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Surah Ar-Rum Ayat 4 in Arabic Text

فِى بِضْعِ سِنِينَ ۗ لِلَّهِ ٱلْأَمْرُ مِن قَبْلُ وَمِنۢ بَعْدُ ۚ وَيَوْمَئِذٍۢ يَفْرَحُ ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ
Fee bid’i sineen; lillaahil amru min qablu wa mim ba’d; wa yawma’iziny yafrahul mu’minoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 4

Sahih International
Within three to nine years. To Allah belongs the command before and after. And that day the believers will rejoice

Yusuf Ali
Within a few years. With Allah is the Decision, in the past and in the Future: on that Day shall the Believers rejoice-

Abul Ala Maududi
All power belongs to Allah both before and after. On that day will the believers rejoice

Muhsin Khan
Within three to nine years. The decision of the matter, before and after (these events) is only with Allah, (before the defeat of Romans by the Persians, and after, i.e. the defeat of the Persians by the Romans). And on that Day, the believers (i.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allah to the Romans against the Persians),

Pickthall
Within ten years – Allah’s is the command in the former case and in the latter – and in that day believers will rejoice

Dr. Ghali
Within several years. To Allah belongs the Command ever before and ever after, and upon that day the believers will exult.

Abdel Haleem
in a few years’ time––God is in command, first and last. On that day, the believers will rejoice

Quran 30 Verse 4 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ar-Rum ayat 4, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(30:4) All power belongs to Allah both before and after.[2] On that day will the believers rejoice


2. That is, “When the Iranians became victorious first, it did not mean that the Lord of the worlds, God forbid, had been humbled and when the Romans will gain victory afterwards, it will not mean that Allah’s lost kingdom will be restored to Him. Sovereignty in any case belongs to Allah. Allah gave victory to the side that became victorious first, and Allah will give victory to the side that will gain victory after wards. For no one in his Kingdom can achieve domination solely by his own power. He whom He raises, rises and he whom He causes to fall, falls.”

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ar-Rum verse 4 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Rum ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 7.

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