Posted on 06/29/2012 by __socrates

AR-RUM الروم
The Arabic form of the Latin Roma, or Romanus. The ancient Byzantine or Eastern Roman Empire. Still used in Eastern countries as a name for the Turkish Empire.
The title of the xxxth Surah of the Qur’an, which opens with the word. “The Greeks are overcome in the highest parts of the land; but after being overcome they shall overcome in a few years.” [GREEKS.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam