Download PDF: Did You Know – As’haabe Kahf (The Peaple of Cave)

Q:        How many were the people “of cave” in number?

A:        They were 7.


Q:        What were their names?

A:        1.  Yamleekha

  1.   Maksalmina
  2.   Tartoos
  3.   Nabyoonus
  4.   Dardoonus
  5.   Kafaashitituous
  6.   Mantwaais

(Rooh Al-Ma’aani Vol. 5, 246)


Q:        What was their dog’s name?

A:        Qitmeer.


Q:        In which valley are they resting?

A:        In the valley of Raqeem.

(Tafseer Saawi Vol. 3, p. 5)


Q:        Who was the ruling king when they went into the cave?

A:        His name was Daqyanoos.

(Tafseer Saawi Vol. 3, p. 5)


Q:        In whose kingdom did they come out of the cave?

A:        Bedroos, and some have also mentioned Theodosis.


Q:        How long did they remain asleep?

A:        309 years.


Q:        Where did they belong to?

A:        In the city Ifsos which the people of Arabia call Turtoos.  It was one of the cities in


(Tafseer Saawi, Vol. 3, p. 5)


Q:        Who are the people that not even sunshine falls on their residence and neither does the climate get hot?

A:        As’haabe Kahf  (People of cave).


Q:        They turn on their side once a year, which day do they do it?

A:        On the 10th of Muharram.


Q:        Which dog will enter paradise?

A:        The dog of As’haabe Kahf.


Q:        In which form will it enter?

A:        It will be given the form of a man called Bal’am Baa’oor.


Q:        Whose Shariah did they follow?

A:        They were in the period between our Beloved Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – and Hazrat ‘Isa – peace be upon him – and they followed the Shariah of Hazrat ‘Isa – peace be upon him.

(Tafseer Saawi Vol. 5, p. 5)