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.
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.