MORAL VALUES OF QURAN The 'Test' in the life of this world “You shall certainly be tried and tested

in your wealth and properties and in your personal selves, and you shall certainly hear much that will grieve you from those who received the Scripture before you (Jews and Christians) and from those who ascribe partners to Allah; but if you persevere patiently, and become Al-Muttaqun (the pious) then verily, that will be a determining factor in all affairs.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 3, Verse 186

“And know that your possessions and your children are but a trial and that surely, with Allah is a mighty reward.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 8, Verse 28 Allah tests each one of us with things that are within our reach “O you who believe! Allah will certainly make a trial of you with something in (the matter of) the game that is well within the reach of your hands and your lances, that Allah may test who fears Him unseen. Then whoever transgresses thereafter, for him there is a painful torment.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 5, Verse 94 When will we be paid for our actions in this world? “Everyone shall taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing). The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 3, verse 185 No ones work will be lost “So their Lord accepted of them (their supplication and answered them), “Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female. You are (members) one of another, so those who emigrated and were driven out from their homes, and suffered harm in My Cause, and who fought, and were killed (in My Cause), verily, I will expiate from them their evil deeds and admit them into Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise); a reward from Allah, and with Allah is the best of rewards.”” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 3, Verse 195 Each one’s good deed will be doubled “Surely, Allah wrongs not even of the weight of an atom (or a small ant), but there is any good (done), He doubles it, and gives from Him a great reward.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 4, Verse 40 Allah is so Merciful that good deeds will be multiplied and small sins shall be overlooked if you avoid the major sins “Whoever brings a good deed shall have ten times the like thereof to his credit, and whoever brings an evil deed shall have only the recompense of the like thereof, and they will not be wronged.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 6, Verse 160 “If you avoid the great sins which you are forbidden to do, we shall expiate from you your (small) sins, and admit you to a Noble Entrance (i.e., Paradise). The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 4, Verse 31 People whom a Muslim should take care and people whom Allah does not like “Worship Allah and join none with Him (in worship); and do good 1) To parents,

2) Kinsfolk, 3) Orphans, 4) Al-Masakin (the poor), 5) The neighbor who is near of kin, 6) The neighbor who is a stranger, 7) The companion by your side, 8) The wayfarer (you meet), 9) And those (slaves) whom your right hands possess. Verily, Allah does not like such as are proud and boastful.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 4, Verse 36 What does Qur’an say about parents? “And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a work of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honor.” “And lower unto them the wings of submission and humility through mercy, and say: “My Lord! Bestow on them your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was young.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 17, Verse 23-24 We should not make any distinction between messengers “And those who believe in Allah and His Messengers and make no distinction between any of them (Messengers), We shall give them their rewards; and Allah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 4,Verse 152 Jesus (pbuh) was neither killed nor crucified “And because of their saying (in boast), “We killed Messiah ‘Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam(Mary), the Messenger of Allah,” – but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of Isa (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man), and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge , they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not [i.e ‘Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) pbuh];” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 4, Verse 157 “But Allah raised him [‘Isa] up. And Allah is Ever All-powerful, All-Wise.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 4, Verse 158. Rebuttal of Jesus being God “Surely, in disbelief are they who say that Allah is the Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary). Say (O Muhammad (pbuh)) : “Who then has the least power against Allah, if He were to destroy the Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), his mother, and all those who are on the earth together?” And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them. He creates what He wills. And Allah is Able to do all things.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 5, Verse 17 Qur’an about travel “Travel in the land and see what was the end of those who rejected truth.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 6, Verse 11 Allah has the knowledge of all things “And with Him are the keys of the Ghaib (all that is hidden), none knows them but He. And He knows whatever there is in the land and on the sea; not a leaf falls, but He knows it. There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth nor anything fresh or dry, but is written in a Clear Record.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 6, Verse 59 “It is He, who takes your souls by night (when you are asleep), and has knowledge of all that you have done by day, then He raises (wakes) you up again that a term appointed (your life

period) be fulfilled, then (in the end) unto Him will be your return. Then He will inform you of that which you used to do.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 6, Verse 60. Things Commanded by Allah: “Say (O Muhammad (pbuh)): Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: 1) Join not anything in worship with Him; 2) Be good and dutiful to your parents; 3) Kill not your children because of poverty – We provide sustenance for you and for them; 4) Come not near to Al-Fawahish (shameful sins) whether committed openly or secretly; 5) Kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause; This he has commanded you that you may understand. 6) And come not near to the orphan’s property, except to improve it, until he (or she) attains the age of full strength; 7) And give full measure and full weight with justice. We burden not any person, but that which he can bear. 8)And whenever you give your word (i.e. judge between men or give evidence), say the truth even if a near relative is concerned, and fulfill the Covenant of Allah. This He commands you that you may remember. The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 6, Verses 151-152 Who are believers? “The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Qur’an) are recited unto them, they (i.e. the Verses) increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone);” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 8, Verse 2 “(The believers whose lives Allah has purchases are) 1) Those who turn to Allah in repentance (from polytheism and hypocrisy) 2) Who worship (Him) 3) Who praise (Him) 4) Who bow down (in prayer) 5) Who prostrate themselves (in prayer) 6) Who enjoin (on people) Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic monotheism and all what Islam has ordained) 7) And forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism of all kinds and all that Islam has forbidden) 8) And who observe the limits set by Allah (Do all that Allah has ordained and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which Allah has forbidden). And give glad tidings to the believers.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 9, Verse 112 Attributes of believers and the reward they get: “Successful indeed are they believers. 1) Those who offer their salat (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness. 2) And those who turn away from Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk, and all that Allah has forbidden). 3) And those who pay the Zakat (Charity) 4) And those who guard their chastity. Except from their wives or that their right hands possess – for then, they are free from blame; But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors; 5) Those who are faithfully try to their Amanat (honesty, moral responsibility and trusts) and to their covenants; 6) And those who strictly guard their Salawat (prayers) These are indeed the inheritors. Who shall inherit the Firdaus (Paradise).They shall dwell therein forever. The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 23, Verse 1-11 Who are the faithful slaves of Allah?

“And the (faithful) slaves of the Most Gracious (Allah) are those who 1) Walk on the earth with humility and sedateness 2) And when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness. 3) And those who spend the night in worship of their Lord, prostrate and standing. 4) And those who say: “Our Lord! Avert from us the torment of Hell. Verily, its torment is ever an inseparable, permanent punishment.” Evil indeed it (Hell) is as an abode and as a place to rest in. 5) And those who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor niggardly, but hold a medium (way) between those (extremes). 6) And those who invoke not any other ilah (god) along with Allah 7) Nor kill such person as Allah has forbidden, except for just cause 8) Nor commit illegal sexual intercourse – and whoever does this shall receive the punishment. The torment will be doubled to him on the Day of Resurrection and he will abide therein in disgrace; 9) Except those who repent and believe and do righteous deeds; for those, Allah will change their sins into good deeds, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. And whosoever repents and does righteous good deeds; then verily, he repents towards Allah with true repentance. 10) And those who do not bear witness to falsehood, and if they pass by some evil play or evil talk, they pass by it with dignity. 11) And those who, when they are reminded of the Ayat of their Lord, fall not deaf and blind thereat. 12) And those who say: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes and make us leaders of the Muttaqun (the pious). Those will be rewarded with the highest place (in Paradise) because of their patience. Therein they shall be met with greetings and the word of peace and respect.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 26, Verse 63-75 To whom the charity (Zakat) should be paid? “As-Sadaqat are only 1) For the Fuqara (poor), and Al-Masakin (the poor) 2) And those employed to collect (the funds); 3) And to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam); 4) And to free the captives; 5) And for those in debt; 6) And for Allah’s Cause; 7) And for the wayfarer (a traveler who is cut off from everything); A duty imposed by Allah. And Allah is All-Knower, All-Wise.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 9, Verse 60. Can you count the favors of Allah? “ And if you would count the favors of Allah, never could you be able to count them. Truly, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 16, Verse 18. Prohibiting the killing of a girl child “And when the news of (the birth of) a female (child) is brought to any of them, his face becomes dark, and he is filled with inward grief!” “He hides himself from the people because of the evil of that whereof he has been informed. Shall he keep her with dishonor or bury her in the earth? Certainly, evil is their decision.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 16, Verse 58-59. What does Qur’an say about spendthrifts? “Verily, the spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatin (devils), and the shaitan (Devil-Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 17, Verse 27.

Why do you have to say “Insha Allah” (If God Wills)? “And never say of anything, “I shall do such and such thing tomorrow.”” “Except (with the saying), “If Allah wills!” And remember your Lord when you forget and say “It may be that my Lord guides me unto a near way of truth than this.”” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 18, Verse 2324 Things to do if you want to be loved by others? “Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger] and work deeds of righteousness, the Most Gracious (Allah) will bestow love for them (in the hearts of the believers).” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 19, Verse 96. Whom does Allah forgive? “And verily, I am indeed forgiving to him who 1) Repents 2) Believes 3) Does righteous good deeds 4) And then remains constant in doing them.” The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 20, Verse 82.

Article posted by: Yasir Sabir, student of International Islamic University, Islamabad, PAKISTAN. E-mail: yasir_0092@yahoo.com Thanks for reading; I warmly welcome your feedback on my email address.

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