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31:1  Alif. Lam. Mim.
31:2  These are the verses of the book which is wisely dispensed.
31:3  It is a guidance (huda) and a mercy for those who act in excellence.
31:4  Those who establish the prayer and give out the sanctifying dues while they have certitude about the hereafter.
31:5  It is they who are on a right guidance from their Lord. And it is they who are the prosperers.
31:6  From among the mankind is such who buy idle talk in order to misguide from the way of Allah without any knowledge and so that he may take it (the way of Allah) for a matter of jest. It is they for whom there is a debasing punishment.
31:7  When Our signs are related unto him, he turns his back in arrogance as though he never heard them as though there was a heavy weight in both his ears. So give him the glad tidings of a painful punishment.
31:8  Truly those who believe and work righteous deeds, there will be for them gardens of bliss
31:9  to abide therein forever. The promise of Allah come true. It is He who is The All-mighty, The All-wise.
31:10  He created the heavens without any pillar that you can see and He cast in the earth mountains lest it oscillate with you and He spread in it from every creature and We sent down water from the heaven and then We caused to grow therein of every graceful kind.
31:11  This is the creation of Allah show me then what those besides Him have created. Nay! The wrongdoers are in evident misguidance.
31:12  And We indeed gave the wisdom unto Luqman saying, “Now do offer gratitude to Allah.” Thus whosoever offers gratitude [to Allah], he only thus offers gratitude for the good of his own soul and whoever is ungrateful, truly Allah is All-self-sufficient, All-worthy of praise.
31:13  And when Luqman said to his son while he admonished him, “O my son! Do not ascribe partners to Allah. Truly ascribing partners to Allah is an egregious wrongdoing.”
31:14  And We have exhorted the human being regarding his parents. His mother carried him in weakness upon weakness and his weaning is in two years. So offer gratitude to Me and to your parents, unto Me is the place of final coming.
31:15  But if they two urge you to ascribe such things as partners to Me for which you have no knowledge, then obey them not but keep them a goodly company in this world and follow the way of one who has turned back to Me. Then unto Me will be your place of return and then I will inform you about all that you used to do.
31:16  “O my son! Were it but the weight of a seed of mustard and it were in a rock or in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it. Truly Allah is All-subtle, All-acquainted.
31:17  O my son! Establish the prayer and command unto kindness and forbid from meanness and bear with patience whatever happens to you. Truly that is among the most resolute of all the affairs.
31:18  And do not turn your cheek arrogantly to men and do not walk in the earth exultantly. Truly Allah does not love any self-conceited and self-vaunting.
31:19  And take a mid-course in your walk and lower from your voice. Truly the most detestable of all sounds in the braying of the donkeys.”
31:20  Have you not seen that Allah has subjected to your service all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth and has abundantly bestowed on you His blessings outwardly and inwardly. But among humankind is one who argues about Allah without any knowledge or any guidance or any illuminating book.
31:21  And when it is said unto them, “Follow that which Allah has sent down” They say, “Nay! We follow that which we have found our fathers on.” What! Even though it is Satan calling them to the punishment of a blazing fire?
31:22  But whosoever submits his entire being unto Allah while he acts in excellence, he indeed has held unto the most secured rope and unto Allah is the ending of all the matters.
31:23  But whosoever disbelieves then let not his disbelief aggrieve you. Unto Us is their place of return. Then We will inform them about all that they did. Truly Allah is All-knowing regarding the essence of the bosoms.
31:24  We make them enjoy a little then We will drive them to a formidable punishment.
31:25  And if We ask them, “Who created the heavens and the earth?”, They will certainly say, “Allah” Say, “The praise is for Allah.” Nay! Most of them know not.
31:26  To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth. Truly it is Allah who is The All-self-sufficient, The All-praiseworthy.
31:27  And if all the trees in the earth were but pens and the ocean [was an ink] reinforced from behind by seven oceans, Allah’s words will not be exhausted. Truly Allah is All-mighty, All-wise.
31:28  Your creation and your resurrection is but like [the creation and resurrection of] one soul. Truly Allah is All-hearing, All-seeing.
31:29  Have you not seen that Allah makes the night to enter into the day and makes the day to enter into the night and He has made the sun and the moon subject to His command? Each of them sailing to an appointed term and that Allah is All-acquainted with all that you do.
31:30  That is because Allah it is He who is The Truth and that all that they invoke besides Him is the falsehood and truly Allah it is He who is The All-high, The All-great.
31:31  Have you not seen that the ship sails in the ocean by the blessings of Allah [the gentle wind] so that He may show you from His signs? Truly in that are signs for anyone who is patient grateful.
31:32  And when a wave assails them like clouds, they invoke Allah making the religion sincere for Him, but when He saves them to the land then among them are such who become mediocre [in their religion] but none denies Our signs except one who is self-conceited, ungrateful.
31:33  O you the mankind, revere you Lord and fear a day when no parent will avail anything of his child nor will a child be of any avail to his parent. Truly Allah’s promise is true therefore let not the life of this world deceive you and let not the arch deceiver deceive you about Allah.
31:34  Truly it is Allah, with Him is the knowledge of the Hour and He sends down the rain and He knows all that is in the wombs and no soul knows what it is going to earn tomorrow and no soul knows in which land it will die. Truly Allah is All-knowing, All-acquainted.