Which animal was with the Ashaab-e-kahf in the cave?

Q: Kindly let me know if any Muffasir of the Quran mentioned that it was a Lion (and not a dog) that was present with the Ashaab-e-Kahf in Surah Kahf of the Quran.

A: The report of the animal of Ashaab-e-kahf being a lion is not accepted by the mufassireen. This opinion has been rejected by the mufassireen.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)