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 #31. Lukmaan *SURAH*

In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful

1. Alif Lam Mim.

2. These are Verses of the Wise Book,

3. A Guide and a Mercy to the Doers of Good,

4. Those who establish regular Prayer and give regular Charity
and have (in their hearts) the assurance of the Hereafter

5. These are on (true) guidance from their Lord; and these are
the ones who will prosper

6. But there are among men those who purchase idle tales without
knowledge (or meaning) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah
and throw ridicule (on the Path): for such there will be a
humiliating Penalty

7. When Our Signs are rehearsed to such a one he turns away in
arrogance as if he heard them not as if there were deafness in
both his ears: announce to him a grievous Penalty

8. For those who believe and work righteous deeds there will be
Gardens of Bliss

9. To dwell therein. The promise of Allah is true: and He is
Exalted in power Wise

10. He created the heavens without any pillars that ye can see;
He set on the earth mountains standing firm lest it should shake
with you; and He scattered through it beasts of all kinds. We
send down rain from the sky and produce on the earth every kind
of noble creature in pairs

11. Such is the Creation of Allah: now show Me what is there that
others besides Him have created: nay but the Transgressors are in
manifest error

12. We bestowed (in the past) wisdom on Luqman: "Show (thy)
gratitude to Allah." Any who is (so) grateful does so to the
profit of his own soul: but if any is ungrateful verily Allah is
free of all wants worthy of all praise

13. Behold Luqman said to his son by way of instruction: "O my
son! Join not in worship (others) with Allah: for false worship
is indeed the highest wrong-doing."

14. And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in
travail upon travail did his mother bear him and in years twain
was his weaning: (hear the command) "Show gratitude to Me and to
thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal

15. "But if they strive to make the join in worship with Me
things of which thou hast no knowledge obey them not; Yet bear
them company in this life with justice (and consideration) and
follow the way of those who turn to Me (in love): in the End the
return of you all is to Me and I will tell you the truth (and
meaning) of all that ye did."

16. "O my son!" (said Luqman) "If there be (but) the weight of a
mustard- seed and it were (hidden) in a rock or (anywhere) in the
heavens or on earth Allah will bring it forth: for Allah
understands the finest mysteries (and) is well-acquainted (with

17. "O my son! establish regular prayer enjoin what is just and
forbid what is wrong: and bear with patient constancy whatever
betide thee; for this is firmness (of purpose) in (the conduct
of) affairs

18. "And swell not thy cheek (for pride) at men nor walk in
insolence through the earth; for Allah loveth not any arrogant

19. "And be moderate in thy pace and lower thy voice; for the
harshest of sounds without doubt is the braying of the ass."

20. Do ye not see that Allah has subjected to your (use) all
things in the heavens and on earth and has made His bounties flow
to you in exceeding measure (both) seen and unseen? Yet there are
among men those who dispute about Allah without knowledge and
without guidance and without a Book to enlighten them!

21. When they are told to follow the (revelation) that Allah has
sent down they say: "Nay we shall follow the ways that we found
our fathers (following)." What! even if it is Satan beckoning
them to the Penalty of the (Blazing) Fire!

22. Whoever submits his whole self to Allah and is a doer of good
has grasped indeed the most trustworthy hand-hold: and with Allah
rests the End and Decision of (all) affairs

23. But if any reject Faith let not his rejection grieve thee: to
Us is their return and We shall tell them the truth of their
deeds: for Allah knows well all that is in (men's) hearts

24. We grant them their pleasure for a little while: in the end
shall We drive them to a chastisement unrelenting

25. If thou ask them who it is that created the heavens and the
earth they will certainly say "Allah." Say: "Praise be to Allah!"
But most of them understand not

26. To Allah belong all things in heaven and earth: verily Allah
is He (that is) free of all wants worthy of all praise

27. And if all the trees on earth were pens and the Ocean (were
ink) with seven Oceans behind it to add to its (supply) yet would
not the Words of Allah be exhausted (in the writing): for Allah
is Exalted in power Full of Wisdom

28. And your creation or your resurrection is in no wise but as
an individual soul: for Allah is He Who hears and sees (all

29. Seest thou not that Allah merges Night into Day and He merges
Day into Night; that He has subjected the sun and the moon (to
His Law) each running its course for a term appointed: and that
Allah is well acquainted with all that ye do?

30. That is because Allah is the (only) Reality and because
whatever else they invoke besides Him is Falsehood; and because
Allah He is the Most High Most Great

31. Seest thou not that the ships sail through the Ocean by the
grace of Allah? That He may show you of His Signs? Verily in this
are Signs for all who constantly persevere and give thanks

32. When a wave covers them like the canopy (of clouds) they call
to Allah offering Him sincere devotion. But when He has delivered
them safely to land there are among them those that halt between
(right and wrong). But none reject Our Signs except only a
perfidious ungrateful (wretch)!

33. O mankind! do your duty to your Lord and fear (the coming of)
a Day when no father can avail aught for his son nor a son avail
aught for his father. Verily the promise of Allah is true: let
not then this present life deceive you nor let the Chief Deceiver
deceive you about Allah

34. Verily the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah (alone). It is
He Who sends down rain and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Nor
does anyone know what it is that he will earn on the morrow: nor
does anyone know in what land he is to die. Verily with Allah is
full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things)