الٓمٓ غُلِبَتِ الرُّوم کی پیش گوئی اور مستشرقین کے اعتراضات کا تنقیدی مطالعہ
A Critical Study of the Orientalists’ Objections Regarding the Quranic Prediction of Dominance of the Roman Empire

Hafiz Muhammad Hassaan Saeed *
Instructor (Islamic Studies), Department of Islamic Studies, Virtual University of Pakistan.
Muhammad Umair Raouf  **
Instructor (Islamic Studies), Department of Islamic Studies, Virtual University of Pakistan.

Abstract

In the Holy Qur’an, Allah Almighty has predicted some events and incidents going to happen in the future. These predictions (Domination of the religion Islam, Attainment of Hudaybiyyah treaty and acquisition of booty, Compilation, and interpretation of the Holy Qur’an) are considered the miracle of the Holy Qur’an. The prediction of “Victory and Domination of Roman Empire over the Persians” is one of such prophecies of the Holy Qur’an which was fulfilled within the period mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and so, deserves to be called a miracle of the Holy Qur’an. This clearest prophecy of the Holy Qur’an has been the subject of research by Western scholars. Well-known western researcher Edward Gibbon has acknowledged this Qur’anic prophecy and acknowledged that it was fulfilled at a time when conditions did not seem to be right. However, some Orientalists such as J.M. Rodwell, Michael Bonner, and E. M. Wherry, etc. have objected to this clear and important prediction and have sought to cast doubt on its status. In this article, the objections of the Orientalists have been critically examined and refuted on the basis of Ahadith and the opinions of the Muslim scholars.

Keywords

Critical, Prediction, Prophecy, Orientalist, Roman Empire, Persian Empire.

Al-Wifaq

Vol 5

Issue 1

January – June 2022

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