About Cave of the Seven Sleepers

The  Cave of the Seven Sleepers in Surah Al Kahf, Amman is the living evidence of the seven sleepers cave story narrated in the Quran. The historic site reveals much truth behind many mythological stories and is a great place to understand religious customs. Every Friday, this story is read by the religious patrons in this surah. The JIt's interesting, quite intriguing, and mysterious as well. 

The Story of the Seven Sleepers, seven youth who fled into a cave to escape religious persecution and came out 300 years later, is important to Islam. It was one of the questions posed to the Prophet by the people of Mecca to test his authenticity. The cave in Surah Al Kahf of Amman is said to be the site where these youths fell asleep.

This story is read by Imams in this Surah every Friday, and Jordanians teach this story to their children when they reach the age of understanding. Surah Al Kahf teaches the Taqwa, the perseverance in both truths and in faith. The caves were discovered in 1963 as a result of some excavation work. Inside the main cave – also known as Ahl Al Kahf (Cave of the People) – are eight smaller tombs that are sealed. You can see a creepy collection of human bones through the hole in one of the tombs.

Must See

• The insides of seven small graves and its eerie collection of human bones

• Engravings on walls outside the cave

• Artifacts from multiple periods in history

How to reach

By Bus: Takes 15 minutes and costs half a dinar. 

By Minibus: You can also take a minibus from Quraysh St in downtown. Get off at‘Al Kahf’ and change to a Sabah bus. 

By Taxi: The easiest way is by taxi, costing around 8 JD either way.
 

Tips

  • Take a day-long jeep tour offered by Wadi Rum Bedouins.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes. 
  • Take a guided tour, if possible.
  • Drinking water is available.
  • Toilet facility available on the premises.
  • There is an adjacent mosque where visitors can pray.
  • Wear comfortable clothing to beat the heat.

 

Visit Time

Sunday                      9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday                      9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Tuesday                  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday             9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Thursday                 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.    

Friday                      9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday                 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

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Suggested time 30 to 40 minutes

 

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Clear Sky 29.45°C

 

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