a long time there have been written a lot of different, books,
articles and also there was shot a film about “Ashabi-Kahf”.
We must say that the presented materials in the sources are
mostly about the “seven fallen asleep” in Turkey and about
some legends related to them. Excepting the minority of
authors, “Ashabi-Kahf” in Nakhchivan is not researched
properly at all. Publishing materials are mostly about
legends, religions and mythical texts..
nation leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev respected the
beliefs, religion of our nation and took care of the holy
places even from the soviet times. This care is continued up
to our independence day. In 1998 he has signed a decree on
reconstruction and restoration of “Ashabi-Kahf”, which is an
evidence for his care to our religion and history. Today, the
historical monument and worship place of “Ashabi-Kahf” is
reconstructed; there has been built a mosque, the road is laid
and everything was performed for the good and proper
conditions of pilgrims. In this site the main focus of
attention is - the history of “Ashabi-Kahf”.The fact of
worshiping that has been mentioned in “Gurani Karim” belongs
to Nakhchivan; and concluding all these results of research
works we can come to the following decisions:
The formation of the legend about “Ashabi-Kahf” in Nakhchivan
was for the first time spread among Turkish nations and then
among the other folks.
The attributes of “Ashabi-Kahf” indicated in “Gurani Karim” is
very similar with what is now in Nakhchivan.3.
The cave is considered as an ancient fatherland; residential
settlement before the “Ashabi-Kahf” accident and it was later
called as a holy place.
Here the beliefs belonged not to other religions, but to the
ancient Turkish belief system-to the national cult.
“Ashabi-Kahf” is the higher moment of slave’s appeal to the
God, which is expressed, in the form of physical cleanness,
“Ashabi-Kahf” is the fatherland for the Azeri Turks who found
a refuge in Nakhchivan caves for thousand years; it is also
the identity passport engraved on cave’s stones.
We believe that we shall repeatedly return to the issues
similar to “Ashabi-Kahf”, to the one, which takes a slave
closer to his God. The places like “Ashabi-Kahf” will also
have the researches from all over the world together with
multitude of pilgrims.
The visitors who come to study “Ashabi-Kahf” together with
their outer refinement they also protect their spiritual
cleanness! Don’t forget! Allah is the one, who knows
everything as it is.