031 - Soorah Luqmaan - ((Prophet) Luqm‚n) - [Makkee]
[031:020] See you not (O men) that All‚h has subjected for you whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and has completed and perfected His Graces upon you, (both) apparent (i.e. Isl‚mic Monotheism, and the lawful pleasures of this world, including health, good looks) and hidden [i.e. one's faith in All‚h (of Isl‚mic Monotheism), knowledge, wisdom, guidance for doing righteous deeds, and also the pleasures and delights of the Hereafter in Paradise]? Yet of mankind is he who disputes about All‚h without knowledge or guidance or a Book giving light!
[031:021] And when it is said to them: "Follow that which All‚h has sent down," they say: "Nay, we shall follow that which we found our fathers (following)." (Would they do so) even if Shait‚n (Satan) invites them to the torment of the Fire?
[031:022] And whosoever submits his face (himself) to All‚h, while he is a Muhsin (good-doer, i.e. performs good deeds totally for All‚h's sake without any show-off or to gain praise or fame and does them in accordance with the Sunnah of All‚h's Messenger Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]), then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold [L‚ il‚ha illall‚h (none has the right to be worshipped but All‚h)]. And to All‚h return all matters for decision.
[031:023] And whoever disbelieves, let not his disbelief grieve you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]). To Us is their return, and We shall inform them what they have done. Verily, All‚h is the All-Knower of what is in the breasts (of men).
[031:024] We let them enjoy for a little while, then in the end We shall oblige them to (enter) a great torment.
[031:025] And if you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) ask them: "Who has created the heavens and the earth," they will certainly say: "All‚h." Say: "All praise and thanks are All‚h's!" But most of them know not.
[031:026] To All‚h belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. Verily, All‚h, He is Al-GhanÓ (the Rich, Free of all needs), the Worthy of all praise.
[031:027] And if all the trees on the earth were pens and the sea (were ink wherewith to write), with seven seas behind it to add to its (supply), yet the Words of All‚h would not be exhausted. Verily, All‚h is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
[031:028] The creation of you all and the resurrection of you all are only as (the creation and resurrection of) a single person. Verily, All‚h is All-Hearer, All-Seer.
(V.31:22) His face to All‚h: i.e. follows All‚h's religion of Isl‚mic Monotheism, worships All‚h (Alone) with sincere faith in the (1) Oneness of His Lordship, (2) Oneness of His worship, and (3) Oneness of His Names and Qualities.