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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: 18. The Cave

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43750


This sūra is distinctive for being composed almost entirely of stories. The three main ones are: the ‘Men of the Cave’ (Q18.9–26), Moses and the servant (18.60–82), and Dhū-l-Qarnayn, a figure usually identified with Alexander the Great (18.83–98).

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  • A.J. Droge ( - adroge)