Harun Yahya

The Prophet Luqman (As)

We gave Luqman wisdom saying: “Give thanks to
Allah.” Whoever gives thanks has much to gain. But if
anyone is ungrateful, Allah is Rich Beyond Need, and
Glorious. (Surah Luqman, 12)
The Qur’an mentions the Prophet Luqman (as) as a prophet
who had been given wisdom. The Qur’an records the admonitions
he gave to his son. For this reason, they are of great importance
for us.

The Prophet Luqman (as) Admonished
His People To Shun From Idolatry

In the 48th and 116th verses of the Surat an-Nisa, Allah states
that idolatry is a sin He will never forgive. The Prophet Luqman
(as) also told his son that he should avoid idolatry, for it is a terrible
Luqman said to his son, counselling him, “My son, do
not associate anything with Allah. Associating others
with Him is an abominable sin.” (Surah Luqman, 13)

The Prophet Luqman (as) Declared That Allah
Is All-Pervading And That Man Will Be
Confronted With Every Deed He Does,
However Insignificant

“My son, even if something weighs as little as a mustardseed
and is inside a rock or anywhere else in the heavens
or Earth, Allah will bring it out. Allah is All-Pervading,
All-Aware.” (Surah Luqman, 16)

The Prophet Luqman (as) Admonished to
Comply With Allah’s Commands, to Exercise
Patience and to be Resolute

“My son, say your prayers and enjoin what is right and
forbid what is wrong and be steadfast in the face of all
that happens to you. That is certainly the most resolute
course to follow.” (Surah Luqman, 17)

The Prophet Luqman (as) Admonished To
Avoid Haughtiness

Do not avert your face from people out of haughtiness
and do not strut about arrogantly on the Earth. Allah does
not love anyone who is vain or boastful. Be moderate in
your tread and lower your voice. The most hateful of
voices is the donkey’s bray. (Surah Luqman, 18-19)
The Prophet Luqman (as) warned his son against growing
arrogant, for Allah is the One Who is the Almighty and the All-
Wise. Man is a weak and imperfect being, who is in need of
Allah. Despite this fact, assuming arrogant manners, as if one
possesses might and superiority of one’s own, and showing arrogance
in one’s manner of walking and speaking is a reprehensible
trait. One who adopts an ostentatious or arrogant manner
becomes sinful in Allah’s sight and thus will be considered
within the context of the following verse:
I will turn away from My Signs all those who are arrogant
and unjust so that if they see each and every Sign,
they shall not believe in it. If they see the path of right
guidance, they shall not walk upon it. But if they see the
path of error, they shall take it as their path. That is because
they denied Our Signs and paid no attention to
them. (Surat al-A’raf, 146)
Arrogant people rely on their intelligence on every matter;
they esteem their own principles and value judgements more
than anything else. They resist one who communicates to them
Allah’s message, and treat him disrespectfully, although he may
be a prophet. Indeed, from the Qur’an we know that one of the
major common features of the prominent people who challenged
the prophets was arrogance.
The Prophet Luqman (as) stressed two subjects in his admonitions
about arrogance: the tone of voice and the manner of
walking. What is striking here is that Allah has communicated
one of His commands by means of one of His messengers, the Prophet Luqman (as).

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