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031 Luqman

 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

 1. Alif Lam Mim. 

 2. These are verses of the Book of Wisdom 

 3. A guidance and a mercy for the doers of goodness,

 4. Those who keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and they 
 are certain of the hereafter.

 5. These are on a guidance from their Lord, and these are 
 they who are successful:

 6. And of men is he who takes instead frivolous discourse to 
 lead astray from Allah's path without knowledge, and to take 
 it for a mockery; these shall have an abasing chastisement.

 7. And when Our communications are recited to him, he turns 
 back proudly, as if he had not heard them, as though in his 
 ears were a heaviness, therefore announce to him a painful 

 8. (As for) those who believe and do good, they shall surely 
 have gardens of bliss,

 9. Abiding in them; the promise of Allah; (a) true 
 (promise), and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

 10. He created the heavens without pillars as you see them, 
 and put mountains upon the earth lest it might convulse with 
 you, and He spread in it animals of every kind; and We sent 
 down water from the cloud, then caused to grow therein 
 (vegetation) of every noble kind.

 11. This is Allah's creation, but show Me what those besides 
 Him have created. Nay, the unjust are in manifest error

 12. And certainly We gave wisdom to Luqman, saying: Be 
 grateful to Allah. And whoever is grateful, he is on!y 
 grateful for his own soul; and whoever is ungrateful, then 
 surely Allah is Self-sufficient, Praised.

 13. And when Luqman said to his son while he admonished him: 
 O my son! do not associate aught with Allah; most surely 
 polytheism is a grievous iniquity-- 

 14. And We have enjoined man in respect of his parents-- his 
 mother bears him with faintings upon faintings and his 
 weaning takes two years-- saying: Be grateful to Me and to 
 both your parents; to Me is the eventual coming.

 15. And if they contend with you that you should associate 
 with Me what you have no knowledge of, do not obey them, and 
 keep company with them in this world kindly, and follow the 
 way of him who turns to Me, then to Me is your return, then 
 will I inform you of what you did-- 

 16. O my son! surely if it is the very weight of the grain 
 of a mustard-seed, even though it is in (the heart of) rock, 
 or (high above) in the heaven or (deep down) in the earth, 
 Allah will bring it (to light); surely Allah is Knower of 
 subtleties, Aware;

 17. O my son! keep up prayer and enjoin the good and forbid 
 the evil, and bear patiently that which befalls you; surely 
 these acts require courage;

 18. And do not turn your face away from people in contempt, 
 nor go about in the land exulting overmuch; surely Allah 
 does not love any self-conceited boaster;

 19. And pursue the right course in your going about and 
 lower your voice; surely the most hateful of voices is 
 braying of the asses.

 20. Do you not see that Allah has made what is in the 
 heavens and what is in the earth subservient to you, and 
 made complete to you His favors outwardly and inwardly? And 
 among men is he who disputes in respect of Allah though 
 having no knowledge nor guidance, nor a book giving light.

 21. And when it is said to them: Follow what Allah has 
 revealed, they say: Nay, we follow that on which we found 
 our fathers. What! though the Shaitan calls them to the 
 chastisement of the burning fire!

 22. And whoever submits himself wholly to Allah and he is 
 the doer of good (to others), he indeed has taken hold of 
 the firmest thing upon which one can lay hold; and Allah's 
 is the end of affairs.

 23. And whoever disbelieves, let not his disbelief grieve 
 you; to Us is their return, then will We inform them of what 
 they did surely Allah is the Knower of what is in the 

 24. We give them to enjoy a little, then will We drive them 
 to a severe chastisement.

 25. And if you ask them who created the heavens and the 
 earth, they will certainly say: Allah. Say: (All) praise is 
 due to Allah; nay! most of them do not know.

 26. What is in the heavens and the earth is Allah's; surely 
 Allah is the Self-sufficient, the Praised.

 27. And were every tree that is in the earth (made into) 
 pens and the sea (to supply it with ink), with seven more 
 seas to increase it, the words of Allah would not come to an 
 end; surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.

 28. Neither your creation nor your raising is anything but 
 as a single soul; surely Allah is Hearing, Seeing.

 29. Do you not see that Allah makes the night to enter into 
 the day, and He makes the day to enter into the night, and 
 He has made the sun and the moon subservient (to you); each 
 pursues its course till an appointed time; and that Allah is 
 Aware of what you do?

 3O This is because Allah is the Truth, and that which they 
 call upon besides Him is the falsehood, and that Allah is 
 the High, the Great.

 31. Do you not see that the ships run on in the sea by 
 Allah's favor that He may show you of His signs? Most surely 
 there are signs in this for every patient endurer, grateful 

 32. And when a wave like mountains covers them they call 
 upon Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience, but when He 
 brings them safe to the land, some of them follow the middle 
 course; and none denies Our signs but every perfidious, 
 ungrateful one.

 33. O people! guard against (the punishment of) your Lord 
 and dread the day when a father shall not make any 
 satisfaction for his son, nor shall the child be the maker 
 of any satisfaction for his father; surely the promise of 
 Allah is true, therefore let not this world's life deceive 
 you, nor let the archdeceiver deceive you in respect of 

 34. Surely Allah is He with Whom is the knowledge of the 
 hour, and He sends down the rain and He knows what is in the 
 wombs; and no one knows what he shall earn on the morrow; 
 and no one knows in what land he shall die; surely Allah is 
 Knowing, Aware.