30. The Romans The Holy Qur'an (Maulana Muhammad Ali) 31. Luqman
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32. The Adoration

31. Luqman

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

1 <section begin="31:1"/>I, Allah, am the Best Knower. <section end="31:1"/>

2 <section begin="31:2"/>'These are verses of the Book of Wisdom -- <section end="31:2"/>

3 <section begin="31:3"/>A guidance and a mercy for the doers of good, <section end="31:3"/>

4 <section begin="31:4"/>Who keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and who are certain of the Hereafter. <section end="31:4"/>

5 <section begin="31:5"/>These are on a guidance from their Lord, and these are they who are successful. <section end="31:5"/>

6 <section begin="31:6"/>And of men is he who takes instead frivolous discourse to lead astray from Allah's path without knowledge, and to make it a mockery. For such is an abasing chastisement. <section end="31:6"/>

7 <section begin="31:7"/>And when Our messages are recited to him, he turns back proudly, as if he had not heard them, as if there were deafness in his ears; so announce to him a painful chastisement. <section end="31:7"/>

8 <section begin="31:8"/>Those who believe and do good, for them are Gardens of bliss, <section end="31:8"/>

9 <section begin="31:9"/>To abide therein. A promise of Allah in truth! And He is the Mighty, the Wise. <section end="31:9"/>

10 <section begin="31:10"/>He created the heavens without pillars that you see, and cast mountains on the earth lest it should be convulsed with you, and He spread on it animals of every kind. And We send down water from the clouds, then cause to grow therein of every noble kind. <section end="31:10"/>

11 <section begin="31:11"/>This is Allah's creation; now show Me that which those besides Him have created. Nay, the unjust are in manifest error. <section end="31:11"/>

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12 <section

begin="31:12"/>And certainly We gave Luqman wisdom, saying: Give thanks to Allah. And whoever is thankful, is thankful for his own soul; and whoever denies, then surely Allah is Self-Sufficient, Praised. <section end="31:12"/>

13 <section begin="31:13"/>And when Luqman said to his son, while he admonished him: O my son, ascribe no partner to Allah. Surely ascribing partners (to Him) is a grievous iniquity. <section end="31:13"/>

14 <section begin="31:14"/>And We have enjoined on man concerning his parents -- his mother bears him with faintings upon faintings and his weaning takes two years -- Saying: Give thanks to Me and to thy parents. To Me is the eventual coming. <section end="31:14"/>

15 <section begin="31:15"/>And if they strive with thee to make thee associate with Me that of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not, and keep kindly company with them in this world, and follow the way of him who turns to Me; then to Me is your return, then I shall inform you of what you did. <section end="31:15"/>

16 <section begin="31:16"/>O my son, even if it be the weight of a grain of mustard-seed, even though it be in a rock, or in the heaven or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Surely Allah is Knower of subtilities, Aware. <section end="31:16"/>

17 <section begin="31:17"/>O my son, keep up prayer and enjoin good and forbid evil, and bear patiently that which befalls thee. Surely this is an affair of great resolution. <section end="31:17"/>

18 <section begin="31:18"/>And turn not thy face away from people in contempt, nor go about in the land exultingly. Surely Allah loves not any self-conceited boaster. <section end="31:18"/>

19 <section begin="31:19"/>And pursue the right course in thy going about and lower thy voice. Surely the most hateful of voices is braying of asses. <section end="31:19"/>

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20 <section

begin="31:20"/>See you not that Allah has made subservient to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and granted to you His favours complete outwardly and inwardly? And among men is he who disputes concerning Allah without knowledge or guidance or a Book giving light. <section end="31:20"/>

21 <section begin="31:21"/>And when it is said to them, Follow that which Allah has revealed, they say: Nay, we follow that where-in we found our fathers. What Though the devil calls them to the chastisement of the burning Fire <section end="31:21"/>

22 <section begin="31:22"/>And whoever submits himself to Allah and does good (to others), he indeed takes hold of the firmest handle. And Allah's is the end of affairs. <section end="31:22"/>

23 <section begin="31:23"/>And whoever disbelieves, let not his disbelief grieve thee. To Us is their return, then We shall inform them of what they did. Surely Allah is Knower of what is in the breasts. <section end="31:23"/>

24 <section begin="31:24"/>We give them to enjoy a little, then We shall drive them to a severe chastisement. <section end="31:24"/>

25 <section begin="31:25"/>And if thou ask them who created the heavens and the earth? they will say: Allah. Say: Praise be to Allah! Nay, most of them know not. <section end="31:25"/>

26 <section begin="31:26"/>To Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth Surely Allah is the Self-Sufficient, the Praised. <section end="31:26"/>

27 <section begin="31:27"/>And if all the trees in the earth were pens, and the sea with seven more seas added to it (were ink), the words of Allah would not be exhausted. Surely Allah is Mighty, Wise. <section end="31:27"/>

28 <section begin="31:28"/>Your creation or your raising is only like a single soul. Surely Allah is Hearing, Seeing. <section end="31:28"/>

29 <section begin="31:29"/>Seest thou not 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? <section end="31:29"/>

30 <section begin="31:30"/>This is because Allah is the Truth, and that which they call upon besides Him is falsehood, and that Allah is the High, the Great. <section end="31:30"/>

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31 <section

begin="31:31"/>Seest thou not that the ships glide on the sea by Allah's grace, that He may show you of His signs? Surely there are signs in this for every patient, endurer, grateful one. <section end="31:31"/>

32 <section begin="31:32"/>And when a wave like awnings covers them, they call upon Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience. But when He brings them safe to land, some of them follow the middle course. And none denies Our signs but every perfidious, ungrateful one. <section end="31:32"/>

33 <section begin="31:33"/>O people, keep your duty to your Lord and dread the day when no father can avail his son in aught, nor the child will avail his father. Surely the promise of Allah is true, so let not this world's life deceive you, nor let the arch-deceiver deceive you about Allah. <section end="31:33"/>

34 <section begin="31:34"/>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 will earn on the morrow. And no one knows in what land he will die. Surely Allah is Knowing, Aware. <section end="31:34"/>

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