Tafsir Surah Kahf



In sha Allah, whenever possible on a Friday, a small tafsir of a portion of Surah Kahf will be posted. The tafsir is compiled by sister Amatul Wadood – who is a student at Al-Huda and Al-Maghrib Institutes – from her notes from the Taleemul Quran Diploma Course at the Al-Huda Institute.

The portions of Surah Kahf that will be posted each week may be one ayah, two ayahs, or more depending on the topic being discussed. I personally like the piecemeal approach – learning a small portion every week consistently – to learning Qur’an. This is because:

  1. It’s more effective as you can apply what you learned to your life immediately.
  2. It’s more beloved to Allah [SWT] to have something consistent than to have something haphazard.
  3. The Qur’an was revealed in a similar fashion to strengthen the resolve of the Prophet [SAWS].

Suratul Kahf is a Makkee surah (revealed before the hijrah) between the 8th and 10th year of Prophethood when the persecution was at the highest peak. It was revealed after Suratul Ghaasiyah (88). It has 110 ayaat (verses), 1,577 words, and 6,360 letters.

To read Surah Kahf, click here (pdf).

Tafsir Surah Kahf

Surah Kahf on a Friday

We are encouraged to recite/read Surah Kahf on Fridays. This is something proven from the Sunnah of the Prophet [SAWS]. Below is an excerpt from on the authentic traditions from the Prophet about Surah Kahf.

There are saheeh ahaadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) concerning the virtues of reciting Soorat al-Kahf during the day or night of Jumu’ah (Friday). These include:

(a)     From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri, who said: “Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).”

(Narrated by al-Daarimi, 3407. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami, 6471)

(b)     “Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.”

(Narrated by al-Haakim, 2/399; al-Bayhaqi, 3/249. It was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6470)

The soorah may be read during the night or the day of Jumu’ah. The night of Jumu’ah starts from sunset on Thursday, and the day of Jumu’ah ends at sunset. Therefore the time for reading this soorah extends from sunset on Thursday to sunset on Friday.


34 replies on “Tafsir Surah Kahf”

Please send me free download of virtues of reading surah Kahf. And surah kahf with translation.

Assalamo alikom : baraka Allaho fikom wa jazakomo Allho khiran .this web site been a big help for me after Allah in reaserch .i pray to Allah to help you to do the rest of the sura wasalamo alikom

Jazakallah Khair sister, it is really a very good thing that you are doing, may Allah reward you for this with a good returen and I pray to Allah to help you to do the rest of the surah – wasalamu alakium

Jazakallah Khair sister, it is really a very good thing that you are doing, may Allah reward you for this with a good return and I pray to Allah to help you to do the rest of the surah – wasalamu alakium

Jizak Allah Khair, i ddint realize that this Surah was brought down when our beloved Prophet was most heavily persecuted…It makes much more sense now…in link with modern times. Arrival of Anti-christ wanings…thank u very much.Jizakum Allah Khair

Assalam Alaikum

MashAllah, your posts are brilliant.

Is it possible for someone to have access to your entire tafseer notes ?

May Allah (SWT) grant you Jannah al-Firdous. Ameen

wa alaykum salam wa rahmatullah,

jazak Allahu khayran – inshaAllah with time the whole tafseer will be posted up. InshaAllah the goal is to have it finished within the next few months. InshaAllah maybe after Ramadan it will be complete. wa billahi tawfeeq.

Assalam Alaikum wa rahmatullah

Wa Iyyak.

May Allah (SWT) facilitate you to do so. Ameen.

I mean to say is it possible for you to share all your tafseer notes with others – on not on only Surah Kahf- in fact tafseer notes of the entire Qur`an ?

At the moment, there is a limited amount of Tafseer material available for the English-reading audience.

wa alaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

SubhanAllah that would take a very long time 🙂 The course itself was a year and half. I understand the need for a more detailed English tafseer, I think it would be great if Al-Huda students combined their efforts and worked on this. I would like to get the opinion of a scholar/student of knowledge inshaAllah as well regarding a project such as this.

A better option for the meantime would be to take the classes yourself inshaAllah (brothers can take them) – they have saturday classes, full time classes and part time (twice a week). InshaAllah soon they should have the English audios released on the website.

Also, I would direct you to this site for more notes: mashaAllah this sister has written a lot with regards to tafseer and has included many of the gems for each ayah and has a post for every surah up to Tahreem, may Allah reward her greatly.

may Allah guide us to what Pleases Him – Ameen.

Allah knows best.

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah
May bless you and your work, I have a small request if you could give us the lesson of Akhalaq done by Dr, Farhat Hashimi in Enlish which will a great benefit for all, plus if you also the explanation and commentary of the 40 Hadeeths by the Sh. Nawawi.

May Allah Tala bless you with more with his knowledge
Ameena Saleem

wa alaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu sister Ameena,

Unfortunately, I don’t speak Urdu so I haven’t heard that lesson by Ustadhah Farhat 🙂

For the 40 hadeeth explanations, alhamdulillah there are a few resources out there that you can check out:

Heavenly Pearls is a series by Abu AbdisSalam:
videos are here:

Audio lectures by Dr Saleh as Saleh rahimahullah:

commentary on the hadeeth: and and highly recommended for purchase:

May Allah ta’ala increase you in beneficial knowledge, Ameen.

I have found your site while searching suras. Can you please provide correct pronunciation of English and Bangla (from Arabic) with no missing words?
As everytime I listen suras and read in english pronunciation its shows some missing or extra words compare to the audio.
Please inform me in my email if you do so.


mashallah its really really good keep it up, may Allah give u long life and he always bless u, I m really siner may my Allah forgive me and show to me right way,

Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtu Allah
This website is such an amazing resource. I greatly appreciate that you have published this work for everyone to benefit. May Allah reward you for this in this world and the next. May Allah bless you and your family and all the work that you do for His sake. Will you be adding the rest of the tafseer for Surah Kahf here in the near future? Jazakum Allahu Khair

Do you have the rest of the Surah? I can only find upto Ayat 54. MashaAllah, it is very detailed and easy to understand. May Allah reward you for your effort.

JazakAllah for posting this!..This is truly beneficial~! Please keep it up and post the rest of the Ayahs as well:)

All of the Ahadith regarding the virtue of Surah Al-Kahf (including the ones mentioned above) are weak. But there is an athar from Abu Sa’id (may Allah be pleased with him) which is authentic, and carries the hukm of Marfu’ because it could not have been his own opinion. Allah knows best.

Assalam Alaikum wa rahmatullahe wa barakatu

Is there any hadith or recommendation on how much part of the surah kahf should we recite on friday ?

Plz answer Jazak Allah

You should try to recite all of it. If not all, then the first 10 and last 10 ayaat.

Regards, Aarij Anwer.

On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 6:36 AM, True and Good Words wrote:


Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. More excited. You are doing a very wonderful job. May Allah bless and reward you with the best of reward. You made it easier for me to do my assignment. Shukran laki ya ukhtiy

Assalamualaikum warahmatuallahi wabarakatu. This is really helpful Alhamdulilla. Please tell me who is this Tafseer by? 🙂

I like tafseer quran please send me full quran through my email address
Pease jazakallah Allah

جزاك الله خيرا for the doing such a great job,
The notes really helped and benefitted me.
May Allah make this a sadaqa jaariya for you. Amen

sister assalamu alyikum jazakAllahu khairun for your notes let Allah give best for both the worlds can you send the notes from ayat no 55 to 11o pls your notes made my day

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