Quran is the last Holy Book

Quran Guide Us To The Straight Path

The Holy Quran is a book which by sound reasoning bestows insight upon man. It shows the right path to man by giving the accounts of the Prophets and the nations. It motivates him through parables, exhortations and warnings. The Quran is one of the best ways of knowing how a person can fulfil this purpose of pleasing Almighty Allah and giving meaning to his or her life. The Quran is a guidance, evidence, and discrimination between right and wrong and a manifest light for the people to guide them aright and help them meet their needs. Allah says:

وَيَزِيدُ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ اهْتَدَوْا هُدًى ۗ وَالْبَاقِيَاتُ الصَّالِحَاتُ خَيْرٌ عِندَ رَبِّكَ ثَوَابًا وَخَيْرٌ مَّرَدًّا

“And Allah increases those who were guided, in guidance, and the enduring good deeds are better to your Lord for reward and better for recourse.” (Surah Maraym 19:76)

The Quran bears verbal witness to the sovereignty of God. It describes the great, hidden, determinative force at work throughout the cosmos with great force and clarity. It gives us definitive information on those metaphysical realities, which elude the hand and the eye. Not only does it spell out the facts of existence, but it also builds up an astonishing gallery of word pictures. Thus, it brings a hitherto unseen world before our very eyes. Allah says:

إِنَّكَ لَا تَهْدِي مَنْ أَحْبَبْتَ وَلَٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ يَهْدِي مَن يَشَاءُ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ

“Indeed, you (can) not guide whom you love, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He (is) most knowing (of) the guided ones.” (Surah Al-Qasas 28:56)

Allah has laid down solutions to every human problem in the Quran. The Quran shows us where the strength lies, giving us a handhold on a rope that never breaks. Without this, we have no real support in life. Moreover, only through attachment to God can human beings retain their hold on the cord that binds each to each.

  1. The Quram guide us in the sense of distinguishing right from wrong
  2. The Quran is a book of wisdom, of every expression of correction
  3. The Quran is a guide of humanity, delivering it from darkness
  4. The Quran is a true reflection of one’s relationship with God
  5. The Quran guides moral sense to distinguish the right way
  6. The Quran is a book of directions, the right path to tread
  7. The Quran lays down to build and organize society
  8. The Quran provides everything that man needs
  9. The Quran guides us to find faults and doubts
  10. The Quran shows the right path for man
  11. The Quran is a guide between right and wrong
  12. The Quran guide us in every step of the way of life
  13. The Quran, first and foremost, is the Proclamation of God
  14. The Quran guide us into all truth and tell us about the future
  15. The Quran determines its goal to be the chains of ignorance
  16. The Quran is a scale on which man’s devotion to his Creator
  17. The Quran guide us in a perfect divine plan and destiny of life
  18. The Quran is a manifest light and helps them in all their needs
  19. The Quran goes without saying that God is dearer to him than any other

The Quran, first and foremost, is the Proclamation of God. Just as every individual and society possesses a set of guidelines for its optimal functioning, so is the Quran a ‘Guidebook’ for entire humanity revealed by Allah. The Quran is the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe the Quran is the book of Divine guidance and direction for mankind. The Quran is a book of guidance and a sea of knowledge for those who take inspiration from it.

Principles for Those Seeking the Path of Allah, Allah Almighty says in The Holy Quran:

  • “Walk with humility and sedateness.” (Quran 25:63)
  • “Fulfil your promises and commitments.” (Quran 17:34)
  • “Keep yourself clean, and pure.” (Quran 9:108, 4:43, 5:6)
  • “Say with your mouth what is in your heart.” (Quran 3:167)
  • “Be nice to people who work under your care.” (Quran 4:36)
  • “In your collective life, make room for others.” (Quran 58:11)
  • “Seek your provision only by fair endeavour.” (Quran 29:17, 2:188)
  • “Observe assembly etiquettes while sitting in and leaving.” (Quran 58:11)
  • “And We have revealed the Book to you explaining everything.” (Quran 16:89)
  • “Talk straight, to the point, without any ambiguity or deception.” (Quran 33:70)
  • “When you voice an opinion, be just, even if it is against a relative.” (Quran 6:152)
  • “Correct yourself and your families first (before trying to correct others).” (Quran 66:6)
  • “A Book We have sent down to you so that you may bring forth mankind from the darkness into the light……” (Quran 14:1)
  • “Choose the best words to speak and say them in the best possible way.” (Quran 17:53, 2:83)

The Quran is a scripture which gives us definite knowledge concerning the realities of life. Those who have tried to understand the universe without recourse to the guidance of God will be akin to those blind people who try to find out what an elephant is by touching the different parts of its body. In the absence of true knowledge, their conclusions have been like those of a man, fumbling in the dark, and just hazarding wild guesses as to the nature of his surroundings, without ever truly understanding it. Allah says:

إِن تَحْرِصْ عَلَىٰ هُدَاهُمْ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَهْدِي مَن يُضِلُّ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن نَّاصِرِينَ

“If you desire [for] their guidance, then indeed, Allah (will) not guide whom He lets go astray, and not (are) for them any helpers.” (Surah An-Nahl 16:37)

The Quran presents to us the knowledge about God. It not only speaks about His existence but also paints an incredibly vivid picture of the Being who sustains and directs the universe. Not only does it tell us about the Hereafter, but also describes the Day of Judgement so graphically that its horrors become deeply etched on our consciousness. The supreme status of the Quran as a source of knowledge entails that in all matters on which the Book of Allah has given guidance. Allah says:

مَّنْ عَمِلَ صَٰلِحًا فَلِنَفْسِهِۦ ۖ وَمَنْ أَسَآءَ فَعَلَيْهَا ۗ وَمَا رَبُّكَ بِظَلَّٰمٍ لِّلْعَبِيدِ

“Whoever does good, it is to their benefit. And whoever does evil, it is to their loss. Your Lord is never unjust to His creation.” (Fussilat 41:46)

The Quran explains that it is God alone who sustains us throughout our lives here on Earth. Through Him, our hearts are set at ease, for He provides true warmth in life. He rescues us in times of peril and assists us in the hour of need. All power rests in His hands. Honour and glory will be the reward of any nation that looks to Him for support, while only disgrace and humiliation will be the lot of those who abandon Him. To know this is to hold the key to all the treasures in life. He who possesses this key gains all; he who loses it loses all.