A Quran is no less than a life-reforming and modifying book filled with exceptional virtues and knowledge that leads its reader towards the realm of uttermost contentment. It was written to avert the lost humanity and absurdity of humans of Mecca. Later after its completion, it became wholesome, adding every matter explained in it with detail, serving as the most reputable and noble for the entire world.
The lessons that Quran teaches us are infinitesimal. It contains thirty paras, and every single ayat has an essence of its own. In this blog, all we will try to cover are some countable and ascertainable precepts that not only Muslims, but every human needs to grasp in their lives.
Important Lessons From The Quran
Life reforms, human and animal rights, fear and belief in the basics of Islam and whatnot, the Quran is utterly filled with these virtues. Putting down below the lessons Quran teaches us is undoubtedly the primmest asset we possess.
1. Basic Life Etiquettes
Islam and Quran solely emphasize life etiquette. How an ideal (Momin) should live and treat his surroundings is all Quran teaches and points out in many ayat, and our Prophet also has put light upon these topics such as;
Learn To Be An Educated And Well-Mannered Person
Discovering the world’s hidden secrets is compulsory for not only a Muslim but every human being. And our prophet also has told us the importance of seeking education which makes a person well-mannered.
Do The Righteous Deeds
A Muslim must have a kind heart and do righteous deeds to raise his ranks in front of his lord.
“Whoever works righteousness — whether male or female — while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment, and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e., Paradise in the Hereafter).”
Doing Zikr Go Achieve Satisfaction And Allah’s Great Favors
“O you who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance.
And glorify His Praises morning and afternoon (the early morning (Fajr) and Asr prayers).”
Remembering Allah and doing zikr for him makes the person pious, allows him to build more incredible connections with Him, and promises Jannah in the immortal world. As Allah says in [al-Ahzaab 33:35]
“Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to Allah in Islam) men and women, the believers men and women (who believe in Islamic Monotheism), the men and the women who are obedient (to Allah), the men and women who are truthful (in their speech and deeds), the men and the women who are patient (in performing all the duties which Allah has ordered and in abstaining from all that Allah has forbidden), the men and the women who are humble (before their Lord Allah), the men and the women who give Sadaqat (i.e. Zakat, and alms, etc.), the men and the women who observe Saum (fast) (the obligatory fasting during the month of Ramadan, and the optional Nawafil fasting), the men and the women who guard their chastity (from illegal sexual acts) and the men and the women who remember Allah much with their hearts and tongues (while sitting, standing, lying, etc. for more than 300 times extra over the remembrance of Allah during the five compulsory congregational prayers) or praying extra additional Nawafil prayers of night in the last part of night, etc.) Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e., Paradise).”
Visiting and taking care of the sick
Islam is the religion of bestowing love and care to the humans around. And visiting the one whos sick and giving him best wishes is considered a great deed in front of Almighty Allah. This is evident from the surah [al-Baqarah 2:195].
The one who stays with the one who is sick, and takes care of him and looks after him has done good by serving him and caring for him, and Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “and do good. Truly, Allah loves Al-Muhsinoon (the good-doers).”
2. To Fulfil the Rights of Allah and Humans
Rights of Allah
Believing that Allah is one, alone, and worthy for worshipping is summarized as Haqooq ul Allah ( rights of Allah). In this regard, every Muslim is asked to fulfill Allah’s rights by believing him alone and praying as he is worthy of all the praises and reverence.
As explained in [al-Ikhlas 112:1-4];
“Say (O Muhammad): He is Allah, (the) One [Ahad]. Allah-us-Samad [Allah — the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, (He neither eats nor drinks)]. He begets not, nor was He begotten. And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.”
In Sahih Muslim, it is narrated from Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Islam is built on five (pillars): belief that Allah is One, establishing regular prayer, paying zakah, fasting Ramadan and Hajj.”
Rights of Humans
“Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin” [an-Nisa’ 4:48].
Above ayat depicts Allah as the most forgiving; He is Rehman and loves humans more than his every creation. But he never forgives a person who does shirk and dies with such a perspective. And a Muslim, before dying, asks for forgiveness, then Allah promises that he will be forgiven.
3. To Stay Firm in Every Situation
It gives a spiritual essence to the Muslims around the globe to be firm and influential and should have a great belief in their destiny. Only then can he survive all the bumpy roads with unwavering dedication. As Quran teaches in [al-Anfal 8:46]
“Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirun (the patient).”
“But if you remain patient and become Al-Muttaqun (the pious), not the least harm will their cunning do to you. Surely, Allah surrounds all that they do.”
“And seek help in patience and As-Salah (the prayer), and truly, it is extremely heavy and hard except for Al-Khashi‘un [i.e. the true believers in Allah — those who obey Allah with full submission, fear much from His punishment, and believe in His Promise (Paradise) and in His Warnings (Hell)].”
When in despair, these valuable lessons help Muslims to bear the pains and struggles while being thankful to their lord.
4. To Protect Oneself from Devil’s Tricks
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) ordered me to guard the Zakat revenue of Ramadan. Then somebody came to me and started stealing from the foodstuff. I caught him and said, “I will take you to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)!” Then Abu Huraira described the whole narration and said: That person said (to me), “(Please don’t take me to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and I will tell you a few words by which Allah will benefit you.) When you go to your bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi, (2.255) for then there will be a guard from Allah who will protect you all night long, and Satan will not be able to come near you till dawn.” (When the Prophet (ﷺ) heard the story) he said (to me), “He (who came to you at night) told you the truth although he is a liar; and it was Satan.”
“And if an evil whisper from shaytan tries to turn you away (O Muhammad) (from doing good), then seek refuge in Allah. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower”
To avoid satan disturbing the believer, allah says in [an-Nahl 16:98].
“So when you recite the Qur’an, [first] seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the expelled [from His mercy]”
5. To Discover the Hidden Treasures Within
“And indeed We have honoured the Children of Adam, and We have carried them on land and sea, and have provided them with At‑Tayyibaat (lawful good things), and have preferred them above many of those whom We have created with a marked preferment”
“Allah has sent down to you the book (the Qur’aan), and Al‑Hikmah (Islamic laws, knowledge of legal and illegal things, i.e. the Prophet’s Sunnah — legal ways), and taught you that which you knew not. And Ever Great is the Grace of Allaah unto you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم)”
A muslim is a secret of Allah, he is the best and most admired creature with heavy duties on his shoulder. He is sent to this world to seek refuge from the evilness and explore the hidden treasures of this planet as well as his own self.
1. What lessons does the Quran teach about human emotions?
Quranic verse related to human emotion is narrated in [al-Shooraa 42:37] is;
These are the ones whose good character, beautiful attributes, and deeds Allaah has mentioned and whom people admire and want to emulate. One of their characteristics is that (interpretation of the meaning) “. . when they are angry, they forgive.”
2. What Does The Quran Say About Hypocrites?
“And when it is said to them (hypocrites): ‘Believe as the people (followers of Muhammad, Al-Ansaar, and Al-Muhaajiroon) have believed,’ they say: ‘Shall we believe as the fools have believed?’ Verily, they are the fools, but they know not.”
Quran is the dazzling light for Muslims who suffer from the darkness of despair. It teaches us to stay consistent and educated to live a proper life. A source of inspiration for many. Nowadays, every Muslim and non-Muslim is seeking manners and etiquette from Quran to ameliorate their lives, which is a matter of pride for every Muslim.