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ar-Rum (The Romans, The Byzantines)
as rendered by Hamid S. Aziz

Hamid S. Aziz rendition of Surah The Romans, The Byzantines(ar-Rum)
30:1 Alif Lam Mim.
30:2 The Romans are vanquished,
30:3 In a near land, and they, after being vanquished, shall be victorious,
30:4 Within a few years. - Allah´s is the command before and after; and on that day the believers shall rejoice,
30:5 With the help of Allah; He helps whom He pleases; and He is the Mighty, the Merciful.
30:6 It is Allah´s promise! Allah will not fail His promise, but most of mankind know not.
30:7 They know only the outward (appearance) in the life of this world, but of the Hereafter they are heedless.
30:8 Do they not reflect within themselves: Allah did not create the heavens and the earth and what is between them but with Truth, and for an appointed term (or destined end)? But truly most of the people are disbelievers in the meeting with their Lord.
30:9 Have they not travelled in the earth and seen how was the end of those before them? They were stronger than these were in power and prowess, and they dug up the earth, and built on it in greater abundance than these have built. There came to them their me
30:10 Then evil was the end of those who did evil, because they rejected the revelations of Allah and used to mock them.
30:11 Allah originates creation, then reproduces it, then to Him will you be returned.
30:12 In the Day when the Hour shall come the guilty shall be in despair.
30:13 And they shall not have any intercessors from among their gods they have joined with Allah, and they shall be deniers of their associate-gods.
30:14 In the Day when the Hour shall come, at that Day they shall be separated.
30:15 Then as to those who believed and did good works, they shall be made happy in a Garden.
30:16 And as to those who disbelieved and rejected Our revelations and the meeting of the Hereafter, these shall be brought to the chastisement.
30:17 Therefore glory be to Allah when you enter the night and when you enter morning.
30:18 Unto Him belongs praise in the heavens and the earth, and at the sun´s decline and in the midday.
30:19 He brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from the living, and He revives the earth after its death, and even so shall you be brought forth.
30:20 And one of His signs is this, that He created you from dust, then lo! You are mortals, scattered widely.
30:21 And one of His signs is this that He created mates for you from yourselves that you may find rest in them, and He put between you love and compassion; herein, indeed, are signs for a people who reflect.
30:22 And one of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your tongues and colours; herein, indeed are signs for the learned (men who have knowledge).
30:23 And one of His signs is your sleeping by night and your seeking of His Bounty (livelihood, benefits and treasures) by day; herein, indeed, are signs for a people who heed (pay attention, are aware or conscious).
30:24 And one of His signs is this, that He shows you the lightning for fear and for hope, and sends down water from the clouds thereby quickens the earth after its death; herein, indeed, are signs for a people who understand.
30:25 And one of His signs is this that the heaven and the earth subsist by His command, then when He calls you with a single call, lo! From out of the earth, you emerge.
30:26 And His is whoever is in the heavens and the earth; all are obedient to Him.
30:27 And He it is Who originates the creation, then reproduces it, and it is easy for Him; and His is the Sublime Similitude (or the most exalted attributes) in the heavens and the earth, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
30:28 He sets forth to you a similitude (parable) relating to yourselves (and your own experience): Have you among those whom your right hands possess (slaves) partners in what We have given you for sustenance, to share as equals; do you fear them as you fear e
30:29 Nay! Those who are unjust follow their low desires without any knowledge; so who can guide him whom Allah causes to err? And they shall have no helpers.
30:30 Then set your purpose for religion as a man upright by nature - the nature made by Allah in which He has made men; there is no altering (the laws of) Allah´s creation; that is the right religion, but most people do not know -
30:31 Turning to Him only, and be careful of your duty to Him and keep up prayer and be not of those who ascribe partners to Him (polytheists),
30:32 Of those who split their religion and became schismatic, every sect rejoicing in its own tenets.
30:33 And when harm afflicts men, they call upon their Lord, turning to Him, then when He makes them taste of mercy from Him, lo! Some of them begin to associate (others) with their Lord,
30:34 So as to be ungrateful for what We have given them; (unto such it is said) "Enjoy yourselves for a while, for you shall soon come to know (the truth)".
30:35 Or, have We sent down upon them an authority so that it speaks of that which they associate with Him?
30:36 And when We make people taste of mercy they rejoice in it, and if an evil befall them for what their hands have already wrought, lo! They are in despair.
30:37 Do they not see that Allah makes ample provision for whom He pleases, or restricts it? Herein, indeed, are signs for a people who believe.
30:38 Then give to the near of kin his due, and to the needy and the wayfarer; this is best for those who desire Allah´s countenance (presence, pleasure), and these it is who are successful.
30:39 And whatever you lay out as usury, so that it may increase in the property of men, it has no increase with Allah; but that which you give in charity, desiring Allah´s countenance (presence, pleasure) has increase manifold.
30:40 Allah is He Who created you, then gave you sustenance, then He causes you to die, then brings you to life. Is there any of your associate-gods who does aught of it? Glory be to Him, and exalted be He above what they associate (with Him).
30:41 Corruption has appeared in the land and the sea on account of what the hands of men have wrought, that He may make them taste a part of that which they have done, so that they may return.
30:42 Say: Travel in the land, then see how was the end of those before you; most of them were idolaters.
30:43 So set your purpose resolutely to the right religion, before there come from Allah the day which cannot be averted (or is inevitable). On that day they will be sundered.
30:44 Whoever disbelieves, must bear the consequences for his disbelief, and whoever does good makes provision for his own soul,
30:45 That He may reward those who believe and do good out of His Bounty; surely He loves not the disbelievers.
30:46 And one of His signs is this, that He sends forth the winds bearing good news, and that He may make you taste of His mercy, and that the ships may run by His command, and that you may seek of His favour, and that you may be grateful.
30:47 Verily We sent before you messengers to their own people. They came to them with clear arguments. Then We gave the punishment to those who were guilty; and helping believers is ever incumbent on Us.
30:48 Allah is he Who sends forth the winds so they raise a cloud, then He spreads it forth in the sky as He pleases, and He breaks it up so that you see the rain coming forth from within it; then when He causes it to fall upon whom He pleases of His servants,
30:49 Though they were before this, even before it was sent down upon them, in sure despair.
30:50 Look then at the signs of Allah´s mercy, how He gives life to the earth after its death; most surely He will raise the dead to life; and He has power over all things.
30:51 And if We send a wind and they see it to yellow (scorch the crop), they would after that certainly continue in their disbelief.
30:52 For surely you can not make the dead to hear and you can not make the deaf to hear the call when they have turned away (or their backs to flee).
30:53 Nor can you lead away the blind out of their error. you can not make to hear any but those who believe in Our revelations so that they Surrender (in Islam).
30:54 Allah is He Who created you from a state of weakness then He gave strength after weakness, then ordained weakness and grey hair after strength. He creates what He will, and He is the Knower, the Mighty.
30:55 And on the day when the Hour shall come, the guilty shall swear that they did not tarry but an hour - thus are they ever deceived.
30:56 And those who are given knowledge and faith will say, "Certainly (indeed, in truth) you tarried according to the ordinance of Allah till the Day of Resurrection, so this is the Day of Resurrection, but you were not aware."
30:57 But on that day their excuse shall not profit those who were unjust, nor shall they be allowed to make amends.
30:58 Verily, We have set forth for men every kind of similitude (parable, example) in this Quran; and, indeed, if you should bring them a miracle, those who disbelieve would certainly say: You are naught but false claimants.
30:59 Thus does Allah set a seal on the heart of those who know not.
30:60 Therefore be patient; surely the promise of Allah is true and let not those who have no certainty of faith shake your firmness.


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