Thursday, January 7, 2010

A wise man name Luqman al Hakim

In The Name of Allah, The All-Merciful, The Ever-Merciful. Praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds, All Prayers and Blessings of Allah be upon the Prophet (SAWS)

I'll like to share about a man name Luqman Al Hakim. He's so special because his was a wise man of great reputation in ancient Arabia. In a book “ Be a Genius Parent according to Luqman Advice” by Syarif Hade Masyah, Luqman al Hakim lived during Moses become a prophet. He was a person of extremely good manners and character and a person of great wisdom. He was a excellent father who always like to advice his son.

There is an entire surah in the Qur'an named after his name, and this shows his noble and lofty status. The Ever-Gloroius Qur'an is a miricale in itself and every letter it encompasses is a miracle too. So, this means that Luqman enjoys a great status for which Allah assigned an entire surah descrbing his wisdom. Allah says what can be translated as,

“And indeed We already brought Luqman (the) wisdom.” (TMQ, 31:12).

What is wisdom. Once, Uthman [r.a} being asked, "Why you can not be like 'Umar al Khattab?" Uthman simply answered, "And I could not be like Luqman Al-Hakim".Luqman is a man with wisdom. Wisdom actually being combines the mere words of truth, goodness, righteousness and guidance which enlighten and revive human life. Luqman also sincere when doing anything. So wisdom is such words are said to a certain person on a proper occasion and in a proper setting.
I’ve to stop for a moment and I'll continued the story of Luqman in another article. Before I stopped I'll like to share an advise from Luqman to his son.

Luqman al-Hakim, peace be upon him, said to his son,

“O my son! Man is composed of three thirds - a third for Allah, a third for himself and a third for the worms. The third that is for Allah is his soul; the third that is for himself is his actions, and the third that is for the worms is his body.”