To Whom It May Concern:- Dear Readers, I love reading history books since I left high-school in 1994 though quite inactive back then, but the inquisitiveness has pushed me forward to read a lot more books about great leaders, including "Alexander The Great". I told my friends that, before you watch any movie based on history, please do some research on that movie so that you won't be misled by the propaganda strategized directly or indirectly to deceit, or to challenge the Islamic Historical Facts and Data. People of The Book, in the bible refers Alexander as "The Lord With The Horns". In the Christian legend concerning Alexander, many scholars find that Alexander said in one of his prayers, "O God... Thou hast made me horns upon my heads", and the translator adds in a footnote that in Ethiopic version of the same legend concerning Alexander, "Alexander is always referred to as The Two Horned." So, this has proven that, the People Of The Book did not invent the title of "The Two Horned" even before the revelation of Islam, the Religion of Truth and Peace. So, the question is why when we watch the movie (Alexander, Collin Farrel & Angelina Jolie), it potrey this great military strategist was a gay, alcoholic and pagan? The classical Muslim scholars and many Malay traditional muslim scholars believe that "Zul-Qarnain" found in the Koran refers to Alexander The Great. "Zul-Qarnain" in Arabic means, "the one who possess two horns". If Alexander is mentioned in the Koran, definitely he was a muslim or a true believer in Allah s.w.t. though not so many people during his time believe the same God. And, if he was a muslim, definitely he was not a gay, was not an alcoholic and was not a pagan. Then, many modern Muslim scholars started to doubt the conclusion of research on Zul-Qarnain made by classical Muslim scholars since the Ottoman Empire time. Even some of them believe that Saladin or Persian King, Darius The Great II was the real Zul-Qarnain. But, Saladin was never referred to as "The Lord With The Horns" by the People of The Book (Christians), and Darius The Great II was never be able to conquer the western part of this world as mentioned in the Koran. To clear the above doubt, let us first check the translation of our Holy Koran. In the Koran, (18:83) we read: "They will ask thee of Zul-Qarnain. Say: I shall recite unto you a rememberance of him." The first important question; who did ask Prophet Mohammad s.a.w. a question about Zul-Qarnain? Ibn Kathir informs us that the unbelievers of Mecca sent to the People of the Book asking them what questions they could pose to Prophet Mohammad s.a.w in order that they might test him. The People of The Book said: "Ask him about Zul-Qarnain, some youth whom he did not know what they did, and the Spirit". Before I make the conclusion, I want to make it clear that Alexander The Great is "Zul-Qarnain" mentioned in the Holy Koran (from Ayaat 83, Sura 'The Cave"). Lets learn from this scenario: The People of The Book and the unbelievers from Mecca, before they did ask the question to Prophet Muhammad, they were hoping to receive misleading (wrong) answers from the Holy Prophet, so that they can prove that Muhammad is false Prophet. But, because Islam is a true religion, Prophet Muhammad p.b.u.h. was able to give the precise answers with the exact story of Alexander (from People of The Book's version), and even corrected it by: "Until when he (Zul-Qarnain) reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: near it he found a people; We said: "O Zul-Qarnain! (thou hast authority,) either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness" (18:86). "He said: "Whoever doth wrong, him shall we punish; then shall be back to his Lord; and He will punish him with a punishment unheard-of (before)" (18:87). "But whoever believes, and works righteousness, -he shall have a goodly reward, and easy will be his task as we order it by our command" (18:88). I think you are smart enough to understand what the Ayaat of 86, 87 and 88 means in the Holy Koran. With this, the "unbelievers" then returned to their home countries, and informed all the Kings of The People of the Book - all over Mighty Roman Empire. Slowly, they plotted a conspiracy to change the actual historical manuscripts and the related events in their Holy Books, in order to prove that Islam is a false religion. Nauzu billahi min zaalik. Debate: Please remember that the People of the Book used title "The Lord With The Horns" first in the question they gave the Meccans to test Prophet Mohammad s.a.w. That proves that this title is pre-Quranic. And the only source for the title "Zul-Qarnain" is found in the legends about Alexander The Great. It is true that others were described as animals with two horns, but not a human with two horns and then only in a vision as symbol of their power, not as reality and history as in the case of Alexander The Great. No one else in history was called Zul-Qarnain except Alexander The Great. Not only was the name Zul-Qarnain only applied to Alexander The Great but the description of the Koran fits the legends about him too. "Then followed he (another) way," (18:92). "Until, when he reached (a tract) between two mountains, he found, beneath them, a people who scarcely understood a word" (18:93). "They said: 'O Zul-Qarnain! The Gog and Magog (people) do great mischief on earth: shall we then render tribute in order that thou mightest erect a barrier between us and them?" (18:94). "He said: '(The Power) in which my Lord has established me is better (than tribute): Help me therefore with strength (and labour): I will erect a strong barrier between you and them:" (18:95). "'Bring me blocks of iron'. At length, when he had filled up the space between the two steep mountain-sides, he said: 'Blow (with your bellows)'. Then, when he had made it (red) as fire, he said:'Bring me, that I may pour over it, molten lead'" (18:96). "Thus were they made powerless to scale it or to dig through it" (18:97). "He said: 'This is a mercy from my Lord: but when the promise of my Lord comes to pass, He will make it into dust; and the promise of my Lord is true" (18:98). If you watched the movie, you will remember that.... one scene which shows Alexander travelled South West of Persia and walked through, over mountains with his army followed behind. The narrator said: "Until now, our great King Alexander's decision to travel between those mountains is still remain as a mystery." The conclusion is simple. Alexander The Great is Zul-Qarnain, mentioned in the Holy Koran, and he was a great leader, a genius of military strategist who conquered the world, with Prophet Khidhir a.s. as his commander, and he was a muslim. In modern day, the truth sometimes is seen as the false information, but the false information is told to be the real truth by some people who has their own agenda. Beware! We have to learn and read more, do more research, not only from the internet, books, satellite TV and holy books, but we have to see the world with our own wary eyes. The mystery is there, and don't let the people who has the agenda find it, let it be the muslim who discover it, and keep it as the best source to promote the truth, inshaAllah (God Willing). May Allah s.w.t. bless me and lead me to a better understanding of Islam and its history from Adam to Mohammad s.a.w. Regards.