Surah Luqman Ayat 1 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 1
Alif, Lam, Meem.
A. L. M.
Alif. Lam. Mim.
Alif-Lam-Mim. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.]
Alif. Lam. Mim.
Alif, Lam, Mîm (These are the names of letters of the Arab alphabet, and only Allah knows their meaning here).
Alif Lam Mim
Quran 31 Verse 1 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Luqman ayat 1, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(31:1) Alif. Lam. Mim.
There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.
1. Alif.Lam.Mim. 2. These are revelations of the wise Scripture 3. A guidance and a mercy for the good 4. Those who establish worship and pay the poor due and have sure faith in the Hereafter. 5. Such have guidance from their Lord. Such are the successful. 6. And of mankind is he who purchases Lahu Al-Hadith to mislead (men) from the path of Allah without knowledge and takes it by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment. 7. And when Our Ayat are recited to such a one, he turns away in pride, as if he heard them not — as if there were deafness in his ear. So announce to him a painful torment.
When Allah mentions the blessed — who are those who are guided by the Book of Allah and benefit from hearing it, as He says:
(Allah has sent down the Best Statement, a Book, its parts resembling each other (and) oft-repeated. The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it. Then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allah) (39:23). He connect that with mention of the doomed, those who turn away from the Qur’an and do not benefit from hearing the Words of Allah. Instead, they turn to listening to flutes and singing accompanied by musical instruments. As Ibn Mas`ud commented about the Ayah:
(And of mankind is he who purchases Lahu Al-Hadith to mislead (men) from the path of Allah), he said, “This — by Allah — refers to singing.”
(And of mankind is he who purchases Lahw Al-Hadith to mislead (men) from the path of Allah without knowledge, ) Qatadah said: “By Allah, he may not spend money on it, but his purchasing it means he likes it, and the more misguided he is, the more he likes it and the more he prefers falsehood to the truth and harmful things over beneficial things.” It was said that what is meant by the words
(purchases idle talks) is buying singing servant girls. Ibn Jarir said that it means all speech that hinders people from seeing the signs of Allah and following His path. His saying:
(to mislead (men) from the path of Allah) means, he does this to oppose Islam and its followers.
(and takes it by way of mockery.) Mujahid said, “This means mocking the path of Allah and making fun of it.”
(For such there will be a humiliating torment.) Just as they showed no respect to the signs and path of Allah, so they will be shown no respect on the Day of Resurrection, and they will be subjected to a painful, ongoing torment. Then Allah says:
(And when Our Ayat are recited to such a one, he turns away in pride, as if he heard them not — as if there were deafness in his ear.) means, when these Qur’anic verses are recited to one who is fond of idleness and play, he turns away from them and does not want to hear them. He turns a deaf ear to them as if he can hear nothing, because it annoys him to hear them since he gains no benefit from them and has no interest in them.
(So announce to him a painful torment.) i.e., on the Day of Resurrection, which will hurt him just as much as listening to the Book of Allah and its verses hurt him.
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