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Was Dhil-Qarnayn an idol-worshiping pagan?

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As'salamu Alaikum Everyone,



Was Dhil-Qarnayn an idol-worshiping pagan?  If he were, wouldn't that refute Islam's Miracle regarding him?

In the following link, the Divine Miracle of the sunset-less North Pole, in the Glorious Quran, had been thoroughly demonstrated:

(Stunning Numerical and Scientific Miracles)

But if Dhil-Qarnyn, who was the chief person in this Miracle, was a pagan, wouldn't that totally contradict the Glorious Quran?



Islam began with Adam and ended with Muhammad, peace be upon all of the Prophets and Messengers of Allah Almighty.  Muslims lived among pagans in the past.  Not every person living among pagans was one.  Many were Unitarians and spirituals.  They believed in GOD Almighty, and either never bowed to idols or they stopped bowing to idols and became spiritual with GOD Almighty.

Asya, Pharaoh's wife for example, lived with him while she was a Muslim, even though everyone, - including her, - were bowing to and worshiping her husband, the Pharaoh:

[066:011] And for the believers.  Allah cites the example of the pharaoh’s wife. She said, “Lord, (please) build me a house in paradise under your (auspicious) care. Save me from the pharaoh and his (evil) deeds, and save me from (such) an unjust nation.”

So while she probably lived a pagan life under Pharaoh, but in her heart, she was a true Muslim.Assuming that Alexander the Great is Dhil Qarnayn, he could've became a Muslim, like Asya, during his life while ruling.  And so the Quran's Divine Claim about his inclination to being a just ruler and God-fearing makes sense.  Even if people deified him and made idols out of him during his life and after his death, if in his heart he was a genuine Muslim, - especially before and during this expedition, - then there is no contradiction here, especially if he couldn't change the way of life that his nation and his ruling line were on.

I hope this helps, insha'Allah.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah


Quran's STUNNING Divine Miracles: [1]

Here are some of my favorite Stunning Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran from among the tens (10s) that are listed in the main sections, below:

1-  Here is one stunning Numerical Miracle, from the 10s below, for you:

The Glorious Quran has 114 Chapters. The sum of those Chapters is 6555 (1+2+...+114 = 6555). There are also 6236 Noble Verses in the Glorious Quran. Now, IF YOU ADD EACH CHAPTER # with the number of its Verses, then you get a list of numbers. So 1 (first Chapter) + 7 (# of its Verses) = 8. Do this for all Chapters.

1-  The sum of the odd numbers from the list = 6555.
2-  The sum of the even numbers from the list = 6236.

See the XLS file for 100% confirmation.

2-  The Great Miracle.  Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran called the Number 19 Miracle "One of the Mighty Ones (Miracles)" (74:30-37) [1] [2].  See the 100s of Noble Verses that clearly testify to this Great Miracle.  Also, did you know that Allah Almighty Said in Surat Nuh (that's Noble Chapter Nuh (Noah)) that Prophet Noah lived for 950 years among his people. 

Yet, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone, the entire Noble Surah is exactly written in 950 Letters [1] [2]!  You can thoroughly see this in the scanned images that thoroughly verify every single Noble Letter, in the links.  Click on the links to see the many other Numerical Miracles in the Holy Quran.  Also, see the Numerical Miracles section along with all of the other great sections.  Also, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article!

3-  19 X 115 = 2185 Number 19 and BASMALA Miracle.  The total numerical value of Noble Verses 74:30-37 themselves, which are the heart of the Number 19 Miracle, has a stunning Miracle in it.  The value of these Noble Verses matches the multiplication of the BASMALA's number of letters (19 Letters) and their total numerical values (115): 19 X 115 = 2185.  The Basmala, which full text in Arabic means "In the Name of Allah The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful" is the Key to the Glorious Quran.  It is recited first before reading the Holy Quran, and it is also obligatory upon every Muslim to start with the Basmala before starting any task.  Again, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article!

4-  Please also checkout the many hundreds (100s) of Great Numerical Miracles, and the many tens (10s) of other Great Scientific Miracles:


Quran's STUNNING-Miracles Section: [1]

Click on the following numbers:

1-    Geology, Earth's spherical expansion, formation, Mountains and Oceanology.
2-    The Universe, Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles.
3-    Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation, and Creation.

4-    STUNNING Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran.  With 1,000s of examples! [4]

5-    Medicine, Humans, Insects and Animals.
6-    Life, Origins of life from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins.
7-    Psychology.
8-    Archeology and History.
9-    Great Web Sites and Online Books.

10-   Rebuttals.
11-   General articles.

12-   STUNNING Prophecies, and Allah's Divine Promises to reveal the Quran's Miracles.
13-   Audios and Videos.
14-   Other.

For example:

1-  The explosion of the Universe, Galaxies and Stars bring about Smoke.
"When the sky disintegrates, and turns rose colored like paint (
وردة كالدهان)." (The Noble Quran, 55:37) [2] [3]


The Glorious Quran declares that the earth is spherical: [1]
Allah Almighty in the Glorious Quran said that earth is:

       -  Spherical: "egg-shaped" [1].
       -  Is rotating around itself.
       -  Is moving in space in curvy orbits [2].
       -  Is in constant motion.
       -  Is suspended in space.
       -  Is swimming in space.
       -  Is traveling through the constantly expanding universe [3].
       -  The sunsetless North Pole miracle in the Glorious Quran [4]. 

  • At the top of the North Pole, the sun never sets, and I showed the video for that, and also quoted the scientific sources for that. Also in the lands near by, it almost never sets either, and I quoted sources for that as well, and also showed pictures of the "polar night" skies on these lands.
  •        -  The Glorious Quran also speaks about many earths [5] and not just earth.
           -  The Glorious Quran predicts
    11 planets in our solar system [6].

    This is also all demonstrated in good details in the following
    video file and articles:

    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm.  I used seven encyclopedic dictionaries:

    This is a picture of the seven encyclopedic dictionaries that I
    used that thoroughly demonstrate the Noble Words that contain
    the Scientific Miracles in them, and how they were used by the
    Arabs of old before and after Islam.  Ample quotations, sayings,
    proverbs and examples quoted from these dictionaries at:


    5-  The Glorious Quran's Perfect Preservation despite all of the odds and the many challenges to corrupt It.

  • Hafs vs Warsh, and Ahruf vs Qiraat thoroughly compared here.
  • Also, the produce Surah like it Quran challenge to all.  Click here.



    The sunsetless North Pole miracle in the Glorious Quran.  Includes the story of Dhil-Qarnayn (aka Dhul-Qarnayn).

    The overwhelming Numerical and Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran.

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