Fatwa: # 45052
Category: Basic Tenets of Faith
Country: African Country
Date: 6th May 2020


Is it ok to read Suraj Kahaf on Thursday night instead of Friday?


Is it ok to read Suraj Kahaf on Thursday night instead of Friday?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The recitation of Surah Kahf is from Thursday night till Friday maghrib. However, it is preferable to recite Surah Kahf Thursday night. [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Shakib Alam

Student - Darul Iftaa

Pennsylvania, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.






[1] رد المحتار علي الدر المختار (ج2 ص164 دار الفكر)

(قوله قراءة الكهف) أي يومها وليلتها، والأفضل في أولهما مبادرة للخير وحذرا من الإهمال وأن يكثر منها فيهما للخبر الصحيح أن الأول يضيء له من النور ما بين الجمعتين ولخبر الدارمي أن الثاني يضيء له من النور ما بينه وبين البيت العتيق ابن حجر


فقه الإسلامي وادلته (ج2 ص1325 دار الفكر)

قراءة سورة الكهف يوم الجمعة وليلتها: لقوله صلّى الله عليه وسلم: «من قرأ الكهف في يوم الجمعة أضاء له من النور ما بين الجمعتين» (2) وفي رواية: «من قرأ سورة الكهف في يوم الجمعة أو ليلتها، وقي فتنة الدجال» وقراءتها نهاراً آكد، والحكمة من قراءتها: أن الساعة تقوم يوم الجمعة، كما ثبت في صحيح مسلم، والجمعة مشبهة بها لما فيها من اجتماع الخلق، وفي الكهف ذكر أهوال القيامة.

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