Qur’an: 13 Aug 2014 (16 Shawwal 1435)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[31].Surah Luqman [Luqman]

Ayat 32. And when a wave covers them like shades (i.e. like clouds or the mountains of sea­water), they invoke Allah, making their invocations for Him only. But when Allah SWT brings them safe to land, there are among them those that stop in the middle, between (Belief and disbelief). But none denies Our Signs except every perfidious ungrateful.

Tafseer of Surah Luqman Ayat 32. When a wave covers them like the canopy (of clouds), they call to Allah SWT, offering Him sincere devotion. But when Allah has delivered them safely to land, there are among them those that halt between (right and wrong). But none reject Our Signs except only a perfidious ungrateful (wretch)! Cf. 7:29. Unlike the people mentioned in the last verse, who constantly seek Allah’s help and give thanks for His mercies by using them aright and doing their duty, there is a class of men whose worship is merely inspired by terror. When they are in physical danger-the only kind of danger they appreciate, in a storm at sea, they genuinely think of Allah. But once the danger is past, they become indifferent or wish to appear good while dallying with evil. See next verse. They halt between two opinions. They are not against good, but they will not eschew evil. They are a contrast to those who "constantly persevere and give thanks". But such an attitude amounts really to "perfidious ingratitude".

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