In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
31:1-5 Alif. Lam. Mim. These are revelations of the Book of Wisdom, a guidance and a mercy for the good , those who establish worship and pay the poor-due and have sure faith in the Hereafter. Such have guidance from their Lord. Such are the successful.
31:6-7 And of people is he who pays for mere pastime of discourse, that he may mislead from God"s way without knowledge, and makes it the butt of mockery. For such there is a shameful punishment. And when Our revelations are recited to him he turns away in his arrogance as if he heard them not, as if there were a deafness in his ears. So give him tidings of a painful punishment.
31:8-9 Lo! Those who believe and do good works, for them are Gardens of Delight, wherein they will abide. It is a promise of God in truth. He is the Mighty, the Wise.
31:10-11 He has created the heavens without supports that you can see, and has cast into the earth firm hills, so that it quakes not with you; and He has dispersed therein all kinds of beasts. And We send down water from the sky and We cause (plants) of every goodly kind to grow therein. This is the Creation of God. Now show me that which those (you worship) beside Him have created. Nay, but the wrongdoers are in error manifest!
31:12 And verily We gave Luqman wisdom, saying: Give thanks to God; and whoever gives thanks, he gives thanks for (the good of) his soul. And whoever refuses - Lo! God is Absolute, Owner of praise.
31:13 And (remember) when Luqman said to his son, when he was exhorting him: O my dear son!
Ascribe no partners to God. Lo! To ascribe partners (to Him) is a tremendous wrong.
31:14-15 And We have enjoined upon man concerning his parents - His mother bears him in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years – Give thanks to Me and to your parents. To Me is the journeying. But if they fight hard with you to make you ascribe to Me as partner that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not. Consort with them in the world kindly, and follow the path of him who repents to Me. Then to Me will be your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do.
31:16 O my dear son! Lo! Though it be but the weight of a grain of mustard seed, and though it be in a rock, or in the heavens, or in the earth, God will bring it forth. God is Subtle, Aware.
31:17-19 O my dear son! Establish worship and enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong, and persevere whatever may befall you. Lo! That is of the patient heart of things. Turn not your cheek in scorn toward folk, nor walk with pertness in the land. Lo! God loves not each braggart boaster. Be modest in your bearing and subdue your voice. Lo! In harshest of all voices is the voice of the donkey.
31:20-21 See you not how God has made serviceable to you whatever is in the skies and whatever is in the earth and has loaded you with His favors both without and within? Yet of people is he who disputes concerning God, without knowledge or guidance or a Scripture giving light. And if it is said to them: Follow that which God has revealed, they say: Nay, but we follow that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though Satan was inviting them to the punishment of flame?
31:22-23 Whoever surrenders his purpose to God while doing good, he verily has grasped the firm handhold. To God belongs the sequel of all things. And whoever disbelieves, let not his disbelief afflict you (O Muhammad). To Us is their return, and We shall tell them what they did. Lo! God is Aware of what is in the breasts (of men).
31:24-26 We give them comfort for a little, and then We drive them to a heavy punishment. If you should ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth? They would answer: God. Say: Praise be to God! But most of them know not. To God belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. God, He is the Absolute, the Owner of praise.
31:27 And if all the trees in the earth were pens, and the sea, with seven more seas to help it (were ink), the words of God could not be exhausted. God is Mighty, Wise.
31:28 Your creation and your raising (from the dead) are only as (the creation and the raising of) a single soul. Lo! God is Hearer, Knower.
31:29-30 Have you not seen how God causes the night to pass into the day and causes the day to pass into the night, and has subdued the sun and the moon (to do their work), each running to an appointed term; and that God is informed of what you do? That (is so) because God, He is the True, and that which they invoke beside Him is the False, and because God, He is the Sublime, the Great.
31:31-32 Have you not seen how the ships glide on the sea by God"s grace, that He may show you of His wonders? Lo! Therein indeed are signs for every patient, grateful (heart). And if a wave enshrouds them like awnings, they cry to God, making their faith pure for Him only. But when He brings them safely to land, some of them compromise. None denies Our signs except every traitor ingrate.
31:33 O people! Keep your duty to your Lord and fear a Day when the parent will not be able to avail the child in anything, nor the child to avail the parent. Lo! God"s promise is the very truth. Let not the life of the world deceive you, nor let the deceiver deceive you, in regard to God.
31:34 Lo! God! With Him is the knowledge of the Hour. He sends down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs. No soul knows what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul knows in what land it will die.Lo! God is Knower, Aware.