In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Alif Lam Mim.
[31.2] These are verses of the Book of Wisdom
A guidance and a mercy for the doers of goodness,
[31.4] Those who
keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and they are certain of the hereafter.
[31.5] These are on a guidance from their Lord, and these are they who
[31.6] And of men is he who takes instead frivolous
discourse to lead astray from Allah's path without knowledge, and to take it for
a mockery; these shall have an abasing chastisement.
[31.7] And when
Our communications are recited to him, he turns back proudly, as if he had not
heard them, as though in his ears were a heaviness, therefore announce to him
a painful chastisement.
[31.8] (As for) those who believe and do good,
they shall surely have gardens of bliss,
[31.9] Abiding in them; the
promise of Allah; (a) true (promise), and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
He created the heavens without pillars as you see them, and put mountains upon
the earth lest it might convulse with you, and He spread in it animals of every
kind; and We sent down water from the cloud, then caused to grow therein (vegetation)
of every noble kind.
[31.11] This is Allah's creation, but show Me
what those besides Him have created. Nay, the unjust are in manifest error
[31.12] And certainly We gave wisdom to Luqman, saying: Be grateful to
Allah. And whoever is grateful, he is on!y grateful for his own soul; and whoever
is ungrateful, then surely Allah is Self-sufficient, Praised.
And when Luqman said to his son while he admonished him: O my son! do not associate
aught with Allah; most surely polytheism is a grievous iniquity--
And We have enjoined man in respect of his parents-- his mother bears him with
faintings upon faintings and his weaning takes two years-- saying: Be grateful
to Me and to both your parents; to Me is the eventual coming.
And if they contend with you that you should associate with Me what you have no
knowledge of, do not obey them, and keep company with them in this world kindly,
and follow the way of him who turns to Me, then to Me is your return, then will
I inform you of what you did--
[31.16] O my son! surely if it is the
very weight of the grain of a mustard-seed, even though it is in (the heart of)
rock, or (high above) in the heaven or (deep down) in the earth, Allah will bring
it (to light); surely Allah is Knower of subtleties, Aware;
O my son! keep up prayer and enjoin the good and forbid the evil, and bear patiently
that which befalls you; surely these acts require courage;
And do not turn your face away from people in contempt, nor go about in the land
exulting overmuch; surely Allah does not love any self-conceited boaster;
[31.19] And pursue the right course in your going about and lower your
voice; surely the most hateful of voices is braying of the asses.
Do you not see that Allah has made what is in the heavens and what is in the earth
subservient to you, and made complete to you His favors outwardly and inwardly?
And among men is he who disputes in respect of Allah though having no knowledge
nor guidance, nor a book giving light.
[31.21] And when it is said
to them: Follow what Allah has revealed, they say: Nay, we follow that on which
we found our fathers. What! though the Shaitan calls them to the chastisement
of the burning fire!
[31.22] And whoever submits himself wholly to
Allah and he is the doer of good (to others), he indeed has taken hold of the
firmest thing upon which one can lay hold; and Allah's is the end of affairs.
[31.23] And whoever disbelieves, let not his disbelief grieve you; to Us
is their return, then will We inform them of what they did surely Allah is the
Knower of what is in the breasts.
[31.24] We give them to enjoy a little,
then will We drive them to a severe chastisement.
[31.25] And if you
ask them who created the heavens and the earth, they will certainly say: Allah.
Say: (All) praise is due to Allah; nay! most of them do not know.
What is in the heavens and the earth is Allah's; surely Allah is the Self-sufficient,
[31.27] And were every tree that is in the earth (made
into) pens and the sea (to supply it with ink), with seven more seas to increase
it, the words of Allah would not come to an end; surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.
[31.28] Neither your creation nor your raising is anything but as a single
soul; surely Allah is Hearing, Seeing.
[31.29] Do you not see 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? 3O
This is because Allah is the Truth, and that which they call upon besides Him
is the falsehood, and that Allah is the High, the Great.
you not see that the ships run on in the sea by Allah's favor that He may show
you of His signs? Most surely there are signs in this for every patient endurer,
[31.32] And when a wave like mountains covers them they
call upon Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience, but when He brings them safe
to the land, some of them follow the middle course; and none denies Our signs
but every perfidious, ungrateful one.
[31.33] O people! guard against
(the punishment of) your Lord and dread the day when a father shall not make any
satisfaction for his son, nor shall the child be the maker of any satisfaction
for his father; surely the promise of Allah is true, therefore let not this world's
life deceive you, nor let the archdeceiver deceive you in respect of Allah.
[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 shall earn on the morrow; and no one knows in what land he shall die; surely
Allah is Knowing, Aware.