Running totals from Sura 2 to 31:
Total number of verses from Sura 2 to 31: 3496
Total number of verses in 2-31, which preach violence against non-Moslems: 756
Violent verses as a % of total from Sura 2 to 31: 22 %
Sura 2 to 31 as a % of the Koran in pages: 66%
Sura 2 to 31 as a % of the 6346 verses in the Koran: 55%
[meaning still lots more violence to go....]
Luqman was a Black man who was caught and enslaved by Moslem Arabs, who converted to Islam, [no doubt to save his life] and was thus considered 'wise'. This Sura is about Luqman's supposed wisdom and advice as he informed people around him that Islam means wisdom. Wisdom of course means something entirely different in Arabic and the Koran then it does in Western tongues. Philosophy or the love of wisdom was a Greek invention, imparted to the ancients partially through Hebrew learning. It is the search for various forms of truth including the physical and metaphysical. Luqman's chapter is no philo for sophia. It is a strict command to simply follow the Allah-thing. Prostration is obedience, not wisdom.
This Sura nicely summarizes the entire Koran. As previously reviewed:
“Only the Meccan moon deity, Ali-ilah has the power and insight to understand, life, truth, meaning and purpose. You therefore need to obey this power and spend your life worshipping the moon god, “for false worship is indeed the highest wrong-doing.” [31:13]. Prostration to Ali-ilah is thus 'wisdom' for Muslims.
Muslims who follow Koranic law and who support – unbendingly – the will of the mighty Allah, will prosper: “Whoever submits his whole self to Allah, and is a doer of good, has grasped indeed the most trustworthy hand-hold: and with Allah rests the End and Decision of (all) affairs.” [31:22] That sentence is of course the whole point of Arab imperialism embedded in Koranic diktat. You must give your existence to the furthering of Allah's power on earth. Nothing else is important – certainly not individual worth, rationality, hope or achievement.
If you don't submit to this Allah and reject Islamic 'faith' you will be punished. “But if any reject Faith, let not his rejection grieve you: to Us is their Return, and We shall tell them the truth of their deeds.....in the end We shall drive them to an unrelenting chastisement.” [31: 23, 24]. Allah the generator and protector of 'submission' ideology will make sure that the disbelievers are tortured, if not in this world, than at least in the nether-world of after-life. “O mankind! Do your duty to your Lord, and fear (the coming of) a Day when no father can avail anything for his son..” [31:33]
These three simple themes are the core of the simpleton program called 'Recital' or the Koran. By following Allah you display 'wisdom'. If you support his program in toto, you will be rewarded. If you don't follow Allah's cult you are punished, especially if you are a Christian you associates a 'son' with Allah. Your doom is assured.
The three themes of displaying wisdom, obedience and gaining a reward for doing so, are linked to both Allah and Muhammad. This is partly due to the fact that Hub'Al the main moon deity and Lord of the Kabaa shrine was Muhammad ibn Abdullah's family patron. His grandfather took care of the shrine. The 'one' for Muhammad or Meccans was Hub'Al, the 'one' or 'Lord' for other Arab tribes was 'ilah' or the one, being largely the moon idol, or perhaps Allat the Sun goddess. In any even the 'one' was what you wanted it to be. The key point was that Mecca was the center of all worship and the economic locus of the Hajj or pilgrimage to venerate the 'one Lord'.
The above facts obscured by modern Moslem taqiyya or lying, and a disavowal of real Arab and Islamic history, is why people in earlier and more intelligent times and climes called Islam what it is – the Muhammadan cult. When reading the Koran one of course can't help but notice that Muhammad and Allah appear to be one and the same.
Given Muhammad's bloody violence, racism and endless warring against all who opposed the Allah-thing, 'The Wise' is riven by threats to Infidels. 25 % of the 34 verses [or 8 in total], rage against the UnBeliever. If you follow the complex of laws given by Muhammad and the Allah-thing, you are blessed with eternal paradise [31:8]. If you dare reject the 'signs' of Allah, and do not follow the Koran you are damned:
But there are, among men, those who purchase idle tales, without knowledge (or meaning), to mislead (men) from the Path of God and throw ridicule (on the Path): for such there will be a Humiliating Penalty.
When Our Signs are rehearsed to such a one, he turns away in arrogance, as if he heard them not, as if there were deafness in both his ears: announce to him a grievous Penalty.
Much of the Sura is concerned with Christians. For Moslems Christians are criminal polytheists who worship the Trinity, thus associating forms, bodies and images with 'Allah'. This is harem and punishable by death:
Behold, Luqman said to his son by way of instruction: "O my son! join not in worship (others) with God: for false worship is indeed the highest wrong-doing."
"But if they strive to make thee join in worship with Me things of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration), and follow the way of those who turn to me (in love): in the end the return of you all is to Me, and I will tell you the truth (and meaning) of all that ye did."
The thematic and threat is pretty clear. Christians are cursed because they 'join to' Allah, 'things of which thou hast no knowledge.' This is a lie of course. There were idols of Mary and Jesus in the Kabaa shrine. Some pagan Arabs certainly did understand parts of Christianity and the joining of the Father to the son, and the expansion of God's immanence through the Holy Ghost. Otherwise there would not have been a Christ idol in the Kabaa.
Every cult must denigrate the opposition. The Koran is in the main a long rant against Jews, Christians, pagans and Unbelievers. They must be demonized and people discouraged from joining these competitors, or even befriending anyone from these competing organizations. Hub'Allah as well disappears from history and is never mentioned in the Koran. The great savior of Mecca from the Ethiopians in 571 AD, and the 'one' praised by Muhammad after the battle Badr in 622 AD suddenly evaporates. Muhammad is of course the real 'one', the real 'Allah'. This is why he was murdered in 632 AD. His men had grown tired of his gibberish and the omnipresent revelations from this 'Allah' which seemed to singularly benefit one man – Muhammad. Without the false 'one' named Allah, there would never have been Muhammadan totalitarianism. Sura 31 'The Wise' only confirms this autocratic program of prostration and obedience.