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ⅩⅩⅨ, 63-ⅩⅩⅩ, 2.
the qurʼân.

earth in its death?' they will surely say, 'God!' say, 'And praise be to God!' nay, most of them have no sense.

This life of the world is nothing but a sport and a play; but, verily, the abode of the next world, that is life,—if they did but know!

65 And when they ride in the ship they call upon God, making their religion seem sincere to Him; but when He saves them to the shore, behold, they associate others with Him; that they may disbelieve in our signs; and that they may have some enjoyment: but soon they shall know.

Have they not seen that we have made a safe sanctuary whilst people are being snatched away around them? is it then in falsehood that they will believe, and for the favours of God be ungrateful?

But who is more unjust than he who devises against God a lie, or calls the truth a lie when it comes to him? Is there not in hell a resort for the misbelievers? but those who fight strenuously for us we will surely guide them into our way, for, verily, God is with those who do well.




The Chapter of the Greeks[1]. (ⅩⅩⅩ. Mecca.)

In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

The Greeks are overcome in the nighest parts of the land; but after being overcome they shall


  1. In Arabic Rum, by which is meant the Byzantine or eastern Roman empire.