Luqmaan’s Ten ‘Commandments’

In the Holy Quran, our Ummah is presented with precious pearls of wisdom; advice that, were we to adhere to it, we would surely regain our place as a strong, unified Ummah. One such advice is given in the form of Prophet Luqman’s advice to his son:

وَإِذْ قَالَ لُقْمَانُ لابْنِهِ وَهُوَ يَعِظُهُ يَبُنَىَّ لاَ تُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّ الشِّرْكَ لَظُلْمٌ عَظِيمٌ – وَوَصَّيْنَا الإِنْسَـنَ بِوَلِدَيْهِ حَمَلَتْهُ أُمُّهُ وَهْناً عَلَى وَهْنٍ وَفِصَالُهُ فِى عَامَيْنِ أَنِ اشْكُرْ لِى وَلِوَلِدَيْكَ إِلَىَّ الْمَصِيرُ – وَإِن جَـهَدَاكَ عَلَى أَن تُشْرِكَ بِى مَا لَيْسَ لَكَ بِهِ عِلْمٌ فَلاَ تُطِعْهُمَا وَصَـحِبْهُمَا فِى الدُّنْيَا مَعْرُوفاً وَاتَّبِعْ سَبِيلَ مَنْ أَنَابَ إِلَىَّ ثُمَّ إِلَىَّ مَرْجِعُكُمْ فَأُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ- يبُنَىَّ إِنَّهَآ إِن تَكُ مِثْقَالَ حَبَّةٍ مِّنْ خَرْدَلٍ فَتَكُنْ فِى صَخْرَةٍ أَوْ فِى السَّمَـوَتِ أَوْ فِى الاٌّرْضِ يَأْتِ بِهَا اللَّهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَطِيفٌ خَبِيرٌ – يبُنَىَّ أَقِمِ الصَّلَوةَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَانْهَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَاصْبِرْ عَلَى مَآ أَصَابَكَ إِنَّ ذَلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الاٍّمُورِ – وَلاَ تُصَعِّرْ خَدَّكَ لِلنَّاسِ وَلاَ تَمْشِ فِى الاٌّرْضِ مَرَحاً إِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يُحِبُّ كُلَّ مُخْتَالٍ فَخُورٍ – وَاقْصِدْ فِى مَشْيِكَ وَاغْضُضْ مِن صَوْتِكَ إِنَّ أَنكَرَ الاٌّصْوَتِ لَصَوْتُ الْحَمِيرِ

  1. “O my son! Join not in worship others with Allah. Verily, joining others in worship with Allah is a great Zulm (wrong) indeed.”
  2. And We have enjoined on man (to be dutiful and good) to his parents.
  3. “O my son! If it be (anything) equal to the weight of a grain of mustard seed, and though it be in a rock, or in the heavens or on the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Verily, Allah is Subtle, Well-Aware.”
  4. “O my son! Perform the Salah…
  5. ….Enjoin the good, and forbid the evil…
  6. …and bear with patience whatever befalls you…. Verily, these are some of the important commandments.”
  7. “And turn not your face away from men with pride
  8. …nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not any arrogant boaster.”
  9. “And be moderate in your walking
  10. …and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the braying of the asses.”

Here you go Z. May Allah bless is with the strength required to put action behind these weighty words.

As a side note, isn’t Luqmaan an absolutely beautiful name?? Um Luqmaan? Hmmm.. it does have quite a ring to it, don’t it? 😉



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8 responses to “Luqmaan’s Ten ‘Commandments’

  1. Zainub

    JazakAllah Khayr for posting this beauty, it slipped my mind!

    My heart ached in a good way when I read this. I can’t explain it. A sort of yearning to live life out like this and only this. May Allah (swt) give you and I, and our fellow brothers and sisters in humanity this mindset. Ameen thumma ameen.

    What a pleasant surprise when the ghouls and goblins run amuck outside. 😛

  2. Omg, yessss! Luqman is such a beautiful name – I think so too! ^^

  3. Ayesha

    😀 Thank you for this!!!

    Hmmm Luqman is quite the nice name for a baby… are you getting ideas?!

  4. OOooh. I haven’t seent his before. I love #10.
    Thanks for sharing.

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