We all have busy lives. Quran teaches Muslims to live in peace, Respect, care for each other and follow the right way. We are living in a world of competition where it is necessary to keep moving forward. These efforts, sometimes, affect our relationship with Allah Subha Na Wa Ta’ala. A busy life is often blamed for not being able to recite Quran regularly. Quran and Islam are essential for one another. None of the Muslims can lead their existence without the Holy Quran. Allah says:
وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاءٌ وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلَا يَزِيدُ الظَّالِمِينَ إِلَّا خَسَارًا
“And We reveal from the Quran that it (is) healing and a mercy for the believers, but not it increases the wrongdoers except (in) loss.” (Surah Al-Isra` 17:82)
Living by the Quran requires we Muslims, to understand it first. To understand it, we have to use our minds for this we have to spend time and effort just like we do for other things in our life. For understanding the Quran, we should read it with translation in that language which we can understand easily. Allah says:
الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ
“Those who believe in the unseen, and establish the prayer, and out of what We have provided them they spend.” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:3)
Blessings of the Quran, Benefits, and Virtues of the Quran and its Recitation:
- Allah will elevate Muslims status in this life and hereafter
- The rewards of reciting the Quran are many
- Quran as intercessor in the day of judgment
- The best of us who learn the Quran
- Healing Power of The Quran
- Virtues of reciting the Quran
- Dispelling worries and regret
- A Muslim’s status is raised by the Quran
- The rewards of reciting the Quran in Qiyaamah
- Reciting Quran in Ramadan has more significance
أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ عَبَثًا وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُونَ
“Then did you think that We created you uselessly and that you to Us not will be returned?” (Surah Al-Muminun 23:115)
We have to put any effort into it. It’s important to know that gaining knowledge and understanding of the Quran is necessary for every Muslim. Seeking knowledge of the Quran is a spiritual duty demanded by Allah on every Muslim. The Holy Quran is the fountainhead of whole knowledge, yet there is a dissimilarity between the Holy Quran. Allah says:
فَإِذَا قُضِيَتِ الصَّلَاةُ فَانتَشِرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَابْتَغُوا مِن فَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
“Then when is concluded the prayer, then disperse in the land and seek from (the) Bounty of Allah, and remember Allah much so that you may succeed.” (Surah Al-Jumu’ah 62:10)
What does role does the Quran play in our lives?
- Teaches Muslim parents to create homes that are safe and nurturing— emotionally, physically, and spiritually— for Muslim children. (Quran, 2:233)
- Teaches us to treat our parents well. (Quran, 6:151)
- Encourages us to be loving spouses— patient, kind, affectionate, and just.
- Encourages us to respect life and all that Allah has created, to be responsible for the resources with which He has provided us.
- Discourages us from devoting our lives to envy and competition.
- Teaches us gratitude, enhancing our joy in the Dunya.
- Builds unity in the ummah.
- Teaches us to avoid conflict and seek peace.
- Encourages us in halal work. (Quran, 18:110)
- Teaches us to be faithful to our employers while not compromising our obedience to Allah.
- Teaches us to be good students of the message. (Quran, 7:158)
- Encourages us to enjoy the good things that Allah has given us.
- Teaches us to be grateful for tests that may come in the form of trials and hardships.
- Saves us from becoming enslaved to pleasure. (Quran, 3:14)
- Teaches us to be truthful.
- Obliges us to be fair and honest in our dealings with others.
- Inspires us with a love for the beauty of nature.
- Discourages racism, showing us how Allah judges us according to our righteousness alone. (Quran, 7:168)
- Unites people of many cultures.
- Shows us the folly of violence. (Quran, 59:14)
- Helps us focus our minds on what’s most important.
- Encourages intellectual integrity.
- Gives us examples of heroically righteous men, women, and children. (Quran, 12:22)
- Counters the world’s attempts to make heroes of sinful people.
- Teach us how to pray. “And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways.” (Al Qur’an, 29:69)
- Gives us dietary guidelines. (Quran, 2:173)
- Obliges us to be clean. (Quran, 5:6)
- Prevents us from committing shirk.
- Compels us to remember Allah always.
- Dispels sadness, fear, anger, and worry just by the hearing of a recitation. (Quran, 3:108)
- Aids us in decision-making.
- Exhorts us to care for the weak, the poor, those with challenges, the vulnerable, the young, and the aged. (Quran, 2:3)
- Changes us in positive ways, transforming us into the persons Allah created us to be.
- Exhorts us to remove ourselves from the countless distractions of worldly life to spend time alone with our creator, praying and reflecting on His words.
- Gives us hope of a beautiful reward. (Quran, 3:136)
الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ
“Those who believed and find satisfaction their hearts in the remembrance (of) Allah. No doubt, in the remembrance of Allah find satisfaction the hearts.” (Surah Ar-Ra`d 13:28)
Quran is the only way to honour and morality and all Muslims must find this way. So understanding the Book of Allah is better than just Quran reciting and it is possible when it is interpreted by some local or an easily explicable language. Quran will act as an intercessor on the Day of Judgment. Allah says:
“O you who believe! Let not your properties or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. And whosoever does that, then they are the losers.” (Surah Al-Munafiqoon 63:9)
The Qur’an is an extraordinary Book that penetrates every aspect of one’s life. Its message is for everyone. Its benefits are endless. It just needs an open, sincere heart that is looking for truth. Islam teaches that if you read the Quran in its entirety, Allah will grant one of your prayers. Traditionally, Muslims read the Quran and then they pray to Allah. Islamic people view the Quran as a source of guidance and societal laws.