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Lessons from Sauart Luqman

Surah Luqman is named after a very wise man. Some narrations say that this man was not a prophet but he was a wise man and worth mentioning in the revelation of Allah (SWT). Luqman (A.S) was from Sudan according to some narrations.  The  Surah begins with; "تِلْكَ ءَايَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْحَكِيمِ" "These are the verses of the all wise book. "  Luqman was " hakeem" (wise) so this surah begins with hakeem.    Allah says:  "وَلَقَدْ ءَاتَيْنَا لُقْمَانَ الْحِكْمَةَ أَنِ اشْكُرْ لِلَّهِ وَمَنْ يَشْكُرْ فَإِنَّمَا يَشْكُرُ لِنَفْسِهِ  وَمَنْ كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَنِيٌّ حَمِيدٌ" "And certainly We gave wisdom to Luqman, saying: Be grateful to Allah. And  whoever is grateful, he is only grateful for his own soul; and whoever is  ungrateful, then surely Allah is Self-sufficient, Praised. "   You should ask Allah for knowledge as well as wisdom, as Knowledge means to  know something but wisdom is knowing how to use that knowledge.   Some of th