Sura Ar-Rum (The Romans)
Sheikh / Mishary AlAfasy

  • In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

    30:1-5 Alif. Lam. Mim. The Romans have been defeated in the nearer land, and they, after their defeat will be victorious within ten years - God"s is the command in the former case and in the latter. and in that day believers will rejoice in God"s help to victory. He helps to victory whom He wills . He is the Mighty, the Merciful.

    30:6-8 It is a promise of God. God fails not His promise, but most of people knows not. They know only some appearance of the life of the world, and are heedless of the Hereafter. Have they not pondered upon themselves? God created not the heavens and the earth, and that which is between them, except with truth and for a destined end. But truly many of people are disbelievers in the meeting with their Lord.

    30:9-10 Have they not traveled 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 to them with clear proofs (of God"s supreme power). Surely God 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 God and made a mock of them.

    30:11 God produces creation, then He reproduces it, then to Him you will be returned.

    30:12-13 And in the Day when the Hour rises, the sinful will despair. There will be none to intercede for them of those whom they made equal with God. And they will reject your partners (whom they ascribed to Him).

    30:14 In the Day when the Hour comes, that day they will be sundered.

    30:15-16 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 punishment.

    30:17-18 So glory be to God when you enter the night and when you enter the morning. To Him be praise in the heavens and the earth! .and at the sun"s decline and in the noonday.

    30:19 He brings forth the living from the dead, and He brings forth the dead from the living, and He revives the earth after her death. And even so will you be brought forth.

    30:20 And of His signs is this: He created you of dust, and behold you were human beings, ranging widely!

    30:21 And of His signs is this: He created for you helpmeets from yourselves that you might find rest in them, and He ordained between you love and mercy. Lo! Herein indeed are signs for folk who reflect.

    30:22 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 signs for men of knowledge.

    30:23 And of His signs is your slumber by night and by day, and your seeking of His bounty. Lo! Herein indeed are signs for folk who take heed.

    30:24 And of His signs is this: He shows you the lightning for a fear and for a hope, and sends down water from the sky, and thereby quickens the earth after her death. Lo! Herein indeed are signs for folk who understand.

    30:25 And of His signs is this: The heavens and the earth stand fast by His command, and afterward, when He calls you, lo! From the earth you will emerge.

    30:26-27 To Him belongs whoever is in the heavens and in the earth. All are obedient to Him. It is He, Who produces creation, then reproduces 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.

    30:28-29 He coins for you a similitude of yourselves. Have you, 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 you fear them as you fear each other (that you ascribe to 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 God has sent astray? For such there are no helpers.

    30:30-32 So set your purpose (O Muhammad) for religion as a man by nature upright - the nature (framed) of God, in which He has created man. There is no altering in (the laws of) God"s creation. That is the right religion, but most men know not. turning to Him (only); and be careful of your duty to Him, and establish worship, and be not of those who ascribe partners (to Him); of those who split up their religion and became schismatic, each sect exulting in its tenets.

    30:33-35 And when harm touches men they cry to 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. (To such it is said:) Enjoy yourselves awhile, but you will come to know. Or have We revealed to them any warrant which speaks of that which they associate with Him?

    30:36-37 And when We cause people 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 God enlarges the provision for whom He wills, and straitens (it for whom He wills). Lo! Herein indeed are signs for folk who believe.

    30:38 So give to the kinsman his due, and to the needy, and to the wayfarer. That is best for those who seek God"s Face. And such are they who are successful.

    30:39 That which you give in usury in order that it may increase on (other) people"s property has no increase with God; but that, which you give in charity, seeking God"s Face, has increase manifold.

    30:40 God is He Who created you and then sustained you, then causes you to die, then gives life to you again. Is there any of your (so called) partners (of God) that does anything of that? Praised and exalted be He above what they associate (with Him)!

    30:41 Corruption does 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.

    30:42 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 polytheists.

    30:43-45 So set your purpose resolutely for the right religion, before the inevitable Day comes from God. On that Day people will be sundered – Whoever disbelieves 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 loves not the disbelievers (in His guidance).

    30:46 And of His signs is this: He sends herald winds to make you taste His mercy, and that the ships may sail at His command, and that you may seek His favor, and that perhaps you may be thankful.

    30:47 Verily We sent before you (O Muhammad) Messengers to their own folk. They brought them clear proofs (of God"s supreme power). Then We took vengeance upon those who were guilty (in regard to them). To help believers is incumbent upon Us.

    30:48-50 God is He Who sends the winds so that they raise clouds, and spreads them along the sky as it pleases Him, and causes them to break and you see the rain pouring down from within them. And when He makes it fall on whom He wills of His bondmen, lo! They rejoice; though before that, even before it was sent down upon them, they were in despair. Look, therefore, at the prints of God"s mercy (in creation): how He quickens the earth after her death. Lo! He verily is the Quickener of the dead, and He is Able to do all things.

    30:51-53 And if We sent a wind and they beheld it yellow; they verily would still continue in their disbelief. For verily you (O Muhammad) cannot make the dead hear, nor can you make the deaf hear the call when they have turned to flee. Nor can you guide the blind out of their error. You can make none hear except those who believe in Our revelations so that they surrender (to Him as Muslims).

    30:54 God is He Who shaped you out of weakness, then appointed after weakness strength, then, after strength, appointed weakness and grey hair. He creates what He wills. He is the Knower, the Mighty.

    30:55-57 And on the Day when the Hour rises, the guilty will vow that they did tarry but an hour - thus were they ever deceived. But those to whom knowledge and faith are given, will say: The truth is, you have tarried, by God"s decree, until the Day of Resurrection. This is the Day of Resurrection, but you used to know not. In that Day their excuses will not profit those who did injustice, nor will they be allowed to make amends.

    30:58-60 Verily We have coined for people in the Quran all kinds of similitude; and indeed if you come to them with a miracle, those who disbelieve would verily exclaim: You are but tricksters! Thus does God seal the hearts of those who know not. So have patience (O Muhammad) God"s promise is the very truth, and let not those who have no certainty make you impatient.

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