Patience brings power and strength

The Concept of The Quran

The Qur’an is the literal word of God, The Almighty (Allah in Arabic), revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the Angel Gabriel. The first verses of the Quran were revealed during the month of Ramadan, to the Prophet (PBUH) in the cave of Hira. It provides direction to help mankind judge between right and wrong, without which, man would surely be in loss. The Qur’an is the last scripture revealed by Almighty Allah (God), confirming what little truth remains in parts of previous scriptures and refuting. Allah says:

لَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُم بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ

“There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer, for he is concerned over you and to the believers he is kind and merciful.” (Surah At-Tawbah 9:128)

Allah has made the Quran very easy to understand and remember. This is, in fact, the only book on earth that can be memorized and is memorized by millions of Muslims around the world. It is Allah Who has made Quran learning easy that we can remember the Quran’s verses fluently even when Arabic is not our first language. Allah says:

وَلَقَدْ صَرَّفْنَا فِى هَٰذَا ٱلْقُرْءَانِ لِلنَّاسِ مِن كُلِّ مَثَلٍۢ ۚ وَكَانَ ٱلْإِنسَٰنُ أَكْثَرَ شَىْءٍۢ جَدَلًۭا

“We have explained in detail in this Qur’an, for the benefit of mankind, every kind of similitude: but man is, in most things, contentious.” (Surah Al-Kahf, 54)

Allah commands, a Muslim is worshipping God and fulfilling his purpose in life. Among the four Heavenly Books, the Holy Quran holds the honour of the most Respectable Sacred Scripture as it was revealed on the Last Prophet ﷺ. It consists of teachings and instructions enough for the rest of the world, is written by Allah SWT and is also said to be in His Own Protection. Allah says:

فَوَيْلٌ لِّلْمُصَلِّينَ الَّذِينَ هُمْ عَن صَلَاتِهِمْ سَاهُونَ الَّذِينَ هُمْ يُرَاءُونَ وَيَمْنَعُونَ الْمَاعُونَ

“Woe to those who pray, who are heedless of their prayer, who pray to be seen and withhold small acts of kindness.” (Surah Al-Maun 107:4-7)

In Islam, worship is a comprehensive term that includes all actions and sayings (whether private or public) that Allah loves and is pleased with. A firm belief in Allah’s commandments and acceptance is another distinction between the apostles of Islam and idolaters of Shariah. Satisfaction intertwining with the cascade of heart and the positive vibes that a human body reflects is the result of reviving and accepting the principles of Islam. Allah says:

There are easy ways that make your bond stronger with Allah:

  1. Quran informed about humans and described our Lord
  2. Quran told us about His attributes, names, and deeds
  3. Quran focuses divine light on each and every object 
  4. Quran teaches forgive those who did wrong to you
  5. Quran separating thereby the right from the wrong
  6. Quran subject matter is vast and comprehensive
  7. Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadhan
  8. Quran is accomplished by dint of knowledge
  9. Quran is a piece of knowledge and lessons
  10. Quran translated the book of the universe
  11. Quran revealed directly into the heart
  12. Quran is a pearl of the book wisdom
  13. Quran is the word of Allah directly
  14. Quran is ‘Huda’, the guiding light
  15. Quran is the book of guidance
  16. Quran is the last holy book
  17. Quran is the book of mercy
  18. Quran give yourself a reward
  19. Quran is the book of glad tidings
  20. Quran contains all kinds of principles
  21. Quran is a material and spiritual guide 
  22. Quran read and recited daily called ‘tilawat’ 
  23. Quran contains all creed, deeds, and ethics
  24. Quran has a specific characteristic, superiority
  25. Quran is the most widely read book in the world
  26. Quran is a miracle in terms of its words and meaning
  27. Quran is the last scripture revealed by Almighty Allah
  28. Quran is the whole of not only meaning but also words
  29. Quran was revealed into the heart of the Prophet (PBUH)
  30. Quranic context, knowledge, carries a great significance

Quran emphasizes the acceptance of Allah Almighty in the hearts of Muslims to attain the level of wealth. The wealth is not in sense of money but the wealth of heart satisfaction. The inner peace is accepting Islam in hearts that eventually will lead to the submissiveness of the world for the believer. Allah says:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُكُمْ أَن تُؤَدُّوا الْأَمَانَاتِ إِلَىٰ أَهْلِهَا وَإِذَا حَكَمْتُم بَيْنَ النَّاسِ أَن تَحْكُمُوا بِالْعَدْلِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ نِعِمَّا يَعِظُكُم بِهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ سَمِيعًا بَصِيرًا

“Verily, Allah commands you to render trusts to whom they are due and when you judge between people to judge with justice. Excellent is that which Allah instructs you. Verily, Allah is ever Hearing and Seeing.” (Surah An-Nisa 4:58)

Night and day, health and illness, joy and sorrow, old age and death are all truths written in this book. The most important topic mentioned throughout the Qur’an is the belief in the One, True God. God informs us that He has no partner, no son, no equal and that none has the right to be worshipped except Him alone. Nothing is comparable to God and none of His creation resembles Him. The Qur’an also rejects the notion of attributing human qualities and limitations to God. Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ لِلَّهِ شُهَدَاءَ بِالْقِسْطِ ۖ وَلَا يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَآنُ قَوْمٍ عَلَىٰ أَلَّا تَعْدِلُوا اعْدِلُوا هُوَ أَقْرَبُ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ

“O you who believe, be persistently standing firm for Allah as witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just, for that is nearer to righteousness. Fear Allah, for verily, Allah is aware of what you do.” (Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:8)

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran:

  • “And worship Allah and associate none with Him.” (Quran 4:36)
  • “The revelation of The Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.” (Quran 39:1)
  • “Indeed in their stories, there is a lesson for men of understanding.” (Quran 12:111)
  • “guidance for mankind… and the distinction (between right and wrong).” (Quran 2:185)
  • “And this Qur’an is not such as could ever be produced by other than Allah.” (Quran 10:37)
  • “Cover not Truth with falsehood, nor conceal the Truth when you know (what it is).” (Quran 2:42)
  • “We have not sent down the Qur’an to thee to be (an occasion) for thy distress.” (Surah Ta-Ha, 2)
  • “(It is) a Qur’an which We have divided (into parts from time to time), in order that thou mightiest, recite it to men at intervals: We have revealed it by stages.” (Surah Al-Isra, 106)
  • Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an? If it had been from [any] other than Allah, they would have found within it much contradiction.” (Quran, 4:82)
  • “…And spend, it is better for your souls; and whoever is saved from the greediness of his soul, these it is that are successful.” (Quran 64:16)
  • “We shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgment so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least…” (Quran 21:47)

Since the start of Adam creation, Satan is man’s worst enemy and always keeps on devising schemes to keep a man astray by portraying this temporary world as an alluring and charming place. Quran the book of absolute guidance has also warned the people that Satan is feeble and holds no authority in distracting the people. Thanks to the Quran, translating the book of the universe. Allah says:

وَعِبَادُ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الَّذِينَ يَمْشُونَ عَلَى الْأَرْضِ هَوْنًا وَإِذَا خَاطَبَهُمُ الْجَاهِلُونَ قَالُوا سَلَامًا

“The servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say words of peace.”(Surah Al-Furqan 25:63)

The Quran is a book of wisdom because it teaches man the purpose and duties of all beings. The essentials of all true ways and paths are present in the Quran. Every fruit tree perceives a different fruit based on its structure in the universe; similarly, every tafsir scholar perceives different meanings in the Quran, finds doors of different knowledge, becomes exposed to the manifestations of different names of Allah and presents a different way of guidance. With this aspect, the Quran serves as a library though it is a single book. Allah says:

وَأَنْزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ الذِّكْرَ لِتُبَيِّنَ لِلنَّاسِ مَا نُزِّلَ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

“We have revealed to you the Reminder that you may make clear to men what has been revealed to them … “ (Quran 16:44)

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. Allah creates the hearts of a human and He sent down the Quran comprising His world hence only the speech of Allah can comfort hearts. The study of the Quran will further prove many facts and unearth hidden secrets in this Holy Scripture from Allah. We must try to recite Quran daily and look over the meanings to completely understand the message of Allah.