There is an interesting fully metaphoric story about a one named "ذوالقرنین/Zulqarnayn/Two-Eyes Owner" in Quran. [18:83]

I would like to know what does God mean about each metaphor in the story; so is there any comparable historical document(s)?

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    Have you read a tafsir like "tafsir Al-mizan" on that Ayah? – user8749 Jun 21 '12 at 9:58
  • I read it now @Gigili, unfortunately Al-Mizan says no-one exactly knows who he was. I hoped that someone expert in history here knows this! – Yasser Zamani Jun 21 '12 at 16:41

No historical document. In fact he is not known exactly. Perhaps we already know him but he is not known exactly by identity in Islam. But there are some guess/interpretations based on Hadithes about him.

Some Hadith say he has been a believer with high spiritual rank. But he not been a prophet. A pious and knowledgeable man who God loved him. Like the Luqman لقمان mentioned in Quran.

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    Thank you; are you sure that no expert in history knows him? – Yasser Zamani Jun 21 '12 at 16:42
  • @YasserZamani - There have been several names that were suggested (chiefly among them Alexander the Great), but none of them match up historically in a satisfactory manner. – System Down Jun 21 '12 at 16:59
  • @YasserZamani I am not sure. but this is what you usualy see in Quran commentary books. – Battle of Karbala Jun 21 '12 at 17:13

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