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وَلَبِثُوا فِي كَهْفِهِمْ ثَلَاثَ مِائَةٍ سِنِينَ وَازْدَادُوا تِسْعًا

Walabithoo fee kahfihim thalatha miatin sineena waizdadoo tisAAan

English

So they stayed in their Cave three hundred years, and (some) add nine (more)

ASAD-English

AND [some people assert], "They remained in their cave three hundred years"; and some have added nine [to that number].

Pickthall-English

And (it is said) they tarried in their Cave three hundred years and add nine.

Qaribullah-English

And they stayed in the Cave three hundred years and to that they added nine more.

US-English

And they (- the early Christians) stayed in this Place of Refuge three hundred years and extended (their stay) another nine (years).

Shakir-English

And they remained in their cave three hundred years and (some) add (another) nine.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn -English

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.


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