This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word al rakim
In Islamic tradition, Al Rakim was the dog that guarded the legendary Seven Sleepers and that stood by them all through their long sleep. However, Al Rakim has alternately been identified as the name of the location of the cave of the Seven Sleepers, or the name of a "brass plate, or stone table" located at the cave, naming the sleepers.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the dog that guarded the Seven Sleepers (q. v.), and that stood by them all through their long sleep.
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