LUQMAN (A wise person named Luqman)

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Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

[Luqman 31:1] Alif-Lam-Meem. (Alphabets of the Arabic language – Allah, and to whomever He reveals, know their precise meanings.)

[Luqman 31:2] These are verses of the wise Book.

[Luqman 31:3] Guidance and mercy for the righteous.

[Luqman 31:4] Those who keep the prayer established and pay the charity and accept faith in the Hereafter.

[Luqman 31:5] It is they who are on guidance from their Lord, and only they are the successful.

[Luqman 31:6] And some people buy words of play, in order to mislead from Allah’s path, without knowledge; and to make it an article of mockery; for them is a disgraceful punishment.

[Luqman 31:7] And when Our verses are recited to him he haughtily turns away as if he did not hear them - as if there is deafness in his ears; so give him the glad tidings of a painful punishment.

[Luqman 31:8] Indeed those who believed and did good deeds – for them are Gardens of serenity.

[Luqman 31:9] In which they will abide; it is a true promise of Allah; and only He is the Almighty, the Wise.

[Luqman 31:10] He created the heavens without any supports visible to you, and cast mountains as anchors into the earth so that it may not shake with you, and spread all kinds of beasts in it; and We sent down water from the sky so thereby grew all kinds of refined pairs in it.

[Luqman 31:11] Allah has created this – therefore show me what has been created by those other than Him; in fact the unjust are in open error.