Alif Lam Mim
.The Romans have been defeated. In the nearest land,and they, after their defeat, will be victorious. In
years. The decision of the matter, before and after isonly with Allah. And on that day, the believers willrejoice. With the help of Allah. He helps whom He wills,and He is the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful. A promisefrom Allah, and Allah fails not in His promise, but mostmen know not.
They know only the outer appearance of the life of theworld, and they are heedless of the Hereafter.
Foretelling the Victory of the Romans
were revealed about the victory of Sabur, the kingof Persia, over Ash-Sham (Greater Syria), the adjoining partisanstates of the Arabian Peninsula, and the outlying regions of theland of the Romans.Heraclius, the emperor of the Romans, was forced to flee toConstantinople where he was besieged for a lengthy period.Then Heraclius regained the upper hand.Imam Ahmad recorded that Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleasedwith him, commented on this
Alif Lam Mim.
The Romans have been defeated. In the nearest land,He said,"They were defeated and then they werevictorious.''He said,