Qur’an: 29 July 2014 (01 Shawwal 1435)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[31].Surah Luqman [Luqman]

Ayat 16. (Hazrat Luqman said to his son when he was advising him) "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 in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Verily, Allah is Subtle (in bringing out that grain), Well Aware (of its place).

Tafseer of Surah Luqman Ayat 16. "O my son!" (said

Luqman), "If there be (but) the weight of a mustard-seed and it were (hidden) in a rock, or (anywhere) in the heavens or on earth, Allah will bring it forth: for Allah understands the finest mysteries, (and) is well acquainted (with them). Verses 14-15 are not the direct speech of Luqman but flow by way of commentary on his teaching. He was speaking as a father to his son, and he could not very well urge respect for himself and draw the son’s attention to the limitations of that obedience. These verses may be supposed to be general directions flowing from Luqman’s teaching to men, and not directed to his son, though in either case, as Luqman received wisdom from Allah, it is divine principles that are enunciated. The mustard seed is proverbially a small, minute thing that people may ordinarily pass by. Not so Allah. Further emphasis is laid by supposing the mustard seed to be hidden beneath a rock or in the cleft of a rock, or to be lost in the spaciousness of the earth or the heavens. To Allah everything is known, and He will bring it forth; i.e., take account of it. For Latif as a title applied to Allah, 22:63.


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