1. A. L. M.
2. These are Verses of
the Wise Book,-
3. A Guide and a Mercy
to the Doers of Good,-
4. Those who establish
regular Prayer, and give regular Charity, and have (in their hearts)
the assurance of the Hereafter.
5. These are on (true)
guidance from their Lord: and these are the ones who will prosper.
6. But there are, among
men, those who purchase idle tales, without knowledge (or meaning),
to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah and throw ridicule (on the
Path): for such there will be a Humiliating Penalty.
7. When Our Signs are
rehearsed to such a one, he turns away in arrogance, as if he heard
them not, as if there were deafness in both his ears: announce to
him a grievous Penalty.
8. For those who believe
and work righteous deeds, there will be Gardens of Bliss,-
9. To dwell therein.
The promise of Allah is true: and He is Exalted in Power, Wise.
10. He created the heavens
without any pillars that ye can see; He set on the earth mountains
standing firm, lest it should shake with you; and He scattered through
it beasts of all kinds. We send down rain from the sky, and produce
on the earth every kind of noble creature, in pairs.
11. Such is the Creation
of Allah. now show Me what is there that others besides Him have
created: nay, but the Transgressors are in manifest error.
12. we bestowed (in
the past) Wisdom on Luqman: "Show (thy) gratitude to Allah." Any
who is (so) grateful does so to the profit of his own soul: but
if any is ungrateful, verily Allah is free of all wants, Worthy
of all praise.
13. Behold, Luqman said
to his son by way of instruction: "O my son! join not in worship
(others) with Allah. for false worship is indeed the highest wrong-doing."
14. And We have enjoined
on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did
his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the
command), "Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy
15. "But if they strive
to make thee join in worship with Me things of which thou hast no
knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with
justice (and consideration), and follow the way of those who turn
to me (in love): in the end the return of you all is to Me, and
I will tell you the truth (and meaning) of all that ye did."
16. "O my son!" (said
Luqman), "If there be (but) the weight of a mustard-seed and it
were (hidden) in a rock, or (anywhere) in the heavens or on earth,
Allah will bring it forth: for Allah understands the finest mysteries,
(and) is well-acquainted (with them).
17. "O my son! establish
regular prayer, enjoin what is just, and forbid what is wrong: and
bear with patient constancy whatever betide thee; for this is firmness
(of purpose) in (the conduct of) affairs.
18. "And swell not thy
cheek (for pride) at men, nor walk in insolence through the earth;
for Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster.
19. "And be moderate
in thy pace, and lower thy voice; for the harshest of sounds without
doubt is the braying of the ass."
20. Do ye not see that
Allah has subjected to your (use) all things in the heavens and
on earth, and has made his bounties flow to you in exceeding measure,
(both) seen and unseen? Yet there are among men those who dispute
about Allah, without knowledge and without guidance, and without
a Book to enlighten them!
21. When they are told
to follow the (Revelation) that Allah has sent down, they say: "Nay,
we shall follow the ways that we found our fathers (following).
"What! even if it is Satan beckoning them to the Penalty of the
22. Whoever submits
his whole self to Allah, and is a doer of good, has grasped indeed
the most trustworthy hand-hold: and with Allah rests the End and
Decision of (all) affairs.
23. But if any reject
Faith, let not his rejection grieve thee: to Us is their return,
and We shall tell them the truth of their deeds: for Allah knows
well all that is in (men's) hearts.
24. We grant them their
pleasure for a little while: in the end shall We drive them to a
25. If thou ask them,
who it is that created the heavens and the earth. They will certainly
say, "(Allah)". Say: "Praise be to Allah." But most of them understand
26. To Allah belong
all things in heaven and earth: verily Allah is He (that is) free
of all wants, worthy of all praise.
27. And if all the trees
on earth were pens and the ocean (were ink), with seven oceans behind
it to add to its (supply), yet would not the words of Allah be exhausted
(in the writing): for Allah is Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom.
28. And your creation
or your resurrection is in no wise but as an individual soul: for
Allah is He Who hears and sees (all things).
29. Seest thou not that
Allah merges Night into Day and he merges Day into Night; that He
has subjected the sun, and the moon (to his Law), each running its
course for a term appointed; and that Allah is well-acquainted with
all that ye do?
30. That is because
Allah is the (only) Reality, and because whatever else they invoke
besides Him is Falsehood; and because Allah,- He is the Most High,
31. Seest thou not that
the ships sail through the ocean by the Grace of Allah.- that He
may show you of His Signs? Verily in this are Signs for all who
constantly persevere and give thanks.
32. When a wave covers
them like the canopy (of clouds), they call to Allah, offering Him
sincere devotion. But when He has delivered them safely to land,
there are among them those that halt between (right and wrong).
But none reject Our Signs except only a perfidious ungrateful (wretch)!
33. O mankind! do your
duty to your Lord, and fear (the coming of) 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 present
life deceive you, nor let the chief Deceiver deceive you about Allah.
34. Verily the knowledge
of the Hour is with Allah (alone). It is He Who sends down rain,
and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Nor does any one know what
it is that he will earn on the morrow: Nor does any one know in
what land he is to die. Verily with Allah is full knowledge and
He is acquainted (with all things).