Quranic solutions to revise lifestyle
Publish Date: 7/9/2016 Code: 52329

Quranic solutions to revise lifestyle

Throughout history, humans have always raised this question that what is the purpose of life and for what human beings live and in fact, what should be the purpose of life.

What has been the purpose of the Creator to create the world and humanity? We should consider that the aim of posing this question is not to know what the purpose of the creation is, but also to examine the purpose and perfection of human being.

In other words, we want to examine what the nature of human being is, so that, we will conclude that what kind of lifestyle is appropriate to man. One of the joint teachings of all Divine religions is that in the religious texts, the non-divine lifestyle has been blamed.

Some of the verses of the holy Quran blame the current status of human being like Sura Al-Asr, verse 2, Al-Ahzab, verse 72, Al-Ebrahim, verse 34, and some other Quranic verses criticize a part of the social dimension of human being like the Sura Al-Ankabout, verse 2, Al-Anfal, verse 25, Al-Ebrahim, verse 42, Al-Araf, verses 94 and   95.

On the other hand, in some verses of the holy Quran, the lifestyle approved by the religion of Islam has been mentioned, so that, humans would know what lifestyle is desired by the religion of Islam and what are its features and results and they would believe that it is possible to apply it.

The purpose of the religious teachings is to get free from the current status of the non-Islamic lifestyle and reach the pure life. So, the religious teachings have stated the source of the Creation in different ways, described the beginning and end of the human's worldly life, pointed to two Divine and non-divine lifestyles and have clarified the features and effects of both of these lifestyles. In order to reach the Islamic lifestyle, we refer to the holy Quran, since, the holy Quran is the source of virtues that follows no purpose unless training and guiding human beings and directing them towards the final destination and prosperity.

The holy Quran as the main and eternal source of the pure religion of Islam has considered the function of human being in the world and has ordered the lifesaving and enlightening rules that if we obey, we can reach the climax of prosperity and salvation, since, our life like the other things has some laws and regulations, and if we don't implement them, we will be doomed to failure someday and spend a lifetime yearning for prosperity and success.

Unfortunately, in the recent years, the West with the aid of countless audio and visual media has succeeded to affect our Islamic lifestyle and change many of our rituals, traditions and lifestyle. But, fortunately, the holy month of Ramadan has been unaffected by these changes.

We should understand the philosophy of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is not just for experiencing hunger and thirst. Ramadan is an opportunity for us to learn the correct Quranic lifestyle.

Getting familiar with the lifestyle:

"and seek by means of what Allah has given you the future abode, and do not neglect your portion of this world, and do good (to others) as Allah has done good to you, and do not seek to make mischief in the land, surely Allah does not love the mischief-makers" (Al-Qasas, verse   77).

First solution:

"and seek by means of what Allah has given you the future abode"

All Divine verses of the holy Quran advise humans to think about their future too and provide a proper provision for the future as well as enjoying and making the best use of the present moment of their life.

We should have such foresight to provide a provision for both the hereafter and this world, and this part of the verse points to this issue, so, we should do a planning for our life and determine the goals that we desire to achieve and then, in order to fulfill these goals, we should make every effort.

You should make the correct and best use of all available blessings and facilities, so that, you can gain more access to more facilities and blessings.

The second solution:

"and do not neglect your portion of this world"

According to the holy verses of the glorious Quran, we should enjoy the legitimate pleasures of the world and should not deprive ourselves of these pleasures, since Allah, The Exalted in sura Al-Araf, verse   32 says:

"say: who has prohibited the embellishment of Allah which he has brought forth for his servants and the good provisions? say: these are for the believers in the life of this world, purely (theirs) on the resurrection day; thus do we make the communications clear for a people who know"

The third solution:

"and do good (to others) as Allah has done good to you"

As you like whenever is needed, people help you and take your hand, you should also help others when they need. As you like others to behave you well, you should also treat others in the same way.

The divine verse of the holy Quran advise all human beings to make the best use of the present moment of their life as well as thinking about their future and providing a proper provision for the future.

The fourth solution:

"and do not seek to make mischief in the land, surely Allah does not love the mischief-makers"

And the last word is that you should make use of the available blessings and facilities in the correct way, so that, we will gain access to more facilities in the life.

Briefly, we can say that the divine verses of the holy Quran have introduced the best lifestyle to us, and if we apply it in our life, we will achieve the guaranteed success in the world and hereafter.

Source : ido.ir/en