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Surah (Chapter): Ar-Rum Total Ayats (Verses): 60
30.1. Alif. LÄm. MÄ«m.
30.2. The Byzantine Romans have been defeated,
30.3. In the lands close-by; but they, after their defeat, will be victorious,
30.4. Within a few (nine) years to God belongs the command (the absolute judgment and authority) both before and after (any event) and at the time (when the Romans are victorious), the believers will rejoice,
30.5. Because of God's help leading them to victory. He helps whom He wills to victory. He is the All-Glorious with irresistible might, the All-Compassionate (especially towards His believing servants).
30.6. (This is) God's promise. God never fails His promise, but most people do not know this (as they have no true knowledge about God).
30.7. They only know (what reaches to their senses from) the outward aspect of the life of this world, but they are heedless and unaware of (what lies beyond it and) the Hereafter.
30.8. Do they not reflect upon themselves (even once)? God has not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth (meaningfully and for definite, wise purposes, and on solid foundations of truth), and for an appointed term. But surely many among the people are in unbelief about the meeting with their Lord.
30.9. Have they never traveled about the earth and seen what was the outcome for those before them (who also obstinately disbelieved in Our signs)? They were greater than them in power. They cultivated the soil and mined it (for minerals and water resources), and built it up more and better than these have done. And, in time, their Messengers came to them with clear proofs of the truth (which they rejected to their own doom). God would never wrong them, but it was they themselves who were wronging themselves.
30.10. In consequence, the outcome for those who were lost in evil was evil, as they denied God's Revelations and signs, and were mocking them.