Islam is the perfect way of life for those who know it as it is and Quran is a guide for the whole humanity to have a better life in this world as well as in the Akhira (the hereafter). Following are the 10 interesting lessons we can learn from the Quran to live a good life InShaAllah:
1. THE MOST SELFISH ONE LETTER WORD: “I” – AVOID IT!
And he had property (or fruit) and he said to his companion, in the course of mutual talk: “I am more than you in wealth and stronger in respect of men.” [Surah Al-Kahf 18:34]
2. THE MOST SATISFYING TWO-LETTER WORD: “WE” – USE IT!
Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Shall we invoke others besides Allâh (false deities), that can do us neither good nor harm, and shall we turn on our heels after Allâh has guided us (to true Monotheism)? – like one whom the Shayâtin (devils) have made to go astray, confused (wandering) through the earth, his companions calling him to guidance (saying): ‘Come to us.’ ” Say: “Verily, Allâh’s Guidance is the only guidance, and we have been commanded to submit (ourselves) to the Lord of the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists); And to perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât)”, and to be obedient to Allâh and fear Him, and it is He to Whom you shall be gathered. [Surah Al-Anaam 6:71-72]
3. THE MOST POISONOUS THREE-LETTER WORD: “EGO” – KILL IT!
He said: “This has been given to me only because of knowledge I possess.” Did he not know that Allâh had destroyed before him generations, men who were stronger than him in might and greater in the amount (of riches) they had collected. But the Mujrimûn (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) will not be questioned of their sins (because Allâh knows them well, so they will be punished without account). [Surah Al-Qasas 28:78]
4. THE MOST USED FOUR-LETTER WORD: “LOVE” – VALUE IT!
And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect. [Surah Al-Rum 30:21]
5. THE MOST PLEASING FIVE-LETTER WORD: “SMILE” – KEEP IT!
And that it is He (Allâh) Who makes (whom He wills) laugh, and makes (whom He wills) weep; [Surah Al-Najm 53:43]
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Do not abuse anyone, do not look down upon any good work, and when you speak to your brother, show him a cheerful face…” [Sunan Abu Dawud :: Book 32 : Hadith 4073]
6. THE FASTEST SPREADING SIX-LETTER WORD: “RUMOUR” – IGNORE IT!
O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting) . And fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful. [Surah Al-Hujurat 49:12]
7. THE HARDEST WORKING SEVEN-LETTER WORD: “SUCCESS” – ACHIEVE IT!
Men whom neither trade nor sale diverts them from the Remembrance of Allâh (with heart and tongue), nor from performing AsSalât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), nor from giving the Zakât. They fear a Day when hearts and eyes will be overturned (from the horror of the torment of the Day of Resurrection). That Allâh may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace. And Allâh provides without measure to whom He wills. [Surah Al-Nur 24:37-38]
8. THE MOST ENVIABLE EIGHT-LETTER WORD: “JEALOUSY” – DISTANCE IT!
When they said: “Truly, Yûsuf (Joseph) and his brother (Benjamin) are loved more by our father than we, but we are ‘Usbah (a strong group). Really, our father is in a plain error. [Surah Yusuf 12:8-9]
And wish not for the things in which Allâh has made some of you to excel others. For men there is reward for what they have earned, (and likewise) for women there is reward for what they have earned, and ask Allâh of His Bounty. Surely, Allâh is Ever AllKnower of everything. [Surah An-Nisa 4:32]
9. THE MOST POWERFUL NINE-LETTER WORD : “KNOWLEDGE” (ABOUT ISLAM) – ACQUIRE IT!
By the Qur’ân, full of wisdom (i.e. full of laws, evidences, and proofs).. [Surah Yasin 36:2]
10. THE MOST ESSENTIAL TEN-LETTER WORD: “CONFIDENCE” (TRUST IN ALLAH’S GUIDANCE) – TRUST IT!
Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allâh along with the six articles of Faith, i.e. to believe in Allâh, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, Day of Resurrection, and Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments) – Islâmic Monotheism], and do deeds of righteousness, their Lord will guide them through their Faith; under them will flow rivers in the Gardens of delight (Paradise). [Surah Yunus 10:9]
Say: “Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allâh has ordained for us. He is our Maulâ (Lord, Helper and Protector).” And in Allâh let the believers put their trust. [Surah Al-Tawbah 9:51]
If you sincerely follow these things, you got the ‘secret’ of living a better life! In short, an happy and better life can be InShaAllah attained only when you follow the Quran and Sunnah properly. The above listed things are very few, there are many things you can get when you understand the Quran. So, enjoy reading!