Top 24 Most Beautiful Quran Lines & Verses to Share

I picked out the Quran verses that the media does not care to share, and that false websites about Islam gloss over or have twisted for their own agendas. Beauty to me is seen in Justice, Redemption, Unity, Brotherhood/Sisterhood, Love, Mercy, Equality, Truth, Kindness, Goodness, Protection, Charity, and Nature.

These are the top ten beautiful verses of the Quran, that their beauty and love for mankind can not be denied. Please share to show another side of the Quran.

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2:11o And be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity: And whatever good ye send forth for your souls before you, ye shall find it with Allah: for Allah sees Well all that ye do.

2:115 To Allah belong the east and the West: Whithersoever ye turn, there is the presence of Allah. For Allah is all-Pervading, all-Knowing.

2:148 To each is a goal to which Allah turns him; then strive together (as in a race) Towards all that is good. Wheresoever ye are, Allah will bring you Together. For Allah Hath power over all things.

2:164 Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which Allah Sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they Trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth;- (Here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise.

2:177 It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces Towards east or West; but it is righteousness- to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the Allah-fearing.

2:179 In the Law of Equality there is (saving of) Life to you, o ye men of understanding; that ye may restrain yourselves.

2:190 Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors.

2:212 The life of this world is alluring to those who reject faith, and they scoff at those who believe. But the righteous will be above them on the Day of Resurrection; for Allah bestows His abundance without measure on whom He will.

3:103 And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah’s favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make His Signs clear to you: That ye may be guided.

3:134 Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger, and pardon (all) men;- for Allah loves those who do good.

5:13But because of their breach of their covenant, We cursed them, and made their hearts grow hard; they change the words from their (right) places and forget a good part of the message that was sent them, nor wilt thou cease to find them- barring a few – ever bent on (new) deceits: but forgive them, and overlook (their misdeeds): for Allah loveth those who are kind.

5:42..If thou judge, judge in equity between them. For Allah loveth those who judge in equity.

7:189 It is He Who created you from a single person, and made his mate of like nature, in order that he might dwell with her (in love). When they are united, she bears a light burden and carries it about (unnoticed). When she grows heavy, they both pray to Allah their Lord, (saying): “If Thou givest us a goodly child, we vow we shall (ever) be grateful.”

11:90 Shuiab said “But ask forgiveness of your Lord, and turn unto Him (in repentance): For my Lord is indeed full of mercy and loving-kindness.”

19:96 On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, will (Allah) Most Gracious bestow love.

50:7-8 And the earth- We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and produced therein every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs)-To be observed and commemorated by every devotee turning (to Allah).

89:24-30 He will say: “Ah! Would that I had sent forth (good deeds) for (this) my (Future) Life!” For, that Day, His Chastisement will be such as none (else) can inflict, And His bonds will be such as none (other) can bind. (To the righteous soul will be said:) “O (thou) soul, in (complete) rest and satisfaction! “Come back thou to thy Lord,- well pleased (thyself), and well-pleasing unto Him! “Enter thou, then, among My devotees! “Yea, enter thou My Heaven!

2:62 Indeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] – those [among them] who believed in Allah and the Last Day and did righteousness – will have their reward with their Lord, and no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.

6:61 And He is the subjugator over His servants, and He sends over you guardian-angels until, when death comes to one of you, Our messengers take him, and they do not fail [in their duties].

16:32 The ones whom the angels take in death, [being] good and pure; [the angels] will say, “Peace be upon you. Enter Paradise for what you used to do.”

16:49 And to Allah prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth of creatures, and the angels [as well], and they are not arrogant.

25:25 And [mention] the Day when the heaven will split open with [emerging] clouds, and the angels will be sent down in successive descent.

75:22-23 Some faces, that Day, will beam in brightness and beauty…Looking at their Lord.

33:43 It is He who confers blessing upon you, and His angels, that He may bring you out from darknesses into the light. And ever is He, to the believers, Merciful.

2:25 And give good tidings to those who believe and do righteous deeds that they will have gardens [in Paradise] beneath which rivers flow. Whenever they are provided with a provision of fruit therefrom, they will say, “This is what we were provided with before.” And it is given to them in likeness. And they will have therein purified companions, and they will abide therein eternally.

18:31 As for such, theirs will be Gardens of Eden, wherein rivers flow beneath them; therein they will be given armlets of gold and will wear green robes of finest silk and gold embroidery, reclining upon throne therein. Blest the reward, and fair the resting-place!

109:6 Say, “For you is your religion, and for me is my religion.”

5:119 Allah will say, “This is the Day when the truthful will benefit from their truthfulness.” For them are gardens [in Paradise] beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever, Allah being pleased with them, and they with Him. That is the great attainment.

21:104 The Day when We will fold the heaven like the folding of a [written] sheet for the records. As We began the first creation, We will repeat it. [That is] a promise binding upon Us. Indeed, We will do it.

 

There are so many more beautiful verses, but these are the ones that stood out to me most and have touched my heart.

 

What is your favorite verse?

 

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A Harry Potter Experience: Compassion as Power.

I vividly remember a friend once tell me that she tried to read the Quran, but it was too “harsh”. She didn’t like how the tone or voice of the Quran was written as. I at first became offended, but then I thought deeper about it. Yes, It does seem a bit more stern than perhaps the Bible, but I liked it. Humanity still had not learned the lesson of establishing peace on earth for others after Moses or Jesus, and so the message is given more “urgently”. This doesn’t bother me.

I am a bit more of a serious person and while watching a marathon of Harry Potter movies, this past week, I noticed that the series is written and filmed in this way that I can relate to.

Some people didn’t like the Harry Potter series, or called it too dark and disturbing. The truth is that when dealing with evil and good, the reality is not always light hearted. Yes, there is pain and suffering and those that enjoy seeing it in others while they get some sick sort of gain or power. We see this in Voldemort’s character and his band of “death eaters, they are a sorry bunch bent on causing as much pain and chaos in the world of wizards, as they can.

What really made me think, was the idea of compassion that Harry Potter fought hard to finally bestow on Voldemort in the Order of the Phoenix. As he is able to go into the memories that he holds with his friends Hermione and Ron, and see he had love in his life, he is then able to scream that he pities Voldemort because he has no friends or love. Immediately Voldemort loses power over Harry’s body and is vanquished to return again in the next movie. Compassion at this point was a power and a defense against the “dark arts”.

So this made me deeply see compassion as not just a “nicety” we should have for others. It is a stern and fierce act of love. It is a powerful force of correction or to bring balance back into the world. I am not sure if compassion would work on someone robbing you at gun point, I haven’t been in that place or situation to try, but I can see compassion as a way to view those who act as an enemy to you-less in control. Having compassion for someone is not always just the “nice” thing, but it is the stronger choice out of hate and anger.

When Muhammad was told several times by Gabriel to not fight the Mecca leaders unless they fought him and his people for spreading new awareness, the angel was trying to give strength to the movement of Islam. Seeing your enemies in a new light of not having control over your actions and choosing to show compassion when direct self defense is not needed is a powerful tool for change. When you are mocked, bullied, ridiculed, harassed emotionally it may help to see the person doing the harm as someone who is “without” and they see you as a target for their anger, fear, and sadness.

Bullying and people trying to emotionally harm you will not go away. There are movements to bring awareness to bullying, but it is a byproduct of human nature when one person is trying to take energy that they subconsciously feel is missing. One way to disarm a bully or someone trying to get under your skin is to see them with compassion and pity the situation they are in, in order to cause them so much pain that they feel the need to hurt others.

This is hard work. I know. It took book and movie number five for Harry to get to this point of realization of Voldemort not having love and friendship ever in his life. When you see people for what they may lack in the moment when they are trying to gain from you, it may become a super power against their attacks. In the face of evil, goodness must always be stronger and take the higher road that the other would not take. It’s your role as a good person and as a servant of God to bring more compassion and love into this world. Having compassion is becoming the teacher to the student once you reach this point of awareness, and you never know who you may help find the light again.

Compassion is a part of love and it is a great weapon against evil.

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