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Book Title The Tale Of Prophet Dhul Qarnayn
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The Tale of Prophet Dhul-Qarnayn AS (Iskandar Zulkarnaen) And Gog Magog (Yajuj Majuj) English Edition Ultimate by Jannah Firdaus Mediapro


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Prophet Dhul-Qarnayn AS or Iskandar Zulkarnaen (“he of the two horns” (or “he of the two ages”), appears in Surah 18 verses 83-101 of The Holy Quran one who travels to east and west and erects a wall between mankind and Gog and Magog (Ya’juj and Ma’juj).

Elsewhere The Holy Quran tells how the end of the world would be signaled by the release of Gog and Magog from behind the wall, and their destruction by Allah SWT (God) in a single night would usher in the Day of Resurrection (Yawm al-Qiyamah). Similarities between The Holy Quran and the Syriac Alexander Legend were also identified in recent research.

The Life of Prophet Dhul-Qarnayn AS (Iskandar Zulkarnaen)

Al-Qutb al-Rawandi mentions that his name was Ayaash, and that after Prophet Nuh AS (Noah) he was the first ruler whose kingdom included (all) the countries of the east and west. It must be clarified that there is a difference of opinion among the historians and commentators whether Dhu’l-Qarnayn was the same as Alexander of Rome. According to authentic traditions it wasn’t so.

Whether he was a Prophet or not is another point of difference. Some scholars believe he was not a Prophet, but he was an honorable personality who was guided by the Almighty.

Why he is referred to as Dhu’l-Qarnayn is another topic of contention. There are many opinions in this regard. The first explanation is that he is named Dhu’l- Qarnayn (one having two ‘qarns’) is because at first the people hit him on his right side (qarn) of the head and killed him but the Almighty raised him, and again they hit him on his left side (qarn) and killed. Again Allah gave him life.

Second: He lived for two epochs.

Third: He had a pair of horns on his head, or two projections from his head resembling a pair of horns.

Fourth: His crown had two projecting branches.

Fifth: Both the sides of his head were extra strong.

Sixth: He had conquered the earth fully and his dominion stretched to the two limits.

Seventh: He had locks of hair hanging from both sides of his head.

Eighth: Allah had given him power over light and darkness.

Ninth: He had a dream that he has gone to the heavens and was clinging to both sides of the Sun.

Tenth: ‘Qarn’ stands for strength. Hence Dhu’l- Qarnayn had two ‘Qarns’ – strength and power, and the possessor of great influence on his kingdom.

“And they ask you about Dhu’l-Qarnayn. Say: I will recite to you an account of him. Surely We established him in the land and granted him means of access to everything. So he followed a course. Until when he reached the place where the sun set, he found it going down into a Black Sea, and found by it a people. We said, O Dhu’l-Qarnayn! Either give them a chastisement or do them a benefit. He said, As to him who is unjust, we will chastise him, then shall he be returned to his Lord, and He will chastise him with an exemplary chastisement: And as for him who believes and does good, he shall have goodly reward, and We will speak to him an easy word of Our command. Then he followed (another) course. Until when he reached the land of the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people to whom We had given no shelter from It; Even so! And We had a full knowledge of what he had. Then he followed (another) course. Until when he reached (a place) between the two mountains, he found on that side of them a people who could hardly understand a word. They said, O Dhu’l-Qarnayn! surely Gog and Magog make mischief in the land. Shall we then pay you a tribute on condition that you should raise a barrier between us and them He said, That in which my Lord has established me is better, therefore you only help me with workers, I will make a fortified barrier between you and them; Bring me blocks of iron; until when he had filled up the space between the two mountain sides, he said, Blow, until when he had made it fire, he said, Bring me molten brass which I may pour over it. So they were not able to scale it nor could they make a hole in it. He said, This is a mercy from my Lord, but when the promise of my Lord comes to pass He will make it level with the ground, and the promise of my Lord is ever true.” (18:83-98)

According to an authentic report the people didn’t have the knowledge of how to construct houses. Some historians say that they lived in the nude, as shall be explained later.

As regards the location of the mountains mentioned in the above ayats, some scholars opine that they are the mountains of Armenia and Azerbaijan. The northern part of these mountains falls in Turkistan. Details concerning Gog and Magog state that the two giants were man-eaters.

The translation of the above ayats is in consonance of the view held by commentators. Shaykh Muhammad bin Masud al-Ayyashi has reported in his tafsir that Asbagh bin Nubatah quotes from Amir al-Mu’minin ‘Ali when people asked him about Dhu’l-Qarnayn that,

Dhu’l-Qarnayn was an exalted servant of Allah. His name was Ayaash. The Almighty selected him after the Deluge of Nuh and gave him suzerainty over the surrounding areas of Northwest Africa in the two centuries.

The people hit him on the right and he was martyred by it.

Then after a hundred years the Almighty raised him to life in the areas of East. This time the people hit him on the left side of his head and he was martyred. The Almighty raised him again after a hundred years and the lieu of the strokes he had suffered granted him a pair of outgrowths with a space between them. And gave him Kingship, Prophethood, and miracle.

Then summoned him to the first heaven. When the curtains were removed from his sight he beheld all that was in the earth, like the mountains, deserts, and passes. Dhu’l-Qarnayn saw everything and the Almighty bestowed his complete knowledge and he could discriminate between right and wrong.

Allah strengthened his horns with a part of a heavenly cloud that contained darkness, thunder, and lightning. Then he was sent back to the earth and commanded through revelation,

“Roam in the east and the west, We made easy for you the travel between cities. And We made the people subservient to your commands and instilled your fear in their hearts.”

Dhu’l-Qarnayn departed for the West end of the earth. As he traversed the lands he raised a loud scream like the roar of a lion.

His horns emitted darkness, thunder, and lightning, and all those who were inimical to him and tried to oppose were instantly killed.

In a single day, he reached the end of the earth before the Sun could reach the West. (Before Sunset). All the people of the East and the West became subservient to his command as mentioned by Allah:

“Surely We established him in the land and granted him means of access to everything.” (18:84)

When the sun reached west he saw that it was setting in a hot spring and 70000 angels are tugging at the Sun with fiery chains on the surface of the sea towards the lands of East, in the same manner as a boat is towed. He went to the rising place of the sun and it began to shine on the people of the East as described by the Almighty.

Amir al-Mu’minin ‘Ali says that he came across a people who were burnt by the Sun. Their bodies and skins were scorched by sunlight.

From here he (Dhu’l- Qarnayn) proceeded towards darkness and desolation until he reached a place between two great walls as mentioned by the Holy Qur’an. The inhabitants of that area complained to Dhu’l-Qarnayn that Gog and

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