Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Seven Holy Sleepers – Cave of Ashab-e-Kahf – Video

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اصحاب کھف کے غار کے تاریخی باقیات

The Roman Martyrology mentions the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus under the date of 27 June, as follows: “Commemoration of the seven Holy Sleeper of Ephesus, who, it is recounted, after undergoing martyrdom, rest in peace, awaiting the day of resurrection.” The Byzantine Calendar commemorates them with feasts on 4 August and 22 October. They are also regarded as pious in Islam, and are known as “People of the Cave” (Ashab Al-Kahf).

A legend about them tells of the falling asleep of seven young men in a cave, who wake up after a great deal of time has passed. The basic outline of the tale appears in Gregory of Tours (b. 538 – d. 594), and in Paul the Deacon’s (b. 720 – d. 799) History of the Lombards. The best-known version of the story appears in Jacobus de Voragine’s Golden Legend. Their story also appears in the Qur’an (Surah 18, verse 9-26), which also includes the mention of an accompanying dog beside them named Qitmir.

The outline of the story is that during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Decius, around 250, seven young men were accused of Christianity. They were given some time to recant their faith, but instead gave their worldly goods to the poor and retired to a mountain to pray, where they fell asleep. The emperor, seeing that their attitude towards paganism had not improved, ordered the mouth of the cave to be sealed.

Decius died in 251 and many years passed during which Christianity went from being persecuted to being the major religion of the Roman Empire. At some later time — usually, during the reign of Theodosius II (408 – 450) — the landowner decided to open up the sealed mouth of the cave, thinking to use it as a cattle pen. He opened it and found the sleepers inside. They awoke, imagining that they had slept but one day. One of their number returned to Ephesus. He was astounded to find buildings with crosses attached; the townspeople were astounded to find a man trying to spend old coins from the reign of Decius. The bishop was summoned to interview the sleepers; they told him their miracle story, and died praising God.

یہ صرف ناظرین کی دلچسپی کی وجہ سے شائع کی گئی ہے اس ویڈیو میں حوالہ جات کی ذمہ داری نہیں

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2 Responses

March 17, 2011
Irshad Gilani

We need to talk about this you tube article , nobody knows number of Ishaab e kahf ,Quran e kareem says some people will guess they were three forth was their dog,some will say they were for fifth was their dog,some will say they were five sixth was their dog.
Only Allah knows the strength of Ishab e kahf.
Irshad Gilani

April 18, 2011
muhammad saadat

wonderful amazing