How many years did Ashab-e-Kahf sleep for?
A. 99 years
B. 300 years
C. 309 years
D. 500 years
Ashab-e-Kahf, or the “People of the Cave,” is a story mentioned in Surah Al-Kahf in the Quran. The story tells of a group of young men who lived during the time of the Roman Empire and refused to worship idols and instead chose to worship Allah.
As a result of their refusal to worship idols, they were persecuted by the Romans and sought refuge in a cave. Allah put them to sleep, and they slept for 309 years, after which they woke up and discovered that the world had changed significantly.
The story of Ashab-e-Kahf is a reminder of the power and mercy of Allah, who protects and guides those who seek Him sincerely. It also highlights the importance of remaining steadfast in one’s faith, even in the face of adversity and persecution.
In Islam, the story of Ashab-e-Kahf is often read on Fridays, and many Muslims visit the site of the cave in modern-day Jordan to pay their respects to the people of the cave and seek blessings from Allah.