15 wonderful lessons we can learn from the text of the Holy Quran

15 wonderful lessons we can learn from the text of the Holy Quran

The Quran is a complete, detailed manual for every Muslim. It includes lessons and information that cannot be found in any other book. It’s up to us how we take those lessons, and use them in our daily lives.

The lessons mentioned in the Quran are infinite and valuable. Every time you read it, something new clicks in your mind. Below, we’ve described some of the important lessons from the Quran that contain a lot of value. So, without further ado, here they are.

The Quran is one of the most important religious texts in the world, and people have learned many lessons from it. One example is the journey of life being a trial.

All praise is for Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala)

Why should we thank anyone other than Allah who has created everything for our use?

ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَـٰلَمِينَ

The opening content of the Qur’ān is al-Fātihah.

In surah Fatiha, Allah tells us that He is the only one deserving of praise.

It’s human nature that when we succeed, we take pride in ourselves. We show the world who we are and how proud we are of our accomplishments.

But Allah mentioned in this verse that He is the only one who should be praised. Whatever we get, it’s thanks to His blessing.

The Sahabi, ‘Hussain, said to someone who had attained rank and power from society, “Do not be proud of what you have gained because it is a blessing from Allah that He has made you capable of attaining.” So instead of becoming haughty, [you should] be thankful for this blessing.

Make sure to keep the blessings of Allah private

قَالَ يَـٰبُنَىَّ لَا تَقْصُصْ رُءْيَاكَ عَلَىٰٓ إِخْوَتِكَ فَيَكِيدُوا۟ لَكَ كَيْدًا ۖ إِنَّ ٱلشَّيْطَـٰنَ لِلْإِنسَـٰنِ عَدُوٌّۭ مُّبِينٌۭ

“He replied, “O my dear son! Do not repeat [what has come] to you in riddles to your brothers, lest (being inwardly lost erratically) they should misattribute it for an evil plot against you; and may not do away with themselves. Surely, Satan is a manifest foe to humankind up to the present day,” [The Holy Quran 17:67].

[Yusuf 12: 5]

“The wise person considers all as that which God knows and will not take any other as an advisor.”

This day and age, it’s important to be very cautious of our social media presence. Anyone from any corner of the world can see everything about us- including stuff like our good grades, promotions, marriage and more.

Sharing your accomplishments on social media is a natural thing to do when you experience success.

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But wait – what does Surah Yusuf teach us? Hazrat Yaqub (AS) forbade 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 or do something to harm Hazrat Yusuf (A.S).

This is one of the handful of life lessons we learn to honor before going through the process of applying digital makeup. This is because, both in real and online life, it’s important to keep our failures private in order to avoid bringing attention to them from our enemies or people who envy all we have.

Always be thankful to Allah 

It is up to you if you want to show your gratitude for Allah or not.

وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ ۖ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِى لَشَدِيدٌۭ

“And remember when your Lord proclaimed ‘If you are grateful, I will really give you more. But if you are ungrateful, then my punishment is really severe.’

Our society has this mentality that no matter how much they have, they want more. You’ll see it in the arena of most public relations, as well as with TV viewers who have cable subscriptions.

When we don’t have a car, our response is to want one. But once you get a car, what’s your next reaction? Do you thank Allah or wish for a better one?

This verse from Surah Ibrahim implores us to be grateful. If we become thankful to Allah, then he will give us more.

We cannot know Allah’s plan.

Surah Kahf is the story of Moses (AS) and his companion, traveling to a place where we cannot go. Allah tells us that even in difficult circumstances and strange places, He’s always with us.

When the boat was sinking, the man would start a hole in it. Hazrat Musa (AS) couldn’t stand it and protested.

In reviewing the infraction, he told the man that he damaged the ship because there was a tyrant king who grabbed every ship. Because of this, he defaulted it in order to keep it away from that king.

Allah has many lessons to teach us in this world. We can’t know exactly why some things happen to us and we feel so much pain. Some people may try to take advantage of this confusion, but the truth is that all of our experiences happen for a reason.

But this story tells us that we should always have faith. Allah has a plan for everything and He must have planned something wonderful for us.

With Allah, nothing is impossible.

Surah Maryam is a beautiful surah that teaches us a lot about the meaning of subsistence and how everything is possible for Allah. Have you ever felt powerless to do anything but pray? But Surah Maryam reminds us that making a dua will always be effective.

Hazrat Zakariyyah (AS) had made a dua to Allah for offspring even though he and his wife were old. He prayed with complete faith in Allah, and Allah answered his prayers.

The first thing we learn from Surah is that Allah can do anything. The second thing we learn is to have firm belief in him. We should ask him for whatever we wish, and he will answer it as well.

Privacy of Others Home

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ لَا تَدْخُلُوا۟ بُيُوتًا غَيْرَ بُيُوتِكُمْ حَتَّىٰ تَسْتَأْنِسُوا۟ وَتُسَلِّمُوا۟ عَلَىٰٓ أَهْلِهَا ۚ 

“O believers! Do not enter any home that is not yours, unless you have been granted permission and greeted the occupants.”

(Surah noor 27:24)

Going to your friend’s house can often be a nerve-wracking experience.

In this verse of the surah Noor, the Quran teaches us to respect other’s privacy. We’re not allowed to enter a person’s home without his or her permission. And when we go to someone’s house, we should first greet him or her with “salaam”, which is better than any other gesture that we would show.

Pick Your Friends very carefully

يَـٰوَيْلَتَىٰ لَيْتَنِى لَمْ أَتَّخِذْ فُلَانًا خَلِيلًۭا

“I wish I had never taken [blank] as such a close friend.”

(Surah Furqan 25:28)

Allah mentions that you take on the habits of your friends in Surah Furqan. We spend a lot of time with our friends, so their habits influence how we act.

So this ayah is a warning for us: if we keep bad company, we’ll adopt their habits and attitudes eventually. It’s best to keep good company with those who always give thanks; otherwise you’ll regret it someday.

Sinners won’t escape from Allah

أَمْ حَسِبَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ ٱلسَّيِّـَٔاتِ أَن يَسْبِقُونَا ۚ سَآءَ مَا يَحْكُمُونَ

“Did the evildoers think that they will escape from us? It is the bad decision they are making.”

(Surah Ankaboot 29:4)

This Ayah is from a passage from the Qur’an that questions disbelievers who persecuted Muslims.

Once they were tortured and oppressed by the people who accepted Islam. But Allah says that these people don’t think they can get away from Him, and He knows what nobody else can.

This verse contains a warning to wrongdoers and reassures the oppressed, stating the fact that people cannot escape Allah’s punishment, no matter how hard they try.

What’s Sabr and Salaat?

وَٱسْتَعِينُوا۟ بِٱلصَّبْرِ وَٱلصَّلَوٰةِ ۚ وَإِنَّهَا لَكَبِيرَةٌ إِلَّا عَلَى ٱلْخَـٰشِعِينَ

Seek patience through prayer. It’s a hard burden to bear, but the humble will profit.

The Qur’an is filled with examples of how a man and a woman should love and take care of each other. (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:45)

This verse is mainly for those who are hopeless and feel like life will never get better. Sometimes we feel that our own problems will never end. We can’t find any hope and can’t see a way out. We just need to keep trying, even when we feel hopeless.

It might seem difficult to answer what a true believer should do during a time of hardship. Allah answers this for us in the Quran through this ayah, and tells us how we should behave.

Allah says that we should be patient when our situation is difficult and not complain but stay calm and hope these difficulties will pass. He also says that we should ask Him for help through prayer.

Struggling with suffering and difficult times? Let these two things help.

Always strive to be fair and just.

وَإِذَا قُلْتُمْ فَٱعْدِلُوا۟ وَلَوْ كَانَ ذَا قُرْبَىٰ

(Suraa Al-Inaaam 6:152)

In today’s society, it’s common practice to lie – especially if we don’t want to go to work. We lie to our boss, telling them that we have an emergency. We lie when we get caught in a situation and need to get out of it.

Lying is an awful practice related to situations in which something would be better if it weren’t true.

Allah often instructs us to speak truthfully, and He mentions it in the Quran many times. In one particular ayah, He mentions that we should “speak with honesty” even when we’re speaking with our loved ones or family. How many times do we lie for our family?

Sometimes people lie to protect the ones they love, or people lie for their friends. But Allah tells us that even if people in your family break the law and you cover up for them, you are not allowed to lie.

I think this a great message for all of society to learn from.

You should always respect and obey your parents.

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 ٰ

“Your Lord has order that you should not worship any anyone else other than him and be respectful to your parents. If any one or both of your parents become older, you should not even say to them and do not scold them and you should speak to them with kind words”

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said in an authentic narration, “If one of your parents has grown old, never say ˹to them˺ ‘ugh.’ I am only telling you what your Lord has ordered you to do: worship Him alone and respect your parents.”

(Surah Al Isra 17:23)

Islam has given rights to all people. Parents, neighbors, children, and relatives all have the same rights. Allah has specified the rights of parents.

Is taking care of our parents part of fulfilling our duty towards them? Are we obedient and respectful when we talk to them?

Allah teaches us not to argue with our parents in the following ayah. And we should refrain from using harsh words when they get old.

Keep doing little deeds

فَفَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيْرًۭا يَرَهُۥ

Whoever does an atom’s weight of good, will see its fruit.

و مَن يَعْمَلْ مثقال ذرة شرا يراه

Whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will suffer the consequences.

(Surah Az-Zalzalah 99:7-8)

Though we might not see the effects of our deeds, little things can make a big difference. The Quran teaches us that no deed is wasted.

Someone will always reward you for doing an amazing deed, regardless of how small it may seem. Whether you remove a stone that’s in someone’s path or help an old woman carry her groceries, every little thing counts.

If you think that doing something bad won’t have any consequences, then you’re mistaken.

Everything you do is noted, and you’ll be held responsible for your actions.

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا 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 

O believers! Avoid many suspicions, for they are sinful. And do not spy on one another, or backbite. Would you like to eat the flesh of your dead brother? You would detest it! ˹Be careful then and˺ fear Allah. Surely Allah is All-Accepting of repentance, Most Merciful.

(Surah Hujurat 49:12)

Keep up with the fast pace of modern news. Something happens in one part of the world, and you get a notification instantly.

The media as we know it is flawed. It appears that many myths and false rumors are being spread on a regular basis, thus affecting society in a significant way. The Quran teaches us not to fear the opinions of others and encourages us to avoid listening and believing in false news. Allah emphasizes the crime of spreading rumors, so our souls won’t be burdened with sins.

It is only Allah that you can trust.

وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ ۚ وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُۥٓ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بَـٰلِغُ أَمْرِهِۦ ۚ قَدْ جَعَلَ ٱللَّهُ لِكُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ قَدْرًۭا ٰ

“And He provides for them from unknown sources. Whoever trusts in Allah, then He is enough for them. Indeed, Allah assures His will and has already decreed a fate for everything.”

(Surah At-talaq 65:3)

Quran mentions the most important lesson: we should only put our trust in Allah. We can’t rely on anything but Him, because everything else is temporary.

To truly have strength and support, we must only go to Allah.

In the first part of the ayah, Allah talks about how those who put their trust in Him will have His support. Allah says that people will not need anything else because He will take care of everything.

Allah gives more than you can imagine

وَلَا تَقْتُلُوٓا۟ أَوْلَـٰدَكُمْ خَشْيَةَ إِمْلَـٰقٍۢ ۖ نَّحْنُ نَرْزُقُهُمْ وَإِيَّاكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ قَتْلَهُمْ كَانَ خِطْـًۭٔا كَبِيرًۭا ٰ

“Take care of your children. Don’t kill them because you’re afraid of being poor; we’ll make sure they have enough to provide for themselves.”

“Save your children from death which would be a grievous sin.”

(Surah Al-Isra 17:31)

As the lines between need and want become blurred, so does the line between safe and poor. Youth are becoming anxious about how they will provide for themselves in the future. They fear a life without rizq. But what does Allah say about the fear of poverty?

In this aya, Allah reminds all of humanity that he is our provider and it is his duty to give us rizq. He is al-Razzaq.

God has given us enough provisions and He is the provider of everything. We should not worry about money or hope in anyone other than Allah.

Conclusion

These are just some of the Quran lessons for adults! The Quran is full of great guidance and invaluable lessons. These tips are just the beginning…

The Quran is a book that deals with the lessons Allah teaches us and how to apply them day-to-day in our lives. Never forget these important lessons from the Quran.

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