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Quran is a Guidance for the Whole of Humankind

Allah has created man and given him the reason, and He has sent down to him Revelation and sent to him Messengers to call him to the truth and warn him against falsehood. Then He has left him to make his own choice. If a person obeys, he benefits himself, and if he disobeys, he harms himself. Quran is undoubtedly a glorious, unparalleled book of guidance, mercy, healing, and spirituality. The Quran is a clear admonition to people of all ages and cultures. Allah says:

إِنَّ هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ يَهْدِي لِلَّتِي هِيَ أَقْوَمُ وَيُبَشِّرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ الصَّالِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ أَجْرًا كَبِيرًا

“Indeed, this, the Quran, guides to that which (is) most straight and gives glad tidings to the believers – those who do the righteous deeds, that for them (is) a reward great.” (Surah Al-Isra` 17:9)

Allah has created us with the ability to choose, and He has sent down to us guidance and the Criterion. So whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger will enter Paradise and whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger will enter Hell. The Muslims believe that the guidance in the Quran is for all time and all people. Allah has created man with the ability to choose, and He has created him able to do both, either believe or disbelieve. To read and comply with the Quran is one of a Muslim’s most important responsibilities. 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 guides whomsoever He wills and sends astray whomsoever He wills. He has told us that He guides those who obey Him and turn to Him. In the Quran itself, Allah has described how the Quran guides only those whose hearts are humble, submissive, and receptive to being guided. The Quran’s morality is the only way of life that befits human nature.

Guidance is based on certain principles and assumptions:

  1. The guidance refers to the process of helping individuals to discover
  2. Guidance build habits and values towards one’s profession
  3. Guidance is an enormous need in every individual’s life
  4. The guidance provides direction to help mankind judge
  5. Guidance imparted in the development of personality
  6. The guidance refers to advice to solve a problem
  7. Guidance individual be able to shape his destiny
  8. Guidance develop their potential in all activities
  9. Guidance is quite democratic in nature
  10. Guidance is greater than their need
  11. Guidance is something that cannot be ignored
  12. Guidance should observable evidence of its need
  13. Guidance would contribute significantly to society
  14. Guidance take all-round development of the person
  15. Guidance is endless even if a person reaches the top
  16. Guidance to an individual in different stages of his life
  17. Guidance should be regarded as a continuous process
  18. Guidance help to achieve an optimal level of happiness
  19. Guidance is essential for the development of a positivity
  20. Guidance ensures each individual take interest in society

The Quran places emphasis on the oneness of human beings. It introduces the idea of common human origin and ancestry at four different places and says that humans have their origin in a single cell or soul. Allah sent down the Quran as a guide to humanity and conveyed the simplest and the best way to lead one’s life. The verses give us the good news that Islam is easy to practice: According to the Quran, Allah has laid down the solution of every human problem in the Quran very clearly. Allah says:

 ‏إِنَّ فِى ذَلِكَ لَذِكْرَىٰ لِمَن كَانَ لَهُۥ قَلْبٌ أَوْ أَلْقَى ٱلسَّمْعَ وَهُوَ شَهِيدٌۭ ‎

“There is a reminder in this for whoever has a heart or cared to listen and witness.” (Surah Qaf 50:37).

The Quran orders people to keep their vows, to act honestly in trade, to help the poor, to mediate between cross people, to act justly, to give jobs and tasks to those who are qualified and to work; it also advises people not to believe every piece of news they hear without searching whether it is true or not. Thus, the message of the Quran is universal and eternal. Allah knows the believers and the disbelievers, and what they will do, and He knows what their fate will be in the Hereafter.

Guidance must take into account the all-round development of the individual:

  • Quran is a guidance and a mercy for the righteous ones
  • Quran is like a wise learned man who, in his silence
  • Quran is counted as the source of guidance
  • Quran is a piece of knowledge and lessons
  • Quran explains the end of the righteous
  • Quran translated the book of the universe
  • Quran implies glad tidings for the believers
  • Quran is guidance, the evidence between right and wrong
  • Quran admonishes, encourages, warns, tells instructive stories
  • Quran speaks with thousand different tongues, instructs others

Islam is the religion of the natural state of man (fitrah), the religion of reason and thought. Allah has distinguished the truth from falsehood. He has enjoined all that is good and forbidden all that is evil. He has permitted good things and forbidden evil things. There is no compulsion in religion because the benefits or harms come back upon the created being, not upon the Creator. Allah says:

إِلَّا أَن يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ وَاذْكُر رَّبَّكَ إِذَا نَسِيتَ وَقُلْ عَسَىٰ أَن يَهْدِيَنِ رَبِّي لِأَقْرَبَ مِنْ هَٰذَا رَشَدًا

“Except, “If Allah wills.” And remember your Lord when you forget and say, “Perhaps [that] will guide me, my Lord, to a nearer (way) than this right way.” (Surah Al-Kahf 18:24)

The Quran teaches people all of the vital rules of the real system that contains all phases of the social and civilized life, from the family life and the mutual rights and duties of husband and wife to international relations, from greeting to entering houses by getting permission. He does not guide the person who does not strive to be guided, nor submits. Instead, He lets them go astray, as they have chosen so themselves. Allah says:

مَنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَلِنَفْسِهِ ۖ وَمَنْ أَسَاءَ فَعَلَيْهَا ۗ وَمَا رَبُّكَ بِظَلَّامٍ لِلْعَبِيدِ

“Whoever does righteousness – it is for his [own] soul, and whoever does evil [does so] against it. And your Lord is not ever unjust to [His] servants.” (Surah Fussilat 41:46)

The Quran advises people to keep their eyes and hearts open, not to act blindly, to contemplate, to study the earth, the skies and those between them, to have the knowledge, to study the states of the previous nations and countries and to draw lessons from them.  Allah does not impose on any self any more than it can stand. For it is what it has earned; against it, what it has merited. Allah does not take us to a task if we forget or make a mistake.

Seeking Guidance From The Quran, Allah Almighty says:

  • “And guides whom He wills to a straight path.” (Quran 10:25)
  • “The One Who created me, and He guides me.” (Qamar 26:78)
  • “These are the verses of the book that make things clear.” (Quran 26:2)
  • “Truly, Allah guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever.” (Quran 39:3)
  • “They are invited to the book of Allah to settle their dispute.” (Quran 3:23)
  • “The Quran introduces itself as the guidance for the worlds.” (Quran 3:96)
  • “Allah desires ease for you; He does not desire difficulty for you.” (Al-Baqara 2: 185)
  • “And We have revealed the Book to you explaining clearly everything.” (Quran 16:89)
  • “While as for those who accept guidance, He increases their guidance and bestows on them their piety.” (Quran 47:17)
  • “This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, for those who are conscious of Allah.” (Quran 02:02)
  • “And the duty of the Messenger is only to convey (the Message) plainly.” (al-Ankaboot 29:18)

The Quran describes its other function as the presentation of the Prophetic mission, which is aimed at the guidance of humanity, by delivering it from darkness and leading it towards the light. Quran emancipates humanity and leads it towards the light of knowledge and wisdom. It is clear that faith or disbelief, obedience or disobedience, is a matter of personal choice. Allah has made reward and punishment dependent upon this choice. Allah says:

الر كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ لِتُخْرِجَ النَّاسَ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِمْ إِلَىٰ صِرَاطِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ

“Alif Laam Ra. A Book which We have revealed to you, so that you may bring out the mankind from the darkness[es] to the light by the permission (of) their Lord, to the Path (of) the All-Mighty, the Praiseworthy.” (Surah Ibrahim 14:1)

Quran is the absolute necessity of steering completely clear of any misinterpretations of its verses and distorted meanings derived from its text. One must acknowledge and be wary of Satan who is working day and night to mislead humankind from the Right Path. It is easy for Satan to mislead those humans who are still far away from the Quran. Allah is Omniscient and knows what has happened and is happening and what is yet to come. 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)

Many people come back towards Allah after they encounter and endure extremely distressful and difficult situations. The Quran becomes a source of peace, guidance and mercy for anyone who seeks to become closer to Allah, but it is all the more so for those with a broken soul and a shattered will who want to turn back towards Allah in repentance and submission after they have endured hardship, loss, grief or calamity in life.