Are the Stances of the holy Quran just for Muslims? If Gracious Almighty (God) is the creator of the worlds and the noble Prophet is pronounced as the messenger for the worlds and the holy Quran is stated as a notice to the worlds, then what is the significance of the Quranic meaning to the world? How can the Muslims and non-Muslims, benefit from the collective message of a collective and compassionate Creator?
…Read with the name of your Lord Who created. Created man from a clot. Read and your Lord only is the Most Beneficent, The One Who taught to write with the pen. The One Who taught man all what he did not know… (1)
The holy book of Gracious Almighty (Al-Quran), Muslims believe is the ultimate statement, Gracious Almighty revealed for human-beings through noble Prophet, in the 7th century. Muslims also believe that the holy Quran confirms all that was revealed to all the former messengers of Gracious Almighty.
…Indeed following the Noble Prophet of Allah is better for you… (2)
The Muslims believe the guidance of the Quran is for all time, and all people and none shall touch but those who are clean (purified), however more serious among them believe that the verse refers to the pureness and sanctity of the heavenly message highlighting, the fact that it is revealed by the One who is absolutely authentic, Gracious Almighty and delivered by the one who is sacred and pure Guardian, Angel Gabriel and delivered to the one and only dearest Prophet Muhammad, who is acquitted from committing any mistakes in delivering the divine message.
…And O dear Prophet, We have not sent you except with a Prophet Hood that covers the entire mankind, heralding glad tidings and warnings, but most people do not know… (3)
Dignity of Human Beings:
The Laws of Quran do not deprive mankind of their human rights, for their gender, color or even secular view. The holy Quran debates in a wider term and states; no one has a right to disagree mankind’s dignity, which is Gracious Almighty’s given right.
…Whoever wants a long life, increase in his sustenance and protection from bad death, should continue to fear Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and treat his relatives with kindness… (4)
In the past, world had trouble in appreciating the legitimacy of this Quranic memorandum. Societies were victimized on the basis of their culture, status, gender, religious activities and political authorities were in case justifying these perceptions. A model case of rejection of such dignity can be discovered in India where conferring to religious scripture a group of people were written off as low classes or castaways because of their natal in a specific communal group.
Universalization of Natural Resources:
Another Quranic message related to humanity at large is its importance on the universality of nature’s resources. Soil, waters, the skies and wind are equally beneficial for all. None can control them only for their personal use and none can deny others the rights given to them. Therefore the holy Quran states, …Gracious Almighty has created for you all that are on earth; furthermore His design comprehended the heavens, for He gave order and perfection to the seven firmaments; and of all things He has perfect knowledge… (5)
The sharing of these human resources, in a way that would guarantee the self-worth and unity of humankind is a key challenge for human-beings. Battles have been fought for land-dwellings and access to nature’s wealth such as water, land-dwellings or gas without understanding that, none of these nature’s resources were created by human being, yet human-beings have always battled over their greediness to control them.
… And we made every living thing from water… (6)
The holy Quran clarifies the determination to provide these wealth are to make sure that human-beings are not run-down of their basic needs for existence. Today about 1.7 billion people slumber with hunger and over 60% of the population earns less than a dollar a day. Hunger is common and so is penury and people deprived of clean water, even though there is plenty of a fresh water reserve. Today people are forced to slumber on boulevards, underneath the open blues, yet there is quite a land to make available housings for everyone.
… Then ponder that, We created you from soil… (7)
Justice for all:
Holy Quran not only highlights justice, but also endorses a pace exceeding justice and reminds that people who are expected to attain success are those who transform their characters and no longer push others away to greedily fulfill their own desires. Realizing that the other person’s need is more severe, they happily allow them to fulfill it first.
…And do not let the enmity of anyone tempt you not to do justice… (8)
Every society demands justice as its core value, however we find that every society violates its own values and supports injustice on the center of divisions that individuals have fashioned amid themselves. So much unfairness, dishonor and rejection of basic human-rights take place in our world, because people incline to view justice for others as not compulsory. On the other hand, without resulting to justice, it is not possible to consider self-respect, harmony or universality of civilization.
…And let not the enmity of the people who had stopped you from going to the Sacred Mosque tempt you to do injustice… (9)
Peace is the goal:
Quran’s ultimate goal is to secure a peaceful human-society so that a peaceable family can safeguard the well being, of an individual for getting true prospective of life and organizing a life that is perpetual in every sense. The harmony of people, the self-esteem, the integrity and the universality of human-wealth surface the route for harmony.
…Whoever kills a human being except in lieu of killing or causing turmoil in the earth, so it shall be as if he had killed all mankind…? (10)
Therefore, the message of the holy Quran is collective and perpetual, while the Divine sets the principles through messages sent to human-beings. It is upon us to strive for the path of harmony, self-respect, universality, integrity and ceasefire, not the path to claim with each, who is superior to the other or who would succeed for the Grace of Almighty Allah (God) and who would not.
- (1) Translation of Quran Kanz-ul-Iman Surah-e-A’laq 96:1-5
- (2) Kanz-ul-Iman Translation of Quran Part 21, Al-Ahzaab, verse 21
- (3) Translation of Quran Kanz-ul-Iman Surah-e-Saba 34:28
- (4) Al-Mustadrak, vol. 5, pp. 222, Hadees 7362
- (5) Kanz-ul-Iman Translation of Quran 2:29
- (6) Translation of Quran Kanz-ul-Iman Surah-e-Ambiya 21:30
- (7) Kanz-ul-Iman Translation of Quran Surah-e-Hajj 22:05
- (8) Translation of Quran Kanz-ul-Iman Surah-e-Maidah 5:8
- (9) Kanz-ul-Iman Translation of Quran Surah-e-Maidah 5:2
- (10) Translation of Quran Kanz-ul-Iman Surah-e-Maidah 5:32