Great lessons from the holy Qur’an
The Qur’an is a complete code of life. Every step in the life of a Muslim should be following the advice of the Qur’an.
Islam teaches people how to be polite. The Quran says that we should walk politely.
”And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace.” (Surat al-Furqan [verse 63)
The Qur’an says that a true Muslim should never tease anyone.
”O you who have believed, let not people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them, nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one’s] faith. And whoever does not repent – then it is those who are the wrongdoers.” (Surat al-Hujurat [verse 11])
The Holy Qur’an talks of showing kindness to others in all circumstances.
”But seek, through that which Allah has given you, the home of the Hereafter; and [yet], do not forget your share of the world. And do good as Allah has done well to you. And desire not corruption in the land. Indeed, Allah does not like corrupters.” (Surat Al-Qasas [verse 77])
In times of crisis, one must keep faith in the oneness of Allah SWT.
”And [mention] the man of the fish, when he went off in anger and thought that We would not decree [anything] upon him. And he called out within the darknesses, “There is no deity except You; exalted, are You. Indeed, I have been the wrongdoers.” (Surat al-Anbya [verse 87])
Hospitality has been given special importance in Islam. The Qur’an instructs us to show respect to our guests.
”Has there reached you the story of the honored guests of Abraham? When they entered upon him and said, “[We greet you with] peace.” He replied, “[And upon you] peace, [you are] a people unknown. Then he went to his family and came with a fat [roasted] calf. And placed it near them; he said,” Will you not eat?” (Surat Adh-Dhariyat [verses 24-27))
A good Muslim is committed to social work. He will spend money on charity.
”Believe in Allah and His Messenger and spend out of that in which He has made you successors. For those who have believed among you and spent, there will be a great reward.” (Surat al-Hadid [verse 7])
In the Qur’an, people are told to walk the right path and do good deeds.
”My dear son, establish Salāh, and bid the Fair and forbid the Unfair, and observe patience on what befalls you. Surely, this is among the matters of determination.” (Surat Luqman [verse 17])
There are different kinds of good and bad people in the world. But in any circumstance, a Muslim would do well to avoid bad.
”And not equal are the good deeds and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better, and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend.” (Surah Fussilat [verse 34])
May Allah grant us the grace to live according to the guidance of the Qur’an. Amen.