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I want to know that it's said that Yaajooj and Maajooj live behind a really tall and strong wall (made by hazrat zulqurnain). but if it's so then it means that they are cut off from rest of the world and can't be contacted. So no one is able to tell them about hidayat and Islam.. and they won't be able to accept Islam. Still it's their mistake?
They don't know anything about Islam.. or is there any way for Allah to preach hidayat.
Please clear my mind.

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    Could you please translate the Arabic words in this question into English? – Daniel Jun 19 '13 at 19:15
  • Please follow English orthography rules. – PHPst Jun 20 '13 at 4:41
  • @Daniel, the Arabic word used here "hidayat" or "hidayah" can roughly be translated as "guidance." (See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidayah) – Najeeb Jun 20 '13 at 6:04
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Yajuj and Majuj are the Arabic words for the Hebrew Gog and Magog which is the Hebrew version of the Assyrian words Gugu and Matgugu. These names refer to a people whom the Greeks knew as Amazons and Scythians and the Persians knew as Alan or the grass nomads of Central Asia. A genetic link has been established between the Mongols and the ancient Scythians. So, the Mongol invasions (1206-1324) may be the fulfillment of the prophecy of 18:99. According to Wiki:

The Scythians (/ˈsɪθi.ən/ or /ˈsɪði.ən/; from Greek Σκύθης, Σκύθοι) were Iranian-speaking equestrian tribes who inhabited large areas in the central Eurasian steppes between the 7th century BC and 4th century AD. Their territories during the Iron Age were known to classical Greek sources as "Scythia". Their historical appearance coincided with the rise of equestrian semi-nomadism from the Carpathian Mountains of Europe to Mongolia in the Far East during the 1st millennium BC. The "classical Scythians" known to ancient Greek historians were located in the northern Black Sea and fore-Caucasus region. However, other Scythian groups encountered in Near Eastern and Achaemenid sources existed in Central Asia.

The Achaemenid sources are a reference to the Achaemenid Empire which was founded by Cyrus the Great, who is referred to as Al Dhul Qarnain in the Quran. A bas relief of Cyrus the Great wearing his two horned crown can be seen at Pasargade in Iran: http://www.oznet.net/cyrus/original.htm

The wall referred to in the Surah 18:93-98 refers to the Daryal Passes in N Georgia, in the central Greater Caucasus Mountains. Daryal is from the Persian words Dar el Alan which means the gates of the Alan. The Alan were a Sarmatian/Scythian tribe of grass nomads who were also known as Gugu/Matgugu to the Assyrians, Gog and Magog to the Hebrews and Yjuj and Majuj to the Arabs.

The Hebrew historian Titus Flavius Josephus (37-100 CE), who was a Zealot turned loyal Roman citizen (Zealots were anti Roman occupation Hebrew insurgents) wrote that Alexander the Great built iron gates in some unspecified area. Thus, the name Alexander was associated with the later Persian fortifications at Daryal and Derbend in Georgia. There is absolutely no evidence that Alexander the Great built any fortifications in this area. However, the later Persian fortifications in Daryal and Derbend lend credence to Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaeminid Empire, building the original gates, which were later rebuilt by the Persian Sassanid and Parthian Dynasties. Cyrus was later killed in December of 530 BCE of by a grass nomad tribe known as the Massagetae who were related to the Scythians in their dress and mode of living; they fought on horseback and on foot. Cyrus was considered to be a messiah (Isaiah 45:1) or an anointed one by the Hebrews. He is extensively mentioned in the Biblical books of 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Isaiah and Daniel. The Hebrew tribes in Arabia knew about Cyrus and asked the Prophet (pbuh) about him under his cryptic title, 'the two horned one', which brought about the revelation in Surah Al Kahf.

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