Surah 31 «Luqman», Ayah 19

Verse 19 of Surah Luqman (31:19) with Arabic text, transcription, and translation.

وَٱقۡصِدۡ فِي مَشۡيِكَ وَٱغۡضُضۡ مِن صَوۡتِكَۚ إِنَّ أَنكَرَ ٱلۡأَصۡوَٰتِ لَصَوۡتُ ٱلۡحَمِيرِ ١٩
Wāqşid Fī Mashyika Wa Aghđuđ Min Şawtika  ۚ  'Inna 'Ankara Al-'Aşwāti Laşawtu Al-Ĥamīri

Sahih International

And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; indeed, the most disagreeable of sounds is the voice of donkeys."

Abdul Haleem

Go at a moderate pace and lower your voice, for the ugliest of all voices is the braying of asses.’

Mohsin Khan/Hilali

"And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the voice (braying) of the ass."

Taqi Usmani

and be moderate in your walk, and lower your voice. Surely, the ugliest of voices is the voice of the donkeys.”


Be modest in thy bearing and subdue thy voice. Lo! the harshest of all voices is the voice of the ass.


"And be moderate in thy pace, and lower thy voice; for the harshest of sounds without doubt is the braying of the ass."