Surah 30

THE ROMANS (Al-Rum)

The Romans have been defeated
Boring Stuff Absurdity 29:1-11

1 Alif. Lam. Mim.

2 The Romans have been defeated

The Romans have been defeated in the nearer land,

3 In the nearer land, and they, after their defeat will be victorious

and after that, they'll be victorious.

4 Within ten years - Allah's is the command in the former case and in the latter - and in that day believers will rejoice

5 In Allah's help to victory. He helpeth to victory whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Merciful.

Within ten years, Allah will be in command

and the believers will rejoice.

6 It is a promise of Allah. Allah faileth not His promise, but most of mankind know not.

7 They know only some appearance of the life of the world, and are heedless of the Hereafter.

8 Have they not pondered upon themselves? Allah created not the heavens and the earth, and that which is between them, save with truth and for a destined end. But truly many of mankind are disbelievers in the meeting with their Lord.

9 Have they not travelled 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 unto them with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty). Surely Allah wronged them not, but they did wrong themselves.

10 Then evil was the consequence to those who dealt in evil, because they denied the revelations of Allah and made a mock of them.

Allah promises

11 Allah produceth creation, then He reproduceth it, then unto Him ye will be returned.

Allah produces creation, then he reproduces it.

They will reject their partners
Cruelty Injustict Intolerance Contradiction 29:12-20

12 And in the day when the Hour riseth the unrighteous will despair.

Someday unrighteous people will despair.

13 There will be none to intercede for them of those whom they made equal with Allah. And they will reject their partners (whom they ascribed unto Him).

14 In the day when the Hour cometh, in that day they will be sundered.

Those that they claimed were Allah's parners won't help them.

15 As for those who believed and did good works, they will be made happy in a Garden.

Those who believed and did good works will be made happy in the garden.

16 But as for those who disbelieved and denied Our revelations, and denied the meeting of the Hereafter, such will be brought to doom.

17 So glory be to Allah when ye enter the night and when ye enter the morning -

18 Unto Him be praise in the heavens and the earth! - and at the sun's decline and in the noonday.

But those who disbelieved, denied our [Allah's] revelations, and denied the hereafter, will be brought to doom.

19 He bringeth forth the living from the dead, and He bringeth forth the dead from the living, and He reviveth the earth after her death. And even so will ye be brought forth.

Allah makes dead people live and live people dead.

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

He created you from dust. [1]

Helpmeets
Boring Stuff Good Stuff Contradictions 29:21-36

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

22 And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colours. Lo! herein indeed are portents for men of knowledge.

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

24 And of His signs is this: He showeth you the lightning for a fear and for a hope, and sendeth down water from the sky, and thereby quickeneth the earth after her death. Lo! herein indeed are portents for folk who understand.

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

Allah created for you helpmeets.

Be merciful and loving toward each other.

26 Unto Him belongeth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth.All are obedient unto Him.

Everything belongs to Allah and everyone obeys him. [2]

27 He it is Who produceth creation, then reproduceth it, and it is easier for Him. His is the Sublime Similitude in the heavens and the earth. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

28 He coineth for you a similitude of yourselves. Have ye, 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 ye fear them as ye fear each other (that ye ascribe unto Us partners out of that which We created)? Thus We display the revelations for people who have sense.

29 Nay, but those who do wrong follow their own lusts without knowledge. Who is able to guide him whom Allah hath sent astray? For such there are no helpers.

30 So set thy purpose (O Muhammad) for religion as a man by nature upright - the nature (framed) of Allah, in which He hath created man. There is no altering (the laws of) Allah's creation. That is the right religion, but most men know not -

31 Turning unto Him (only); and be careful of your duty unto Him and establish worship, and be not of those who ascribe partners (unto Him);

32 Of those who split up their religion and became schismatics, each sect exulting in its tenets.

33 And when harm toucheth men they cry unto their Lord, turning to Him in repentance; then, when they have tasted of His mercy, behold! some of them attribute partners to their Lord

34 So as to disbelieve in that which We have given them. (Unto such it is said): Enjoy yourselves awhile, but ye will come to know.

35 Or have We revealed unto them any warrant which speaketh of that which they associate with Him?

36 And when We cause mankind 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!