Alexander The Great in The Quran

Alexander The Great In The Quran

Suras Classification of Sura

Meccan suras - Medinan suras

List of Suras

1.Al-Fatiha - 2.Al-Baqara - 3.Al Imran - 4.An-Nisa - 5.Al-Ma'ida - 6.Al-An'am - 7.Al-A'raf - 8.Al-Anfal - 9.At-Tawba - 10.Yunus - 11.Hud - 12.Yusuf - 13.Ar-Ra'd - 14.Ibrahim - 15.Al-Hijr - 16.An-Nahl - 17.Al-Isra - 18.Al-Kahf - 19.Maryam - 20.Ta-Ha - 21.Al-Anbiya - 22.Al-Hajj - 23.Al-Mu’minoon - 24.An-Nur - 25.Al-Furqan - 26.Ash-Shu'ara - 27.An-Naml - 28.Al-Qasas - 29.Al-Ankabut - 30.Ar-Rum - 31.Luqman - 32.As-Sajda - 33.Al-Ahzab - 34.Saba - 35.Fatir - 36.Ya Sin - 37.As-Saaffat - 38.Sad - 39.Az-Zumar - 40.Ghafir - 41.Fussilat - 42.Ash-Shura - 43.Az-Zukhruf - 44.Ad-Dukhan - 45.Al-Jathiya - 46.Al-Ahqaf - 47.Muhammad - 48.Al-Fath - 49.Al-Hujurat - 50.Qaf - 51.Adh-Dhariyat - 52.At-Tur - 53.An-Najm - 54.Al-Qamar - 55.Ar-Rahman - 56.Al-Waqi'a - 57.Al-Hadid - 58.Al-Mujadila - 59.Al-Hashr - 60.Al-Mumtahina - 61.As-Saff - 62.Al-Jumuah - 63.Al-Munafiqun - 64.At-Taghabun - 65.At-Talaq - 66.At-Tahrim - 67.Al-Mulk - 68.Al-Qalam - 69.Al-Haaqqa - 70.Al-Maarij - 71.Nuh - 72.Al-Jinn - 73.Al-Muzzammil - 74.Al-Muddathir - 75.Al-Qiyama - 76.Al-Insan (al-Dahr) - 77.Al-Mursalat - 78.An-Naba - 79.An-Naziat - 80.Abasa - 81.At-Takwir - 82.Al-Infitar - 83.Al-Mutaffifin - 84.Al-Inshiqaq - 85.Al-Burooj - 86.At-Tariq - 87.Al-'Ala - 88.Al-Ghashiya - 89.Al-Fajr - 90.Al-Balad - 91.Ash-Shams - 92.Al-Lail - 93.Ad-Dhuha - 94.Al-Inshirah - 95.At-Tin - 96.Al-Alaq - 97.Al-Qadr - 98.Al-Bayyina - 99.Az-Zalzala - 100.Al-Adiyat - 101.Al-Qaria - 102.At-Takathur - 103.Al-Asr - 104.Al-Humaza - 105.Al-Fil - 106.Quraysh - 107.Al-Ma'un - 108.Al-Kawthar - 109.Al-Kafirun - 110.An-Nasr - 111.Al-Masadd - 112.Al-Ikhlas - 113.Al-Falaq - 114.Al-Nas

Prophets in the Quran

Adam (Ādam - آدم) - Enoch (Īdrīs - إدريس) - Noah (Nūḥ - نوح) - Eber (Hūd - هود) - Saleh (Ṣāliḥ - صالح) - Abraham (Ibrāhīm - إبراهيم) - Lot (Lūṭ - لوط) - Ishmael (Ismā‘īl - إسماعيل) - Isaac (Isḥāq - إسحاق) - Jacob (Ya‘qūb - يعقوب) - Joseph (Yūsuf - يوسف) - Job (Ayyūb - أيوب) - Jethro (Shu‘aib - شعيب) - Moses (Mūsá - موسى) - Aaron (Hārūn - هارون) - Ezekiel (Dhul-kifl - ذو الكفل) - David (Dāwud - داود) - Solomon (Sulaimān - سليمان) - Elijah (Ilyās - إلياس) - Elisha (Alyasa‘ - اليسع) - Jonah (Yūnus - يونس) - Zechariah (Zakariyyā - زكريا) - John the Baptist (Yaḥyá - يحيى) - Jesus (‘Īsá - عيسى) - Muhammad (Muḥammad - محمد)

Quran Reading

Tajwid - Tarteel - Rasm - Muqatta'at - Ruku' - Sujud

Recitation and Reciters

Hafiz (List of Hafiz) - Qari' - Qira'at

Translations

List of translations - English translations

History

Mus'haf - Tanazzulat

Tafsir

Qisas Al-Anbiya - Persons related to verses - Asbab al-nuzul - Naskh - Biblical narratives - Tahrif - Bakkah - Esoteric interpretation

Perspectives

Shia - Criticism - Desecration - Surah of Wilaya and Nurayn -

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Alexander the Great may be refers to the conjecture that the story of Dhul-Qarnayn (in Arabic ذو القرنين, literally "The Two-Horned One", also transliterated as Zul-Qarnain or Zulqarnain), mentioned in the Quran, may be reference to Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 BC), popularly known as Alexander the Great.

Dhul-Qarnayn is a figure who was well known in the lore of the ancient dwellers of the Arabian Peninsula and is mentioned in the Quran. There have been many different cultural depictions of Alexander the Great since antiquity. Muslims have generally endorsed the identification of Dhul-Qarnayn with Alexander the Great, at least until recent times.

Some contemporary Muslim scholars have suggested that the Qur'anic figure of Dhul-Qarnayn is Cyrus the Great. This theory was proposed by Sunni scholar Abul Kalam Azad and endorsed by Shi'a scholars Allameh Tabatabaei, in his Tafsir al-Mizan and Makarem Shirazi.

This Assumption of Zul-Qarnain for either Alexander the Great or Cyrus the Great is based on fact that they ruled over two nations: one in the east and one on the west. The word Qarn in Arabic is used for kingdoms whose people speak one language or have one religion.

Read more about Alexander The Great In The Quran:  Introduction, Philological Evidence

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