The Impact of the Quran on Our Lives— From Cradle to Grave

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What does role does the Quran play in our lives? Here’s a short list. Please add your own views in the comments section below!

The Quran:

  1. Teaches Muslim parents to create homes that are safe and nurturing— emotionally, physically, and spiritually— for Muslim children. [Quran, 2:233]
  2. Teaches us to treat our parents well. [Quran, 6:151]
  3. Encourages us to be loving spouses— patient, kind, affectionate, and just.
  4. Encourages us to respect life and all that Allah has created, to be responsible with the resources with which He has provided us.
  5. Discourages us from devoting our lives to envy and competition.
  6. Teaches us gratitude, enhancing our joy in the dunya.
  7. Builds unity in the ummah.
  8. Teaches us to avoid conflict and seek peace.
  9. Encourages us in halal work. [Quran, 18:110]
  10. Teaches us to be faithful to our employers while not compromising our obedience to Allah.
  11. Teaches us to be good students of the message. [Quran, 7:158]
  12. Encourages us to enjoy the good things that Allah has given us.
  13. Teaches us to be grateful for tests that may come in the form of trials and hardships.
  14. Saves us from becoming enslaved to pleasure. [Quran, 3:14]
  15. Teaches us to be truthful.
  16. Obliges us to be fair and honest in our dealings with others.
  17. Inspires us with a love for the beauty of nature.
  18. Discourages racism, showing us how Allah judges us according to our righteousness alone. [Quran, 7:168]
  19. Unites people of many cultures.
  20. Shows us the folly of violence. [Quran, 59:14]
  21. Helps us focus our minds on what’s most important.
  22. Encourages intellectual integrity.
  23. Gives us examples of heroically righteous men, women, and children. [Quran, 12:22]
  24. Counters the world’s attempts to make heroes of sinful people.
  25. Teaches us how to pray.
  26. Gives us dietary guidelines. [Quran, 2:173]
  27. Obliges us to be clean. [Quran, 5:6]
  28. Prevents us from committing shirk.
  29. Compels us to remember Allah always.
  30. Dispels sadness, fear, anger, and worry just by the hearing of a recitation. [Quran, 3:108]
  31. Aids us in decisionmaking.
  32. Exhorts us to care for the weak, the poor, those with challenges, the vulnerable, the young, and the aged. [Quran, 2:3]
  33. Changes us in positive ways, transforming us into the persons Allah created us to be.
  34. Exhorts us to remove ourselves from the countless distractions of worldly life in order to spend time alone with our creator, praying and reflecting on His words.
  35. Gives us hope of a beautiful reward. [Quran, 3:136]

 

How has the Quran influenced, changed, or enriched your life? Add your comments below!

 

 

 

10 Comments

  1. Assalamualaikum Wa rahmatullahi Wa barakatuh!!

    By reading Quran on daily basis we can acquire the “Taqwa” ( fear) and receive guidance from Allah Subahau Wa taala. The Quran infuses us to be patience in all the situations in both worldly and religious matters.
    Allah Subahanau Wa taala will definetly increases the “Towhid ” (faith) there by we will get insipiration to be steadfast in our ” deen-e-Islam “.

    Jazak Allah Khair,

    Muhammad Shakir Hussain.

  2. Shahnaz April 19, 2016 Reply

    Assalamu alaykum wa rahmathullahi wabarakathuhu..

    Quran has influenced me in many aspects of life. Its message, meanings and miracles are clear to me each time I try to understand its verses.

  3. Shirin April 19, 2016 Reply

    Surely Quran is Furqan, distinguishing between good and bad. It is a manual for us. By understanding quran we can surely become good muslims.

  4. Learner April 20, 2016 Reply

    The Qur’an teaches us to worship Allah Alone and not worship any gods beside Him or associate any partners with Him.

    ﴾And [mention] when Luqman said to his son while he was instructing him, “O my son, do not associate [anything] with Allah. Indeed, association [with Him] is great injustice.”﴿

    • Learner April 20, 2016 Reply

      And it teaches us that there is no god but Allah, the Almighty.

  5. Zakir Hussain Salamat April 20, 2016 Reply

    Alhamdulillah ALLAH(SWT) teaches us in Quaran Hakeem wo Furqan Hameed.
    How to pass the Life here & be prepared to get succeed in Here After. Insha Allah.

  6. Ado jibrin April 20, 2016 Reply

    It teaches us to be prayerful and have total confidence in almighty God, ( THE ONE AND ONLY ONE).

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      UQA_S March 30, 2017 Reply

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  7. YAQOOB April 20, 2016 Reply

    SUBHAN ALLAH Hi ADDADA KHALAQi Hi
    WA ZEENAT ARSHi Hi
    WA RADDAH NAFSHi Hi
    WA MADDADA KALiMATi Hi

  8. Mohammed April 20, 2016 Reply

    Assalamualikum to all,
    If we muslims understand the power of Monotheism(Towheed) through Quran then with no doubt our ummah condition would change. During Companions(r.anhuma) time there was both Message(Quran) and the Messenger(Prophet(pbuh)). The same message was conveyed to Companions(r.anhuma) and history was registered since they followed each step in Quran. What about us? Are we really following the Quran or are we just reciting with our throats and nothing reaching the heart? Every Muslim must question whether 1. I am i following the business ethics which has been warned in Surah al-Mutaffifeen(83);2. Whether i am i practising Iman in my heart or Just lip-service.3. Social problems in today’s world and their solutions in Quran. The only difference between machines and human beings is Common sense which can only be found if they think. And so, Quran wants us to think and ponder. Just reciting wont provide any good outcome.

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