Quran

ACTIONS MATTER

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Quranic Wisdom 

At the time of the Prophet of Islam, there were certain people in Madinah who talked of the truth, yet they did nothing for its sake and used beautiful words to cover up their misdeeds. Exposing these people, the Quran says in chapter three:

“Those who exult in their misdeeds and love to be praised for what they have not done should not suppose that they are secure from punishment; they shall suffer a grievous punishment.”(3:188)

THE REAL ACHIEVER

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Quranic Wisdom

In chapter twenty-eight, the Quran records a story which has a great lesson for every man and woman. Qarun, or Korah, was a wealthy member of the Israeli community of ancient Egypt. When Korah became arrogant because of his wealth, some of his community members told him that arrogance would not serve him well. According to the Quranic version the story is as follows:

AFTER NIGHT THERE IS DAY

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Quranic Wisdom I P.49  

In the early period of his mission, when the Prophet of Islam and his Companions were in Makkah, they were facing great hardships that led to despair and frustration. It was a grim situation. The Companions started asking whether their mission had strayed into a blind alley. At this critical time, God Almighty revealed chapter ninety-three of the Quran. It reads:

LIVE A GOD-ORIENTED LIFE

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Quranic Wisdom

The Quran advocates the culture of spirituality. Quranic spirituality has nothing mysterious about it. It is a well-known discipline. It is only an alternative name for intellectual development. The formula for Quranic spirituality is expressed thus in a Quranic chapter:

Become men of God. (3:79)