Inspirational and Motivational Verses from the Holy Quran

Holy Quran is the book of Almighty Allah revealed on our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The Noble Quran is the book of guidance for all mankind. There are 114 chapters (Surahs) in the Holy Quran. Each and every letter, word, and verse of the Holy Quran contain a beautiful message or lesson for us from Allah (SWT). The verses or Ayahs of the Holy Quran are dense with knowledge and wisdom. We can find and analyze the verses of the Holy Quran from various perspectives.

Quran recitation brings reward as well as a code of law for a Muslim related to understanding life and making it better. Moreover, the verses of the Quran also bring inspiration or motivation for a Muslim in different regards and under different situations. No matter whatever a Muslim is facing in life, he/she can easily turn towards Quran to find inspiration and motivation to get through the circumstances and make life better according to the teachings of Holy Quran.

Below mentioned are some inspirational or motivational verses from the Holy Quran for when we need it, and indeed we need it all the time in our lives.

Accepting that you cannot control everything is a major key to manage anxiety, which can be done more easily with the understanding that Almighty Allah has a greater plan and that He (SWT) knows what is best for us. In the Holy Quran, Almighty Allah says: “But they plan and Allah plans and Allah is the best of planners” (Quran, 8:30)

A Muslim must turn towards the Quran as a source of enlightenment as Allah Almighty mentions in the Holy Quran: “There has come to you enlightenment from your Lord. So, whoever will see does so for (the benefit of) his soul, and whoever is blind (does harm) against it. And (say), “I am not a guardian over you.” (Quran, 6:104)

In another verse of the Holy Quran, Almighty Allah says: “No disaster strikes except by permission of Allah. And whoever believes in Allah – He will guide his heart. And Allah is Knowing of all things.” (Quran, 64:11)

Muslims should not lose hope in times of hardships and must remember that Allah is merciful.“Do not despair of the mercy of Allah.” (Quran, 39:53)

A Muslim has to find inspiration by just looking around and see the countless blessings that Almighty Allah has bestowed upon humans. In the Quran, Allah says: “Then which of the favors of your Lord will you deny?” (Quran, 55:13)

Whenever a Muslim think that the temptations are increasing and there is a need for inspiration to resist them, he or she should turn towards Allah and seek steadfastness. As Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran: “(Who say), “Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower.” (Quran,3:8)

“I entrust my affairs unto God. Truly, Allah is aware of His servants” (Quran, 40:44). It is a reminder for us that Allah Almighty is aware of our problems and we, as Muslims, are aware that He (SWT) is looking out for us.

Muslims should always turn towards this Ayah of the Quran as a means of resisting pride that arises out of the complex of considering oneself superior to others pertinent to righteousness. “…. So do not claim yourselves to be pure; He is most knowing of who fears Him.” (Quran, 53:32)

Muslims believe that Allah Almighty is closer to us than our jugular vein and that He (SWT) is All-Knowing, Just and the Most Merciful. By keeping this in mind, place your worries and fears with Him and really see that there is Someone taking care of you. “Allah is sufficient for us and He is an excellent trustee.” (Quran, 3:173)

In short, the Holy Quran is the best source of inspiration and motivation that a Muslim can turn towards in times of need. Whenever a Muslim feels down and out, he or she must turn towards the Holy Quran for inspiration, motivation, and guidance. May Almighty Allah guide us all. Ameen!

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