Al Rakim

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In Islamic tradition, Al Rakim was the dog that guarded the legendary Seven Sleepers and that stood by them all through their long sleep.[1][2] Other narrations identify that the dog was named Qattmir.[3]However, Al Rakim has alternately been identified as the name of the location of the cave of the Seven Sleepers, or the name of a "brass plate, or stone table" located at the cave, naming the sleepers.[4]


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  2. ^ Brewer, E. Cobham (1894). Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 
  3. ^ Qai'm, Mahdi Muntazir (2007). Jesus Through the Qur’an and Shi’ite Narrations (Bilingual ed.). Queens. New York: Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an. p. 39. ISBN 978-1879402140. 
  4. ^ Carlyon, Clement (1838). Scripture Notices and Proof. London: Whittaker and Co. p. 59.