Ayah

وَلَبِثُواْ فِى كَهۡفِهِمۡ ثَلَٰثَ مِاْئَةٍ سِنِينَ وَٱزۡدَادُواْ تِسۡعًا

Translation

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

Tafsir

And they tarried in the Cave three hundred (read [with tanween] thalaathami'atin) years (sineen is an explicative supplement to thalaathami'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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