30a. Ar-Rum (1 to 50)
Alif . Lam . Mim ., The Romans have been defeated, In the nearer land , and they , after their defeat will be , Within ten years Allah ‘ s is the command in the former …
Alif . Lam . Mim .
The Romans have been defeated
In the nearer land , and they , after their defeat will be victorious
Within ten years Allah ' s is the command in the former case and in the latter and in that day believers will rejoice
In Allah ' s help to victory . He helpeth to victory whom He will . He is the Mighty , the Merciful .
It is a promise of Allah . Allah faileth not His promise , but most of mankind know not .
They know only some appearance of the life of the world , and are heedless of the Hereafter .
Have they not pondered upon themselves? Allah created not the heavens and the earth , and that which is between them , save with truth and for a destined end . But truly many of mankind are disbelievers in the meeting with their Lord .
Have they not travelled in the land and seen the nature of the consequence for those who were before them? They were stronger than these in power , and they dug the earth and built Upon it more than these have built . Messengers of their own came unto them with clear proofs ( of Allah ' s Sovereignty ) . Surely Allah wronged them not , but they did wrong themselves .
Then evil was the consequence to those who dealt in evil , because they denied the revelations of Allah and made a mock of them .
Allah produceth creation , then He reproduceth it , then unto Him ye will be returned .
And in the day when the Hour riseth the righteous will despair .
There will be none to intercede for them of those whom they made equal with Allah . And they will reject thee partners ( whom they ascribed unto Him ) .
In the day when the Hour cometh , that day they will be sundered .
As for those who believed and did good works , they will be made happy in a Garden .
But as for those who disbelieved and denied Our revelations , and denied the meeting of the Hereafter , such will be brought to doom .
So glory be to Allah when ye enter the night and when ye enter the morning
Unto Him be praise in the heavens and the earth! and at the sun ' s decline and in the noonday .
He bringeth forth the living from the dead , and He bringeth forth the dead from the living , and He reviveth the earth after her death . And even so will ye be brought forth .
And of His signs is this : He created you of dust , and behold you human beings , ranging widely!
And of His signs is this : He created for you helpmeets from yourselves that ye might find rest in them , and He ordained between you love and mercy . Lo , herein indeed are portents for folk who reflect .
And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth , and the difference of your languages and colors . Lo! herein indeed are portents for men of knowledge .
And of His signs is your slumber by night and by day , and your seeking of His bounty . Lo! herein indeed are portents for folk who heed .
And of His signs is this : He showeth you the lightning for a fear and for a hope , and sendeth down water from the sky , and thereby quickeneth the earth after her death . Lo! herein indeed are portents for folk who understand .
And of His signs is this : The heavens and the earth stand fast by His command , and afterward , when He calleth you , lo! from the earth ye will emerge .
Unto Him belongeth whosoever is in the heavens and in the earth . All are obedient unto Him .
He it is who produceth creation , then reproduceth it and it is easier for Him . His is the Sublime Similitude in the heavens and in the earth . He is the Mighty , the Wise .
He coineth for you a similitude of yourselves . Have ye , from among those whom your right hands possess , partners in the wealth We have bestowed upon you , equal with you in respect thereof , so that ye fear them as ye fear each other ( that ye ascribe unto Us partners out of that which We created ) ? Thus We display the revelations for people who have sense .
Nay , but those who do wrong follow their own lusts without knowledge . Who is able to guide him whom Allah hath bent astray? For such there are no helpers .
So set thy purpose ( O Muhammad ) for religion as a man by nature upright the nature ( framed ) of Allah , in which He hath created man . There is no altering ( the laws of ) Allah ' s creation . That is the right religion , but most men know not .
Turning unto Him ( only ) ; and be careful of your duty unto Him , and establish worship , and be not of those who ascribe partners ( unto Him ) ;
Of those who split up their religion and became schismatics , each sect exulting in its tenets .
And when harm toucheth men they cry unto their , Lord , turning to Him in repentance ; then , when they have tasted of His mercy , behold! some of them attribute partners to their Lord .
So as to disbelieve in that which We have given them ( Unto such it is said ) : Enjoy yourselves awhile , but ye will come to know .
Or have We revealed unto them any warrant which speaketh of that which they associate with Him?
And when We cause mankind to taste of mercy they rejoice therein ; but if an evil thing befall them as the consequence of their own deeds , lo! they are in despair!
See they not that Allah enlargeth the provision for whom He will , and straiteneth ( it for whom He will ) . Lo! herein indeed are portents for folk who believe .
So give to the kinsman his due , and to the needy , and to the wayfarer . That is best for those who seek Allah ' s countenance . And such are they who are successful .
That which ye give in usury in order that it may increase on ( other ) people ' s property hath no increase with Allah ; but that which ye give in charity , seeking Allah ' s countenance , hath increase manifold .
Allah is He Who created you and then sustained you , then causeth you to die , then giveth life to you again . Is there any of your ( so called ) partners ( of Allah ) that doeth aught of that? Praised and exalted be He above what they associate ( with Him ) !
Corruption doth appear on land and sea because of ( the evil ) which men ' s hands have done , that He may make them taste a part of that which they have done , in order that they may return .
Say ( O Muhammad , to the disbelievers ) : Travel in the land , and see the nature of the consequence for those who were before you! Most of them were idolaters .
So set thy purpose resolutely for the right religion , before the inevitable day cometh from Allah . On that day mankind will be sundered
Whoso disbelieveth must ( then ) bear the consequences of his disbelief , while those who do right make provision for themselves
That He may reward out of His bounty those who believe and do good works . Lo! He loveth not the disbelievers ( in His guidance ) .
And of His signs is this : He sendeth herald winds to make you taste His mercy , and that the ships may sail at His command , and that ye may seek His favor , and that haply ye may be thankful .
Verily We sent before thee ( Muhammad ) messengers to their own folk . They brought them clear proofs ( of Allah ' s Sovereignty ) . Then We took vengeance upon those who were guilty ( in regard to them ) . To help believers is incumbent upon Us .
Allah is He who sendeth the winds so that they raise clouds , and spreadeth them along the sky as pleaseth Him , and causeth them to break and thou seest the rain downpouring from within them . And when He maketh it to fall on whom He will of His bondmen , lo! they rejoice ;
Though before that , even before it was sent down upon them , they were in despair .
Look , therefor , at the prints of Allah ' s mercy ( in creation ) : how He quickeneth the earth after her death . Lo! He verily is the Quickener of the Dead , and He is Able to do all things .