Since the creation of mankind Allah had been providing man with the guidance by first introducing a basic rule in the beginning and as mankind multiplied the earlier code of conduct was expended to cater for the wellbeing of society. The first man Adam when he was admitted in the garden he was free to eat and drink anything but a ruling was imposed restricting to only one as stated in Surah 2:35 We said: “O Adam! Dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden; and eat of the bountiful things therein as (where and when) ye will; but approach not this tree, or ye run into harm and transgression.” They both failed but repented as at Surah 7:23 They said: “Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost.” Thus from here the guidance to mankind began until the last Prophet who received the last guidance which is the Quran:-
>>>>>Surah 2:37-39 Then learnt Adam from his Lord words of inspiration, and his Lord turned towards him; for He is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful. We said: “Get ye down all from here; and if, as is sure, there comes to you Guidance from me, whosoever follows My guidance, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. But those who reject Faith and belie Our Signs, they shall be companions of the Fire; they shall abide therein.”
>>>>>Surah 4:136 O ye who believe! Believe in Allah and His Messenger, and the scripture which He hath sent to His Messenger and the scripture which He sent to those before (him). Any who denied Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers, and the Day of Judgment, hath gone far, far astray.
>>>>>Surah 4:174 O mankind! Verily there hath come to you a convincing proof from your Lord: For We have sent unto you a light (that is) manifest.
>>>>>Surah 6:19-20 Say: “What thing is most weighty in evidence?” Say: “(Allah) is witness between me and you; This Qur’an hath been revealed to me by inspiration, that I may warn you and all whom it reaches. Can ye possibly bear witness that besides Allah there is another Allah.” Say: “Nay! I cannot bear witness!” Say: “But in truth He is the one Allah, and I truly am innocent of (your blasphemy of) joining others with Him.” Those to whom We have given the Book know this as they know their own sons. Those who have lost their own souls refuse therefore to believe.
>>>>>Surah 10:1-2 A. L. R. These are the verses of the Book of Wisdom. Is it a matter of wonderment to men that We have sent Our inspiration to a man from among themselves? that he should warn mankind (of their danger), and give the good news to the Believers that they have before their Lord the lofty rank of truth. (But) say the Unbelievers: “This is indeed an evident sorcerer!”
>>>>>Surah 10:57 O mankind! There hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe, a guidance and a Mercy.
The Quran as a book of guidance is a complete book as it consist all the important connections between hope and happiness, the correct way to live with society, helping the relatives and the needy and worship Allah to acknowledge His presence. In his guidance in the last Book the Quran there is nothing left out for any to give their excuse in the Day of Judgment:-
>>>>>Surah 6:38 There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end.
>>>>>Surah 54:17, 22, 32 & 40 And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?
>>>>>Surah 6:155-157 And this is a Book which We have revealed as a blessing: so follow it and be righteous, that ye may receive mercy: Lest ye should say: “The Book was sent down to two Peoples before us, and for our part, we remained unacquainted with all that they learned by assiduous study:” Or lest ye should say: “If the Book had only been sent down to us, we should have followed its guidance better than they.” Now then hath come unto you a clear (sign) from your Lord, and a guide and a mercy: then who could do more wrong than one who reject Allah’s signs, and turn away therefrom? In good time shall We requite those who turn away from Our signs, with a dreadful penalty, for their turning away.
>>>>>Surah 17:9 Verily this Qur’an doth guide to that which is most right (or stable), and give the Glad Tidings to the Believers who work deeds of righteousness, that they shall have a magnificent reward;
>>>>>Surah 7:52 For We had certainly sent unto them a Book, based on knowledge, which We explained in detail, a guide and a mercy to all who believe.
>>>>>Surah 11:1 A. L. R. (This is) a Book, with verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning), further explained in detail, from One Who is Wise and Well-acquainted (with all things).
>>>>>Surah 14:1 A. L. R. A Book which We have revealed unto thee, in order that thou might lead mankind out of the depths of darkness into light – by the leave of their Lord – to the Way of (Him) the Exalted in power, worthy of all praise!-
>>>>>Surah 18:54 We have explained in detail in this Qur’an, for the benefit of mankind, every kind of similitude: but man is, in most things, contentious.
>>>>>Surah 21:106 Verily in this (Qur’an) is a Message for people who would (truly) worship Allah.
>>>>>Surah 36:2 By the Qur’an, full of Wisdom
>>>>>Surah 36:69 We have not instructed the (Prophet) in Poetry, nor is it meet for him: this is no less than a Message and a Qur’an making things clear:
The Quran being the last Book is assured by Allah that He will preserved from the day it has been revealed till the Day of Judgment that no one can temper any part of it. The Quran in preserved in the original language Arabic is the “Reading” has been memorized by millions of Muslim since the day of the Prophet Muhammad and it has remains so and in time to come:-
>>>>>Surah 15:9 We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).
>>>>>Surah 10:37 This Qur’an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah; on the contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it, and a fuller explanation of the Book – wherein there is no doubt – from the Lord of the worlds.
>>>>>Surah 18:1 Praise be to Allah, Who hath sent to His Servant the Book, and hath allowed therein no crookedness.
>>>>>Surah 39:28 (It is) a Qur’an in Arabic, without any crookedness (therein): in order that they may guard against Evil.
>>>>>Surah 26:210-212 No evil ones have brought down this (Revelation): It would neither suit them nor would they be able (to produce it). Indeed they have been removed far from even (a chance of) hearing it.
>>>>>Surah16:98 When thou dost read the Qur’an, seek Allah’s protection from Satan the rejected one.
>>>>>Surah 41:42 No falsehood can approach it from before or behind it: It is sent down by One Full of Wisdom, Worthy of all Praise.
We are required to trust our own judgment from the guidance in the Quran and do not be influenced by what other thinks because at the end of the journey you will appear alone and none will be answerable for you except your own soul as stated Surah 16:111 One Day every soul will come up struggling for itself and every soul will be recompensed (fully) for all its actions, and none will be unjustly dealt with. This means that we have to have absolute faith in our own judgment while still living in this world. The ability to make good judgment into considered decisions will nevertheless come to sensible conclusions. The Quran provides a good platform as a source of reference with information complete, trustworthy, reliability with authenticity from Allah. Thus judge with His Book the Quran as He dictates:-
>>>>>Surah 4:105 We have sent down to thee the Book in truth, that thou might judge between men, as guided by Allah: so be not (used) as an advocate by those who betray their trust;
>>>>>Surah 33:2-3 But follow that which comes to thee by inspiration from thy Lord: for Allah is well acquainted with (all) that ye do. And put thy trust in Allah, and enough is Allah as a disposer of affairs
>>>>>Surah 10:35 Say: “Of your ‘partners’ is there any that can give any guidance towards truth?” Say: “It is Allah Who gives guidance towards truth, is then He Who gives guidance to truth more worthy to be followed, or he who finds not guidance (himself) unless he is guided? What then is the matter with you? How judge ye?”
>>>>>Surah 22:8-9 Yet there is among men such a one as disputes about Allah, without Knowledge, without Guidance, and without a Book of Enlightenment, (Disdainfully) bending his side, in order to lead (men) astray from the Path of Allah for him there is disgrace in this life, and on the Day of Judgment We shall make him taste the Penalty of burning (Fire).
>>>>>Surah 20:2-3 We have not sent down the Qur’an to thee to be (an occasion) for thy distress, but only as an admonition to those who fear (Allah).
>>>>>Surah 20:113 Thus have We sent this down – an Arabic Qur’an – and explained therein in detail some of the warnings, in order that they may fear Allah, or that it may cause their remembrance (of Him).
>>>>>Surah 31:20 Do ye not see that Allah has subjected to your (use) all things in the heavens and on earth, and has made his bounties flow to you in exceeding measure, (both) seen and unseen? Yet there are among men those who dispute about Allah, without knowledge and without guidance, and without a Book to enlighten them!
>>>>>Surah 38:1 Sad: By the Qur’an, Full of Admonition.
>>>>>Surah 51:23 Then, by the Lord of heaven and earth, this is the very Truth, as much as the fact that ye can speak intelligently to each other.
>>>>>Surah 69:48-51 But verily this is a Message for the Allah-fearing. And We certainly know that there are amongst you those that reject (it). But truly (Revelation) is a cause of sorrow for the Unbelievers. But verily it is Truth of assured certainty.
In the Quran it is clear those who seek guidance will acquired it as stated in Surah 19:76 “And Allah doth advance in guidance those who seek guidance: and the things that endure, good deeds, are best in the sight of thy Lord, as rewards, and best in respect of (their) eventual return.” On the contrary those who are arrogance and disbelieve in His message and deviate others against His straight path will face the penalty as stated in Surah 4:167-169 Those who reject Faith and keep off (men) from the way of Allah, have verily strayed far, far away from the Path. Those who reject Faith and do wrong, Allah will not forgive them nor guide them to in any way, except the way of Hell, to dwell therein forever. And this to Allah is easy. Thus the consequences of rejecting and denying Allah and His Quran will initiate the following:-
>>>>>Surah 17:45-46 When thou dost recite the Qur’an, We put, between thee and those who believe not in the Hereafter, a veil invisible: And We put coverings over their hearts (and minds) lest they should understand the Qur’an, and deafness into their ears: when thou dost commemorate thy Lord and Him alone in the Qur’an, they turn on their backs, fleeing (from the Truth).
>>>>>Surah 17:82 We send down (stage by stage) in the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe: to the unjust it causes nothing but loss after loss.
>>>>>Surah 18:57 And who doth more wrong than one who is reminded of the Signs of his Lord, but turns away from them, forgetting the (deeds) which his hands have sent forth? Verily We have set veils over their hearts lest they should understand this, and over their ears, deafness, if thou call them to guidance, even then will they never accept guidance.
>>>>>Surah 23:71 If the Truth had been in accord with their desires, truly the heavens and the earth, and all beings therein would have been in confusion and corruption! Nay, We have sent them their admonition, but they turn away from their admonition.
>>>>>Surah 34:31 The Unbelievers say: “We shall neither believe in this scripture nor in (any) that (came) before it.” Could thou but see when the wrong-doers will be made to stand before their Lord, throwing back the word (of blame) on one another! Those who had been despised will say to the arrogant ones: “Had it not been for you, we should certainly have been believers!”
>>>>>Surah 41:41 Those who reject the Message when it comes to them (are not hidden from Us). And indeed it is a Book of exalted power.
>>>>>Surah 45:11 This is (true) Guidance and for those who reject the Signs of their Lord, is a grievous Penalty of abomination.
>>>>>Surah 47:1-2 Those who reject Allah and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah, their deeds will Allah render astray (from their mark). But those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, and believe in the (Revelation) sent down to Muhammad – for it is the Truth from their Lord He will remove from them their ills and improve their condition.
>>>>>Surah 68:44 Then leave Me alone with such as reject this Message: by degrees shall We punish them from directions they perceive not.
For those who seldom read the Quran it will take time for them to understand and absorb its meaning and since the Quran is in Arabic a basic knowledge in the language is necessary. One can start to begin reading the Quran in as many translations as possible and take the best meaning in it but it is nothing to compare if one know and understand the message in it the original language as Allah said in Surah 13:37 Thus have We revealed it to be a judgment of authority in Arabic. Wert thou to follow their (vain) desires after the knowledge which hath reached thee, then wouldst thou find neither protector nor defender against Allah. The following verses on the importance on reading:-
>>>>>Surah 2:121 Those to whom We have sent the Book study it as it should be studied: They are the ones that believe therein: Those who reject faith therein, the loss is their own.
>>>>>Surah 10:61 In whatever business thou may be, and whatever portion thou may be reciting from the Qur’an, and whatever deed ye (mankind) may be doing, We are witnesses thereof when ye are deeply engrossed therein. Nor is hidden from thy Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in heaven, and not the least and not the greatest of these things but are recorded in a clear record.
>>>>>Surah 73:20 Thy Lord doth know that thou stand forth (to prayer) nigh two-thirds of the night, or half the night, or a third of the night, and so doth a party of those with thee. But Allah doth appoint night and day in due measure He know that ye are unable to keep count thereof. So He hath turned to you (in mercy): read ye, therefore, of the Qur’an as much as may be easy for you. He know that there may be (some) among you in ill-health; others travelling through the land, seeking of Allah’s bounty; yet others fighting in Allah’s Cause, read ye, therefore, as much of the Qur’an as may be easy (for you); and establish regular Prayer and give regular Charity; and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan. And whatever good ye send forth for your souls ye shall find it in Allah’s Presence,- yea, better and greater, in Reward and seek ye the Grace of Allah: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
>>>>>Surah 27:92 And to rehearse the Qur’an: and if any accept guidance, they do it for the good of their own souls, and if any stray, say: “I am only a Warner”.
>>>>>Surah 39:18 Those who listen to the Word, and follow the best (meaning) in it: those are the ones whom Allah has guided, and those are the ones endued with understanding
>>>>>Surah 28:85 Most surely He Who has made the Quran binding on you will bring you back to the destination. Say: My Lord knows best him who has brought the guidance and him who is in manifest error.
>>>>>Surah 39:41 We have revealed the Book to thee in Truth, for (instructing) mankind. He then that receives guidance benefits his own soul: but he that strays injures his own soul. Nor art thou set over them to dispose of their affairs.