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31:1  Alif. Lam. Meem.
31:2  These are the verses of the Book of Wisdom.
31:3  Guidance and mercy for the doers of good.
31:4  Those who perform prayer, give purifying charity, and are certain of the Hereafter.
31:5  These are guided by their Lord. These are the successful.
31:6  Some people purchase idle talk to mislead others from God’s path without knowledge, and they treat it with ridicule. For them, a humiliating punishment awaits.
31:7  When Our verses are recited to him, he turns away arrogantly, as if he didn’t hear them, as if his ears are blocked. So, inform him of a severe punishment.
31:8  Those who believe and do righteous deeds—for them are Gardens of Pleasure.
31:9  Where they will dwell eternally. The promise of God is truth. He is the Mighty, the Wise.
31:10  He created the heavens without pillars you that can see, and He placed firm mountains on the earth, lest it shakes with you. He spread throughout it a variety of living creatures. We send down rain from the sky, causing all types of fine plants to grow.
31:11  This is the creation of God. Now, show Me what those other than Him have created. The wrongdoers are in clear error.
31:12  We granted Luqman wisdom: “Give thanks to God. Whoever is grateful, it is for his own good. And whoever is ungrateful—God is Self-Sufficient and Praiseworthy.”
31:13  Luqman said to his son while counseling him, “O my son, don’t associate anything with God, for polytheism is a grave wrong.”
31:14  We instructed the human being to honor his parents. His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth to him in pain, and his weaning took two years. Be grateful to Me and your parents; to Me is the final destination.
31:15  But if they endeavor to make you associate partners with Me, of which you don’t know, don’t obey them. However, treat them kindly in this world, and follow the path of those who turn to Me. Then, to Me is your return, and I will inform you of everything you did.
31:16  “O my son, even the weight of a mustard seed, whether hidden in a rock, the heavens, or on earth, God will bring it forth. God is Gentle and Aware.
31:17  O my son, establish prayer, advocate for what’s right, forbid what’s wrong, and be patient with whatever happens to you. These are matters of determination.
31:18  And don’t turn your cheek in scorn towards people, and don’t strut around exultantly on earth. God doesn’t like any arrogant boaster.
31:19  And walk modestly and lower your voice; the most unpleasant of sounds is the braying of donkeys.”
31:20  Don’t you see that God subjected everything in the heavens and on earth to you, and He showered upon you His visible and hidden blessings? Yet some argue about God without knowledge, guidance, and an enlightening scripture.
31:21  When they’re advised, “Follow what God revealed,” they respond, “No, we adhere to the traditions of our ancestors.” Even if Satan is leading them towards the torment of the Inferno?
31:22  Whoever submits completely to God and leads a righteous life has grasped the most secure handhold. The ultimate determination of all matters rests with God.
31:23  As for those who disbelieve, don’t let their disbelief sadden you. They will return to Us, and We will inform them of their deeds. God is fully aware of the contents of the hearts.
31:24  We grant them temporary enjoyment, but ultimately, We will drive them to a harsh punishment.
31:25  If you were to ask them, “Who created the heavens and the earth?” They would answer, “God.” Say, “Praise be to God.” But most of them don’t understand.
31:26  To God belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. God is Self-Sufficient, Praiseworthy.
31:27  Even if all the trees on earth were made into pens, and the ocean, supplemented by seven additional oceans, were turned into ink, God’s words wouldn’t be depleted. God is Exalted in Might and Wisdom.
31:28  Your creation and resurrection are akin to that of a single soul. God is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.
31:29  Don’t you see how God merges night into day and day into night? How He made the sun and the moon subservient, each running for a specified period, and that God is fully aware of your deeds?
31:30  This is because God is the Absolute Truth, and anything that they invoke beside Him is false. God is the Exalted, the Great.
31:31  Don’t you see how ships sail across the sea by God’s grace, to show you some of His signs? In this, there are signs for every patient, grateful person.
31:32  When engulfed by towering waves, they call upon God, sincerely devoted to Him. Yet, once he brings them safely to land, some of them maintain neutrality. Only the ungrateful, treacherous denies Our signs.
31:33  O people! Be mindful of your Lord, and fear a Day when no parent can avail their child, nor can a child avail their parent. Indeed, the promise of God is true. Therefore, let not the transient life deceive you, nor let the arch-deceiver deceive you about God.
31:34  The knowledge of the Hour is with God. He sends down the rain, and He knows what’s in the wombs. No soul knows what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul knows in which land it will die. God is All-Knowing, Fully-Aware.