The Qu’ran changed the way people dressed, spoke, ate, prayed, conducted business, treated woman and interacted with their parents. Through the revelation of the Qu’ran, the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) established equal rights among people of all colors, eradicated the class system and tribalism, abolished alcoholism, established a justice system that was both revolutionary and inclusive for people of all socioeconomic statures.
One of the most revolutionary ideas was the rights of woman. Through the Qu’ran, Allah confronted the sexist culture of seventh-century Arabia by declaring that men and woman are of equal worth in the eyes of God. In a culture of misogyny where men would bury their infant girls alive, the Qu’ran gave woman the right to vote, inherit money, and own property. Additionally, the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him), made education compulsory for every Muslim girl.
The Qu’ran serves to remind us that there is more to being a representative of God on Earth than praying privately in our homes. We need to stand up for the rights of others, demand equality, and respect people of all cultures and races. The Qu’ran doesn’t just teach us to let go of our biases, it shows us how to transform our judgements into opportunities for greater understanding and connection.
The Qu’ran does not just lead us, it liberates us from the grip of the ego. It does not just guide us; it helps us grow past the shells of our limiting beliefs. It does not confront us; it consoles us with God’s infinite mercy. It reminds us of our holy purpose, of how incredibly value we are in the eyes of God and inspires us not to live a life not simply based on our present limited capacity, but to trust that when we depend on God all things are possible by the virtue of His infinite and all-encompassing power. The Qu’ran is not meant to only be recited, it is meant to be taken in like the fragrance of a rose, deep within our essence, allowing it to permeate in the deepest recesses of our being. The Qu’ran was sent as a pathway of return to God.
This Qu’ran is the rope of Allah, and it is the clear Light and Healing. It is a protection for the one who clings to it and a rescue for the one who follows it. It is not crooked and so it puts things straight.