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  #30. Rum *SURAH*

In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful

1. Alif Lam Mim.

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

20. Among His Signs is 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 colors:
verily in that are Signs forg those who know

23. And 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

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 a people that understand

29. Nay the wrong-doers (merely) fellow 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

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 to other gods
besides their Lord

34. (As 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)

35. Or have We sent down authority to them which points out to
them the things to which they pay part-worship?

36. When 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 despair!

37. See they not that Allah enlarges the provision and restricts
it to whomsoever He pleases? Verily in that are Signs for those
who believe

38. So 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

39. That which ye lay out for increase through the property of
(other) people will have no increase with Allah: but that which
ye lay out for charity seeking the Countenance of Allah (will
increase): it is these who will get a recompense multiplied

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)!

41. 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)

42. Say: "Travel through the earth and see what was the End of
those before (you): most of them worshipped others besides

43. But 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 two)

44. Those who reject Faith will suffer from that rejection: and
those who work righteousness will spread their couch (of repose)
for themselves (in heaven):

45. That He may reward those who believe and work righteous deeds
out of His Bounty: for He loves not those who reject Faith

46. Among His Signs is this that He sends the Winds as heralds of
Glad Tiding giving you a taste of His (Grace and) Mercy that the
ships may sail (majestically) 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 apostles to their (respective)
peoples and they came to them with Clear Signs: then to those who
transgressed We meted out Retribution: and it was due from 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!

49. Even though before they received (the rain) just before this
they were dumb with despair!

50. Then contemplate (O man!) the memorials 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

51. And if We (but) send a Wind from which they see (their tilth)
turn yellow behold they become thereafter ungrateful

52. So verily thou canst not make the dead to hear nor canst thou
make the deaf to hear the call when they show their backs and
turn away

53. Nor canst thou lead back the blind from their straying: only
those wilt thou make to hear who believe in Our Signs and submit
(their wills in Islam)

54. It is Allah Who created you in a state of (helpless) weakness
then gave (you) strength after weakness then after strength give
(you) weakness and a hoary head: He creates as He wills and it is
He Who has all knowledge and power

55. On the Day that the Hour (of reckoning) will be established
the transgressors will swear that they tarried not but an hour:
thus were they used to being deluded!

56. But those endued with knowledge and faith will say: "Indeed
ye did tarry within Allah's Decree to the Day of Resurrection and
this is the Day of Resurrection: but ye ye were not aware!"

57. So on that Day no excuse of theirs will avail the
Transgressors nor will they be invited (then) to seek grace (by

58. Verily We have propounded for men in this Qur'an every kind
of Parable; but if thou bring to them any Sign the Unbelievers
are sure to say "Ye do nothing but talk vanities."

59. Thus does Allah seal up the hearts of those who understand

60. So patiently persevere: for verily the promise of Allah is
true: nor let those shake thy firmness who have (themselves) no
certainty of faith