The first book of Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University Publications, "A Sacred Space in Isauria Region: The Cave of the Eye" was published. One of the authors of the book, which contains strong evidence that the Cave of the Eye in Karaman is the Ashab-ı Kefh Cave. Lecturer Şadan Sezgin, one of the authors of Karamandan.com, had an interview with Mehmet Alkan. We are publishing the interview of Mehmet Alkan, who spoke for the first time about the details of the work and cave inscriptions;
On The Track
Even though people's life in the world is very short, the course of human history can be followed with oral culture, especially writing, tools produced, and structures built.
With a painting on the cave walls, a watch left on paper, the walls built on a solid hill, the monuments erected in the middle of the city, the epics that circulate from language to language, the arches that carry water to the cities , with places of worship trying to chant spiritual words…
"Earth represents space, time represents work," said Master Necip Fazıl KISAKÜREK.
There are traces that are followed according to the material elements that reach us from their past, as well as the traces we seek according to the information given to us in the sacred texts. One of the events mentioned in the Quran and named for a surah is; It is the “Ashab-ı Kehf” incident whose knowledge is definite, its location is unknown, its clues are detailed and its fate is known. The story of a group of believers trying to chant the word of God against the state with a pagan culture, which has a polytheistic religious belief, the stance of those who overcome fear, the clearest indication that the long time is nowhere to be found ... They are the Prophet. Companions of Jesus.
A group of believers hid in the cave to escape the evil of the insiders of the time. When the place where believers were hiding was identified, the entrance to this cave was built with a wall and they wanted to imprison the believers inside. Thus, they were asked to die of hunger and thirst. No matter how powerful the deputies are, they are not capable when they are at odds with fate. More importantly, they cannot kill any life whose deadline has not come.
Another cave was examined for this historical event, whose story is known, but where there are many claims about the place. Ku