The Quran is more than a book which gathers dust on your bookshelf. It is the word of Allah and hence, meant to be understood, reflected upon and followed. Each word in the Quran is apt and each law or advise contains goodness and wisdom. Lessons from the Quran deal with every aspect of life from tact and manners, to treat others and how to eat healthily—lessons anyone can benefit from.
As Muslims caught up in the fast paced world, we often read the Qur’an as if in a trance. We do not make efforts to understand it, let alone follow it. But can we really follow or understand the soul of Islam without understanding the Quran?
The answer is a big resounding NO
If our aim is to secure the Akhira (hereafter), we must learn lessons from the Quran and abide by them. This wisdom can change you for the better. Let’s learn a handpicked few:
Lessons from The Quran: Spend your Time Wisely
“By time, surely man is in loss except those who believe and do good deeds and enjoin on each other truth and patience.”
You must have read a lot about time management, attended seminars and what not. But if you could summarize all of that, it would be this verse. Our time in this world is limited and we need to make the most of it. An average person lives upto the age of 65, some more, some less. We are unaware of the time of death. It could be right around the corner. If you were to die the very next second, would you be ready for it? Would you proudly look at your life and be content that you made the most of the time that was given to you? Or would you regret wasting it away on those lazy days?
So do something good in your limited time like helping people, worshipping, being productive or changing the world in whatever capacity you can.
Lessons from The Quran: Use every problem as an opportunity
“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 hardship afflicts, ‘Verily we are of God and verily to Him shall we return;’ upon them is the blessings of Allah and His mercy.”
Every trial we face is teaches us something. It is gives us a chance to get closer to Allah and to grow.
Lessons from The Quran: Be kind to others
“Indeed, Allah enjoins justice, and the doing of good to others; and giving like kindred; and forbids indecency, and manifest evil, and wrongful transgression. He admonished you that you may take heed.”
- Quran, 16:91
When someone hurts or wrongs you, you have a choice. You can either be revengeful and bitter or you can be kind and forgive. According to the Quran, you should choose the latter.