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Companions of the Cave (أصحاب الكهف)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Companions of the Cave (أصحاب الكهف) are a group of people whose story is recounted in the chapter of the Quran named "The Cave". This category is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic People
Companions of the Cave (أصحاب الكهف)
Quranic Concept
Companions of the Cave
أصحاب الكهف
TranslationCompanions of the Cave
Transliterationaṣḥābu l-kahf
Parent categoryHistoric People

Companions of the Cave are referred to in verse (18:9) of chapter (18) sūrat l-kahf (The Cave):

Sahih International: Or have you thought that the companions of the cave and the inscription were, among Our signs, a wonder?

Visual Concept Map

The map below shows the part of the visual ontology for this concept. You can click on other concepts in the map for related information:

Historic PeopleHumanQurayshAhmadMuhammadMessengerAnsarBedouinChildren of IsraelCompanions of the CaveCompanions of the PitCompanions of the WoodHudIshmaelMadyanRomansSalihShuaybTubbaZayd

Concept map for Companions of the Cave. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept companions-of-the-cave:

(subclass companions-of-the-cave historic-people)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (1 occurance)
  • Al-Kahf - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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