Madame Blossom's Book of Poems

Friday, December 24, 2010

Luqman's advice to his son

"O my son! Join not in worship, (others) with Allah: for false worship is indeed the highest wrongdoing"

"O my son! If there be but the weight of a mustard seed and it were hidden in a rock or anywhere in the heavens or earth, Allah will bring it forth: for Allah understands the finest mysteries, and is well-acquainted with them.

"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. And swell not thy cheek (for pride) at men, nor walk in insolence through the earth; for Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster. And be moderate in thy pace and lower thy voice; for the harshest of sounds without doubt is the braying of the ass."

Al Quran, Luqman 31:13, 16-19.

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