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Footnote: Surat al-Ruum and "The War That Ended the Ancient World" The Mren Cathedral, March 21/630 AD

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 28, 2022 at 07:53

Dr. Pipes,

Your readers might be interested in watching this 15-minute video about the last war between Persia and the Greeks and it is supposed to be the subject of the first few verses of the Quranic Surat al-Ruum. Did this war end the glorious ancient world and opened the door to the Arabs to invade the Middle East, and the appalling destruction of the old empires, be it Roman or Persian, of the ancient world.

Here are the Quranic verses that mentions the root Gh-L-B:

30:2: غلبت الروم

Or: The Romans (read this as the Greeks) Won/Defeated

30:3: في ادنى الارض وهم من بعد غلبهم سيغلبون

Or: In the near land and after their Defeat/Winning they will be Defeated/Winning

And a reminder to the reader is that the author of the Qur'an seems to assume that the reader of the Quranic text must be aware of the details of the subject matter from other literary sources. So, is it "Won" or is it "Defeated"? Only Allahu A'lam

Here is the video:



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