memorized
“And We have certainly made the Quran easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember?”
2 – Preferred Time To Be Read
It isn’t mentioned in any hadith the specific time, but only it is mention on Friday. So according to some scholars, Friday starts at sunset on Thursday and ends at sunset on Friday, that is the time duration mapped out, 24 hours to be exact enough hours to spare some time to read Surah Kahf.
1 – Consistency In Good Deeds
When we are determined to lose weight, we eat healthy 24/7, 30days in a month, and 12 months in the year. This is called consistency because staying on a diet two days of the week and stuffing yourself the remaining five days will get you no results. In the same way, we have to be consistent in our ibadah, the regularity will bring in the rewards abundantly.