[Kahf 18:84] Indeed We gave him authority in the land and bestowed him the means of everything.
[Kahf 18:85] He therefore pursued a purpose.
[Kahf 18:86] To the extent that when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring, and found a nation there; We said, "O Zul-Qarnain – either punish them or choose kindness for them."
[Kahf 18:87] He submitted, "Regarding one who has done injustice, we shall soon punish him – he will then be brought back to his Lord, Who will punish him severely."
[Kahf 18:88] "And regarding one who believed and did good deeds – so his reward is goodness; and we shall soon give him an easy command."
[Kahf 18:89] He again pursued a purpose.
[Kahf 18:90] To the extent that when he reached the rising-place of the sun, he found it rising upon a nation for which We had not kept any shelter from it.
[Kahf 18:91] So it is; and Our knowledge encompasses all that he possessed.
[Kahf 18:92] He again pursued a purpose.
[Kahf 18:93] Until, when he came between two mountains, he found before them a nation that did not appear to understand any speech.
[Kahf 18:94] They said, "O Zul-Qarnain - indeed Yajuj and Majuj * are spreading chaos in the land – so shall we assign for you a consideration upon the condition that you set up a wall between us and them?" (* Gog and Magog.)
[Kahf 18:95] He said, "That which my Lord has given me control over is better, therefore help me with strength - I shall set up a barrier between you and them."
[Kahf 18:96] "Give me sheets of iron"; until when he had raised the wall equal to the edge of the two mountains, he said, "Blow"; to the extent that he made it ablaze - he said, "Bring me molten copper to pour upon it."
[Kahf 18:97] Therefore Yajuj and Majuj were
neither able to surmount it, nor could they pierce it.