The Quran is full of inspiring stories and beautiful lessons. Stories of the Prophets, of nations and narrations of strong unwavering faith honored by Allah, the Exalted Himself. Do you realize how powerful that is? Undoubtedly, Allah wants us to learn these lessons from the Quran to lead better lives, to strengthen our faith and most importantly, for us to realize that we are not alone in the struggles of life. Allah gave his strongest slaves the toughest battles and highlighted their rewards so that people like us learn that after every struggle, comes ease.
Here are a few lessons from the Quran we must all learn from:
Whatever you sacrifice for Allah is never lost
Ibrahim (may Allah be pleased with him) was given a son after years and years of Dua. When he reached the pinnacle of love for his son, he was asked to sacrifice him for the sake of Allah. Imagine being given a child after years of begging for one and then setting out to give him up at one command from Allah. However, it was not the son that Allah wanted. It was to teach us one of the most beautiful lessons from the Quran – that whatever we give up for the sake of Allah is never lost.
Allah paves the way for people who trust Him
When Musa (may Allah be pleased with him) stood in front of the Red sea, his eyes were not on the army of Firaun. Rather, his eyes were on Allah. And Allah honored his tawakkul. He parted the Red Sea for him. In this lies one of the most beautiful lessons from the Quran – that we all face the Red Sea at some point in our lives, situations from which there is no apparent escape. But if we truly believe in Allah, He will open unimaginable doors for us.
Your Tawakkul must be independent of your family
Asiya (may Allah be pleased with her) was married to the biggest tyrant on planet earth – Firaun. Nuh (may Allah be pleased with him) was opposed by his son in mounting the arc. The Prophet (peace be upon him) was ridiculed by his own uncles. Yet, their faith did not waiver. This is perhaps one of the most important lessons you can learn from the Quran – that your Imaan must be independent of your family members. They can influence you. They cannot take your responsibility on the day of Judgement.
The goal of your life is to worship Allah
You might chase the world for all its relationships, wealth, glitz and glamour. But in the end all of us have been created with the sole purpose to worship Allah and unless we understand that, our lives will never make sense.