Virtues of Surah Dukhaan

Q: Asalaamu alaikum wa rehmatullahi wa barakaatuhu mufti sahab.
Is there any virtue of reciting surah dukhaan on night of jumah (thursday night)? If so please provide hadith shareef in favour of your answer.

JazakAllahu khair.
Waalaikumusalaam wa rehmatullahi wa barakaatuhu.

A: Wa alaikum As Salaam,

The great commentators of the Holy Quran Imam Qurtubi and Hafiz Ibn Katheer have both recorded traditions in their respective commentaries regarding the virtues of reciting Surah Ad Dukhan on the night of Jumuah. In this regard, the following are mentioned:

1. The hadith of Abu Hurairah (R.A) in which the Prophet (s.a.w) is reported to have said: “Whoever recites Surah Dukhan on the night of Jumuah, he will get up in the morning with his sins forgiven” (Tafseer al Qurtubi Vol. 16 pg. 109 – Tirmidhi; Tafseer Ibn Katheer vol. 4 pg. 137)

2. Abu Umamah (R.A) narrates that the Prophet (s.a.w) said: Whoever recites Ha meem Ad Dukhan on the night of Jumuah or on the day of Jumuah, Allah will build a house for him in paradise.” (Tafseer al Qurtubi vol. 16 pg. 109 – Tabrani in Al Kabeer).

And Allah Knows Best.
Mufti Waseem Khan.

Date: 18/11/2013