Importance of Quran for Muslims – A Full Philosophy of Life

As Muslim ummah, we put so much importance of Quran for every Muslims because of its divine revelation. The Quran is the word of Allah SWT. Hence, it has divine guidance for all Muslims.

The laws laid on the holy Quran are the word of Allah SWT and by following it, you will attain paradise.

Revelation of the Quran 

The Quran is the last holy scripture from Allah SWT. It contains the word of Allah. The Quran was verbally revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by angel Gabriel in the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, in 609CE.

It was revealed to Prophet Muhammad over 23 years. Muslims believe the Quran is holy scripture that hasn’t been altered, unlike other religious scriptures. This ensures the importance of the Quran.

The holy Quran is the everlasting miracle of Allah’s last Prophet, Muhammad (PBUH). The Quran is the only guidance you require if you’re a believer.

Allah SWT stated in the holy Quran –

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُون “Indeed, We have sent down the Reminder, and indeed, we of it (are) surely Guardians.” –       Surah I Hijr; Verse 9 

What is meant by the word ‘Quran’?

The ‘Quran’ comprises Allah’s texts that have been penned in Arabic, and in Arabic, it means recitation. All Muslims around the world, irrespective of their language and country, must carry out the recitation of the Quran.   

Miracle of the Holy Quran

The Quran consists of various principles of ethics and deeds that will help all Muslims to achieve bliss and peace of mind. The importance of the Quran in our life cannot be emphasized enough. It acts as a complete guide on how to lead our day-to-day life.

The meaning and words of the Holy Quran literary offer a lot of miracles. Prophet Muhammad PBUH stated that –

 “Every Prophet was given miracles because of which people believed, but what I have been given, is Divine Inspiration which Allah has revealed to me. So I hope my followers will outnumber the followers of the other Prophets on the Day of Resurrection.” –       Sahih al-Bukhari 4981

We will witness the miracle of the Holy Quran until doomsday. Many verses of the Holy Quran states the miracle of the Quran. As mentioned in the Quran –

 “O Prophet,˺ “If ˹all˺ humans and jinn were to come together to produce the equivalent of this Quran, they could not produce its equal, no matter how they supported each other.”

Irrespective of how much science develops, it can never contradict the holy Quran. Rather, the development of science would help you to understand, interpret and explain the Quran more easily.

Badiuzzaman Said Nusri said –

 “As time gets older, the Quran gets younger; the realities it contains become apparent more brightly.” 

The Holy Quran prophesized numerous miraculous aspects that came to fruition later. Things happened exactly as it was mentioned within the Quran.

Few definitions of the holy Quran are as mentioned below –

 “The All-Wise Qur’an, which makes known to us our Sustainer, is the pre-eternal translator of the great Book of the Universe” 

Marriage is a Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad PBUH 

Marriage is an indisputable commandment for all Muslims. It is a sacred union between a man and his wife. There are many verses within the Holy Quran that encourage single men and women to get married, given that they are capable.

Marriage is not limited to only brothers and sisters who are single. Even if you’re divorced, you may still get married again.

Quoting the following verse from the Holy Quran –

 “Marry the single people from among you and the righteous slaves and slave-girls. If you are poor, Allah (SWT) will make you rich through His favor; and Allah (SwT) is Bountiful, All-Knowing.”-       Surah An Nur; Verse 32

In the aforementioned verse, Allah SWT commanded Muslims to marry men or women who are righteous and single. Also, we should not hesitate to marriage, even if we are not wealthy enough. Allah SWT will provide barakah and rizq (blessings and provision).

 “But let them who find not [the means for] marriage abstain [from sexual relations] until Allah enriches them from His bounty. And those who seek a contract [for eventual emancipation] from among whom your right hands possess – then make a contract with them if you know there is within them goodness and give them from the wealth of Allah which He has given you.” –       Surah An Nur; Verse 33 

In the aforementioned verse, Allah SWT commands all Muslims to maintain chastity and remain faithful if they cannot find their desired spouses. Allah SWT will grant believers bounties, as his divine favor.  

As a practicing Muslim, you must not turn to acts that’s evil, sinful or take part in illicit sexual relationships.  

7 aspects that make the holy Quran important for Muslims

1. Answers our purpose in life

The holy Quran was sent as divine inspiration for all Muslims from Allah SWT. It helps in mending any broken relationships between all believers and Allah SWT, through acts of obedience, worship & remembrance. The purpose of all believers should be to glorify Allah SWT.

We must always strive to surrender and commit ourselves to Allah, wholeheartedly. This will guarantee us paradise and ensure salvation. In the Quran, it has been highlighted that believers who’d be righteous and follow the teachings of the Quran would be rewarded with Paradise for their good deeds and faith. 

While non-believers and the ones who are sinful would be guaranteed hellfire.

2. Explains the oneness of Allah SWT

4 key beliefs that have been mentioned in the Quran are –

  • The life hereafter
  • Day of resurrection
  • Oneness of Allah SWT
  • Guidance to humanity by Allah SWT through the prophets

           The aforementioned beliefs determine the world views of believers. It forms the reality of human lives. If you possess such worldviews, it’ll help you to thrive and lead a healthy life. Disbelievers who are disobedient face dire consequences.      

3. We can learn about all the prophecies 

The Quran consists of all prophecies. It precisely mentions and predicts everything that will take place in the distant future. For instance; Gog and Magog, Jesus, latest scientific advances.

It also contains prophecies related to individuals and how they would prosper. The preservation of the Quran’s text is a testament to how divine it is. Millions of Muslims all around the world have been learning the Quran as years go by.

4. The impact it has on our day-to-day lives 

The teachings of the Quran strictly forbid any forms of misbehavior, selfishness, consumption of drugs or alcohol, gambling, adultery, backbiting, anger & arrogance.

Believers are told, upon giving up the aforementioned acts, they would achieve happiness and success. It won’t cause them to be trapped within the cycle of evil, so their lives won’t be miserable.

5. It teaches us Spiritual, Moral & Social values  

The holy Quran offers you divine social, spiritual and moral values. This reflects the perfection of Allah SWT. It also shows his endless love for the believers. You must follow the divine teaching of the Quran with admiration and humility.

The Quran will teach you how to worship Allah SWT. Following the teachings of the Quran also means you can lead a wise, healthy, & harmonious life. You will remain shielded from the pull of the self-indulgent guilty pleasures of life. 

6. All its teaching is solely based on reasoning 

The reasonable teachings within the Quran are strong and it is capable of withstanding either any scientific or logical inspection. You will find various proofs that points out how divine the Quran truly is. 

7. We can understand that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the ideal role model  

The Quran represents Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as the ideal role model for all Muslims. He is the personification of righteousness and his character shows goodness. We should all aspire to characteristics similar to him and learn from his teachings & humility. 

Reciting the Holy Quran during prayers

Muslims pray five obligatory prayers throughout the day, otherwise known as Salah. These are prayed at.

  • Dawn – salat al-subh
  • Mid-day – salat al-zuhr
  • Afternoon – salat al-asr
  • Sunset – salat al-maghrib
  • Evening – salat al-isha

During the aforementioned obligatory prayers, they recite various verses from the holy Quran.

How is the holy Quran pronounced?

The holy Quran comprises various surahs & ayahs. Hence, everything depends on how accurately you pronounce these phrases and letters. You need to make sure of reciting these correctly so that the meaning does not get altered.

It is mandatory that you understand the sounds and letters to ensure proper pronunciation. 

How to recite the Holy Quran?

The way you recite the Holy Quran is of utmost importance. You must remain humble at heart while reciting it.

Articulation while reciting the Quran 

Tajweed comprises some specific patterns and regulations of correctly pronouncing letters and words within the Quran. This is something you need to be well aware of to ensure proper pronunciation. Articulation is of utmost importance for you to recite the Quran correctly.

Significance of Understanding the Quran 

You will recite the Quran properly once you understand what you’re reciting. While reciting, understand the meaning of the words learns proper pronunciation.

Importance of Quran and Hadith

Allah SWT has mentioned many times within the holy Quran that it is the book of guidance.

Allah mentions in Surah Al Baqarah –

ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِين”That (is) the book no doubt in it, a Guidance for the God-conscious.”-       Surah Al Baqarah; Verse 2 

Also, Allah mentions in Surah Yunus –

وَمَا كَانَ هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنُ أَن يُفْتَرَىٰ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ وَلَٰكِن تَصْدِيقَ الَّذِي بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَتَفْصِيلَ الْكِتَابِ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ مِن رَّبِّ الْعَالَمِين“And not is this the Quran, that (it could be) produced by other than Allah, but (it is) a confirmation (of that) which (from) between his hands and a detailed explanation (of) the Book, (there is) no doubt in it, from (the) Lord (of) the worlds.”-       Surah Yunus; Verse 37 

Allah SWT has warned believers, if they fail to follow the teaching of the Holy Quran, it would mean they are solely responsible for the loss.

Allah SWT mentions in the Surah Az Zumar –

إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ لِلنَّاسِ بِالْحَقِّ فَمَنِ اهْتَدَىٰ فَلِنَفْسِهِ وَمَن ضَلَّ فَإِنَّمَا يَضِلُّ عَلَيْهَا وَمَا أَنتَ عَلَيْهِم بِوَكِيل “Indeed We, We revealed to you the Book for [the] mankind in truth. So whoever accepts guidance, then (it is) for his soul; and whoever goes astray then only he strays against his (soul). And not you (are) over them a manager.”-       Surah Az Zumar; Verse 41 

Importance of Quran in our Life  

You will understand the significance of the Holy Quran once you have a good understanding of its purpose. All prophets sent by Allah SWT had a sole aim, that is to guide humanity.

With each prophet, the instructions that Allah SWT sent previously would be completed. Much similar to other holy books, the purpose of the Quran is as stated below –

  • Guide humankind
  • To verify the books that came beforehand

What is the significance of the Quran to the followers of Islam?

The holy Quran is the book that has the commandments to guide humanity. It is the last holy scripture that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for guidance & verification.

Without the holy Quran, humankind would not have known about the rules and instructions of Allah SWT. 

The Quran serves as an authentic manual to offer reliable references. 

Frequently asked questions

1. How can we integrate the Quran into our daily lives? 

There are various ways in which, as a Muslim, you can connect to the holy Quran. We shall mention some of these below –

  • Upon reciting the Quran, you will be relieved of any sorrow as it has the effect of relieving stress.
  • Reading the Quran daily will safeguard us from all evil and help establish justice within society.
  • It is advisable for believers to recite the Quran after each obligatory prayer for guidance related to everything.
  • Recite the Quran with correct Tajweed. This will fill your heart with tranquility and shower you with the blessings of Allah SWT.
  • As Muslims, we should try our utmost to recite, memorize and understand the Quran. We should consider this as a duty. This is a highly rewarding act.
  • One of the ideal ways you can reflect upon the holy Quran is to listen attentively while someone else recites and explains it to you.
  • We should make it a habit of reciting the Holy Quran after Fajr prayer. This is undoubtedly the perfect remedy to being guided towards the righteous path.
  • Teachings of the Quran will help you to always seek the truth. Upon understanding the teachings while reciting the Quran daily, we should strive to strengthen our beliefs.

2. How are we supposed to be benefitted from the holy Quran?

  • Ensure in teaching the holy Quran to the youths 

If you have any knowledge related to the Quran, be it a few verses which you might have memorized and know the meaning, you should make sure to pass on this knowledge, especially to our youths.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated –

“Whoever teaches their children the holy Quran, it is as though they have performed ten thousand pilgrimages (hajj) and ten thousand umrah”
  • Remain focused and listen to it intently 

While we hear the recitation of the Holy Quran, we must remain silent and listen intently to the verses of the Quran.

Allah SWT stated –

“Whenever they recite the Quran to you, listen to its verses, quietly so you may receive mercy”

Conclusion  

You should always keep in mind the importance of the Quran. It comprises surahs and verses that will serve you complete guidance. So, you are advised to take help from the holy Quran during your day-to-day routine. Following the Quran would also mean you do not easily end up committing unlawful deeds.

To conclude, the Quran is undoubtedly a remarkable text that has been provided to Muslims to teach ways of leading their lives. However, do not confuse the Quran as a book of medicine or science.

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of Quran for Muslim’s life. You can take help from the Quran for spirituality and health. If you recite the verses of the Quran diligently, you can undoubtedly lead a healthy life.

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