By Quran Schooling | 10 August 2022
The Holy Quran is a complete guide for all Muslims. It is the guide to a perfect way of life. Being the actual word of Allah, the Quran involves a lot of invaluable lessons and information. It depends on us how we take those lessons and how we use them in our daily life.
The lessons mentioned in Quran are infinite. Every time you read it, something new clicks in mind. Thus, below we have mentioned the important lessons from the Quran that hold a lot of value. So, here we go.
ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَـٰلَمِينَ
“In the Name of Allah—the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.”
Surah Fatiha has a compelling lesson for us. Allah has told in this ayah that He is the only one capable of all praise.
It's human nature that whenever we succeed, we take pride in ourselves. We show the world that look how famous, rich, successful, or beautiful we are.
But Allah has mentioned in this ayah that He is the only one who is to be praised. Whatever we get, it's due to the blessing of Allah Almighty.
So what we learned through this ayah is that whenever we achieve something great in life, we should not become proud of ourselves because it is the favors and blessing of Allah that He has made us capable of achieving great things in life. So we should be thankful to him.
ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَب قَالَ يَـٰبُنَىَّ لَا تَقْصُصْ رُءْيَاكَ عَلَىٰٓ إِخْوَتِكَ فَيَكِيدُوا۟ لَكَ كَيْدًا ۖ إِنَّ ٱلشَّيْطَـٰنَ لِلْإِنسَـٰنِ عَدُوٌّۭ مُّبِينٌۭ
“He replied, “O my dear son! Do not relate your vision to your brothers, or they will devise a plot against you. Surely Satan is a sworn enemy to humankind.”
In this age, everything related to us is on social media. Anyone from any corner of the world can see our whole life, including our good grades, promotion, marriage, etc.
Whenever we achieve something good, the first thing that comes to mind is to share this news on social media.
But wait. What does Surah Yusuf teach us? Hazrat Yaqub (AS) refrains Hazrat Yusuf (A.S) from sharing the good dream, in which he saw stars, sun, and moon prostrating to him, with his brothers. He was afraid that they might get jealous and do something to harm Hazrat Yusuf (A.S).
So we learn to keep our achievements and good things in the life private so that our enemies or someone secretly jealous of us don't harm us in any way.
وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ ۖ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِى لَشَدِيدٌۭ
“And ˹remember˺ when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will certainly give you more. But if you are ungrateful, surely My punishment is severe.’”
This behavior has become common in our society that no matter how much we get, we have a thirst for more.
When we don't own a car, we want one. But what is our response when we get a car? Do we become thankful to Allah or wish we had a better car?
This ayah from Surah Ibrahim teaches us that we should be thankful for everything we own. If we become thankful to Allah, he surely will give us more.
In Surah Kahf, Allah has mentioned the story of Hazrat Mosa (AS) when he accompanied a man on a journey.
During the journey, the man built a hole in the boat. Hazrat Mosa (AS) could not bear it with patience and protested.
In the end, before parting their ways, the man told him the reasons behind the incident. He told him that he damaged the ship because there was a tyrant king who grabbed all ships, so he defaulted the ship to keep it away from that king.
The lesson is that we never know Allah's plan behind different incidents. Some things hurt us in our lives, and we question why it happened to us?
But this story tells us that we should be patient and trust Allah's plan. He must have planned something great for us.
Surah Maryam is a beautiful surah that encompasses lessons of Toheed of Allah and His ability to do the impossible. Has it ever happened that you are making dua, and suddenly a thought comes to mind: How can I get this thing? But Surah Maryam teaches us that nothing is impossible for Allah Almighty.
This Surah has mentioned Hazrat Zakariyyah (AS), who made dua to Allah for offspring even though he and his wife were both old. He made dua with complete belief in Allah, and Allah answered his prayers.
So what we learned from this Surah is that Allah can do anything. We should have firm belief and ask him whatever we wish.
يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ لَا تَدْخُلُوا۟ بُيُوتًا غَيْرَ بُيُوتِكُمْ حَتَّىٰ تَسْتَأْنِسُوا۟ وَتُسَلِّمُوا۟ عَلَىٰٓ أَهْلِهَا ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌۭ لَّكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ
“O believers! Do not enter any house other than your own until you have asked for permission and greeted its occupants. This is best for you, so perhaps you will be mindful.”
In this specific ayah of surah Noor Quran teaches us about keeping the privacy of others' homes. Allah has mentioned that we should not enter others' homes without their consent. And whenever we go to someone's house, we should first send Salamti on them as it is better way for us.
يَـٰوَيْلَتَىٰ لَيْتَنِى لَمْ أَتَّخِذْ فُلَانًا خَلِيلًۭا
“Woe to me! I wish I had never taken so-and-so as a close friend.”
In Surah Furqan, Allah has referred to the effect one takes from his friends. We spend a lot of time with our friends, and their habits, attitudes, and manners strongly influence our personality.
So this ayah warns us that if we keep bad company, we will adopt their habits and attitudes with time. So one should always keep a good Saleh company; otherwise, we would regret this one day.
يَـٰوَيْلَتَىٰ لَيْتَأَمْ حَسِبَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ ٱلسَّيِّـَٔاتِ أَن يَسْبِقُونَا ۚ سَآءَ مَا يَحْكُمُونَ
“Or do the evildoers ˹simply˺ think that they will escape Us? How wrong is their judgment!”
This ayah embodies a profound message for anyone who commits wrong deeds. Allah asked a question from the people of Quraish, who were enemies of Islam.
They used to torture the people who accepted Islam. Allah says do they think that they can escape from Allah? And we know that nobody can get away from the grip of Allah.
This ayah holds a warning for wrongdoers and comforts the oppressed, saying that people who have wronged them can't run from Allah. Allah will give them the punishment that they deserve.
يَـٰوَيْلَتَىٰ لَيْتَأَمْ حَسِبَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ ٱلسَّيِّـَٔاتِوَٱسْتَعِينُوا۟ بِٱلصَّبْرِ وَٱلصَّلَوٰةِ ۚ وَإِنَّهَا لَكَبِيرَةٌ إِلَّا عَلَى ٱلْخَـٰشِعِينَ
“And seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, it is a burden except for the humble—”
This ayah is mainly for people who lose hope and get depressed. Sometimes we feel like our problems will never end. We can't see any hope and can't find a solution. We are stuck in our hopelessness.
So the question is what a true believer should do in this situation. Allah gives us the answer through this ayah and tells us how we should behave during those times.
Allah says we should ask for His help and do two things. The first one is to be patient. We should not complain but keep calm and hope this difficulty will pass. Secondly, we should seek his help through prayer.
These two things will help us to get through suffering and difficult times in life.
وُسْعَهَا ۖ وَإِذَا قُلْتُمْ فَٱعْدِلُوا۟ وَلَوْ كَانَ ذَا قُرْبَىٰ ٰ
Today in our society, it is common practice to lie. If we don't want to go to work, we lie to our boss that we have an emergency. If we get caught in some situation, we lie to get out of it.
We lie to transform a situation in our favor. This is an awful practice.
Allah has commanded us to be truthful on many occasions in Quran. But in this particular ayah, it is pointed out that speak truth; speak with justice even when it involves your near or loved ones. How many times do we lie for our family?
Sometimes mothers lie to save their children from punishment, or friends lie for each other. Allah says you are not allowed to lie for your family. Allah says even if it's a matter of your kin, you should speak with justice.
That's a very practical lesson we as a society need to learn from this ayah.
وُسْعَهَا ۖ وَإِذَا قُلْتُمْ فَ وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوٓا۟ إِلَّآ إِيَّاهُ وَبِٱلْوَٰلِدَيْنِ إِحْسَـٰنًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ ٱلْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَآ أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَآ أُفٍّۢ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًۭا كَرِيمًۭا ٰ
“For your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And honour your parents. If one or both of them reach old age in your care, never say to them ˹even˺ ‘ugh,’ nor yell at them. Rather, address them respectfully.”
Islam has granted rights to everyone. Parents, neighbors, children, relatives, and slaves all have rights that we must fulfill. In this ayah, Allah has specified the rights of parents.
We all love our parents, but the vital question is, are we fulfilling our duties towards them? Are we obedient and respectful to them when we talk?
Allah teaches us that we should obey our parents in this ayah. And we should not use harsh words in front of them, especially when they get old.
وُسْعَهَا ۖ وَإِذَا قُلْتُمْ فَفَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيْرًۭا يَرَهُۥ ٰ
“So whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it.”
وُسْعَهَا ۖ وَإِذَا قُلْتُمْ فَفَمَنوَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍۢ شَرًّۭا يَرَهُۥ ٰ
“And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it.”
We do many things, good or bad, thinking it's just a small deed. What difference does it make? It has little or no effect on us. No, that's not right. Quran teaches us that little actions do matter.
You will get a good reward if you remove a stone from the road. Or if you help an old lady to carry heavy weight, it does not go in vain. You will be rewarded for every tiny thing you have done in your life.
Similarly, if you do something bad thinking it won't have any consequences, then you're mistaken.
Every little thing is noted, and you must face the consequences for all your deeds.
وُسْعَهَا ۖ وَإِذَا قُلْتُمْ فَفَيَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱجْتَنِبُوا۟ كَثِيرًۭا مِّنَ ٱلظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ ٱلظَّنِّ إِثْمٌۭ ۖ وَلَا تَجَسَّسُوا۟ وَلَا يَغْتَب بَّعْضُكُم بَعْضًا ۚ أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُكُمْ أَن يَأْكُلَ لَحْمَ أَخِيهِ مَيْتًۭا فَكَرِهْتُمُوهُ ۚ وَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ تَوَّابٌۭ رَّحِيمٌۭ ١٢ ٰ
O believers! Avoid many suspicions, ˹for˺ indeed, some suspicions are sinful. And do not spy, nor backbite one another. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of their dead brother? You would despise that!1 And fear Allah. Surely Allah is ˹the˺ Accepter of Repentance, Most Merciful.
In this day of modern technology, news travels at a fast rate. Something happens in another corner of the world, and you get a notification instantly.
But it has a negative effect also: it is very easy to deceive and spread false news. So Quran teaches us to be careful and avoids rumors and false news. Allah tells us that some of these suspicions are sins. So we should avoid committing these sins.
وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ ۚ وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُۥٓ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بَـٰلِغُ أَمْرِهِۦ ۚ قَدْ جَعَلَ ٱللَّهُ لِكُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ قَدْرًۭا ٰ
“And provide for them from sources they could never imagine. And whoever puts their trust in Allah, then He ˹alone˺ is sufficient for them. Certainly Allah achieves His Will. Allah has already set a destiny for everything.”
The most important lesson that Quran mentions is that we should only put our trust in Allah. We can't rely on our money, resources, success, and family because these are all temporary things.
We should get strength and support from Allah only.
And in the second part, Allah talks about the reward of trusting in Him. He says that whoever puts his trust in Allah, then Allah's support will be enough for him, and he will not need anyone else.
وَلَا تَقْتُلُوٓا۟ أَوْلَـٰدَكُمْ خَشْيَةَ إِمْلَـٰقٍۢ ۖ نَّحْنُ نَرْزُقُهُمْ وَإِيَّاكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ قَتْلَهُمْ كَانَ خِطْـًۭٔا كَبِيرًۭا ٰ
“Do not kill your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Surely killing them is a heinous sin.”
Do you also feel stressed about your future job? As poverty is increasing daily, youth get anxious about how they will get a job? How will they provide for their family? This fear of rizq is haunting us. But what does Allah says about it?
The answer is this ayah. It tells us that Allah is the provider of all humanity and it is his duty to give us rizq. He is al-Razzaq.
So we should not be stressed about money and rizq and leave that to Allah.
We hope you loved the quran lessons for adults. Quran is the book of guidance and is full of invaluable lessons. Above mentioned lessons are just the tip of the iceberg.
So we should ponder on Quran and understand the lesson Allah is teaching us. Never forget these important lessons from the quran.
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