According to the Sunna, when is the correct time to recite surat Al Kahf on Friday? Should be recited after Fajr and before Jumaa Prayer or anytime on Friday? Also, is it from the Sunna to recite Surat Al-Imran on Friday? And if so, when is the correct time to do so?
be to Allaah.
There are saheeh ahaadeeth
from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
concerning the virtues of reciting Soorat al-Kahf during the day or
night of Jumu’ah (Friday). These include:
Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri, who said: “Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf
on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him
and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).”
by al-Daarimi, 3407. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh
al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami, 6471)
reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light
that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.”
by al-Haakim, 2/399; al-Bayhaqi, 3/249. Ibn Hajar said in Takhreej
al-Adhkaar that this is a hasan hadeeth, and he said, this is the
strongest report that has been narrated concerning reading Soorat
al-Kahf. See: Fayd al-Qadeer, 6/198. It was classed as saheeh
by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6470)
was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:
“The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) said: ‘Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah,
a light will shine for him from beneath his feet to the clouds of the sky,
which will shine for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will be
forgiven (his sins) between the two Fridays.’”
Al-Mundhiri said, this was
narrated by Abu Bakr ibn Mardawayh in his Tafseer, with an isnaad
with which there was nothing wrong.
The soorah may be read
during the night or the day of Jumu’ah. The night of Jumu’ah starts
from sunset on Thursday, and the day of Jumu’ah ends at sunset.
Therefore the time for reading this soorah extends from sunset on Thursday
to sunset on Friday.
ibn Hajar said in his Amaali: “In some reports it says ‘the day
of Jumu’ah’ and in some reports it says ‘the night of Jumu’ah’.
They may be reconciled by saying that what is meant is the day which
includes the night and vice versa.” (Fayd al-Qadeer, 6/199)
Al-Mannaawi also said:
is recommended to read it during the day or night of Jumu’ah, as
al-Shaafa'i (may Allaah have mercy on him) stated.” (Fayd al-Qadeer,
There are no saheeh
ahaadeeth concerning reading Soorat Aal ‘Imraan on Friday. All
the reports that have been narrated concerning that are either da’eef
jiddan (very weak) or mawdoo’ (fabricated).
It was narrated that Ibn
‘Abbaas said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) said: ‘Whoever recites the soorah in which the family of ‘Imraan
(Aal ‘Imraan) are mentioned on Fridays, Allaah and His angels
will send blessings upon him until the sun sets.’”
by al-Tabaraani in al-Mu’jam al-Awsat, 6/191; and al-Kabeer,
11/48. This hadeeth is da’eef jiddan (very weak) or mawdoo’
Al-Haythami said, “This
was narrated by al-Tabaraani in al-Awsat or al-Kabeer, and
it [its isnaad] includes Talhah ibn Zayd al-Riqqi, who is da’eef
(jiddan) ((very) weak).” (Majma’ al-Zawaa’id,
Hajar said: Talhah is very weak, and Ahmad and Abu Dawood accused him of
fabricating reports. (See Fayd al-Qadeer,
Shaykh al-Albaani said: (it
is) mawdoo’ (fabricated). See hadeeth no. 5759 in Da’eef
And al-Taymi narrated in al-Targheeb
that “Whoever recites Soorat al-Baqarah and Soorat Aal
‘Imraan on the night of Jumu’ah will have reward like that which
is between the seventh earth and the seventh heaven.”
said, it is ghareeb da’eef jiddan (strange and very weak).(Fayd
And Allaah knows best.