The Holy Quran is a divine book that was revealed to Prophet Mohammed to guide the entire mankind and to fix people’s lives in every single aspect. The Holy Quran has a special place in Muslim’s hearts for being Allah’s words and their guide to a better life. All Muslims should know very well the importance of the Quran and its wonderful impacts on their own lives.
What is the importance of Quran?
● Higher stature in paradise:
Muslims know that reciting the Quran is the main reason for having a higher stature in paradise. For that reason, the real Muslim should feel more attached to the Quran and should seek more knowledge, reciting and contemplating.
● Heart reviving:
The Quran revives and gives light to Muslim’s heart, and guides to the straight path.
● Rules and teachings:
Everything in a Muslim’s life has a strong connection to the Quran. The Quran has true monotheism, Allah’s commands, and His prohibitions. As well as acts of worship, good manners, and moral lessons. Allah said,” Surely this Quran guides to what is most upright, and gives good news to the believers—who do good—that they will have a mighty reward.” (17:9)
● Source of Legislation:
The Quran is the first and the greatest source of legislation that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad.
● The last miracle:
The Holy Qur’an is considered the greatest and the last miracle by which Allah had supported and proved Muhammed’s prophecy. Moreover, Allah had challenged the disbelievers of the Arabian to come with even a verse that may exceed the eloquent Arabic of the Quran but they totally failed.
● Tranquility and peace:
Reciting, understanding, and contemplating the Quran gives Muslims great feelings of calmness, tranquility, and peace. If Muslim give special care to Allah’s words, he /she will experience a life-altering journey inside their souls and minds. Allah said, ” Surely in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find comfort.”
● Quran for ethics:
Ethics in the Quran guarantee happiness and pleasure in man’s life as well as overcome all hatred and envy toward others. Moreover, ethics in the Quran teach a man how to be balanced and beat his/her inner evil. This must result in creating a good, stable, and safe society for all people.
● Healing for Muslims:
The Holy Quran is a healing for our souls from all whims, anxiety, hatred, arrogance…etc. As Allah has described the Quran saying ” We send down the Quran as a healing and mercy for the believers, but it only increases the wrongdoers in the loss.”
● Real guidance:
The Quran is the answer for any problem, any trial, and any confusion. Al-Hārith al-A‘war stated ” I had heard God’s messenger say, “Dissension will certainly come,” and asked him how it could be avoided, to which he replied, “God’s Book is the way, for it contains information of what has happened before you, news of what will happen after you, and a decision regarding matters which occur among you (This is explained as a reference to such matters as unbelief and faith, obedience and disobedience, what is lawful and what is forbidden, etc.). It is the distinguisher and is not jesting, (Qur’ān, 86:13). If any overweening person abandons it God will break him, and if anyone seeks guidance elsewhere God will lead him astray. It is God’s strong cord, it is the wise reminder, it is the straight path, it is that by which the desires do not swerve nor the tongues become confused, and the learned cannot grasp it completely.* It does not become worn out by repetition and its wonders do not come to an end. It is that of which the jinn did not hesitate to say when they heard it, ‘We have heard a wonderful recital which guides to what is right, and we believe in it,’ (Qur’ān, 72). He who utters it speaks the truth, he who acts according to it is rewarded, he who pronounces judgment according to it is just, and he who invites people to it guides to a straight path.”
● Spirit purification:
The Holy Quran comes with the perfect teachings that achieve spirit purification from evil, envy, disbelieving, bad manners, etc. As the Quran urges man to purify his/her soul and shows that purification of the soul leads to the ultimate success, Allah said, ” Successful indeed is the one who purifies their soul, ”
● Quran for a better society:
Learning the Holy Quran contributes greatly to creating happy, balanced personalities who follow the teachings of Allah and His Prophet Muhammad. Also, the Quran learns man to deal with all people with good morals and be a role model. Moreover, the Holy Quran shows man how to have good family ties as it shows the duties and the rights of both parents and sons. The Quran also pushes all society members to seek lawful money and food to please Allah. The Quran also has a very positive impact on the language, culture, and customs of society members and contributes to having cultivated generations. All of these reasons lead to better individuals and better Muslim societies.