Will the dog of Ashabul Kahf be in Jannah?

Question

Is there a narration stating that the dog mentioned in the incident of the people of the cave will go to Jannah?

 

Answer

I have not come across any Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) which mentions this. Certain Tafsir books and non-primary Hadith sources have cited this as the statement of the Tabi’i; Khalid ibn Ma’dan (rahimahullah).

(Al Lubab Fi ‘Ulumil Kitab, Surah Kahf, Verse: 18, Tafsir Abu Sa’ud, Surah Kahf, Verse: 18, vol. 5 pg. 238, Ruhul Ma’ani, Surah Kahf, Verse: 18, vol. 15 pg. 237, Hayatul Hayawan, vol. 4 pg. 345)

 

However, I could not locate a chain of narrators for this statement of Khalid ibn Ma’dan (rahimahullah).

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar