Fate in the Quran is mentioned in a number of different ways with Allah telling us that He has decided our path and also with Him telling us that we are to strive to go towards His path and until we ourselves do not make an effort to change our circumstances Allah will not change them for us.
Allah has asked us in numerous places to show forgiveness to the people who do us wrong. Allah has asked us not to take things to heart and forgive soon for not only will it end animosity but it will also give you yourself peace of mind and make you live with love and harmony.
With Allah telling us how to lead our lives in the Quran in such minute detail one important aspect of living our lives is in keeping promises. Promises that Allah’s creation makes with other creations. Allah, too, makes promises but Allah’s promises in the Quran are extremely different from the promises that we make as Muslims to each other. Allah’s promises never break!
The Quran is a complete source of guidance for all Muslims not only in the matters of the how we live our lives but also about what we eat and drink. Allah has mentioned in the Quran specific things that we as Muslims should eat and other things that we should stay away from. The Quran hence gives us a comprehensive set of rules to do so.
Allah has spoken in the Quran about almost all things in the world and given us a complete guidance on how to live our lives by following the principles of the Quran. Whether it be love, marriage, charity, relatives, neighbours, your family and other things like theft, honesty and justice. Justice is a term that Allah has mentioned numerous times in the Quran because he Himself is the most just Being ever. Allah shows us justice and will continue to show us justice till we reach our final destination, either heaven or hell. Allah says again and again in the Quran to be just in our dealings with people, parents, friends and all other circumstances and never ever to rob a person of their rights. This is because when Allah’s creation is just Allah will reciprocate the deeds of the person.
The Quran has numerous miracles and one of the most amazing ones is the mention of the Sun, the Moon and the Lights all made by Allah. Allah has given us numerous blessings and night and day is one of the blessings that stand out the most. All of it is mentioned in the Quran in Allah’s words so that we can pay heed and take note and learn about the circle of this world so that we may follow the right path.
The above verse is just one verse of the Holy Quran telling the believers about the virtue of patience. But this is not all. There are 90 times that Allah has mentioned the attribute of patience in the Quran. Ninety times! Allah has repeated patience again and again in the Quran, because that is the virtue that will take you closer to Allah and eventually towards the path of success. And indeed Allah knows all that is important for us and our Hereafter.
During the life of the Prophet (PBUH) there were many accusations made that the Quran was poetry. The Prophet was accused of forging it and presenting it to the people so that they may believe him. This went on for a long time during the time that the Holy Prophet was bringing people towards Islam. He came about the topic of discussion of the Quran being compared to poetry.
The Quran was brought down upon the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in parts and not in whole. The intention of Allah in doing so was to make the Holy Prophet (PBUH) recite it in small portions to his followers and them to listen to it and absorb it in small portions. As they absorbed the portions of the Quran while they listened their faith in Allah and the last Prophet became stronger. And thus they followed Islam and became pure Muslims in every sense.
The last miracle, the book that was brought down on the Prophet (PBUH), the Quran, is not just a guidance for humanity in their lives, it is also a complete cure for everything. A cure for illnesses, a cure for diseases, and indeed a cure for bad hearts and souls.
The entire Quran was revealed to the Prophet (PBUH) in his lifetime. The period of revelation was 23 years, up to just a few days before the Prophet (PBUH) passed away. However, the Prophet realized the importance of the preservation of the words of Allah during his lifetime and took active measures to ensure that these divine words were preserved for his upcoming generations, which he called Ummah.
What is Fear of Allah? It is the feeling the human gets when they are living in the ‘dunya’, going about their lives and striving to live according to the commandments of Allah. But do all of us have that feeling? The answer is very simple. No. Why do we not have that fear? The answer is again very simple. Because we have not paid heed to the greatest of the greatest guidelines of Islam, the miracle of the month of Ramadan, the book that was brought down on our last Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), the Quran.
The Quran is a complete code of life, a book brought down upon the Holy Prophet (PBUH), a word of Allah and a set of principles whereby you can live your entire life, a source of happiness for the sad, a source of cure for the miserable. Everything is there is the Quran.
Just like the verse above, in the Quran Allah has mentioned again and again to be grateful to him for the blessings he endows upon us and to say thank you. Why? Is it because Allah needs our thanks? Certainly not. Is it because our gratefulness will make a difference to him? Absolutely not! Allah asks us to be thankful to him all the time in the Quran because it is US who it going to make a difference to.
The whole world and all its affairs, all its workings, and everything that goes with it is mentioned in the Quran. The mechanics of every night that proceeds every day is mentioned in this book as Allah tells us again and again that he has created the day and the night and that he is Supreme while the rest of us are insignificant.
The Quran is one of the most important books that can be found in one’s home and there is no disagreeing to the fact under any circumstances. Not only does the Quran give us a sense of safety it is also the blessing of Allah upon us 24 hours a day. However, that is not to say that the Quran can protect us if we just keep it in the house lying closed.
The book of Allah has been written in Arabic because it was the language of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), the Prophet onto whom the book was revealed. So it was natural that Allah chose Arabic for the verses to be sent down upon him. However, in his verses Allah asked us to read and learn the Quran and there is a tradition of the holy Prophet (PBUH) “The Best amongst you is (he) who learns and teaches the Holy Quran.”
As humans we go through many emotions that we feel unable to control. Anger is one of them and the strongest one too. Fortunately, for us, Allah has told us in the Quran how to deal with it. That is why the Quran as a source of information that will help us lead an Islamic life, is so very important.
Forgiveness is one of the most important attributes of the Divine Creator. It is also the attribute He, Subahanwatallah, uses the most generously. So there is little surprise when we see it mentioned in the Quran in a number of places. In the book of Allah the attribute of forgiveness is not only restricted to Allah forgiving us for our many sins (hope not too many!) but it also talks about forgiveness that His creation should show to each other.
The Quran is not only a book of complete guidance but it also one of the most important texts you will ever read that will help you out of your most gravest problems . And the best part is that the offer of help is mentioned in the Quran by Allah himself so many times, if only we would read carefully. When Allah sent us in this world as humans He knew that we would have good days and bad days.
Prayer 5 times a day is compulsory for all Muslims. However praying in a mosque is not compulsory but highly recommended for all Muslims (except on Friday, when it is compulsory for men to go to the mosque and pray). The importance of praying in mosques is highlighted in the Quran along with the importance of the prayer itself and doing so attains Allah’s good pleasure for the Muslims.
Allah is Al-Hafiz, The Protector of everything. It is said in the Quran by Allah, “Lo! My Lord is Protector over all things.” [Sūrah al-Hūd: 57]. When Allah Himself says that he is the protector over all things and He alone can save us from anything bad, that means that it is HIS power ONLY to protect us and save us.
“Call on me, I will answer you. (40:60)” The verse above is a powerful one for when Allah asks us to call onto him, He in the same phrase says that He WILL respond to us. He WILL answer us. He WILL help us out. That is the power in the belief of dua and that is what Allah means when he says this in the Quran.
We are human beings sent into this world (dunya) by Allah. As humans we are flawed when we come into this world because Allah did not make us for this world. We were made for Jannah which is perfect. But when we are sent by Allah to this world, we make mistakes, we do mischief and we generally act ‘human’ because that is who we are in this world. Human.
Justice. The word ‘justice’ appears 24 times in the Quran in 22 verses. Such is the importance of this term in the eyes of the Almighty. So much so that the word ‘Justice’ is one of the central ideas of the Quran because it is one of the most important attributes of Allah Himself. The MOST JUST.
The Quran, the miracle of Allah in the form of a book is the most beautiful thing that could ever happen to mankind. And when we say “mankind” we mean the entire creation of Allah. For the Quran has revelations and commandments to spend your entire life according to it and finally achieve the Hereafter.
As Muslims we believe that Allah is the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. We believe it because that is what has been repeated to us again and again by all those who played a part in our teachings; our parents, our school teachers and our ‘qaari sahibs’ as we called them, who taught us how to read the Quran in Arabic. But did we understand the full power of that sentence? That Allah is the Creator of the heavens and the Earth? We did not. We only understood it till we minutely read and understood the Holy Book of Allah, the Quran.
Allah has made the human heart as a very important organ but its survival is a very complicated question. That is because Allah has made the heart as the centre of all feeling and emotion and it is through the heart that a person’s personality and everything else in their life is judged and comprehended. The Quran mentions the heart in numerous places in the Quran because Allah has asked His believers to turn to the Quran to give the heart its REAL nourishment.
Blessings, blessings and more blessings in the month of Ramadan, this is what we shall get when we offer obligatory deeds and good deeds during the month. Recitation of Quran in Ramadan is one such deed that brings about the pleasure of Allah because Allah sees that his creation is not only reading His words but also understanding them without the interruption and barrier of the shaytaan, which is locked up during the month. The Recitation of the Quran in Ramadan has special importance because it is during this month that it was revealed to the Prophet (PBUH) and became a source of complete guidance for us.
The Quran is a sea of information which contains guidance on all the areas of the world and the Hereafter. You understand the Quran and you understand your existence, that’s how important the Quran is in every Muslim’s life. However, it is a challenge to do so and proper guidance must be followed in order to achieve the ultimate guidance of the word of Allah. There are a few steps that one must follow to gain an insight into the teachings of the Holy Book.