Gems from Quran

Qur’an’s Timeless Spiritual Guidance
(It is) a Book We have revealed to you abounding in good that over its verses, and that those endowed with understanding may be mindful (Quran 38:29)
For nearly a quarter of the Earth’s population, the primary source of spiritual wisdom is the Holy Qur’an, a wellspring of guidance, discernment, remembrance, and mercy revealed by the Creator through Prophet Muhammad (saw) fourteen hundred years ago. are at the very core of Islamic teachings.A recurrent advice in the Holy Quran is: Believe and do good; establish prayers and pay the poor tax. A few examples:

“This Reading (Quran) guides to the best path, and brings good news to the believers who lead a righteous life, that they have deserved a great recompense.” (17:9)

“When greeted with a greeting, you shall respond with a better greeting or at least an equal one. GOD reckons all things.” (4:86)

“Do you not see that GOD has cited the example of a good word as a good tree whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches are high in the sky. It produces its crop every season, as designed by its Lord. GOD thus cites the examples for the people, that they may take heed.” (14:24-25)

“Invite to the path of your Lord with wisdom and kind enlightenment, and debate with them in the best possible manner. Your Lord knows best who has strayed from His path, and He knows best who are the guided ones.” (16:125)

“Your Lord has decreed that you shall not worship except Him, and your parents shall be honored. As long as one or both of them live, you shall never say to them, “Uff” (the slightest gesture of annoyance), nor shall you shout at them; you shall treat them amicably. And lower for them the wings of humility, and kindness, and say, “My Lord, have mercy on them, for they have raised me from infancy.” (17:23-24)

“Who (the righteous) give to charity during the good times, as well as the bad times. They are suppressors of anger, and pardoners of the people. God loves the charitable.” (3:134)

“O people, We created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of God is the most righteous. God is Omniscient, Cognizant.” (49:13)

“They steadfastly persevere in seeking their Lord, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), spend from our provisions to them secretly and publicly, and counter evil with good. These have deserved the best abode.” (13:22

“And the example of the bad word is that of a bad tree chopped at the soil level; it has no roots to keep it firm.” (14:26)

“You shall not treat the people with arrogance, nor shall you roam the earth carefree. God does not like the arrogant showoffs.” (31:18)

“The servants of the Almighty are those who tread the earth gently, and when the ignorant speak to them, they only utter peace.” (25:63)

“And do not curse those who call on other than GOD, lest they blaspheme and curse God, out of ignorance. We have adorned the works of every group in their eyes. Ultimately, they return to their Lord, then He informs them of everything they had done.” (6:108)

“O you who believe, no people shall ridicule other people, for they may be better than they. Nor shall any women ridicule other women, for they may be better than they. Nor shall you mock one another, or call each other names. Evil indeed is the reversion to wickedness after attaining faith. Anyone who does not repent after this, these are the
transgressors.” (49:11)

“O you who believe, you shall avoid any suspicion, for even a little bit of suspicion is sinful. You shall not spy on one another, nor shall you backbite one another; this is as abominable as eating the flesh of your dead brother. You certainly abhor this… ” (49:12)

Quran tells us
About the Route & Rewards of the Right Path

17:53] And say to My servants (that) they speak that which is best; surely the Shaitan sows dissensions among them; surely the Shaitan is an open enemy to man.

[41:30] (As for) those who say: Our Lord is Allah, then continue in the right way, the angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not, nor be grieved, and receive good news of the garden which you were promised.
[41:31] We are your guardians in this world’s life and in the hereafter, and you shall have therein what your souls desire and you shall have therein what you ask for:
[41:32] A provision from the Forgiving, the Merciful.
[41:33] And who speaks better than he who calls to Allah while he himself does good, and says: I am surely of those who submit?
[41:34] And not alike are the good and the evil. Repel (evil) with what is best, when lo! he between whom and you was enmity would be as if he were a warm friend.
[41:35] And none are made to receive it but those who are patient, and none are made to receive it but those who have a mighty good fortune.
[41:36] And if an interference of the Shaitan should cause you mischief, seek refuge in Allah; surely He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

[33:70] O you who believe! be careful of (your duty to) Allah and speak the right word,
[33:71] He will put your deeds into a right state for you, and forgive you your faults; and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, he indeed achieves a mighty success.

34:37] And not your wealth nor your children, are the things which bring you near Us in station, but whoever believes and does good, these it is for whom is a double reward for what they do, and they shall be secure in the highest places.

17:19] And whoever desires the hereafter and strives for it as he ought to strive and he is a believer; (as for) these, their striving shall surely be accepted

Quran also tells us
About the Pitfalls & Punishments

[41:40] Surely they who deviate from the right way concerning Our communications are not hidden from Us. What! is he then who is cast into the fire better, or he who comes safe on the day of resurrection? Do what you like, surely He sees what you do.

41:46] Whoever does good, it is for his own soul, and whoever does evil, it is against it; and your Lord is not in the least unjust to the servants.

41:49] Man is never tired of praying for good, and if evil touch him, then he is despairing, hopeless.

[41:50] And if We make him taste mercy from Us after distress that has touched him, he would most certainly say: This is of me, and I do not think the hour will come to pass, and if I am sent back to my Lord, I shall have with Him sure good; but We will most certainly inform those who disbelieved of what they did, and We will most certainly make them taste of hard chastisement.

41:51] And when We show favor to man, he turns aside and withdraws himself; and when evil touches him, he makes lengthy supplications.

17:18] Whoever desires this present life, We hasten to him therein what We please for whomsoever We desire, then We assign to him the hell; he shall enter it despised, driven away.