Al Rum – The Romans – 030

NUMBER OF AYAAT

60

OPENING WORDS

اۤلم

MAKKI/ MADANI

Makki

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

84

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Learning-Resources

The sura begins with the prophecy about the victory of the Byzantine or Eastern Roman empire against the Persians. The Prophet (pbuh) wrote letters to the Kings of Persia and Rome inviting them to Islam. The King of Iran, Khusrow Parvez, tore up the letter, but the King of Rome respected the Prophet’s letter. When the Romans were defeated, the Muslims were disheartened but the revelation foretold victory in the near future.

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