Names of the Ashabul Kahf and Their Dog

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Fatwa ID: 04537

Answered by: Mufti Javed Ibn Nazir Kachhalia



Please if you can assist me I want Ashabul Kahfs names and their names of the dog Inshallah




In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful





There is no mention in the Holy Qur'an or the Sunnah of the names of the Ashab Al-Kahf or the dog of Ashab al-Kahf (The people of the cave).


We cannot know the name 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 blameworthy, 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 (SallallahuAlaihiwaSallam) said: "Devote yourself to that which benefits you and ask help from Allah and do not fall short (of doing that)"


But, as you’ve asked the question, I have found the following information:

“The fact that matter is that the names of the People of the Kahf do not stand proved authentically from any Sahih Hadith. Names given in exegetical and historical reports differ. The closest out of these is the report given on the authority of Abdullah ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهم by ‘Al-Tabaranee’. The names given are:

  1. Muksalminaمُكْسَلْمِيْنَا
    2. Tamlīkhāتَمْلِيْخَا
    3. Martunisمَرْطُوْنسْ
    4. Sanunisسنونس
    5. Sarinunisسَارينونس
    6. Dhu Niwas ذونواس
    7. Ka’astitiunisكعسططيونس[1]



Only Allah knows best.

Written by Mufti Javed Ibn Nazir Kachhalia

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1]Maariful Qura’an Vol 5, Pg 603, Maktabah Darul Uloom Karachi




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