Surah Luqman (31) 22/02/2016


With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 31 (Luqman)

Parental guidance

Verse 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.

31:18 “And swell not thy cheek (for pride) at men, nor walk in insolence through the earth; for Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster.

Verse 19 “And be moderate in thy pace, and lower thy voice; for the harshest of sounds without doubt is the braying of the ass.”

The Quran propounds its messages in many  beautiful ways. In verse 17 Luqman is counseling  his son with regard to upholding justice, righteousness and patience. Thereafter, the focus shifts towards  character development and the avoidance of arrogance, pride and harsh speech. This indicates the holistic style of The Qur’an,  building sound individuals and a sound society.

Continues tomorrow … insha Allah