The Dawah Center – Quran & Science
In the early 7th century, the two most powerful empires at the time were the Roman [eastern – Byzantine] and Persian Empires.
In the years 613 – 614 C.E the two empires went to war, with the Byzantines suffering a severe defeat at the hands of the Persians.
Damascus and Jerusalem both fell to the Persian Empire. In the following verses from the Qur’ān, God states that although the Byzantines had been defeated, nine years would not pass except that they will gain victory.