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Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli

Luqman (Luqman, Lukman)
as rendered by Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
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Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli rendition of Surah Luqman, Lukman(Luqman)
31:1 Alif, 'A', L?m, 'L', M?m 'M'.
31:2 These are the verses of the Book of Wisdom.
31:3 A guidance and a mercy for the righteous ones,
31:4 Those who establish prayer and pay the poor-rate and they are certain of the Hereafter.
31:5 These are on (true) guidance from their Lord, and they are the ones who are successful.
31:6 And there are, among men, those who purchase idle talk to lead (others) astray from the way of Allah without knowledge, and to take it in mockery; for these shall be a disgracing chastisement.
31:7 And when Our signs are recited to him, he turns back proudly as if he had not heard them, as though in his ears were a heaviness, therefore give him the tidings of a painful chastisement.
31:8 Verily those who believe and do righteous deeds, for them are the gardens of Bliss,
31:9 To dwell therein; the promise of Allah is true, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
31:10 He created the heavens without any pillars as you see them; and He cast mountains on the earth lest it shakes with you, and He spread in it of every kinds of animals; and We sent down water from the heaven, then We caused to grow therein (vegetables) of every noble kind in pairs.
31:11 This is Allah's creation, but show me* what those besides Him have created. Nay! The unjust are in a manifest straying.
31:12 And indeed We gave wisdom to Luqm?n, (saying:) 'Be grateful to Allah; and whoever is grateful, he is only grateful for his own soul; and whoever is ungrateful, (he does no harm to Him) for verily Allah is self sufficient, Praised.
31:13 And (remember) when Luqm?n said to his son admonishing him: 'O my son! Do not associate aught with Allah for verily polytheism is a grievous iniquity'.
31:14 And We did enjoin upon man concerning his parents, did his mother bear him with fainting upon fainting and his weaning takes two years, (saying:) 'Be grateful to Me and to your parents: unto Me is the ultimate return (of all).
31:15 And if they (both) 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 unto Me is the return of you (all) and then will I inform you of what you were doing.
31:16 O' my son! If there be (your deed but) the weight of a mustard-seed and it were (hidden) in a rock or in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth; (for) verily Allah is All-Subtle, All-Aware.
31:17 O' my son! Keep up the prayer and enjoin the good and forbid the evil, and patiently persevere against whatever may befall you, for this (patience) is among the (necessary and) important affairs.
31:18 And do no turn your face away from people (in contempt), nor walk in the earth exultantly; verily Allah does not love any self-conceited boaster.
31:19 And be moderate in your pace; and lower your voice; verily the most unpleasant of voices is the braying of the asses.
31:20 Have you not seen that Allah has made subservient to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth and He has lavished on you His blessings outward and inward? And among the people is he who disputes concerning Allah without knowledge and without any guidance and without any book giving light.
31:21 And when it is said to them: 'Follow what Allah has sent down', they say: 'We shall follow that on which we found our fathers.' What! (Would they do it) even if Satan were calling them to the chastisement of the blazing Fire?
31:22 And whoever submits himself (truly) to Allah and he be a doer of good, he indeed has taken hold of the firmest hand-hold (a rope); and unto Allah is the end of all affairs.
31:23 And whoever disbelieves, let not his disbelief grieve you, unto Us is their return then will We inform them of what they did. Verily Allah is the knower of what is in the hearts.
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? certainly they will say: 'Allah'. Say: '(All) praise is Allah's.' 'Nay! Most of them do not know',
31:26 What is in the heavens and the earth is Allah's; verily Allah is the Self-Sufficient, the Most Praised.
31:27 And if all the trees on the earth were pens and the sea added to seven seas (were ink in the writing), (yet) would not the Words of Allah be exhausted; Verily Allah is the Mighty, the Wise.
31:28 Your creation and your raising (after your death) are only as (the creation and the raising of) a single soul; verily Allah is Hearing, Seeing.
31:29 Have you not seen that Allah merges the night into the day and merges the day into the night, and He has made the sun and the moon subservient, each passing till an appointed time and that Allah is aware of what you do?
31:30 This is because Allah is the Truth and because whatever they call upon besides Him is falsehood, and because Allah, He is the High, the Great.
31:31 Have you not seen that the ships ran on in the sea by Allah's favour that He may show you of His signs? Verily in this are signs for every (steadfast) patient, grateful (one).
31:32 And when a wave covers them like the canopy (of clouds), they call upon Allah in sincere devotion unto Him, but when He has delivered them to the land, some of them follow the middle course, and none denies Our signs, except every perfidious, ungrateful one.
31:33 O people! Be in awe of your Lord and dread the Day when no father shall avail aught for his son, nor a son shall avail aught for his father. Verily the promise of Allah is true; so let not the life of the world beguile you, nor let the Deluder delude you concerning Allah.
31:34 Verily 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 the morrow, and no one knows in what land he shall die. Verily Allah is Knowing, Aware.


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