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مشاهدة النسخة كاملة : Advice from Luqman the wise to his son


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03-07-2010, 12:43 AM
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''Story of Luqman the Wise''

Who is Luqman?

He was a pious man who exerted himself in worship and who was blessed with wisdom. It was narrated that: "Luqman was a black slave, thick-lipped and cracked-footed. It happened while he was preaching some people, a man came to him and said: aren't you the one who used to look after the sheep with me at such and such place? Luqman said: yes, I am! The man said: then, what made you of that noble position? Luqman said: telling the truth and keeping silent regarding what does not concern me."

Some people believe that Luqman was a Prophet. However, the majority of scholars are of the view that he was a wise man and not a Prophet.

Allah says: {And We had certainly given Luqman wisdom [and said], "Be grateful to Allah." And whoever is grateful is grateful for [the benefit of] himself. And whoever denies [His favor] – then indeed, Allah is Free of need and Praiseworthy.} Luqman:12


Luqman's Advice

Luqman was mentioned in the Glorious Qur'an and was highly praised by Allah the Almighty Who narrates his advice to his own son

Allah the Almighty says

- And [mention, O Muhammad], when Luqman said to his son while he was instructing him, "O my son, do not associate [anything] with Allah. Indeed, association [with Him] is great injustice."


- And We have enjoined upon man [care] for his parents. His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years. Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination. But if they (your parents) endeavor to make you associate with Me that of which you have no knowledge, do not obey them but accompany them in [this] world with appropriate kindness and follow the way of those who turn back to Me [in repentance]. Then to Me will be your return, and I will inform you about what you used to do.


- [And Luqman said], "O my son, indeed if it [i.e., a wrong] should be the weight of a mustard seed and should be within a rock or [anywhere] in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Indeed, Allah is Subtle and Acquainted.


- O my son, establish prayer, enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and be patient over what befalls you. Indeed, [all] that is of the matters [requiring] resolve.


- And do not turn your cheek [in contempt] toward people and do not walk through the earth exultantly. Indeed, Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful.


- And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; indeed, the most disagreeable of sounds is the voice of donkeys." [Luqman: 12-19



When the ayah that reads: {It is those who believe and do not confuse their belief with wrong (i.e. joining others in worship with Allah} [Al-An' am: 82] was revealed, the Companions of the Prophet said:

"O Allah's Messenger! Who is there amongst us who has not done wrong to himself?" He (Peace be upon him) replied: "It is not as you say, for the word 'wrong' in the ayah all together with the sentence 'do not confuse their belief with wrong' mean 'SHIRK' (i.e. associating others in worship with Allah). Haven't you heard Luqman's saying to his son, {O my son, do not associate [anything] with Allah. Indeed, association [with Him] is great injustice." This hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari