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Luqman (Luqman, Lukman)
as rendered by The Study Quran
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The Study Quran rendition of Surah Luqman, Lukman(Luqman)
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31:1 Alif. Lām. Mīm.
31:2 These are the signs of the Wise Book,
31:3 guidance and mercy for the virtuous,
31:4 who perform the prayer and give the alms and who are certain of the Hereafter.
31:5 It is they who are upon guidance from their Lord, and it is they who shall prosper.
31:6 And among mankind are those who purchase idle discourse to lead astray from the way of God without knowledge and who take it in mockery; for them there shall be a humiliating punishment.
31:7 And when Our signs are recited unto him, he turns away arrogantly as if he did not hear them, as if there were deafness in his ears. So give him glad tidings of a painful punishment.
31:8 Truly those who believe and perform righteous deeds, theirs shall be Gardens of bliss,
31:9 therein to abide—God’s Promise in truth. And He is the Mighty, the Wise.
31:10 He created the heavens without pillars that you see, and cast into the earth firm mountains, lest it shake beneath you, and spread about all manner of beast therein. And We sent down water from the sky and caused every noble kind to grow therein.
31:11 This is the creation of God; so show me that which those apart from Him have created. Nay, the wrongdoers are in manifest error.
31:12 And indeed We gave Luqmān wisdom: “Give thanks to God!” And whosoever gives thanks, he gives thanks for his own sake. And whosoever is ungrateful, truly God is Self-Sufficient, Praised.
31:13 And behold, Luqmān said to his son, admonishing him, “O my son! Do not ascribe partners unto God. Truly ascribing partners is a tremendous wrong.”
31:14 And We have enjoined man concerning his parents—his mother bore him, weakness upon weakness, and his weaning was two years—give thanks unto Me and unto your parents. Unto Me is the journey’s end.
31:15 But if they strive to make you ascribe as a partner unto Me that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not. Consort with them in the world in a kindly manner, and follow the way of those who turn in repentance unto Me. Then unto Me is your return, and I shall inform you of that which you used to do.
31:16 “O my son! If it be but the weight of a mustard seed, be it in a rock, in the heavens, or on the earth, God will bring it forth. Truly God is Subtle, Aware.
31:17 O my son! Perform the prayer, enjoin right and forbid wrong, and bear patiently whatever may befall you. That is indeed a course worthy of resolve.
31:18 And turn not your cheek at men in scorn, nor walk exultantly upon the earth. Surely God loves not any vainglorious boaster.
31:19 And be moderate in thy pace and lower thy voice. Truly the vilest of voices are those of asses.”
31:20 Have you not considered that God has made whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth subservient unto you and has poured His Blessings upon you, both outwardly and inwardly? Among mankind are those who dispute concerning God without knowledge, without guidance, and without an illuminating Book.
31:21 When it is said unto them, “Follow that which God has sent down,” they respond, “Nay, but we follow that which we found our fathers following. "What! Even though Satan is calling them to the punishment of the Blaze?"
31:22 And whosoever submits his face to God and is virtuous has indeed grasped the most unfailing handhold, and unto God is the end of all affairs.
31:23 And whosoever does not believe, let not his disbelief grieve thee. Unto Us is their return; then We shall inform them of that which they did. Truly God knows what lies within breasts.
31:24 We grant them enjoyment a little, then We compel them toward a grave punishment.
31:25 And wert thou to ask them, “Who created the heavens and the earth?” they would surely say, “God.” Say, “Praise be to God.” Nay, but most of them know not.
31:26 Unto God belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and on the earth. Truly God is the Self-Sufficient, the Praised.
31:27 And if all the trees on earth were pens, and if the sea and seven more added to it [were ink], the Words of God would not be exhausted. Truly God is Mighty, Wise.
31:28 Your creation and your resurrection are as naught but a single soul. Truly God is Hearing, Seeing.
31:29 Hast thou not considered that God makes the night pass into the day and makes the day pass into the night, and that He made the sun and the moon subservient, each running for a term appointed, and that God is Aware of whatsoever you do?
31:30 That is because God, He is the Truth, and whatsoever they call upon other than Him is false, and God is the Exalted, the Great.
31:31 Hast thou not considered that the ships sail upon the sea by God’s Blessing, that He may show you His signs? Truly in that are signs for all who are patient, thankful.
31:32 And when waves enshroud them like awnings, they call upon God, devoting religion entirely to Him. Then when He has delivered them safely to land, some of them take a middling course. And none reject Our signs, save all who are perfidious, ungrateful.
31:33 O mankind! Reverence your Lord and fear a day on which no parent will avail his child aught and no child will avail his parent aught. Surely God’s Promise is true. So let not the life of this world delude you, nor let the Deluder delude you concerning God.
31:34 Truly with God lies knowledge of the Hour, and He sends down the rain and knows what lies in wombs. And no soul knows what it will earn on the morrow, and no soul knows in what land it will die. Truly God is Knowing, Aware.


   


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