Which animal was with the Ashaab-e-kahf in the cave?

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Q: Kindly let me know if any Muffasir of the Quran mentioned that it was a Lion (and not a dog) that was present with the Ashaab-e-Kahf in Surah Kahf of the Quran.


A: The report of the animal of Ashaab-e-kahf being a lion is not accepted by the mufassireen. This opinion has been rejected by the mufassireen.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.