The Quran is the foundation of Islamic theology and inspiration for Muslims from all around the world. From music to clothing and arts, it provides wisdom in every department. Despite your faith, this book is an epitome of wisdom and guidance that can change the course of our lives for the good.
The Quran is the primary divine book of Islam. It is divided into chapters and verses called “Surah” and “Ayah,” respectively. It was revealed to Prophet Muhammad in 610 AD and serves as a wellspring of divine wisdom and guidance.
From tact and manners to treating others and living a healthy life, the Quran has lessons for all of us in every aspect of life. Without any delay, let’s dive into these five life-changing lessons from the Quran.
Be Respectful of Time
In Surah-Al-Asr in the Quran, Allah (God) says that by time, the man is undoubtedly in a loss except who does good deeds, who stand with the truth and with the patience. (inference from 103:1-3)
If you could take only a bit of wisdom from this verse, then it will be more than thousands of self-help books, seminars, and speeches. But the Quran gives us the answer to the most important question in just a few words. When it comes to how we should utilize our time, It says to make the world a better place to live. Create a significant difference between when you found it and when you left.
Use your time to love your fellow men, to do charity work, to be truthful to each other, be patient, and not to become angry. Being angry eventually causes violence.
Problems are Opportunities
In a verse of Surah-Al-Baqarah,
Allah says that He will put us to test with some fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives, and offspring. And He says to send good tidings to those who are patient, and whenever faces hardship, they says “Verily we are of God and verily to Him shall we return.” Upon them are the blessings of Allah and His mercy. (inference from 2:155)
Everyone faces a time of deprivation in our lives. No one can escape from this, but the real success lies behind facing these problems with positivity and resilience. Wishful thinking and just desiring for a life with no difficulty cannot be the answer to hardships.
These problems are temporary, and there are hidden rewards behind these hardships. We get intangible wisdom and experience through these problems. But eventually, every problem fades out if we work hard with a positive attitude.
Try Not to Give in to Gossip
The Quran says
“Say to My servants (believers) that they should only say those things that are best, for Satan does sow dissensions among them, for Satan is to man an avowed enemy.” (17:53)
It could be called as the sower of division. Gossip may give us a temporary ego-boost, but in the long run, the benefits are always short-lived. Gossipers found themselves estranged. After all, on the off chance that somebody speaks badly around one individual, won’t they talk seriously about another?
In the end, these gossipers found themselves depressed, lonely, and severely disliked. Victims feel hurt and even betrayed. This is the legacy that gossipers leave. Quran made that point clear to lead a path of a good life without hurting anyone even with your tongue.
Turn Your Anger towards Creation
In Surah-Al-Imran, Allah says that those who spend (in Allah’s cause – charity, etc.) in prosperity and adversity, who repress anger and who pardon men; verily, Almighty Allah loves the good-doers. (inference from 3:134)
This verse of versatility reminds us of an essential element we humans have, and that is the ability to convert our anger to the creative side. Rather than the destruction side.
Though it seems like a difficult task to divert our anger towards positive energy, actually, it’s not. Calming our nerves is the most natural thing we can do if we focus on which level of comfort, peace, and harmony we are going to achieve through this.
Just think about it for a minute. Anger is the motivating force that urges us to change something. Rather than changing something be destructive, violent, bullying, or insulting, why it can’t be constructive and motivating?
Let’s take our political situation. For example, if someone disagrees with another, why he/she chooses to unleash the anger in the form of insults! The person can channel it towards positive political activism to improve things. Finally, the Quran tells us that our anger has the power to change the entire world; it’s our directions that make it a positive one or a negative one.
Think For Yourself
The Quran mentions those who do not think of themselves as
“Truly, the worst of all creatures in the sight of Allah (God) are the deaf, the dumb, those who do not use their reason.” (8:22)
Surprisingly, most of us think that religious texts encourage conformity of thought, but that is not the case with Islam. It embraces human reason and truly pushes its adherents to understand why they believe what they believe.
Socrates – Ancient Greek Philosopher, said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Quran asks us to observe why we are here because a life without thought, reason, and reflection is wasted. We are not actually living if we don’t know why we are here and what the reason behind our life is.
Just pause your busy life for a bit and think about why you do the things you do. Are you intentionally going after all of these things and knows why you are here?
If you are not, thinking about these verses can just change your life!