Here are some interesting facts about Suratul kahf, you should know.

FACT #1

Surah Al Kahf is a Meccan Surah meaning it was revealed when Prophet Muhammad was in Mecca. It was revealed to Prophet Muhammad before the Hijrah/Migration to Medina when the persecution of  Muslims and Islam was at its peak. It was revealed somewhere between 8th and 10th year of Prophethood.

FACT #2

Surah Al Kahf has 110 Ayaat/Verses and is the 18th Surah of the Qur’an.

FACT #3

There are 4 Major themes in this Surah

1. Trial of Faith –  People of the Cave/ Ashabu Al-Kahf (Verses 9 – 26)

2. Trial of Wealth – The story of the rich and the poor (Verses 32 – 44)

3. Trial of Knowledge – Moses and Al-Khidr (Verses 60–82)

4. Trial of Power – Dhul-Qar-nayn with Yajuj Majuj (Verses 83–98)

FACT #4

Whoever recites Surat Al-Kahf on Friday, it will illuminate him with light from one Friday to the next.

FACT #5

Surah Kahf appears in Juzz 15th and 16th, has 1,577 words, 6,360 letters and consists of 12 Rukus.

FACT #6

The Meaning of Al Kahf is The Cave and this surah is named after the incident of people of the cave or the Ashabu al Kahf.

FACT #7

Different narrations with different number of ayaat from this surah serve as protection from Ad-Dajjal.