Further Lessons from the Qur’an

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The Qur’an is the holy book of Muslims. Some people in different parts of the world may try to disregard or neglect the Qur’an, but Allah Himself is the guardian of the Qur’an. In this regard, the Qur’an says, ”Surely I have sent down the Qur’an and surely I am its protector.’ Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur’an and indeed, We will be its guardian.” (Surat al-Hijr [verse 9])

Lessons on error

The only one that defends the Muslims from dangers is Allah SWT. In every moment of life, Muslims should recall Him. Allah SWT says, ”The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts become fearful, and when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith; and upon their Lord, they rely.” (Surat Al-Anfal [verse 2])

There are a lot of people in the world who find wrong in everything. They tend to walk on a curved path rather than a normal one. Allah SWT says about them, ”The ones who prefer the worldly life over the Hereafter and avert [people] from the way of Allah, seeking to make it (seem) deviant. Those are in extreme error.” (Surat Ibrahim [verse 3])

Lessons on moving forward

If a sinner confesses after realizing his guilt, Allah will forgive him. So it is not true that if you step on the path of crime, you will not be able to return to a good life. Allah SWT says, ”Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (Surat Az-Zumar [verse 53])

Often people make mistakes without being aware of it. We have to leave this mistake behind and move forward. You just need to be more careful about helping others. Allah SWT says, ”Then, indeed your Lord, to those who have done wrong out of ignorance and then repent after that and correct themselves – indeed, your Lord, thereafter, is Forgiving and Merciful.” (Surat an-Nahl [verse 119])

Islam does not like arrogant people under any circumstances. It is prohibited to hate people. The Holy Qur’an says, ”And do not turn your cheek [in contempt] toward people and do not walk through the earth exultantly. Indeed, Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful.” (Surat Luqman [verse 18])

Avoid mistrust

The mistrust of people against others causes social unrest. Allah SWT says, ”O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear Allah; indeed, Allah is accepting of repentance and Merciful.” (Surat al-Hujurat [verse 12])

Allah decides the life of an individual. He is responsible for the survival of all living things on earth. The Qur’an says, ”And there is no creature on earth but that upon Allah is its provision, and He knows its place of dwelling and place of storage. ” All is in a clear register. (Surat Hud [verse 6])

May Allah grant us the grace to live according to the guidance of the Qur’an. Amen.