The Cave

in The Qur'an

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780192831934
Published online November 2007 |

Series: Oxford World's Classics

 The Cave

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A Meccan sura which gets its name from the Sleepers of the Cave, whose story takes a prominent place in the sura (verses 926). This sura also deals with two other stories: Moses meeting with an unidentified figure (verses 6082), and the story of Dhu l-Qarnayn (verses 8399). A parable is put forward for the people of Mecca: the parable of the luscious gardens belonging to an arrogant and ungrateful man, which God reduces to dust. The sura opens and closes with references to the Quran itself.

Chapter.  3189 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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