Did you know what the word Al-Mualim actually means? It exactly means "The Teacher". Now is anyone of you familiar with The Da Vinci Code? Because there was character in the novel/movie that shared some characteristics with our beloved Al Mualim:
- Like Almualim, he is the one who informs the assassin about the Templars to be killed.
- Like Almualim, only at the end of the story you realize that he is the bad guy.
- Like Almualim, he neither sides with the Templars nor with the 'assassins', and has his own aim.
- You may say these are little similarities but the point is the DaVinci Code character calls himself "The Teacher".
My point is, Ubisof must have had a look on The DaVinci Code before writing the story.