How does Quran Empower Us?


How does Quran Empower Us?


We undervalue the significance and status of the Quran. In other words, we only take Quran as Allah’s last book, revealed onto our Final Messenger (peace be upon him). Moreover, some of us recite it as well. Further, there are others who go a step beyond and understand Quran along with its meaning. However, these are all beneficial practices and having faith in this book also completes our status as a Muslim. But, the matter that I want to draw your attention towards is that Quran has way more merit and value than this. That is to say, we need to have such insight into the Quran, that it acts as our support and backs us. Consequently, it helps empower us.

“[This is] a blessed Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded.” (38:29)


Quran Empower us in Testing Times


We all go through testing times in life. Consequently, in such times we are in need of strong support that helps us pass swiftly in such times. The only thing that matters in such times is Allah because He is the only one Who has the authority to empower us and bring us out from calamities or provide us with the strength to deal with trials wisely and patiently. But, we do not have direct access and a way to talk to Allah directly. Therefore Allah has provided ways for us that convey His message to us. Subsequently, it is our duty; in fact an honor and a blessing to avail that opportunity to the maximum.

“O mankind, there has come to you a conclusive proof from your Lord, and We have sent down to you a clear light.”  (4:174)

Quran Empower us through Light & Peace


“….there has come to you from Allah a light and a clear Book. By which Allah guides those who pursue His pleasure to the ways of peace and brings them out from darknesses into the light, by His permission, and guides them to a straight path.” (5:15-16)

Quran is referred to as light and a clear book in this verse. That is to say, it enlightens us and serves as a shelter in our lives. To clarify, it is the Quran that saves us from calamities and atrocities. Moreover, if there might be some atrocities that we need to face, Quran empowers us so much that we are able to face every challenge of life boldly and strongly. Whether our tribulations are minor or major, we do not get bothered by them. Above all, Quran recitation creates a protective shield around us so that nothing harmful affects us.

Further, Allah says that it is through the Quran that Allah guides mankind. And that guidance is not just simple guidance. In fact, Allah will empower mankind and guide them towards peace. Although it seems a trivial matter that we get peace in our lives through Quran, but in today’s world hospital rooms are filled up due to lack of peace in lives, and each one of us is in search of peace. Therefore those who have peace in their lives are the ones quite fortunate and special. We can only realize and understand the value of peace once we attain it. In short, peace of heart and mind can only be achieved once we empower our self through Quran.


Empower Yourself by Strengthening Your heart through Quran


“And those who believe say, “Why was the Quran not revealed to him all at once? Thus [it is] that We may strengthen thereby your heart…” (25:32)

This Ayat (verse) very clearly reveals that Quran is the only strengthening force in our lives that empowers us. That is to say, it strengthens our hearts and that is the only essential element required to empower us and deal with life situations confidently. In other words, the heart is the only organ that has the potential to feel emotions. Therefore, in testing times, it is our heart that feels gravely and hence affects the entire system. Consequently, our hearts sink us into despair. Therefore, if Quran has the power to empower us, then why not avail the opportunity and benefit from it. Quran strengthens our hearts in difficult times. Therefore, it makes us strong and emotionally stable.

Hence, we must focus our lives towards Quran and make it a regular practice to recite and understand it. Consequently, it shall empower us greatly. Further, you can also learn Quran Tafseer (Explanation) online these days through various online Quran teaching platforms. QuraOnline is one such platform that helps Muslims worldwide and imparts Quranic knowledge to them.

Take small steps and then you shall be able to grasp and receive the immense peace and light inside of your hearts through Quran. Allah is the “Light of the heavens and the earth” (24:35) and this very light is the one that we can receive through Quran. We are all in need of this light because its effects are special and surprising. Allah definitely “guides to His light whom He will” (24:35), however, it is for us to live in such a manner that we are amongst the blessed souls who receive this Divine gift of Allah.