So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief.
The above lines from Quran 94:5-6 tell us that for each problem, there is a solution. Indeed, there are many such life lessons in The Quran that we can imbibe in our daily lives.
The Quran presents lessons of high morality in relation with the world and people, teaches courtesy and tact, introduces the basics of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle – all this knowledge is useful to everyone. Let us go a little deeper into the Message of Quran and see what life lessons can be learned from it.
Controlling Your Anger
As per Quran 03:134, Allah loves the people who:
Those who spend (in Allah’s Cause – deeds of charity, alms, etc.) in prosperity and in adversity, who repress anger, and who pardon men; verily, Allah loves al-Muhsinun (the good-doers).
This Ayah reminds us of a very important feature of a person: the ability to use anger for something constructive, not destructive. Anger can be turned into creative energy and transformed so that it becomes a source of comfort and help for others.
Speaking the Right Words
And tell my servants to say that which is best. Indeed, Satan induces (dissension) among them. Indeed Satan is ever, to mankind, a clear enemy.
The above Ayah on the topic of gossip (Quran 17:53) simultaneously touches on a larger topic: when we speak, we must do it thoughtfully, choosing the best words. Most people talk without thinking. The main idea is to convey the message, no matter what the words. We usually speak using a limited set of words, just to express the idea as quickly as possible. But words carry a deeper sense. One word can change your whole life. Therefore, the sooner we break the habit of carelessly throwing words, the better. Let all our words be “the best”, as stated in the Quran. And then our life will definitely change in literally all aspects.
Facing Challenges with Patience
And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient,
Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.”
Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the (rightly) guided.
The above Ayahs (Quran 02:155-157) remind us that all our trials are opportunities for growth. Sooner or later, it is time for everyone to go through trials and turbulations. It is necessary for us to not engage in self-deception; it is also noteworthy that it’s nearly impossible for us to lead a life with zero difficulties. The important part is how we choose to respond to difficulties.
Those who meet difficulties with patience and hope for the best, remembering Allah, will be rewarded. The reward will be wisdom and experience, or even the reward may be material, but it always comes to one who shows patience in the face of adversity.
10 Life Lessons from The Quran
Now, let us take a look at 10 life lessons from The Quran in pictorial form. Please feel free to share these images with your friends and family.
1. Surah Ta-Ha Ayah 44
2. Surah al-Imran Ayah 17
3. Surah al-Mu’minun Ayahs 01-05
4. Surah al-Isra Ayah 53
￼5. Surah al-Isra Ayah 28
6. Surah al-Isra Ayah 23
7. Surah al-Haj Ayah 30
8. Surah al-Baqarah Ayah 83
9. Surah al-Ahzab Ayah 70
10. Surah al-An’am Ayah 152
Read more about Quranic verses related to patience here.
Images by Tarannum Afrin / Text by Aruzhan Nuraly