Section 1

Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

[Ruum 30:1] Alif-Laam-Meem. (Alphabets of the Arabic language Allah, and to whomever He reveals, know their precise meanings.)

[Ruum 30:2] The Romans have been defeated.

[Ruum 30:3] In the nearby land, and after their defeat they will soon be victorious.

[Ruum 30:4] Within a few (up to nine) years time; only for Allah is the command, before and after; and the believers will rejoice on that day.

[Ruum 30:5] With the help of Allah; He helps whomever He wills; and only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.