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Teachings and Moral Values of Quran

Topic: The moral values of Qura`nic parables and similitudes.

"Alif Laam Raa. A book which we have revealed to you (Muhammad) so that you may lead the people from out of the darknesses into the light by their Lord's leave to the path of the All-Mighty, the Praiseworthy." [Qur'an 14:1]. To start with, it is necessary to introduce the Qur'an. It is a Message from Allah to humanity, which was transmitted to us in a chain starting from the Almighty Himself to the angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. This message was given to the Prophet in pieces over a period of approximately 23 years. The language of the original message was Arabic, but it has been translated into many other languages. The Qur`an includes numerous moral values which are worth mentioning. In this essay, the moral values of Qur`anic parables and similitudes will be discussed in detail.

The moral values of the community we live in are rather distorted. These moral principles, which are the products of selfish passions and the greed of people, yield then to selfishness, arrogance, sarcasm, rudeness and cruelty. People believe that, in order to improve their living standards they have to cheat or deceive others. However, these are not the values that Allah has determined for the human beings He created. The Qur'an orders people to be dignified, modest, trustworthy, kind, faithful, mature and responsive. The Qur'an even describes the way we should walk: "Turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not each arrogant boast" [Surat al-Luqman, 31:18]

On that account, duty of a believer is to apply these superior principles that Allah has decreed. Yet, today believers live in a mislead community where these divine ethics have been forgotten. For that reason, they have to be extremely careful against the perpetrating effects of this perverted culture. They must continuously judge themselves within this communi...

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