The Quran is a blessing for humanity. For a Muslim, it is much more than a book which needs to revered. Rather, it is a way of life – the word of God. We hear about so many inspirational leaders and motivational speakers across the globe who try to help people better their lives. And then there is the Quran, which has silently transformed the lives of its enemies, the downtrodden, the lost and misguided for over 1400 years. They ask “how can Quran change your life?”. We’ll give you some examples.
Examples of how can Quran change your life
Umar Ibn Al Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him)
The Quran transformed the lives of all of the companions, who were earlier on a deviant religion. But Umar Ibn Al Khattab’s story of transformation stands out. It is said that when his sister accepted Islam, Umar (r.a) was so enraged that he set out to kill both her and the Prophet (peace be upon him). However, upon reaching, he heard some verses of the Quran being recited. The verses were so powerful that they moved his heart and he too accepted the message of Islam there and then. Later on, Umar (r.a) went on to become the Caliph of Islam and led the nation with justice, equality and true leadership.
Al-Fuḍayl ibn ʻIyāḍ
Al-Fuḍayl ibn ʻIyāḍ was a highway robber who would loot caravans in the desert. He was in love with a woman and would sneak a look at her house every night. On one such night, he heard someone reciting the Quran from her house.
The Quran changed his heart forever. He contemplated over all the wrongdoings of his life and changed forever. He went on to become a scholar of Islam and wrote books which tell us how to connect our hearts with our Creator.
If the Quran is so powerful, who is to say that it can’t change your life?
How can Quran change YOUR life
If you read it everyday, the Quran will be a source of peace to your heart. Let’s see how:
1. It will set your priorities right
We are often caught up in all the wrong priorities. The Quran sets them right. It tells you exactly where your life’s focus must be and what you need to do to achieve that focus.
2. It will connect you to your Creator
The Quran is the word of God. It is like Allah speaking to you. When you read it everyday, it will keep your connect connected to the Only One who matters – Allah.
3. It will improve your hereafter
The Quran can illuminate your dark grave. It can intercede for you on the Day of Judgement. It can add tonnes of hassanat (good deeds) to your scale.