Life Lessons from Qur’an. Qur’an, being the holy book of Muslims teaches us numerous life-altering lessons. Each parah, surah, and verse has its own unique meaning and message for us Muslims to take life guidance from.
It is not only a source of inspiration but is also a book of enlightenment, teaching, and counseling to lead a better and peaceful life.
What Does The Quran Teach Us?
Since we have already concluded that Qur’an is the book of advising, directing, guidance and training, therefore, we have compiled 10 Most Beautiful Life Lessons from the Qur’an for your illumination, clarification, assistance and leading your life towards the right direction.
Here are a few reasons why Qur’an is thought to have the best life-changing lessons.
- Qur’an teaches us ways to make our life better.
- It contains guidance regarding every aspect of life.
- Reading Qur’an helps in relieving stress and reducing anxiety and depression.
- It counsels, guides, teaches and enlightens the Muslims through thick and thin.
- It teaches Muslims the way to spend their life in a better way.
↓ 10 – Seek Help through Patience and Prayer:
Ayah 2:45 of the initial Surahs, Surah Baqarah, in the Holy Qur’an states; “And seek help through patience and prayer and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allah].”
Whenever Allah tests his people, he washes off the sins. Allah clearly states that Muslims should seek help through patience and prayer and Allah will eventually relieve the hardships. Qur’an tells us to stay calm during the difficult times and train ourselves to stay patient instead of breaking down and losing temper.
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↓ 9 – Always Speak the Truth:
The Ayah 6:152 from Surah An’am, “La Nu-kalifu nafsan illah wus-a-ha”, translates, “When you speak, be just, even though it concern a near of kin” clearly states that Qur’an guides Muslims to speak the truth in every circumstance for the betterment of worldly life and life after death.
Moreover, Allah says; “Guarantee for me six things and I will guarantee Paradise for you: tell the truth when you speak, fulfill your promises, be faithful when you are trusted, safeguard your private parts, lower your gaze, and withhold your hands (from harming others).”
↓ 8 – Ten Quranic Commandments:
According to the Quranic Ayah 4:5 every Muslim is told to “Speak in a civilized manner in a language that is recognized by the society and is commonly used”.
The ten Quranic Commandments teaches us the mannerism and ways to communicate with fellow beings. The best way is to speak politely and keep your voice low [31:19], avoid deceitful and ostentatious words [22:30] and talk straight without any ambiguity or deception [33:70].
↓ 7 – Always be Grateful:
Ayah 7 of Surah Ibrahim guides the Muslim Ummah to be grateful and thankful in every situation. Gratitude and being grateful is the essence of Islam and is also the main aspect for the attraction of affluence, tranquility, abundance and success in one’s life.
Allah tells us to be grateful in Ayah 145 of Surah Al’Imran as well;
“…And whoever desires the reward of this world – We will give him thereof, and whoever desires the reward of the Hereafter – We will give him thereof. And We will reward the grateful” [3:145].
↓ 6 – Consider Problem an Opportunity:
Quranic Ayah 2:155 of Surah Baqarah states “Verily, We shall put you to test with some fear, and hunger, and with some loss of wealth, lives, and offspring. And convey good tidings to those who are patient, who say, when inflicted by hardship, ‘Verily we are of God and verily to Him shall we return;’ upon them is the blessings of Allah and His mercy.”
This Ayah reminds us of the trial we face which provides us an opportunity to grow. Every human being faces a trial in life at one point or the other, therefore Allah told us to pray, stay patient and wait for the right time to come.
↓ 5 – Avoid Idle Talk and Gossips:
Gossip is an ultimate raiser of division and majority of the people make themselves feel better by exploiting and portraying others as bad people to make themselves seem good. However, Allah and His Prophet (SAW) greatly discouraged idle talk and gossip.
The Qur’an is pretty clear on this;
“Don’t sow division, but instead, say what is good and true. That is the path to a good life.”
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↓ 4 – Be Kind and Promote Justice:
There are two options whenever someone hurts you. Either take revenge, do whatever the did and gossip or stay positive and show civility and kindness.
According to Qur’an Muslims are told to choose kindness and be kind to everyone not a specific group of people. The Qu’ran says;
“Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents DO GOOD, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the neighbor farther away, the companion at your side, the traveler, AND THOSE WHOM YOUR RIGHT HANDS POSSESS. Indeed, Allah does not like those who are self-deluding and boastful.” [4:36]
↓ 3 – Avoid Anger and Exasperation:
Ayah 134 of Surah Ali’Imran reads: “Those who spend [in Allah’s Cause—deeds of charity, alms, etc.] in prosperity and in adversity, who repress anger, and who pardon men; verily, Allah loves the good-doers.” [3:134]
This verse clarifies that you can use your anger for constructiveness as well as destructiveness. We can convert our anger into something productive by using it to help someone or comfort others in need.
Allah has given us numerous examples in the Qur’an regarding the Prophets who chose kindness over anger.
“Prophet Ibrahim’s (PBUH) father said to him: “I will surely stone you, so avoid me a prolonged time.” [Surat Maryam: 46) He (PBUH) responded: “Peace be upon you.” [Surat Maryam: 47].
This clarifies that responding to anger with kindness should be one’s priority.
↓ 2 – Focus on Yourself and Be Productive:
It is believed that most of the religions usually encourage conformity of thought but in reality, majority of the religions usually encourage the human reason and help to incite what humans really believe. Allah tells every Muslim to focus on being abounding and emphasize on being a productive Muslim.
“Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah are the deaf and dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers).
↓ 1 – Stay Away from Jealousy:
Jealousy is something which is highly condemned in the Qur’an. Ayah 128 of Surah Nisa says;
“…But people are prone to selfish greed. If you do good and have faith, Allah is aware of what you do.
Moreover, another Ayah of Surah An-Nisa also states;
“And do not crave what Allah has given some of you over others. Men will be rewarded according to their deeds and women ‘equally’ according to theirs. Rather, ask Allah for His bounties. Surely Allah has ‘perfect’ knowledge of all things. [4:32]