On the way… in Alanya
Sheikh Mehmet visit Cave 7 sleepers Tarsus Turkey Eshab-ı Kehf Cave, also known as Ashab-ı Kehf Cave or Seven Sleepers’ Cave, (Turkish: Eshab-ı Kehf Mağarası, Ashab-ı Kehf Mağarası or Yedi Uyurlar Mağarası) is a show cave situated to the north of Tarsus, an ilçe (district) in Mersin Province, Turkey. The cave is named after the Persian word اصحاب کهف (“Ashāb-i Kahf”) itself from the Arabic “aṣḥāb al kahf”, “people of the cave”, for Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, a belief in Christian and Islamic tradition. look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eshab-%… For Seven Sleepers of Ephesus in the Qur’an see here
This Makki Surah was revealed in order to answer three questions asked by the Mushrik of Makkah. The questions were (Q1) who were the sleepers of the cave? (Q2) what is the real story of Al-Khidr? (Q3) what do you know about Zulqarnain?
- Story of men in cave- Trial of Faith (10)
- Story of Man with two gardens-Trial of Wealth (32)
- Story of Moses and Al-Khidr.-Trial of knowledge (60)
- Story of Zulqarnain-Trial of authority (83)
Read More: Surah 18 -Al Kahf : Lessons from the Cave