Quran is the heavenly volume of highly unique content and teachings. As Allah SWT says in the Quran:
In today’s world, when Muslims are mistakenly associated with extremism due to a group of people who portray themselves as followers of Islam, it is very important to bring forward the true message of the Quran to the world.
Mentioned below are some unique teachings of the Holy Quran which shows the universality of the Quran.
i) Encouraging Meditation and Thinking:
Islam is often blamed for lacking the freedom of expression. In reality, Allah SWT asks everyone to freely use their mind and consciousness to think about the world.
““Indeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are the deaf and dumb who do not use reason.” [Quran, 8: 22]”
It is very obvious from the above verse that Allah SWT wants humans to use their intrinsic ability of reasoning in all issues and do not act like deaf and dumb. Allah SWT says in the Quran:
The above-mentioned verses direct us to use our senses and not taking everything as truth without having done concrete research.
ii) Not To Blindly Follow Every Prevailing Idea
Allah SWT forbids to follow blindly any prevailing idea. He says in the Quran:
“O you who have believed, indeed many of the scholars and the monks devour the wealth of people unjustly and avert [them] from the way of Allah. And those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah – give them tidings of a painful punishment.” [Quran, 9: 34]
Today many Muslims think that they have to blindly follow the Prophetic Traditions without considering its true perspective. But in reality, we are not ordered to take every existing social and religious viewpoint as granted without using our consciousness to understand even religious matters.
“And they will say, “Our Lord, indeed we obeyed our masters and our dignitaries, and they led us astray from the [right] way.” [Quran, 33: 67]
The above ayah clear that it is not an excuse that we were misled by others and we will be responsible for our actions and thinking on the day of judgment.
iii) Promoting Social Equality and Justice
The Quran does not only talks about worship and religious matters, but it also gives a complete guide on the social fairness and impartiality.
“O you, who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted.” [Quran, 4: 135]
The above-mentioned ayah clearly advocates the proportionate societal setup and directs everyone to do best in giving others their due rights.
iv) Accompanying Islamic Belief with Action
Allah SWT could have directly sent His revelations to all the people of the world but He sent Prophets among the nations from beginning on mankind. The last messenger of Allah SWT acted as a role model for all humans by practicing all the convictions like patience, moderation, thankfulness, and manners, etc.
“Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe” and they will not be tried?” [Quran, 29: 2]
v) Anyone Can Attain The Path of True Righteousness
The holy Quran does not discriminate among the appreciators and achievers of goodness.
“And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good.” [Quran, 29: 69]
In summarizing words, Quran is more than a books that only talks about religious ideas as it does more than that. We should learn Quran and understand the guidelines to succeed in all walks of life and understand our actual duties and responsibilities of life.