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Inspiration and Motivation in Quran

Muslims believe that Allah Almighty is closer to us than our jugular vein and that He (SWT) is All-Knowing, Just and the Most Merciful. By keeping this in mind, place your worries and fears with Him and really see that there is Someone taking care of you. Allah says:

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ

“The month of Ramazan is that in which the Quran was revealed, a guidance to men and clear proofs of the guidance.” (Surah al-Baqarah, 2:185)

Daily recitation of the Quran brings reward from Allah; it can also bring other benefits in the form of the cleansing of the heart, a chance of communication with Allah and thus becoming a better Muslim every day. The Holy Quran is a highly admired Book of Allah (SWT) that requires proper understanding. Allah says:

الَّذِينَ قَالَ لَهُمُ النَّاسُ إِنَّ النَّاسَ قَدْ جَمَعُوا لَكُمْ فَاخْشَوْهُمْ فَزَادَهُمْ إِيمَانًا وَقَالُوا حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ

Those who said to them [the people], “Indeed the people (have) certainly gathered against you, so fear them.” But it increased them (in) faith and they said, “Sufficient for us (is) Allah and (He is the) best [the] Disposer of affairs.” (Surah Al-Imran 3:173)

Accepting that you cannot control everything is a major key to managing anxiety, which can be done more easily with the understanding that Almighty Allah has a greater plan and that He (SWT) knows what is best for us.

Here are some rewards, benefits, and virtues of reciting the Holy Quran:

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

A Muslim must turn towards the Quran as a source of enlightenment. as Allah says: “There has come to you enlightenment from your Lord. So, whoever will see does so for (the benefit of) his soul, and whoever is blind (does harm) against it. And (say), “I am not a guardian over you.” (Quran, 6:104)

Muslims should not lose hope in times of hardships and must remember that Allah is merciful.“Do not despair of the mercy of Allah.” (Quran, 39:53)

A Muslim has to find inspiration by just looking around and seeing the countless blessings that Almighty Allah has bestowed upon humans. Allah says: “Then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?” (Quran, 55:13)

Whenever a Muslim thinks that the temptations are increasing and there is a need for inspiration to resist them, he or she should turn towards Allah and seek steadfastness. Allah says: “(Who say), “Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower.” (Quran,3:8)

It is a reminder for us that Allah Almighty is aware of our problems and we, as Muslims, are aware that He (SWT) is looking out for us. “I entrust my affairs unto God. Truly, Allah is aware of His servants.” (Quran, 40:44)

Muslims should always turn towards this Ayah of the Quran as a means of resisting pride that arises out of the complex of considering oneself superior to others pertinent to righteousness. “…. So do not claim yourselves to be pure; He is most knowing of who fears Him.” (Quran, 53:32)

Since Ramadan is the month of the Holy Quran, here are some inspiring Quranic verses that have moved hearts over the past 14 centuries:

  • “We have not sent you (O Muhammad) except as a mercy to all the worlds.” (Quran, 21:107)
  • “He Who created death and life so that He may test which of you is best indeed…” (Quran, 67:2)
  • “And I created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).” (Quran, 51:56)
  • “Wealth and sons are allurements of the life of this world: but the things that endure, Good Deeds, are best in the sight of thy Lord, as rewards, and best as (the foundation for) hopes.” (Quran, 18:46)
  • “Those who believe and perform good deeds We shall indeed grant pardon to them for their misdeeds and shall reward them according to the best of their deeds.” (Quran, 29:7)
  • “Nor can Goodness and Evil be equal. Repel (Evil) with that which is better: then he between whom and you was hatred will become as if he were your friend and intimate.” (Quran, 41:34-5)
  • “…And whosoever fears Allah…He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine…” (Quran, 65:2-3)
  • “If Allah helps you, none can overcome you. If He forsakes you, who is there, afterwards, that can help you? In Allah, then, let the believers put their trust.” (Quran, 3:160)
  • “There has come to you from God a light and a luminous Book, through which God, by His grace, guides all who seek His good pleasure on the path of peace, and brings them out of the depths of darkness into light and guides them unto a Straight Path.” (Quran, 5:15-16)
  • “No disaster strikes except by permission of Allah. And whoever believes in Allah – He will guide his heart. And Allah is Knowing of all things.” (Quran, 64:11)
  • “Those who spend their wealth in self-purification, and have in their minds no favour from anyone for which a reward is expected, but have only the desire to seek the pleasure of their Lord Most High, soon will they attain (complete) satisfaction.” (Quran, 92:18-21)
  • “Who is better in speech than the one who summons people unto God, and performed a good deed and says, ‘Truly I am of the believers.” (Quran, 41:33)
  • O mankind! There hath come to you an admonition from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts and for those who believe a Guidance and Mercy.” (Quran, 10:57)
  • “In time We will show them Our Signs in the utmost horizons and within themselves so that it will become manifest to them that this is indeed the Truth. Is it not enough (for them to know) that your Lord is Witness to all things?” (Quran, 41:53)
  • “…He sends down the angels with the Spirit of His divine inspiration to those among His servants that He chooses, enjoining them: ‘Warn humankind that there is no other God save Me. Therefore remain devoted to Me.” (Quran, 16:2)
  • “When my servants question you about me, tell them that I am near. I answer their prayers when they call on me; let them answer my call. Let them trust in me, that they may be guided along the path of righteousness.” (Quran, 2:186)
  • “And what is the uphill road? It is to free a slave or to feed in a day of hunger–an orphan near of kin, or some poor in misery. Then to be those who believe and exhort one another to patience and to compassion.” (Quran, 90:12-17)
  • “Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has faith, verily to him (or her) We will give a new life, and life that is good and pure, and We will reward them according to the best of their actions.” (Quran, 16:97)
  • “And say: Truth has (now) arrived, and Falsehood has perished: for Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish.” (Quran, 17:81)
  • “Therefore remember Me. I will remember you. Be grateful to Me and never show me ingratitude.” (Quran, 2:152)
  • “It is not their meat nor their blood (from sacrifices) that reaches Allah: It is your piety that reaches Him…” (Quran, 22:37)
  • “…And take a provision for the journey, but the best provision is piety. So fear Me, oh you who are wise.” (Quran, 2:197)
  • “O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even if it be against yourselves, your parents, and your relatives, or whether it is against the rich or the poor…” (Quran, 4:135)

The Holy Quran does not just comprise of teachings about the past nations but also encloses life-transforming instructions and guidelines from the Gracious Lord. From this verse, we can say that the Sacred Book Holy Quran consists of such examples which are very crucial for one to remember in order to seek constant guidance. So from the Quran, we can get any kind of guidance for our daily life problems and all kind of matters. Allah says:

وَلَقَدْ ضَرَبْنَا لِلنَّاسِ فِي هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنِ مِن كُلِّ مَثَلٍ لَّعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ 

“And, We have certainly presented for the people in this Qur’an from every [kind of] example – that they might remember.” (Surah Az-Zumar 39:27).

The Most Merciful has commanded all the Muslims to reflect on the Quranic Instructions not only to appreciate their significance for it is a Divine Book that leads towards righteousness and morality. It is our religious duty to recite the Quran with understanding. Allah says:

وَإِذْ يَمْكُرُ بِكَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لِيُثْبِتُوكَ أَوْ يَقْتُلُوكَ أَوْ يُخْرِجُوكَ وَيَمْكُرُونَ وَيَمْكُرُ اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ

“And when plotted against you those who disbelieved that they restrain you or kill you or drive you out. And they were planning and Allah (too) was planning. And Allah is (the) Best (of) the Planners.” (Surah Al-Anfal 8:30)

The Holy Quran is the best source of inspiration and motivation that a Muslim can turn towards in times of need. Whenever a Muslim feels down and out, he or she must turn towards the Holy Quran for inspiration, motivation, and guidance. May Almighty Allah guide us all. Ameen!