While enrolling in an institute the connoisseur handed a list of contents to novice that he needs to learn and accomplish prior awarding degree. The world is an institute and the course of contents are all ascribed in Allah’s book of guidance already that He has revealed upon His last messenger. The contents comprise almost everything exuberating divinity and minor issues. This book of guidance has declared the source to award distinction at the day of Qayamah when all people will gather in the court of Supreme Judge and accountability will proceed in compliance to their committed deeds.
For the authenticity and sanctity of Quran alone this fact is suffice that it is the world of Lord coded in Arabic, full of guidance for the easy comprehension of Humankind. Allah says in Quran:
“And We have sent down to you the Book as clarification for all things and as guidance and mercy and good tidings for the Muslims.” [Quran 16:89]
Purpose of Quran Revelation
Quran revelation is not the first revelation of omnipotent deity but a last revelation, which will remain source of Hidayah until the Day of Resurrection for every single being. The purpose has itself clarified by the Book of miracles as:
“As guidance and mercy for the doers of good.” [Quran 31:3]
Source of guidance and mercy for whom? The traits of “good doers” have explicitly elaborated in the verses of Quran as:
“Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them, And who believe in what has been revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith].” [Quran 2: 3-4]
Quran bestows insight upon man showing the right path to the believer by quoting accounts of Prophet (PBUH) and His followers. The Book of Allah motivates a person through parables, exhortation, and admonitions to save from aversion.
“That is from the news of the unseen which We reveal to you, [O Muhammad]. You knew it not, neither you nor your people, before this. So be patient; indeed, the [best] outcome is for the righteous.” [Quran 11:49]
Quran has Everything that a Man Wants to know
Quran is an easy to understand portal for all fellow beings. It guides a person personally, spiritually and morally instructing to abide from the wrong doings. Quran itself authenticates its teachings as:
“Indeed, this Qur’an guides to that which is most suitable and gives good tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds that they will have a great reward.” [Quran 17:9]
Aforementioned verse sheds light on a fact that transgressors are those who do not pay heed to the clear indication of Allah’s signs and will be a hopeless soul in the end.
Quran as Prophetic Mission
Quran strengthens the prophetic mission of generations i.e. to address the commandments of Allah Almighty and to ask a Muslim to worship the only Lord by commemorating the oneness of Allah. The mission of Apostles is to guide the person and to enlighten his heart by exposing him to the lights of reckoning.
“This is] a Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that you might bring mankind out of darknesses into the light by permission of their Lord – to the path of the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy.” [Quran 14:1]
The darkness mentioned here is the darkness of souls, the ignorance that is considered bliss by the non-believers but soon will be trapped in wrath of Allah Almighty. The darkness of soul is the vice that Quran has alarmed since revelation to emancipate humanity by leading towards light of wisdom.
“Bring out your people from darknesses into the light and remind them of the days of Allah.” Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful.” [Quran 14:5]
Guidance and Interceder
As the guider never leaves the pupil alone in the hardship and battles in the same way, Quran guides and keep on asking the followers to concentrate on its meanings to extract the essence of Islamic dogmas. The day when a single soul will plead for virtues and no one will help him then Quran, the guider will be an interceder for the believers. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) quoted as Hadith narrates:
“Read the Quran, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection.” [Muslim]
Distinguish between the idolaters and believers
Quran is revealed to guide the people towards the path of Allah, the chosen path of absolution. The idolaters keep on denying the beliefs encrypted in the verses of Quran about which Allah says that they are dumb and deaf hence can never grasp the blessings of Allah Almighty and will always be in the heap of ignorance.
“[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.| [Quran 38:29]
The non-believers deny the sings of Allah and are in the gross whim that they will be set free once died. The accountability of these who are astray souls will be terrific, as they have given ample time to repent yet avoid turning back to Allah.
“Indeed, We sent down to you the Book for the people in truth. So whoever is guided – it is for [the benefit of] his soul; and whoever goes astray only goes astray to its detriment. And you are not a manager over them.” [Quran 39:41]
Quran verily guides a person in each aspect of His life, does not leave Him alone in time of need, and eradicate anxiety by instilling the truth upon him. Surmising it as the authentic book that is a sole guider and teacher until the last Day of Judgment is Quran, hence hold unto it to be among the blessed ones.
“O mankind! I have left behind over you that which if you hold fast to it, you will never go astray: the book of Allah and the Sunnah of His prophet.” [Al Bayhaqi]