stories of the quran for the children

PROPHET LUQMAN THE WISE

ALLAH SAYS:
(……………………….)
“AND certainly we gave wisdom to luqman saying, “give thanks to alllah a a.” (surah luqman, verses 12 to 19)
These verses say that sayyidina luqman (………………….) advised his son not to associating with allah the verses enjoin kindness to parents and obedience to then unless they call for associating anything with allah and the verses call for repentance to him to whom is our return and who will bring forth even the tiniest thing from the depths of rocks or heights of heaven sayyidina luqman (………………………) also enjoined salah and the preaching of good deeds and forbidding evil, and the observance of patience, and to walk humbly and to be modet, and to lower the voice,
He lived in the times of sayyidina dawud (………………..) he was a pious man who grazed the sheep of his master. He was not rich, but allah had granted him wisdom and insight. He was not handsome in the full sense of the word and had a dark skin, thich lips and had cracks in his soles. one day, his master commanded him to slaughter a sheep for him and present to him the best portion of it. He put the sheep’s heart and tongue before his master.
After a few days, the command was to slaughter a sheep and present its worst portion to him again, he placed the same two things before him his master was surprised and asked how these two things can be both ‘best’ and ‘worst.’ Sayyidina luqman (…………………………..) said, “o master, if these two things are upright then no other limb is better then them if they become evill then there is no limb worse than them.”
This is an example of his wise sayings that allah had enabled him to say. His master was very happy and realized how much wisdom he possessed, so he set him free and also gave him much wealth.
Sayyidina luqman (…………………) spoke very little and often observed silence. If anyone hurt him, he did not complain but showed kindness to him. People, therefore, chose him as their judge to decide their mutual cases.
A man once asked him, “are you not the same sayyidina luqman (………………………) who grazed the sheep of the banu hasas?” he said, “yes, of course!” the man then asked, “are you not (an Ethiopian) black?” he said, “my black colour is evident as everyone knows. Tell me, what surprises you?” the man asked, “so many people listen to you and do as you say. What has raised you to this station?” he said, “it is through keeping the gaze down and the tongue in check, earning lawful livelihood, speaking the truth, fulfilling the promise, honoring the guests and refraining from the meaningless.”
His advice to his son includes those mentioned in the beginning of this chapter.