Jhul Karnain (Part-13)



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6. The Qur'an quotes the saying of Zul Qamain from which we can deduce that he was a believer and a just and pious ruler. He said: "We shall not be unjust. But whosoever commits a wrong, him shall we punish, them shall he be bent back to his Lord. And he will punish him with a punishment unheard of. And whoever believes and works righteousness, He shall have a goodly reward and easy will be his task as we order it by our command." (18:87-88)

Statements in the Torah with regard to Khorus's connection with Jerusalem and the inscriptions of Darius and his announcements as well as the evidence of the Torah and the 'Vesta' gives us the confirmed fact that both Darius and Khorus were believers and followers of a prophet (SM). In fact they were missionaries for that religion. They were followers of the Deen of Ibraheem Zorotashet, who worshipped one god, believed in the hereafter and their religion had reached the stage of being a branch the teachings of the prophet (SM). This Deen became uttered and changed very soon after the death of this prophet (SM) Zorotashet.

7. The Qur'an also says that Zul Qamain undertook a second journey towards the East and when he reached there he met some wandering tribes.

The Qur'an says:

"Then he followed another way. Until he came to the rising of the Sun he found it rising on a people for whom we have provided no protection against the sun."   

History tells us that Khorus on this second expedition to the East came into contact with the wandering tribes of Makran who had committed rebellion and mischief. The details of this expedition had already been discussed. At this point it is worth noting that instead of mentioning that Zul Qamain set off in a westerly or Easterly direction, the Qur'an ;speak about him setting forth till reaching "the rising of the sun and "till reaching the setting of the sun". From this some people made the wrong deduction that Zul Qarnain had become the ruler of the whole world, but this has not been proven to be the case for any king in history. Moreover the Qur'an did not use those words to indicate that he'was a ruler of the whole world but merely intended to indicate that hi§ kingdom stretched to the furthest west and the furthest east and that he reached that part of the world where day land stopped and the shore begins and in the east he reached that place where the wandering tribes were living after having passed the inhabited towns and villages.  

8. The Qur'an states that apart from the above-mentioned two expeditions he also undertook a third journey and when he reached there where between twomountaih ranges there was a pass where he met a people who were unable to understand his language. They somehow explained to him that the tribes of Yajooj and Majooj come through the pass to trouble and harrass them and to commit mischiefon the land.' They asked him to accept tribute from them and to close up the pass to prevent Yajooj and Majooj from crashing over. He told them that what Allah (SWT) gives is sufferent for him and there is no need for them to pay him. However he is prepared to help them it they were prepared to help him. They gathered pieces of iron and from that Zul Qarnain built a gate between the mountains and then melted copper with which to strengthen the gate.

According to underiable evidence from history Khorus undertook a third expedition to the north towards the Caucasus mountains (towards mount Caucus or to mount Qauf). There between two mountain ranges he met a people living this side of a pass, while on the other side of the pass lived the seythran tribes who used come through the pass to attack, harrass and plunder among them. These tribes were wild and uncivilized and used to attack these people from time to time and escape back through the pass. When Zul Qarnain reached there these people laid there complaints before him and asked him to erect a wall across the pass to keep the wild tribes out of reach. Khorus decided to accede to their request and made a wall out of iron and copper. In spite of Yajooj and Majooj being such strong tribes, they were unable to break down this wall. Neither could they came over it to launch further attacks and so the people were saved from their attacks.

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