The Quran : 84. Ar-Room (The Romans)


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


  1. A. L. M.
  2. The Roman Empire has been defeated-
  3. In a land close by; but they, (even) after (this) defeat of theirs, will soon be victorious-
  4. Within a few years. With Allah is the Decision, in the past and in the Future: on that Day shall the Believers rejoice-
  5. With the help of Allah. He helps whom He will, and He is exalted in might, most merciful.
  6. (It is) the promise of Allah. Never does Allah depart from His promise: but most men understand not.
  7. They know but the outer (things) in the life of this world: but of the End of things they are heedless.
  8. Do they not reflect in their own minds? Not but for just ends and for a term appointed, did Allah create the heavens and the earth, and all between them: yet are there truly many among men who deny the meeting with their Lord (at the Resurrection)!
  9. Do they not travel through the earth and see what was the end of those before them? They were superior to them in strength: they tilled the soil and populated it in greater numbers than these have done: there came to them their apostles with Clear (Signs). (Which they rejected, to their own destruction): It was not Allah Who wronged them, but they wronged their own souls.
  10. In the long run evil in the extreme will be the End of those who do evil; for that, they rejected the Signs of Allah and held them up to ridicule.
  11. It is Allah Who begins (the process of) creation; then repeats it; then shall ye be brought back to Him.
  12. On the Day that the Hour will be established, the guilty will be struck dumb with despair.
  13. No intercessor will they have among their "Partners" and they will (themselves) reject their "Partners".
  14. On the Day that the Hour will be established,- that Day shall (all men) be sorted out.
  15. Then those who have believed and worked righteous deeds shall be made happy in a Mead of Delight.
  16. And those who have rejected Faith and falsely denied our Signs and the meeting of the Hereafter,- such shall be brought forth to Punishment.
  17. So (give) glory to Allah, when ye reach eventide and when ye rise in the morning;
  18. Yea, to Him, be praise, in the heavens and on earth; and in the late afternoon and when the day begins to decline.
  19. It is He Who brings out the living from the dead and brings out the dead from the living, and Who gives life to the earth after it is dead: and thus shall ye be brought out (from the dead).
  20. Among His Signs in this, that He created you from dust; and then,- behold, ye are men scattered (far and wide)!
  21. And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect.
  22. And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colours: verily in that are Signs for those who know.
  23. And among His Signs is the sleep that ye take by night and by the day, and the quest that ye (make for livelihood) out of His Bounty: verily in that are signs for those who hearken.
  24. And among His Signs, He shows you the lightning, by way both of fear and of hope, and He sends down rain from the sky and with it gives life to the earth after it is dead: verily in that are Signs for those who are wise.
  25. And among His Signs is this, that heaven and earth stand by His Command: then when He calls you, by a single call, from the earth, behold, ye (straightway) come forth.
  26. To Him belongs every being that is in the heavens and on earth: all are devoutly obedient to Him.
  27. It is He Who begins (the process of) creation; then repeats it, and for Him, it is most easy. To Him belongs the loftiest similitude (we can think of) in the heavens and the earth: for He is Exalted in Might, full of wisdom.
  28. He does propound to you a similitude from your own (experience): do ye have partners among those whom your right hands possess, to share as equals in the wealth We have bestowed on you? Do ye fear them as ye fear each other? Thus do we explain the Signs in detail to people that understand.
  29. Nay, the wrong-doers (merely) follow their own lusts, being devoid of knowledge. But who will guide those whom Allah leaves astray? To them, there will be no helpers.
  30. So set thou thy face steadily and truly to the Faith: (establish) Allah's handiwork according to the pattern on which He has made mankind: no change (let there be) in the work (wrought) by Allah. that is the standard Religion: but most among mankind understand not.
  31. Turn ye back in repentance to Him, and fear Him: establish regular prayers, and be not ye among those who join gods with Allah,-
  32. Those who split up their Religion, and become (mere) Sects,- each party rejoicing in that which is with itself!
  33. When trouble touches men, they cry to their Lord, turning back to Him in repentance: but when He gives them a taste of Mercy as from Himself, behold, some of them pay part-worship 

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