In the Name of Allah, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an,
and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.]
2. These are Verses
of the Wise Book (the Qur'an).
3. A guide and a
mercy for the Muhsinun (gooddoers)
4. Those who perform
AsSalat (Iqamatas- Salat)
and give Zakat and they have faith in the Hereafter
5. Such are on guidance
from their Lord, and such are the successful.
6. And of mankind
is he who purchases idle talks (i.e.music, singing, etc.) to mislead
(men) from the Path of Allah without knowledge, and takes
it (the Path of Allah, the Verses of the Qur'an) by
way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in
7. And when Our Verses
(of the Qur'an) are recited to such a one, he turns away
in pride, as if he heard them not, as if there
were deafness in his ear. So announce to him a painful torment.
8. Verily, those
who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good
deeds, for them are Gardens of delight (Paradise).
9. To abide therein.
It is a Promise of Allah in truth. And He is the AllMighty,
10. He has created
the heavens without any pillars, that you see and has set on the
earth firm mountains, lest it should shake with you. And He has
scattered therein moving (living) creatures of all kinds. And
We send down water (rain) from the sky, and We cause (plants)
of every goodly kind to grow therein.
11. This is the creation
of Allah. So show Me that which those (whom you worship),
besides Him have created. Nay, the Zalimun
(polytheists, wrongdoers and those who do not believe in
the Oneness of Allah) are in plain error.
12. And indeed We
bestowed upon Luqman AlHikmah (wisdom
and religious understanding, etc.) saying: "Give thanks to
Allah," and whoever gives thanks, he gives thanks for
(the good of) his ownself. And whoever is unthankful, then verily,
Allah is AllRich (Free of all wants), Worthy of all
13. And (remember)
when Luqman said to his son when he was advising him: "O
my son! Join not in worship others with Allah. Verily! Joining
others in worship with Allah is a great Zulm
14. And We have enjoined
on man (to be dutiful and good) to his parents. His mother bore
him in weakness and hardship upon weakness and hardship, and his
weaning is in two years give thanks to Me and to your parents,
unto Me is the final destination.
15. But if they (both)
strive with you to make you join in worship with Me others that
of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not, but behave
with them in the world kindly, and follow the path of him who
turns to Me in repentance and in obedience. Then to Me will be
your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do.
16. "O my son!
If it be (anything) equal to the weight of a grain of mustard
seed, and though it be in a rock, or in the heavens or in the
earth, Allah will bring it forth. Verily, Allah is
Subtle (in bringing out that grain), WellAware (of its place).
17. "O my son!
AqimisSalat (perform AsSalat),
enjoin (people) for AlMa'ruf (Islamic
Monotheism and all that is good), and forbid (people) from AlMunkar
(i.e. disbelief in the Oneness of Allah, polytheism of all
kinds and all that is evil and bad), and bear with patience whatever
befall you. Verily! These are some of the important commandments
ordered by Allah with no exemption.
18. "And turn
not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence
through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not each arrogant
19. "And be
moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your
voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the voice (braying)
of the ass."
20. See you not (O
men) that Allah has subjected for you whatsoever is in the
heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and has completed and
perfected His Graces upon you, (both) apparent (i.e Islamic
Monotheism, and the lawful pleasures of this world, including
health, good looks, etc.) and hidden [i.e. One's Faith in Allah
(of Islamic Monotheism) knowledge, wisdom, guidance for
doing righteous deeds, and also the pleasures and delights of
the Hereafter in Paradise, etc.]? Yet of mankind is he who disputes
about Allah without knowledge or guidance or a Book giving
21. And when it is
said to them: "Follow that which Allah has sent down",
they say: "Nay, we shall follow that which we found our fathers
(following)." (Would they do so) even if Shaitan
(Satan) invites them to the torment of the Fire.
22. And whosoever
submits his face (himself) to Allah [i.e.(follows Allah's
Religion of Islamic Monotheism), worships Allah (Alone)
with sincere Faith in the (1) Oneness of His Lordship,(2) Oneness
of His worship, and (3) Oneness of His Names and Qualities], while
he is a Muhsin (gooddoer i.e. performs good deeds
totally for Allah's sake without any show-off or to gain
praise or fame etc. and does them in accordance with the Sunnah
of Allah's Messenger Muhammad ), then he has grasped the most
trustworthy handhold [La ilaha ill-Allah
(none has the right to be worshipped but Allah)]. And
to Allah return all matters for decision.
23. And whoever disbelieved,
let not his disbelief grieve you (O Muhammad ),. to Us is their return, and
We shall inform them what they have done. Verily, Allah
is the AllKnower of what is in the breasts (of men).
24. We let them enjoy
for a little while, then in the end We shall oblige them to (enter)
a great torment.
25. And if you
(O Muhammad )
ask them: "Who has created the heavens and the earth,"
they will certainly say: "Allah." Say: "All
the praises and thanks be to Allah!" But most of them
26. To Allah
belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. Verily, Allah,
He is AlGhani (Rich, Free of all wants), Worthy
of all praise.
27. And if all the
trees on the earth were pens and the sea (were ink wherewith to
write), with seven seas behind it to add to its (supply), yet
the Words of Allah would not be exhausted. Verily, Allah
is AllMighty, AllWise.
28. The creation
of you all and the resurrection of you all are only as (the creation
and resurrection of) a single person. Verily, Allah is AllHearer,
29. See you not (O
that Allah merges the night into the day (i.e. the decrease
in the hours of the night are added in the hours of the day),
and merges the day into the night (i.e. the decrease in the hours
of day are added in the hours of night), and has subjected the
sun and the moon, each running its course for a term appointed;
and that Allah is AllAware of what you do.
30. That is because
Allah, He is the Truth, and that which they invoke besides
Him is AlBatil
(falsehood, Satan and all other false deities), and that Allah,
He is the Most High, the Most Great.
31. See you not that
the ships sail through the sea by Allah's Grace? that He
may show you of His Signs? Verily, in this are signs for every
patient, grateful (person).
32. And when a wave
covers them like shades (i.e. like clouds or the mountains of
seawater), they invoke Allah, making their invocations
for Him only. But when He brings them safe to land, there are
among them those that stop in the middle, between (Belief and
disbelief). But none denies Our Signs except every perfidious
33. O mankind! Be
afraid of your Lord (by keeping your duty to Him and avoiding
all evil), and fear a Day when no father can avail aught for his
son, nor a son avail aught for his father. Verily, the Promise
of Allah is true, let not then this (worldly) present life
deceive you, nor let the chief deceiver (Satan) deceive you about
34. Verily, Allah!
With Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour, He sends down the
rain, and knows that which is in the wombs. No person knows what
he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will
die. Verily, Allah is AllKnower, AllAware (of
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