30. The Romans (Ar-Rüm)
1 - 50
Revealed before the
Hijrah. This chapter has 60 verses.
In the Name of Allah,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Romans have been defeated -
3. In a
land close by; but they, (even) after (this) defeat of theirs, will soon be
a few years. With Allah is the Command, in the past and in the Future: on that
Day shall the Believers rejoice -
the help of Allah. He gives victory to whom He will, and He is Exalted in
Might, Most Merciful.
6. (It is)
the promise of Allah. Never does Allah fail from His promise: but most men know
know but the outer (things) in the life of this world: but of the Hereafter
they are heedless.
8. Do they
not reflect in their own minds? Not but in truth 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
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 messengers
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 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 creation; then repeats it; then shall ye be brought back
12. On the
Day when the Hour will come, the guilty will be struck dumb with despair.
intercessor will they have among their "Partners" and they will
(themselves) reject their "Partners".
14. On the
Day when the Hour will come,- that Day shall (all men) be sorted out.
those who have believed and worked righteous deeds, shall be made happy in a
Mead of (Delight).
those who have rejected Faith and falsely denied Our Signs and the meeting of
the Hereafter,- such shall be brought forth to Punishment.
glory be to Allah, when ye reach eventide and when ye rise in the morning;
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).
His Signs in this, that He created you from dust; and then,- behold, ye are men
scattered (far and wide)!
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.
among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the
variations in your languages and your colors: verily in that are Signs for
those who know.
among His Signs is the sleep that ye take by night and by day, and the quest
that ye (make for livelihood) out of His Bounty: verily in that are Signs for
those who hearken.
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.
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
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 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.
does propound to you a similitude from yourselves: 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 a people that understand.
the wrong-doers (merely) follow their own desires, being devoid of knowledge.
But who will guide those whom Allah leaves astray? To them there will be no
30. So set
thou thy face truly to the religion being upright; the nature in which Allah
has made mankind: no change (there is) in the work (wrought) by Allah: that is
the true Religion: but most among mankind know not.
ye back in repentance to Him, and fear Him: establish regular prayers, and be
not ye among those who join gods with Allah,-
who split up their Religion, and become (mere) Sects,- each party rejoicing in
that which is with itself!
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 to other gods besides their Lord,-
if) to show their ingratitude for the (favors) We have bestowed on them! Then
enjoy (your brief day); but soon will ye know (your folly).
have We sent down authority to them, which speaks to them the things to which
they pay part-worship?
We give men a taste of Mercy, they exult thereat: and when some evil afflicts
them because of what their (own) hands have sent forth, behold, they are in
they not that Allah enlarges the provision and restricts it, to whomsoever He
pleases? Verily in that are Signs for those who believe.
give what is due to kindred, the needy, and the wayfarer. That is best for
those who seek the Countenance, of Allah, and it is they who will prosper.
which you give in usury for increase through the property of (other) people,
will have no increase with Allah: but that which you give for charity, seeking
the Countenance of Allah, (will increase): it is these who will get a
40. It is
Allah Who has created you: further, He has provided for your sustenance; then
He will cause you to die; and again He will give you life. Are there any of
your (false) "Partners" who can do any single one of these things?
Glory to Him! and High is He above the partners they attribute (to him)!
Mischief has appeared on land and sea because of (the meed) that the hands of
men have earned, that (Allah) may give them a taste of some of their deeds: in
order that they may turn back (from evil).
"Travel through the earth and see what was the end of those before (you):
most of them worshipped others besides Allah."
set thou thy face to the right Religion before there come from Allah the Day
which there is no chance of averting: on that Day shall men be divided (in
who reject Faith will suffer from that rejection: and those who work
righteousness will make provisions for themselves (in heaven):
He may reward those who believe and work righteous deeds, out of His Bounty.
For He loves not those who reject Faith.
His Signs is this, that He sends the Winds, as heralds of Glad Tidings, giving
you a taste of His Mercy,- that the ships may sail by His Command and that ye
may seek of His Bounty: in order that ye may be grateful.
47. We did
indeed send, before thee, messengers to their (respective) peoples, and they
came to them with Clear Signs: then, to those who transgressed, We meted out
Retribution: and it was a duty incumbent upon Us to aid those who believed.
48. It is
Allah Who sends the Winds, and they raise the Clouds: then does He spread them
in the sky as He wills, and break them into fragments, until thou seest
rain-drops issue from the midst thereof: then when He has made them reach such
of His servants as He wills, behold, they do rejoice!-
though, before they received (the rain) - just before this - they were dumb
behold (O man!) the tokens of Allah's Mercy!- how He gives life to the earth
after its death: verily the same will give life to the men who are dead: for He
has power over all things.