With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 30 (Rum – the Romans)
Lessons from past civilizations
Have they not travelled through the land and seen how their predecessors met their end? They were mightier than them: they cultivated the earth more and built more upon it. Their own messengers also came to them with clear signs: God did not wrong them; they wronged themselves.
In Surah Ankaboot (29) we came across a verse encouraging us to travel in order to understand our origins. In this verse, we are encouraged to travel in order to learn from past civilisations. In the 21st century, we may marvel at the technological advancements we have made. But we don’t realise how powerful past nations were. The carving out of dwellings in Petra and the pyramids are there as reminders of the might that previous generations had, but all that power is useless when we disobey Allah. Lessons for us to always keep in mind.
Cross reference Surah 21 verse 11 –
“For, how many a community that persisted in evildoing have We dashed into fragments, and raised another people in its stead!”
Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…