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Advice From Quran

Qur’an is relevant today, just as it was almost 2 millennia ago. We need to learn to use it and make it our friend throughout all stages of life, all circumstances and all experiences. Including in our student life. The Qur’an teaches mankind how to worship the One True God, hence fulfilling their true purpose in life, and attaining success in both this world and the next. It is the nature of this life that we have to put up with suffering and trials for different reasons, as pointed out in the Quran: Allah says:

وَإِمَّا يَنزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ نَزْغٌ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

“Hence, if it should happen that prompting from Satan stirs thee up (to blind anger), seek refuge with God: behold, He alone is all-hearing, all-knowing!” (Surah Fussilat, 41:36)

In this verse the best possible way and the greatest and best remedy against an open attack from the satanic forces are given i.e., to seek refuge with God and the promise of response from God is there for everyone who seeks to have it. Allah says:

يَا بُنَيَّ أَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَانْهَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَاصْبِرْ عَلَى مَا أَصَابَكَ إِنَّ ذَلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ

“O, my dear son! Be constant in prayer, and enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong, and bear in patience whatever (ill) may befall thee: this, behold, is something to set one’s heart upon!” (Surah Luqman, 31: 17-19)

Qur’an is the book revealed by Allah (Glory be to Him) for the entire mankind. It is a revelation sent to Prophet Muhammad (May Allah honour Him and Grant Him peace) for the span of approximately 23 years (13 years in Makkah and 10 years in Madina). It is a book which is most widely read in the World. It contains all the information which is necessary for success in both worlds. It is structured in such a way that can be understood in the context. It also joins one incident with other, simple information to a detailed one.

  1. Do not mix the truth with falsehood.  (Quran 2:42)
  2. Order righteousness to people only after practising it yourself. (Quran 2:44)
  3. Do not commit abuse on the earth. (Quran 2:60)
  4. Do not prevent people from mosques. (Quran 2:114)
  5. Do not follow anyone blindly. (Quran 2:170)
  6. Do not break the promise. (Quran 2:177)
  7. Do not engage in bribery. (Quran 2:188)
  8. Fight only with those who fight you. (Quran 2:190)
  9. Keep the etiquettes of war. (Quran 2:191)
  10. Protect orphans. (Quran 2:220)
  11. Do not have sexual intercourse during the menstrual period. (Quran 2:222)
  12. Breastfeed your children for two complete years. (Quran 2:233)
  13. Choose rulers by their merit. (Quran 2:247)
  14. No compulsion in religion. (Qur’an 2:256)
  15. Do not invalidate charity with reminders. (Quran 2:264)
  16. Help those in need by finding them. (Quran 2:273)
  17. Don’t consume interest. (Quran 2:275)
  18. Grant more time to repay if the debtor is in a hard time. (Quran 2:280)
  19. Write down the debt. (Quran 2:282)
  20. Keep the trust. (Quran2:283)
  21. Do not spy and backbite. (Quran 2:283)
  22. Believe in all prophets. (Quran 2:285)
  23. Do not burden a person beyond his scope. (Quran 2:286)
  24. Do not become divided. (Quran 3:103)
  25. Restrain Anger. (Qur’an 3:134)
  26. Do not be rude in your speech. (Quran 3:159)
  27. Think deeply about the wonders and creation of this universe. (Quran 3:191)
  28. Men and Women have equal rewards for their deeds. (Quran 3:195)
  29. The wealth of the dead should be distributed among his family members. (Quran 4:7)
  30. Women also have the right to inheritance. (Quran 4:7)
  31. Do not devour the property of orphans. (Quran 4:10)
  32. Do not marry those in your blood relation. (Quran 4:23)
  33. Do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly. (Quran 4:29)
  34. The family should be led by men. (Quran 4:34)
  35. Be good to others. (Quran 4:36)
  36. Do not be miserly. (Quran 4:37)
  37. Do not keep envy. (Quran 4:54)
  38. Judge with justice between people. (Quran 4:58)
  39. Do not kill each other. (Quran 4:92)
  40. Do not be an advocate for deceit. (Quran 4:105)
  41. Stand out firmly for justice. (Quran 4:135)
  42. Cooperate in righteousness. (Quran 5:2)
  43. Do not cooperate in sin and aggression. (Quran 5:2)
  44. Dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine are prohibited. (Quran 5:3)
  45. Be just. (Quran 5:8)
  46. Punish for crimes in an exemplary way. (Quran 5:38)
  47. Strive against sinful and unlawful. (Quran 5:63)
  48. Avoid intoxicants and alcohol. (Quran 5:90)
  49. Do not gamble. (Quran 5:90)
  50. Do not insult others’ deities. (Quran 6:108)
  51. Having majority’ is not a criterion of truth. (Quran 6:116)
  52. Don’t reduce weight or measure to cheat people. (Quran 6:152)
  53. Do not be arrogant. (Quran 7:13)
  54. Eat and Drink, But Be Not Excessive. (Quran 7:31)
  55. Wear good clothes during prayer times. (Quran 7:31)
  56. Forgive others for their mistakes. (Quran 7:199)
  57. Do not turn back in battle. (Quran 8:15)
  58. Protect and help those who seek protection. (Quran 9:6)
  59. Keep Purity. (Quran 9:108)
  60. Never give up hope of Allah’s Mercy. (Quran 12:87)
  61. Allah will forgive those who have done wrong out of ignorance. (Quran 16:119)
  62. Invitation to God should be with wisdom and good instruction. (Quran 16:125)
  63. No one will bear others’ sins. (Quran 17:15)
  64. Be dutiful to parents. (Quran 17:23)
  65. Do not say a word of disrespect to parents. (Quran 17:23)
  66. Do not spend money extravagantly. (Quran 17:29)
  67. Do not kill your children for fear of poverty. (Quran 17:31)
  68. Do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse. (Quran 17:32)
  69. Do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge. (Quran 17:36)
  70. Speak to people mildly. (Quran 20:44)
  71. Keep aloof from what is vain. (Quran 23:3)
  72. Do not enter others’ houses without seeking permission. (Quran 24:27)
  73. Allah will provide security for those who believe only in Allah. (Quran 24:55)
  74. Do not enter the parents’ private room without asking for permission. (Quran 24:58)
  75. Walk on earth in humility. (Quran 25:63)
  76. Do not neglect your portion of this world. (Quran 28:77)
  77. Invoke not any other god along with Allah. (Quran 28:88)
  78. Do not engage in homosexuality. (Quran 29:29)
  79. Enjoin right, forbid wrong. (Quran 31:17)
  80. Do not walk in insolence through the earth. (Quran 31:18)
  81. Lower your voice. (Quran 31:19)
  82. Women should not display their finery. (Quran 33:33)
  83. Allah forgives all sins. (Quran 39:53)
  84. Do not be the despair of the mercy of Allah. (Quran 39:53)
  85. Repel evil by good. (Quran 41:34)
  86. Decide on affairs by consultation. (Quran 42:38)
  87. Try for settlement between people. (Quran 49:9)
  88. Do not ridicule others. (Quran 49:11)
  89. Avoid suspicion. (Qur’an 49:12)
  90. Do not spy or backbite. (Quran 49:12)
  91. The noblest of you is the most righteous. (Quran 49:13)
  92. Honour guests. (Quran 51:26)
  93. Spent wealth in charity. (Quran 57:7)
  94. No Monasticism in religion. (Quran 57:27)
  95. Those who have knowledge will be given a higher degree by Allah. (Quran 58:11)
  96. Treat non-Muslims in a kind and fair manner. (Quran 60:8)
  97. Save yourself from covetousness. (Quran 64:16)
  98. Seek forgiveness of Allah. He is Forgiving and Merciful. (Quran 73:20)
  99. Do not repel one who asks. (Quran 93:10)
  100. Encourage feeding poor. (Quran 107:3)

رَبِّ قَدْ آتَيْتَنِي مِنَ الْمُلْكِ وَعَلَّمْتَنِي مِن تَأْوِيلِ الأَحَادِيثِ فَاطِرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ أَنتَ وَلِيِّي فِي الدُّنُيَا وَالآخِرَةِ تَوَفَّنِي مُسْلِمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ

“O, my Sustainer! Thou hast indeed bestowed upon me something of power and has imparted upon me some knowledge of the inner meaning of happenings. The originator of the heavens and the earth! Thou art near unto me in this world and in the life to come: let me die as one who has surrendered himself unto Thee ( as a Muslim) and join me with the righteous.” (Surah Yusuf, 12: 101)

The Holy Prophet (S) has said:

“‘You give me the guarantee for six things on your behalf and I will guarantee you’re getting Paradise for your eternal abode.

  1. To speak always the truth
  2. To fulfil your promise
  3. To discharge faithfully a trust
  4. To guard your private parts against any forbidden use
  5. To be away from the forbidden acts
  6. Guard yourself against consuming the forbidden or ill-earned food or drink

قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ ذَلِكَ أَزْكَى لَهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ

“Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and to be mindful of their chastity: this will be most conducive to their purity – (and) verily, God is aware of all that they do.” (Surah An-Nur, 24:30)


يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاء الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِن جَلَابِيبِهِنَّ ذَلِكَ أَدْنَى أَن يُعْرَفْنَ فَلَا يُؤْذَيْنَ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا

“O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters, as well as all (other) believing women, that they should draw over themselves some of their outer garments (when in public): this will be more conducive to their being recognized (as decent women) and not annoyed. But (withal) God is indeed much-forgiving, a dispenser of Grace!” (Surah Al – Ahzab, 33:59)


يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلًا سَدِيدًا

“O you who have attained to faith! Remain conscious of God, and (always) speak with a will to bring out (only) what is just and true .” (Surah Al – Ahzab, 33:70-72)


يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

“O you who have attained to faith! Fasting has been ordained for you as it was ordained for those before you so that you might remain conscious of God..” (Surah Baqarah, 2:183)

The Quran mentions every issue that concerns a man from the cradle to the grave; it also mentions or implies some scientific realities to be discovered in the future. The Quran has been read and studied not only by Muslims but also by many non-Muslim, conscientious scientists and academicians; they have appreciated the Quran and showed respect to it. We will give some examples of them: