The Purpose of Revelation of the Holy Quran

There are many core purposes of revelation of the Holy Quran. Some of the most prominent ones are discussed in this post.

The Purpose of Revelation of the Holy Quran

To Believe in One True God

Allah said “And your Ilâh (God) is One Ilâh (God – Allâh), Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (there is none who has the right to be worshipped but He), the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful” (Quran 2:163).

One of the most important topics mentioned throughout the Quran is the belief in the One, True God. Allah informs us that He has no partner, no son, no equal, and that none has the right to be worshipped except Him alone. Nothing is comparable to Him and none of His creation resembles Him. Verily the Quran rejects the notion of attributing human qualities and limitations to Allah.

To Reject All that which is Worshipped Besides Allah

Allah said “Worship Allâh and join none with Him (in worship)” (Quran 4:36).

Since Allah alone is the only One worthy of worship, false deities and false gods must be rejected. The Quran also rejects the notion of attributing divine qualities to anyone or anything other than Allah.

To Narrate the Stories from The Past

The Quran contains many narratives with beneficial lessons, including the true stories of previous Prophets such as, Adam, Noah, Abraham, Jesus and Moses.

Allah said “Indeed in their stories, there is a lesson for men of understanding.” (Quran 12:111).

To Remind Us of The Day of Judgement

The Quran reminds us that everyone will taste death and will be held accountable for all his actions and sayings. Allah said “And We shall set up balances of justice on the Day of Resurrection, then none will be dealt with unjustly in anything” (Quran 21:47).

To Fulfill the Intended Way of Life

Amongst the important teachings of the Quran is to worship Allah alone, and live one’s life according to the way prescribed by Him. In Islam, worship is a comprehensive term that includes all actions and sayings (whether private or public) that Allah loves and is pleased with. Therefore, by doing what Allah commands, a Muslim is actually worshipping Allah and fulfilling his purpose in life.

The following are examples of acts of worship from the Quran:

1. To Establish the Prayer:

Allah said “O you who have believed! Bow down, and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord and do good that you may be successful” (Quran 22:77).

2. To give charity:

Allah said “and spend in charity; that is better for yourselves. And whosoever is saved from his own covetousness, then they are the successful ones. ” (Quran 64:16).

3. To be honest:

Allah said “and do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it].” (Quran 2:42).

4. To be shy and modest:

Allah said “tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts). That is purer for them. Verily, Allah is All-Aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts)” (Quran 24:30-31).

5. To be thankful

Allah said ” And Allâh has brought you out from the wombs of your mothers while you know nothing. And He gave you hearing, sight, and hearts that you might give thanks (to Allâh)” (Quran 16:78).

6. To be just:

Allah said ” O you who believe! Stand out rmly for justice, as witnesses to Allâh, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allâh is a Better Protector to both (than you)” (Quran 4:135).

7. To be patient:

Allah said ” And be patient; verily, Allâh wastes not the reward of the good-doers” (Quran 11:115).

8. To do good:

Allah said ” Allâh has promised those who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh – Islâmic Monotheism) and do deeds of righteousness, that for them there is forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise)” (Quran 5:9).

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