Name of the dog in Surah Al-Kahf
Fatwa No: 84450

  • Fatwa Date:8-7-2002 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 28, 1423
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What is the name of the dog of people of the cave (Ashab al-Kahf)?


Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

There is no mentioning in the Holy Qur'an or the Sunnah of the name of dog of Ashab al-Kahf (The people of the cave). We cannot know the name of this dog if it is not mentioned in the Qur'an or the Sunnah because it is not something that can be deduced by reasoning.
Know, dear brother, that knowledge such as this matter is not important and we do not need it and its ignorance does not cause us any harm. The Muslim should occupy himself in learning what is mandatory, what is forbidden, what is blame worthy and what is likable as this knowledge results in doing that which is rewarded and avoiding that which is prohibited. Muslim reported from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "Devote yourself to that which benefits you and ask help from Allah and do not fall short (of doing that)" .
Allah knows best.

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