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The Lord Complete Holy Book (The Quran)

in English Audio Spoken by J.D. Hall

Translated by Malik


Now Playing # (31) Luqman (Luqman)

(34 Verses)
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In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Alif Lăm M'ďm.[1] These are verses of the Book of wisdom,[2] a guide and a blessing for the righteous:[3] who establish Salah (Islamic Prayers), give Zakah (obligatory Charity) and firmly believe in the hereafter.[4] These are on true guidance from their Rabb and these are the ones who will attain felicity.[5] Among the people there are some who purchase frivolous tales so that they may lead people away from the Way of Allah, without any knowledge, and take the invitation to the Right Way as a mockery. For such people there will be a humiliating punishment.[6] When Our revelations are recited to such a person, he turns his face away in arrogance as if he did not hear them or as if his ears are sealed: announce to him the news of a painful punishment.[7] As for those who believe and do good deeds, there will be gardens of delight,[8] wherein they shall live forever. The promise of Allah is true: He is the Almighty, the Wise.[9] He created the heavens without visible pillars; He set mountains on the earth lest it should shake with you; and scattered through it all kinds of animals. We send down rain from the sky with which We grow every type of noble species in pairs.[10] This is Allah’s creation; now, show Me what is there that others (gods) besides Him have created? - In fact the wrongdoers are in manifest error.[11]


The Qur'an is the Book of Wisdom, a Guide and a Blessing for the Righteous

We gave wisdom to Luqmăn so that he may be grateful to Allah. The one who pays thanks, does so for his own good; and the one who denies His favors, should know that Allah is certainly free of all wants, worthy of all praise.[12] When Luqmăn, while advising his son, said to him: “O my son! Do not ever commit shirk (associating anyone else with Allah); surely committing shirk is the worst iniquity.”[13]


Luqmăn advised his son not to commit Shirk

We have enjoined man concerning his parents - his mother carries him in her womb while suffering weakness upon weakness and then weans him in two years - That’s why We commanded him: “Give thanks to Me and to your parents, and keep in mind that, to Me is your final goal.[14] If they argue with you to commit shirk, of which you have no knowledge, then do not obey them; however you should still treat them kindly in this world, but follow the way of that individual who has turned to Me. After all, to Me is your return; then I will inform you about the reality of all that you have done.”[15]


Rights of the mother and parents

Obey your parents but not in the matters of Shirk

Luqmăn further said: “O my son! Allah will bring all things to light, be they as small as a grain of a mustard seed, be they hidden inside a rock or high above in the heavens or deep down in the earth. Allah is well aware of all things to their finest details.[16] O my son! Establish Salah, enjoin good and forbid the evil. Endure with patience whatever befalls you, surely this shows your determination in conducting the affairs.[17] Do not speak to the people with your face turned away with pride, nor walk proudly on earth; for Allah does not love any self-conceited boaster.[18] Be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; for the harshest of voices is the braying of a donkey.”[19]


Advice of Luqmăn about moral behavior and interaction

Do you not see that Allah has subjected to your benefit all that is in the heavens and in the earth, and has lavished on you His evident and hidden favors? Yet there are some people who still argue about Allah without knowledge, without guidance or an enlightening Book.[20] When they are asked to follow what Allah has revealed, they reply: “Nay, we shall follow the ways upon which we found our forefathers.” What! Will they still follow them even though Shaităn invites them to the punishment of the blazing fire.[21] He who surrenders himself to Allah and leads a righteous life has indeed grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold; as the ultimate disposal of affairs rests with Allah.[22] As for he who disbelieves, let not his disbelief grieve you. To Us is their return and We shall inform them the reality of their deeds; surely Allah knows the secrets of the breasts.[23] We let them enjoy for a while this life, then in the hereafter We shall drive them to an unrelenting punishment.[24]


Main reason for misguidance is the blind following of one's forefathers

If you ask them: “Who has created the heavens and the earth?” They will certainly say: “Allah.” Say: “Praise be to Allah!” But the fact is that most of them do not use their common sense to understand.[25] To Allah belong all that is in the heavens and earth; surely Allah is the One Who is free of all wants, worthy of all praise.[26] If all the trees on earth were pens, and the ocean were ink, replenished by seven more oceans, the writing of Allah’s Words (His wonderful signs and creations) would not be exhausted; surely Allah is Mighty Wise.[27] Neither your creation nor your resurrection is anything but as simple as the creation and resurrection of a single soul; surely Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.[28] Do you not see that Allah causes the night to pass into the day and the day into the night, that He has subjected the sun and the moon to follow His law, each pursuing its course for an appointed term, and that Allah is well aware of all your actions?[29] This is because Allah is the only Reality and because all those whom the people invoke besides Him, are false, and because Allah is the One Who is the Most High, the Great.[30]


Mushrikďn admit that Allah is the Creator of the heavens and the earth. If all the trees were pens and the oceans were ink, the writing of Allah's words could not be exhausted

Allah is the only reality, all others to whom people invoke besides Him are false

Do you not see how the ships sail through the ocean by the grace of Allah so that He may show you some of His signs? Surely there are signs in this for every patient, thankful person.[31] When any giant wave covers them like a canopy, they pray to Allah with all devotion making their faith pure for Him. But when He delivers them safely to land, some of them falter between belief and unbelief. None reject Our revelations except the treacherous and the ungrateful.[32] O mankind! Have fear of your Rabb and fear that Day when no father shall avail his son nor a son his father. Surely the promise of Allah is true. Let not the life of this world deceive you, nor let the Deceiver (Shaităn) deceive you concerning Allah.[33] Surely Allah Alone has the knowledge of the Hour, He is the One Who sends down the rain and He knows what is in the wombs. No one knows what he will earn the next day; and no one knows in what land he will die. Surely, Allah knows all this and is aware of everything.[34]


O mankind, fear that Day when no father shall avail his son nor a son his father. Let not the Shaităn deceive you concerning this fact

Major Issues, Divine Law and Guidance:

* The Qur’an is the Book of wisdom and a blessing for the righteous.
* Luqmăn’s advise to his son not to commit Shirk (to associate any one else with Allah in worship).
* Rights of the mother and the parents.
* Not to obey the parents if they ask you to commit shirk.
* Islamic moral behavior and interaction.
* The fact that the main reason of misguidance is the blind following of one’s forefathers.
* If all trees were pens and oceans ink, Allah’s words could not be put to writing.
* Allah is the only reality, all others whom people invoke besides Him are false.
* O Mankind, fear that Day when not even a father shall avail his son, nor a son his father, let not Shaităn deceive you concerning this fact.

This Sürah also advises the young converts to Islam that even though the rights of parents are paramount they are not to supersede the rights of Allah, they should not listen to the parents if they prevent them from accepting Islam, or compel them to revert to the creed of Polytheism.

This Sürah also points out that Islam is not a new teaching which is being presented for the first time. The learned and wise people of the past ages said and taught the same message which The Qur'an is presenting today. In other words, it is as to say, “O People of Makkah: In your own area there lived a wise man, named Luqmăn, whose wisdom has been well known among you, whose proverbs and wise sayings are cited in your daily conversation and who is often quoted by your poets and orators. Now you should see precisely what creed and what morals he used to teach.”

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1 The Opening (Al-Fatiha) listen
2 The Cow (Al-Baqrah) listen
3 The Family of Imran (Aal-Imran) listen
4 The Women (An-Nisah) listen
5 The Table (Al-Maeda) listen
6 The Cattle (Al-An'aam) listen
7 The Heights (Al-A'raf) listen
8 The Spoils of War (Al-Anfal) listen
9 The Repentance(At-Tawba) listen
10 Jonah (Yunus) listen
11 The Prophet Hud (Hud) listen
12 Joseph (Yusuf) listen
13 The Thunder (Al-Ra'd) listen
14 Abraham (Imbrahim) listen
15 The Rocky Tract(Al-Hijr) listen
16 The Bees (An-Nahl) listen
17 The Night Journey (Al-Isra) listen
18 The Cave (Al-Kahf) listen
19 Mary (Maryam) listen
20 Ta-Ha (Ta-Ha) listen
21 The Prophets (Al-Anbiya) listen
22 The Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj) listen
23 The Believers (Al-Muminun) listen
24 The Light (An-Nour) listen
25 The Criterion (Al-Furqan) listen
26 The Poets (Ash-Shu'ara) listen
27 The Ants (An-Naml) listen
28 The Narration (Al-Qasas) listen
29 The Spider (Al-Ankaboot) listen
30 The Romans (Al-Rum) listen
31 Luqman (Luqman) listen
32 The Prostration (As-Sajda) listen
33 The Confederates (Al-Ahzab) listen
34 Sheba (Saba) listen
35 The Originator of Creation (Fatir) listen
36 Ya-Seen (Ya Seen) listen
37 The Rangers (As-Saffat) listen
38 The Letter Sad (Sad) listen
39 The Groups (Az-Zumar) listen
40 The Forgiver (Ghafir) listen
41 Explained in Detail (Fussilat) listen
42 The Consultation (Ash-Shura) listen
43 Ornaments of Gold (Az-Zukruf) listen
44 The Smoke (Ad-Dukhan) listen
45 The Kneeling (Al-Jathiya) listen
46 The Curved Sand hills (Al-Ahqaf) listen
47 Muhammad (47) listen
48 The Victory (Al-Fath) listen
49 The Dwellings (Al-Hujurat) listen
50 The Letter Qaf (Qaf) listen
51 The Winds that Scatter (Az-Zariyat) listen
52 The Mount (At-Tur) listen
53 The Star (An-Najm) listen
54 The Moon (Al-Qamar) listen
55 The Most Beneficent (Ar-Rahman) listen
56 The Event (Al-Waqi'a) listen
57 The Iron (Al-Hadid) listen
58 She That Dispute (Al-Mujidala) listen
59 The Gathering (Al-Hashr) listen
60 The Examined One (Al-Mumtahina) listen
61 The Row (As-Saff) listen
62 Friday (Al-Jumu'ah) listen
63 The Hypocrites (Al-Munafiqoon) listen
64 Loss and Gain (At-Taghabun) listen
65 The Divorce (At-Talaq) listen
66 Prohibition (At-Tahreem) listen
67 Dominion (Al-Mulk) listen
68 The Pen (Al-Qalam) listen
69 The Reality (Al-Haaqqa) listen
70 The Ways of Ascent (Al-Ma'arij) listen
71 Noah (Nuh) listen
72 The Jinn (Al-Jinn) listen
73 The Enshrouded One (Al-Muzzammil) listen
74 The Cloaked One (Al-Muddathir) listen
75 The-Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah) listen
76 Man (Al-Insan) listen
77 Those Sent Forth (Al-Mursalat) listen
78 The News (An-Naba) listen
79 Those Who Pull Out (An-Naziat) listen
80 He frowned (Abasa) listen
81 The Folding Up (At-Takwir) listen
82 The Cleaving (Al-Infitar) listen
83 Those Who Deal in Fraud (Al-Mutaffifin) listen
84 The Splitting Asunder (Al-Inshiqaq) listen
85 The Mansions of the Stars (Al-Burooj) listen
86 The Night Comer (At-Tariq) listen
87 The Most High (Al-A'la) listen
88 The Overwhelming (Al-Ghashiya) listen
89 The Dawn (Al-Fajr) listen
90 The City (Al-Balad) listen
91 The Sun (Ash-Shams) listen
92 The Night (Al-Layl) listen
93 The Morning Hours (Ad-Dhuha) listen
94 Relief  (Al-Inshirah) listen
95 The Figs (At-Teen) listen
96 The Clot (Al-Alaq) listen
97 The Night of Decree (Al-Qadr) listen
98 The Clear Proof (Al-Bayyina) listen
99 The Earthquake (Az-Zalzala) listen
100 The Courser (Al-Adiyat) listen
101 The Calamity (Al-Qariah) listen
102 Rivalry in world increase (At-Takathur) listen
103 The Declining Day (Al-Asr) listen
104 The Slanderer (Al-Humaza) listen
105 The Elephant (Al-Feel) listen
106 Quraish ( Quraish) listen
107 Small Kindnesses (Al-Maun) listen
108 Abundance (Al-Kawthar) listen
109 The Disbelievers (Al-Kafiroon) listen
110 Divine- Support (An-Nasr) listen
111 The Flame (Al-Masadd) listen
112 Sincerity (Al-Ikhlas) listen
113 The Daybreak (Al-Falaq) listen
114 The Mankind (An-Nas) listen


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The Lord Complete Audio English Quran in MP3 Spoken by J.D. Hall

Translated by Malik

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Now Playing # (31) Luqman (Luqman) (34 Verses)