The virtue of Surah Al-Kahf

Many virtues are mentioned in Surat Al-Kahf, the most prominent of which is the infallibility of the one-eyed antichrist for the one who memorizes ten verses from them, and it is a light that shines for those who recite it on Friday, in addition to that it is one of the reasons for the descending of tranquility.[1]As for the honorable prophetic hadiths mentioned in them, they are numerous, some of which were judged as weak, and some of which are authentic. Among the authentic hadiths are:[2]

  • (A man read in the cave, and in the house the animal, and it started to turn away, so he greeted, so he greeted, and if a mist or a cloud covered him, he mentioned it to the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, and he said:[3]
  • The Messenger of God said: (Whoever memorizes ten verses from the beginning of Surat Al-Kahf will be protected from the Antichrist).[4]

The reason for the revelation of Surat Al-Kahf

Exegesis scholars say about the reason for the revelation of Surat al-Kahf is that the Quraish sent two men to Medina, in order to ask the rabbis of the Jews about the news of the Messenger, given that they are the owners of a book and prophets have been sent from them. The first is what is their story in which there was wonder, and the second is about the matter of a man who reached the east and the west, as for the last of it, it is about the nature of the soul. The separation between the Messenger and the Quraish, so they came to the Prophet asking him about the above, and he replied that he would answer them the next day, without making an exception, so the revelation was cut off from him for fifteen nights. Which contained answers to what they asked him about the news of the boys and the two centuries and the soul, in addition to reprimanding the Holy Prophet, but there is another narration about the reason for the revelation of the verse of the soul that the Jews asked the Messenger about the soul, so the revelation came down to him with the verse of the soul.[5]

An overview of Surat Al-Kahf

Surat Al-Kahf provides lessons in raising the feelings of the believer, to face the earth and its adornment, how to deal with it and what is the relationship that the believer must follow in dealing with it. Awj, carrying in his verses the good news and the warner, and the statement of God’s wisdom in the creation of the world and its adornment, and what is in it of a human test that cannot be exceeded except by faith in God and thanking Him, asceticism in life and etiquette with God and His Messengers, and keeping away from the steps of Satan.[6]It was the call for the oneness of God, and the statement of the sincerity of the Messenger and his call that a person must believe in and the Last Day, with its scenes and reckoning.[7]

the reviewer

  1. ↑ Saeed bin Wahf Al-Qahtani, The Greatness and Glory of the Qur’an and Its Impact on Souls in the Light of the Book and the Sunnah, Riyadh: Safir Press, pg. 53, Part 1. Adapted.
  2. ↑ “A Surah whose greatness is between heaven and earth, and infallibility from the Antichrist”,, 4/27-2002, accessed on 10-8-2018. act.
  3. ↑ Narrated by Al-Bukhari, in Sahih Al-Bukhari, on the authority of Al-Bara bin Azib, page or number: 3614, Sahih.
  4. ↑ Narrated by Muslim, in Sahih Muslim, on the authority of Abu Darda, page or number: 809, authentic.
  5. ↑ Sameh Muhammad Al-Balah (9-26-2013), “And they ask you about Dhul-Qarnayn (1)”,, accessed on 10-8-2018. act.
  6. ↑ Saeed Hawwa (1424 AH), The Basis of Interpretation (sixth edition), Cairo: Dar al-Salaam, pg. 3243-3244, part 6. Adapted.
  7. ↑ Mustafa Muslim (2005), Investigations in Objective Interpretation (Fourth Edition), Damascus: Dar Al-Qalam, p. 175. Adapted.

Hadith about the virtue of Surat Al-Kahf

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