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These are the verses of the book of Wisdom,
as guidance and mercy for those who do good:
those who persist in prayer and give regular charity, and who are certain of the hereafter.
They are on guidance from their Lord; and they are the successful ones.
But among humankind are those who invent amusing tales to lead astray from the way of God in the absence of knowledge and to make light of it. For them there is a degrading chastisement.
And when Our signs are related to them, they turn away proudly, as if they had not heard, as if there were a burden in their ears: inform them of an excruciating pain.
Surely for those who have faith and do good works there is a garden of felicity,
where they will be forever. The promise of God is true; and God is almighty, all-wise.
God created the skies without supports you can see, and set upon the earth immovable mountains lest it quake with you all; and dispersed thereupon every kind of animal. And We sent water from the sky, and thus made propagate on earth every noble pair.
This is the creation of God: now show me what anyone else has created. No, those who abuse are in obvious error.
And We gave Luqmaan wisdom that he would be thankful to God. And whoever is thankful is only thankful for his own soul. And if anyone is ungrateful, well, God is free from all needs, worthy of all praise.
And Luqmaan said to his son by way of admonition to him, â€œO my son! Do not equate anything with God! For idolatry is a tre1nendous error!â€
And We have made humankind responsible for their parentsÂ their mothers carry them, sapped and weakened. and their weaning takes two yearsÂ that you should be thankful to Me and to your parents. The journey is to Me.
And if the two of them struggle to have you associate with Me what you have no knowledge of, then do not obey them; but keep company with them in this world, in a courteous manner. And follow the path of those who turn to Me: then your return is to Me, and I will inform you of what you used to Jo.
"My son! In fact be there the weight of a mustard seed, even in a rock, or in the skies, or in the earth, God will bring it forth: for God is most subtly aware.
"My son! Practice prayer, prescribe what is good, and forbid what is bad. And patiently tolerate whatever befalls you: for that is of the resolve that determines affairs.
â€œAnd do not avert your face from people in arrogance or contempt, nor walk haughtily on the earth: for God loves no conceited braggart.
"Adopt a middle course in your walk, and lower your voice; for the worst of sounds is the braying of an ass."
Have you all not seen that God made everything in the heavens and the earth subservient to you, and has showered you all with favor divine outwardly and inwardly. But there are people who dispute about God while having no knowledge and no guidance and no enlightening Book.
And when it is said to them, "Follow what God has sent down,â€ they say, "No! We will follow what we found our fathers devoted to." And even though it is obsession itself calling them into the torment of the Blaze?
And those who submit their being to God and are doers of good have thus taken hold of the most trustworthy support. And the outcome of all things is ultimately up to God.
And as for those who disbelieve, do not let their disbelief grieve you. They will be returned to Us, and We will inform them of what they did. For God is well aware of the nature of hearts.
We let them enjoy things a little, then We drive them to a torment severe.
And if you asked them, "Who created the heavens and the earth?" they would surely say, "God." Say, "All praise belongs to God." But most of them do not know.
To God belongs what is in the heavens and the earth; surely God is self-sufficient, supremely praiseworthy.
And even if all the trees on earth were pens, and the ocean ink, backed up by seven more oceans, the words of God would not be exhausted: for God is infinite in power and wisdom.
Your creation and resurrection are but as those of a single soul. Surely God hears and sees all.
Do you not see that God causes the night to enter the day and causes the day to enter the night, and subordinated the sun and moon, each coursing till an appointed term, and God is truly aware of what you do?
That is because God is the Truth, and whatever else they call on is falsehood; and God is infinite in loftiness and magnitude.
Do you not see that the ships sail the ocean by the grace of God to show you the signs of God? Surely in that are signs for all who are patient and thankful.
And when waves close in over them. they call on God, sincere in submitting to God. And when We deliver them onto dry land, then some of them go straight. And no one denies Our signs but every traitorous ingrate.
Humanity! Be wary of your Lord! And fear a day when no father can compensate for his son, nor a son compensate for his father. in anything at all. Surely the promise of God is true: so do not let the life of the world delude you, and do not let delusion delude you about God.
For indeed it is God with whom is knowledge of the hour: and God sends the rain, and knows what is in all wombs. And no soul knows what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul knows in what land it will die: God is all-knowing, completely aware.
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