Dhul Qaranyn: Alexander The Great

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I will focus on Dhul Qaranyn (also spelled as Dhul Qarnin, Zul-qarnain, Qarnain, Dhu ' l Karnain, ZolQarnayn) and his story and most importantly discuss mainly the theology controversy if Dhul Qaranyn is Alexander the Great, Cyrus the great or neither. There are more than three writers and theologists that wrote about this controversial argument. Dhul Qaranyn which means "he of the two horns "is a character mentioned in sixteen verses from the "The Cave" Surah Verses from 83-101 of the Qur 'an, as a figure empowered by God to upright a wall between mankind and Gog and Magog, the representation of chaos.

Alexander the Great a well-known high king in his history. So I will show all theologists arguments and evidences that if he is Dhul Qaranyn or not. According to the Quran (Surah 18:89-98) Alexander the Great was a devout Muslim and lived to a ripe old age. While he is never mentioned explicitly by name, the story is apparently based upon a traditional account of Alexander the Great source from ["Dhul-Qarnayn and the Alexander Romance." -WikiIslam -N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2015]. Historical records, however, show that Alexander the Great died ["Dhul-Qarnayn and the Alexander Romance - WikiIslam." N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2015] young at 33 years of age (356 - 323 B.C.), and believed he himself was godly, forcing others to recognize him as such. In India on the Hyphasis River (now Beas) Alexander erected twelve altars to twelve Olympian gods. For centuries, most Muslim

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