Virtues of Surah al-Kahaf


Reciting Surah al-Kahaf on Friday:

مشکوۃ شریف:جلد دوم:حدیث نمبر 685             
حضرت ابوسعید رضی اللہ عنہ راوی ہیں کہ نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم نے فرمایا جو شخص جمعہ کے دن سورت کہف پڑھتا ہے تو اس کے لئے (یعنی اس کے دل میں ایمان و ہدایت کا) نور دوسرے جمعہ تک روشن رہتا ہے بیہقی نے اس روایت کو دعوات کبیر میں نقل کیا ہے۔

Mishkhaat, Hadith # 685:

Abu Sa’id Khudri reported that the Beloved and the Blessed Prophet ﷺ has stated, ‘Whoever recites Surah Kahaf on a Friday, a Nur is illuminated for him between two Fridays’.

Same Hadith at other places: Mishkaat, Hadith # 701;

In one narration, it is mentioned, ‘Whoever recites it on the night before Friday [i.e. the night between Thursday and Friday], a Nur is illuminated between him and Bayt-ul-‘Atiq (i.e. the blessed K’abah)’.

Places of second narration: Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 2, Hadith # 2444; Sunan al-Darmi, Hadith # 1231

سنن دارمی:جلد دوم:حدیث نمبر 1231        حدیث موقوف      
حضرت ابوسعید رضی اللہ عنہ فرماتے ہیں جو شخص جمعہ کی رات میں سورت کہف کی تلاوت کرے گا یہ سورت اس کے اور خانہ کعبہ کے درمیان نور بن جائے گی۔

 

 

Tranquility upon recitation:

صحیح مسلم:جلد اول:حدیث نمبر 1850        حدیث مرفوع
یحیی بن یحیی، ابوخیثمہ، ابواسحاق، براء فرماتے ہیں کہ ایک آدمی سورت کہف پڑھ رہا تھا اور اس کے پاس ایک گھوڑا دو رسیوں سے بندھا ہوا تھا کہ اچانک اس کو ایک بادل نے ڈھانپ لیا اور وہ بادل اس کے گرد گھومنے لگا اور اس کے قریب ہونے لگا اور اس کا گھوڑا بدکنے لگا پھر جب صبح ہوئی تو وہ نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے پاس آیا اور اس کا ذکر کیا تو آپ صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم نے فرمایا کہ یہ سکینہ ہے جو قرآن مجید کی وجہ سے نازل ہوا۔

Sahih Muslim, Hadith # 1850:

Al-Bara’ reported that a person was reciting Surat al-Kahf and there was a horse tied with two ropes at his side, a cloud overshadowed him, and as it began to come nearer and nearer his horse began to take fright from it. He went and mentioned that to the Prophet (may peace be upon him) in the morning, and he (the Holy Prophet) said: That was tranquility which came down at the recitation of the Qur’an.

Same Hadith at other places: Sahih Muslim, Hadith # 1851; Sahih Bukhari, Hadith # 835; Sahih Bukhari, Hadith # 1983; Tirmidhi, Hadith # 810;

 

 

Nur from head to toe and Nur from earth to sky:

مسند احمد:جلد ششم:حدیث نمبر 1478        حدیث مرفوع      
حضرت معاذ سے مروی ہے کہ نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے ارشاد فرمایا جو شخص سورت کہف کا ابتدائی حصہ اور آخری حصہ پڑھ لیا کرے وہ اس کے پاؤں سے لے کرسر تک باعث نور بن جائے گا جو شخص پوری سورت کہف پڑھ لیا کرے اس کے لیے آسمان و زمین کے درمیان نور کا گھیراؤ کردیا جائے گا۔

Musnad Ahmad, vol. 6 Hadith # 1478 (Hadith # 15075):

It is reported by Mu’az bin Anas Juhni that the Noble Prophet ﷺ has stated, ‘Whoever recited from the beginning and from the end of Surah Kahaf there will be Nur [refulgence] from his head to toe for him, and for whoever recites the entire Surah, there will be Nur from the earth to the sky for him’.

 

 

Saved from Fitna-e-Dajjal (Anti-Christ):

صحیح مسلم:جلد اول:حدیث نمبر 1877        حدیث متواتر حدیث مرفوع
محمد بن مثنی، معاذ بن ہشام، ابوقتادہ، سالم، ابی الجعد غطفانی، معدان، ابوطلحہ یعمری، ابودرداء سے روایت ہے کہ نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم نے فرمایا جو آدمی سورت کہف کی ابتدائی دس آیات یاد کر لے گا وہ دجال کے فتنہ سے محفوظ رہے گا۔

Sahih Muslim, Hadith # 1877:

Abu Darda’ reported Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surah al-Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal.

Same Hadith at other places: Sahih Muslim, Hadith # 1878; Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith # 927; Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith # 929; Tirmidhi, Hadith # 809; Mishkaat, Hadith # 701;

 

صحیح مسلم:جلد سوم:حدیث نمبر 2873        حدیث قدسی حدیث متواتر
ابوخیثمہ زہیر بن حرب، ولید بن مسلم، عبدالرحمن بن یزید بن جابر، یحیی بن جا رب طائی رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ حضرت نو اس رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ بن سمعان سے روایت ہے کہ ایک صبح رسول اللہ ﷺ نے دجال کا ذکر کیا تو آپ ﷺ نے نے کبھی تحقیر کی اور کبھی بڑا کر کے بیان فرمایا یہاں تک کہ ہم نے گمان کیا کہ وہ کھجوروں کے ایک جھنڈ میں ہے پس جب ہم شام کو آپ ﷺکے پاس حاضر ہوئے تو آپ ﷺ نے ہم سے اس بارے میں معلوم کرلیا تو فرمایا تمہارا کیا حال ہے؟ ہم نے عرض کیا اے اللہ کے رسول آپ ﷺ نے صبح دجال کا ذکر کیا اور اس میں آپ ﷺ نے کبھی تحقیر کی اور کبھی اس فتنہ کو بڑا کر کے بیان کیا یہاں تک کہ ہم نے گمان کیا کہ وہ کھجوروں کے ایک جھنڈ میں ہے تو آپ ﷺ نے فرمایا میں تمہارے بارے میں دجال کے علاوہ دوسرے فتنوں کا زیادہ خوف کرتا ہوں اگر وہ میری موجودگی میں ظاہر ہوگیا تو تمہارے بجائے میں اس کا مقابلہ کروں گا اور اگر میری غیر موجودگی میں ظاہر ہوا تو ہر شخص خود اس سے مقابلہ کرنے والا ہوگا اور اللہ ہر مسلمان پر میرا خلیفہ اور نگہبان ہوگا بے شک دجال نوجوان گھنگریالے بالوں والا اور پھولی ہوئی آنکھ والا ہوگا گویا کہ میں اسے عبدالعزی بن قطن کے ساتھ تشبیہ دیتا ہوں پس تم میں سے جو کوئی اسے پالے تو چاہئے کہ اس پر سورت کہف کی ابتدائی آیات کی تلاوت کرے بے شک اس کا خروج شام اور عراق کے درمیان سے ہوگا پھر وہ اپنے دائیں اور بائیں جانب فساد برپا کرے گا اے اللہ کے بندو ثابت قدم رہنا ہم نے عرض کیا اے اللہ کے رسول وہ زمین میں کتنا عرصہ رہے گا آپ ﷺ نے فرمایا چالیس دن اور ایک دن سال کے برابر اور ایک دن مہینہ کے برابر اور ایک دن ہفتہ کے برابر ہوگا اور باقی ایام تمہارے عام دنوں کے برابر ہوں گے ہم نے عرض کیا اے اللہ کے رسول وہ دن جو سال کے برابر ہوگا کیا اس میں ہمارے لئے ایک دن کی نمازیں پڑھنا کافی ہوگا آپ ﷺ نے فرمایا نہیں بلکہ تم ایک سال کی نمازوں کا اندازہ کرلینا ہم نے عرض کیا اے اللہ کے رسول اس کی زمین میں چلنے کی تیزی کیا ہوگی آپ نے فرمایا اس بادل کی طرح جسے پیچھے سے ہوا دھکیل رہی ہو پس وہ ایک قوم کے پاس آئے گا اور انہیں دعوت دے گا تو وہ اس پر ایمان لے آئیں گے اور اس کی دعوت قبول کرلیں گے پھر وہ آسمان کو حکم دے گا تو وہ بارش برسائے گا اور زمین سبزہ اگائے گی اور اسے چرنے والے جانور شام کے وقت آئیں گے تو ان کے کوہان پہلے سے لمبے تھن بڑے اور کو کھیں تنی ہوئی ہوں گی پھر وہ ایک اور قوم کے پاس جائے گا اور انہیں دعوت دے گا وہ اس کے قول کو رد کر دیں گے تو وہ اس سے واپس لوٹ آئے گا پس وہ قحط زدہ ہو جائیں گے کہ ان کے پاس دن کے مالوں میں سے کچھ بھی نہ رہے گا اور اسے کہے گا کہ اپنے خزانے کو نکال دے تو زمین کے خزانے اس کے پاس آئیں گے۔

Sahih Muslim, Hadith # 2873:

An-Nawwas b. Sam’an reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) made a mention of the Dajjal one day in the morning. He sometimes described him to be insignificant and sometimes described (his turmoil) as very significant and we felt as if he were in the cluster of the date-palm trees. When we went to him (to the Holy Prophet) in the evening and he read (the signs of fear) in our faces, he said: What is the matter with you? We said: Allah’s Messenger, you made a mention of the Dajjal in the morning (sometimes describing him) to be insignificant and sometimes very important, until we began to think as if he were present in some (near) part of the cluster of the datepalm trees. Thereupon he said: I harbour fear in regard to you in so many other things besides the Dajjal. If he comes forth while I am among you, I shall contend with him on your behalf, but if he comes forth while I am not amongst you, a man must contend on his own behalf and Allah would take care of every Muslim on my behalf (and safeguard him against his evil). He (Dajjal) would be a young man with twisted, contracted hair, and a blind eye. I compare him to ‘Abd-ul-‘Uzza b. Qatan. He who amongst you would survive to see him should recite over him the opening verses of Sura Kahf (xviii.). He would appear on the way between Syria and Iraq and would spread mischief right and left. O servant of Allah! adhere (to the path of Truth). We said: Allah’s Messenger, how long would he stay on the earth? He said.. For forty days, one day like a year and one day like a month and one day like a week and the rest of the days would be like your days. We said: Allah’s Messenger, would one day’s prayer suffice for the prayers of day equal to one year? Thereupon he said: No, but you must make an estimate of time (and then observe prayer). We said: Allah’s Messenger, how quickly would he walk upon the earth? Thereupon he said: Like cloud driven by the wind. He would come to the people and invite them (to a wrong religion) and they would affirm their faith in him and respond to him. He would then give command to the sky and there would be rainfall upon the earth and it would grow crops. Then in the evening, their posturing animals would come to them with their humps very high and their udders full of milk and their flanks stretched. He would then come to another people and invite them. But they would reject him and he would go away from them and there would be drought for them and nothing would be left with them in the form of wealth.
He would then walk through the wasteland and say to it: Bring forth your treasures, and the treasures would come out and collect (themselves) before him like the swarm of bees. He would then call a person brimming with youth and strike him with the sword and cut him into two pieces and (make these pieces lie at a distance which is generally) between the archer and his target. He would then call (that young man) and he will come forward laughing with his face gleaming (with happiness) and it would at this very time that Allah would send Christ, son of Mary, and he will descend at the white minaret in the eastern side of Damscus wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the wings of two Angels. When he would lower his head, there would fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he would raise it up, beads like pearls would scatter from it. Every non-believer who would smell the odour of his self would die and his breath would reach as far as he would be able to see. He would then search for him (Dajjal) until he would catch hold of him at the gate of Ludd and would kill him. Then a people whom Allah had protected would come to Jesus, son of Mary, and he would wipe their faces and would inform them of their ranks in Paradise and it would be under such conditions that Allah would reveal to Jesus these words: I have brought forth from amongst My servants such people against whom none would be able to fight; you take these people safely to Tur, and then Allah would send Gog and Magog and they would swarm down from every slope. The first of them would pass the lake of Tibering and drink out of it. And when the last of them would pass, he would say: There was once water there. Jesus and his companions would then be besieged here (at Tur, and they would be so much hard pressed) that the head of the ox would be dearer to them than one hundred dinars and Allah’s Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would supplicate Allah, Who would send to them insects (which would attack their necks) and in the morning they would perish like one single person. Allah’s Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then come down to the earth and they would not find in the earth as much space as a single span which is not filled with their putrefaction and stench. Allah’s Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then again beseech Allah, Who would send birds whose necks would be like those of bactrin camels and they would carry them and throw them where God would will.
Then Allah would send rain which no house of clay or (the tent of) camels’ hairs would keep out and it would wash away the earth until it could appear to be a mirror. Then the earth would be told to bring forth its fruit and restore its blessing and, as a result thereof, there would grow (such a big) pomegranate that a group of persons would be able to eat that, and seek shelter under its skin and milch cow would give so much milk that a whole party would be able to drink it. And the milch camel would give such (a large quantity of) milk that the whole tribe would be able to drink out of that and the milch sheep would give so much milk that the whole family would be able to drink out of that and at that time Allah would send a pleasant wind which would soothe (people) even under their armpits, and would take the life of every Muslim and only the wicked would survive who would commit adultery like asses and the Last Hour would come to them.

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