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Lessons from the Holy Qu'ran that we should apply to our Daily Lives

Updated on September 22, 2013

The Noble Qu'ran

The Noble Qu’ran gives us clear precise instructions that we should carry through in our daily lives

Religious works revolve around four things -- love, sincerity, modesty, and faith.


1.  Treat all human beings with respect, as equals and with love.

God says in the Quran:

“O mankind, indeed I have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another.” (Qu’ran 49:13)

Here we see that Allah has created us all as equals, and as a result of this we should respect and honour all human beings irrespective of their religion, colour, race or sex

“O you who believe!  Stand out firmly for God, be just witnesses, and let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice.  Be just: that is nearer to piety, and fear God.  Verily, God is well acquainted with what you do.” (Quran 5:8)

Human rights and responsibilities are enshrined in Islam; they are the foundation for the Sharia (Jurisprudential law).

Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.


“We ordained ...that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land - it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.”  (Quran 5:32)

In his Farewell Sermon Prophet Muhammad reminded us of the importance of human rights in Islam, he said,

“So regard the life and property as a sacred trust.  Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners.  Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.  Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord and that He will indeed reckon your deeds.”


2. Speak and live only with modesty and Allah in your heart

All prophets and Messengers encouraged modesty, our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said

“Indeed from the teachings of the first prophets which has reached you is, ‘If you do not have shyness, then do as you please.” (Al-Bukhari )

Any form of speech, therefore, must begin with the heart, not the hemline, as the Prophet (pbuh) said, ‘Modesty is part of faith, and that part of faith must lie is the heart.’

Keep the voice low and controlled, to speak with anger can lead to verbal abuse, confrontation and expose the ego. The prophet (pbuh) said

“A strong person is not the person who throws his adversaries to the ground. A strong person is the person who contains himself when he is angry.” (Saheeh al-Bukhari )

At all times speak beautifully...

-Surah al- Mu'minoon, Verse 96: "Respond to evil by saying that which is best."

-Surah al-Baqarah, Verse 83: "Speak of good to the people."

-Surah an-Nahl, Verse 125: "Reason with them in a well-mannered way."

Be Truthful and Honest

3.  Be truthful and honest in everything

Being truthful means speaking the truth and also saying things that reflect reality.

Allah says

“O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah, and be with those who are true (in word and deeds).” [Al-Tawbah 9:119]

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

‘You must be truthful, for truthfulness leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise. A man will keep speaking the truth and striving to speak the truth until he will be recorded with Allah as a siddeeq (speaker of the truth). Beware of telling lies, for lying leads to immorality and immorality leads to Hellfire. A man will keep telling lies and striving to tell lies until he is recorded with Allah as a liar.” (Reported by Muslim, 4721)

The basic rule with regard to lying is that it is not permitted.



4. Keep your Faith in Allah.

Prayer is the first pillar of Islam; It was made obligatory upon all the prophets and for all peoples. The importance of the prayers lies in the fact that no matter what actions one performs in his life, the most important aspect is one’s relationship to Allah, that is, one’s faith (imaan), Your relationship is increased, put into practise and improved by prayer. Allah has obligated upon us 5 daily prayers. Those that fulfil this obligation, by completing them at the proper times, with their heart attuned to the prayer, the gaze lowered the body still and calm has a promise from Allah that He will be forgiven, and whoever does not do that has no promise from Allah. He may either forgive him or punish him.

Hadith of the Prophet (pbuh)

If a person had a stream outside his door and he bathed in it five times a day, do you think he would have any filth left on him?" The people said, "No filth would remain on him whatsoever." The Prophet (peace be upon him) then said, "That is like the five daily prayers: Allah wipes away the sins by them." (Recorded by al-Bukhari and Muslim

If My servants ask you about Me, I am near. I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me.
They should therefore respond to Me and believe in Me so that hopefully they will be rightly guided.
(Surat al-Baqarah: 186)

Allah stresses the importance of prayer with the verse,

“Say: 'What has My Lord to do with you if you do not call on Him?'" (Surat al-Furqan: 77).

Our Prophet (swt) also reminded Muslims of prayer with the words

"There is nothing more dear to Allah than a servant praying to Him." (Tirmidhi )

There are no limits to praying to Allah and drawing close to Him, which explains why understanding prayer and being dedicated to it benefits everyone.

Actions must lead to the cleansing of the heart of all that is displeasing to Allah, for it is the heart which actually remembers ALLAH

I pray that our hearts will be implanted with true love for Allah and His Messenger....Ameen.


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    • muslima61 profile image

      muslima61 8 years ago from manchester UK

      Thank you so much for your kind comments, you are right if only 'man' could look into himself before he moved left or right... I to do not understand the hatred between some Christians and Muslims, we believe in the prophets, we have the same goals, we all pray for salvation.. to the one and only God , Allah..

      So why? i don't know perhaps if we could answer this question we would have the answer to peace on earth...

      may Allah grant us with peace and happiness .. Ameen

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      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 8 years ago from Biafra

      I felt like i was reading the holy Bible and u ended it with Ameen...I am still confused why all these fight all over the world,Muslims/Christians when the principals of our daily ways of life is just the golden rule.It is the same,it is the same God,Allah.

      Treat all human beings with respect, as equals and with love.

      Love your neighbor as you love yourself.

      I am glad i pumped into you muslima61.This is a great hub.Thank you so much for sharing.

      (I will be back)

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      muslima61 8 years ago from manchester UK

      JazakAllah dearest sis, i am honoured you would want to steal from me,,, feel free sweet thief... hehehehehe May Allah give you all that is great in this life and the next inshAllah

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      Freya Cesare 8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Love this Hub! Really beautiful presentation. I'm bookmarking and stealing too! Hahaha.... You know me, your sweet thief. hehehe... Jazzakallah khairan, my wise sister. I wish Allah reward you with many great things and more wisdom, insha Allah. ^_^