Verse. 2165

١٨ - ٱلْكَهْف

18 - Al-Kahf

وَلَبِثُوْا فِيْ كَہْفِہِمْ ثَلٰثَ مِائَۃٍ سِنِيْنَ وَازْدَادُوْا تِسْعًا۝۲۵
Walabithoo fee kahfihim thalatha miatin sineena waizdadoo tisAAan


Ahmed Ali

(It is said) they stayed in the cave three hundred years and nine.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (and (it is said) they tarried in their cave three hundred years and add nine) before allah made them wake up.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : and they tarried in the cave three hundred (read [with tanwīn] thalāthami’atin) years (sinīn is an explicative supplement to thalāthami’atin, ‘three hundred’): these three hundred years in the case of the people of the cave were solar years; but for [the number of] lunar ones, the arabs add nine years thereto, and this is mentioned in his saying: and add nine, that is, nine years; in other words three hundred solar years, while three hundred and nine lunar ones.