Surah al khaf


Asalam u laikum, ya saddi could you please guide how to protect oneself from the dajjal, you have mentioned on a numerous occasions that memorising the first ten iyats of surah al khaf
but what if one is unable to? I recite the whole Surah on a thursday just after magrib salaat. Is this way also valid in a means of protection? Jazak Allah khair


wa `alaykum salam,

What you are doing is valid as well:

Imam Shafi`i (Allah have mercy on him) said in his Umm: “It has reached us that whoever recites Surat al-Kahf on Fridays will be protected from the Dajjal.”  [Shafi`i, al-Umm, 1.239]

It is recommended to recite Surat al-Kahf completely the night before Friday, and it is also recommended to do so Friday itself, before Maghrib time. Ibn Abidin said, “And it is best to do so early on Friday, in order to rush to the good and to avoid forgetting.” [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar, Bab al-Jumu`ah]

The evidence for it being recommended includes the hadith related by Hakim and Bayhaqi, from Abu Sa`id (Allah be pleased with him), “Whoever recites Surat al-Kahf on Friday, light shall shine forth for him between the two Fridays.” [Ibn Hajar, Talkhis al-Habīr]

See “Ten Verses from Surat al-Kahf as Protection from Dajjal” at SunniPath website for further details.

Taher Siddiqui

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