Reciting Surah Kahf on the eve of Friday

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Q: I have been reading Surah Kahaf on the eve of Friday (ie. before the time of Fajr). However I have been informed that Surah Kahaf should be read after sunrise on a Friday. Is this correct and is there any Hadith to substantiate this?


A: It can be recited on the eve of Friday after sunset or on the day of Friday.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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