The Narration of Reciting the First Ten Verses of Surah Al-Kahf
Fatwa No: 399601

Question

ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM WA ROHMATULLOHI WABARAKAATUH Sheikh, I know that reciting first ten Aayaat of Surah Kahf is protection from Dajjal but there is also another hadith of recting last ten Aayaat of Surah Kahf! I want to know does the last ten Aayaat starts from Aayaat No. 101 that is " Allazina Kaanat Ayunuhum Fii..." or Aayaat No. 102 that is "Afahasiba-llazina Kafaroo Aiyattakhizu...."? Please take your time

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The confirmed narration of the Hadeeth is the recitation of the first ten verses of Surah al-Kahf [Quran 18] or the opening verses of this Surah. As regards the narration about the last ten verses of Surah al-Kahf, then a group of scholars determined that this narration is not confirmed (from the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention )), among whom is Ibn al-Qayyim and Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them.

Indeed, Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon, said in his book Jalaa’ al-Afhaam that the authentic narration is the one about reciting the opening verses of Surat al-Kahf because in Saheeh Muslim from the Hadeeth of an-Nawaas Ibn Sam’aan about the story of the Dajjaal, it reads “If you see him [i.e. the Dajjaal] recite on him the opening verses of Surah al-Kahf.

For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 327484.

Allah knows best.

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