[300 + 9]*
[18:25] They stayed in their cave three hundred years, increased by nine.*
*18:25 The difference between 300 solar years and 300 lunar years is nine years. Thus, discovering the end of the world was predetermined by the Almighty to take place in 1980 AD (1400 AH), 300 years (309 lunar years) before the end of the world (see 72:27 & Appendix 25).
[18:26] Say, “GOD is the best knower of how long they stayed there.” He knows all secrets in the heavens and the earth. By His grace you can see; by His grace you can hear. There is none beside Him as Lord and Master, and He never permits any partners to share in His kingship.
[18:27] You shall recite what is revealed to you of your Lord’s scripture. Nothing shall abrogate His words, and you shall not find any other source beside it.
From the start of the story about the people of the cave to the end “they stayed in their cave” in 18:25 the following word “three” is the 309th word
People who wanted to destroy idols were themselves turned into idols