The Good Life

The Good Life by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan comprises of excerpts from the Qur’an, arranged in a special sequence under relevant headings. No interpretation or commentary has been added. It provides an introduction to Islam, which is derived directly from the original revealed source. A good life (16:97) is a life of good actions. The commentator of the Qur’an, ad-Dahhak, has defined it as "being content with an honest living and serving God in one's life." This is the meaning that the Companions of the Prophet and their followers generally inferred from the phrase. The Qur'an has given a clear exposition of the theoretical and practical nature of the good life. The verses which have been selected describe various fundamental aspects of this life in the Qur'an's inimitable style. These passages thus provide both a description of the good life and an authentic example of how it should be lived.