Quran

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

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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)

HOW TO FACE PROBLEMS

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Quranic Wisdom

The Prophet of Islam started his mission in the first quarter of the seventh century in Arabia—an age of religious persecution. The Prophet’s mission was based on the oneness of God, while the people of that time were believers in idolatry. So, they became hostile to the Prophet and he and his companions became victims of various kinds of problems.