Imam Ibn Kathir
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The Tafsir of Surat Al-Kahf (Chapter – 18), Which was revealed in Makkah
What has been mentioned about the Virtues of this Surah and the first and last ten Ayat, which provide protection from the Dajjal
Imam Ahmad recorded that Al-Bara’ said: “A man recited Al-Kahf and there was an animal in the house which began acting in a nervous manner. He looked, and saw a fog or cloud overhead. He ment ioned this to the Prophet, who said:
(Keep on reciting so and so, for this is the tranquillity which descends when one reads Qur’an or Because of reading Qur’an;) This was also recorded in the Two Sahihs. This man who recited it Was Usayd bin Al-Hudayr, as we have previously mentioned in our Tafsir of Surat Al-Baqarah.
Imam Ahmad recorded from Abu Ad-Darda’ that the Prophet said:
(Whoever memorizes ten Ayat from the beginning of Surat Al-Kahf will be protected from the Dajjal.) This was also recorded by Muslim, Abu Dawud, An-Nasa’i and At -Tirmidhi. According to the version recorded by At -Tirmidhi,
(Whoever memorizes three Ayat from the beginning of Al-Kahf.) He said, it is “Hasan Sahih.
In his Mustadrak, Al-Hakim recorded from Abu Sa` id that the Prophet said:
(Whoever recites Surat Al-Kahf on Friday, it will illuminate him with light from one Friday to the next.) Then he said: “This Hadith has a Sahih chain, but they (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) did not record it.
Al-Haf iz Abu Bakr Al-Bayhaqi also recorded it in his Sunan from Al-Hakim, then he narrated with his own chain that the Prophet said:
(Whoever recites Surat Al-Kahf as it was revealed, it will be a light for him on the Day of Resurrection.) Continue reading