This is the great heroic story of Ashab e Kahf, DescriptionIn Christian and Islamic tradition, the Seven Sleepers is the story of a group of youths who hid inside a cave outside the city of Ephesus. This series is created by Farajollah Salahshoor (1997). The show is famous in Iran & abroad particularly Pakistan and Azerbaijan but also has been banned in Arab countries and Fatawa has been issued against this show. The Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan praised the show and recommended people to watch it. The story says that during the persecutions by the Roman emperor Decius, around 250 AD, seven young men were accused of following Christianity. They were given some time to recant their faith, but they refused to bow to Roman idols. Instead, they chose to give their worldly goods to the poor and retire to a mountain cave to pray, where they fell asleep. The Emperor, seeing that their attitude towards paganism had not improved, ordered the mouth of the cave to be sealed. Headstones in the Siebenschläferkirche (Rotthof), Germany Decius died in 251, and many years passed during which Christianity went from being persecuted to being the state religion of the Roman Empire. At some later time–usually given as during the reign of Theodosius II (408–450)–in 447 A.D.