Two Hundred Verses about Compassionate Living in the Quran

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Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

As only the Islamophobes, who hate Islam or those Muslims, who want to enforce Shariah Law, of their imagination, by hook or crook, make headlines, the compassionate teachings of the Holy Quran are lost to the ordinary, non-Muslim observer.

The Holy Quran talks about One God and one human family.

Here, I want to stress the Quranic message of compassion, love and kindness by cataloging, as many verses, as I can, realizing that it can never be an exhaustive list as other readers will continue to find new ideas of mercy and grace in other verses of the Holy Quran.

I will count the verses, in this post, as I go along.

The Quran stresses that righteousness is not in precise observance of the rituals but in acts of compassion and kindness.  It says that the litmus test for true belief and genuine worship is that it leads to compassionate living:

1. Goodness does not consist in turning your face towards East or West. The truly good are those who believe in God and the Last Day, in the angels, the Scripture, and the prophets; who give away some of their wealth, however much they cherish it, to their relatives, to orphans, the needy, travelers and beggars and to liberate those in debt and bondage; those who keep up the prayers and pay the prescribed alms; who keep pledges whenever they make them; who are steadfast in misfortune, adversity and times of danger. These are the ones who are true, and it is they who are aware of God.  (Al Quran 2:178)

This verse talks about a set of beliefs and then a set of good deeds, the intricate relationship between the two escapes many if not most. Many take a set of beliefs as dogma or a magical wand that if believed in will lead to certain success here and in the hereafter. But, see if we believe that Jesus died for our sins or for that matter Moses or Joseph died for our sins or Muhammad, may peace be on him, went to heaven in his physical body, such ideas or deeply held beliefs are no different from knowing or believing that the table I am looking at in the center of my room right now is made of wood. This belief has no trans-formative value on my character. But, a belief gathered through life long experience, in All-Knowing, All-Powerful, Merciful and Gracious God, who loves us and has revealed Himself through prophets and scriptures and taught us accountability on the Day of Judgment, has the ability to jolt our psyche and make our character compassionate, truthful and honest.  Such a deeply held and experienced belief and not any set of dogmas is implied in this verse of Surah Baqarah. In short, religion is about leading an honest life of compassion demonstrating kindness and not about obsession over dogma or ritual or who has the religious authority.

Every Friday in the second part of the sermon, Muslims all over the world hear a verse, which stresses, justice, kindness and natural mutual love as among the closest blood relatives:

2. Indeed, Allah enjoins justice, and the doing of good to others; and giving like kindred; and forbids indecency, and manifest evil, and wrongful transgression. He admonished you that you may take heed. (Al Quran 16:91)

Allah says that to be godly is to be compassionate.  He makes His relationship or His Providence to the common man, conditional to common human compassion, by claiming that those, who wish to find Him, will succeed only if they are kind and compassionate to the common people:

3.  And as for those who strive in Our path — We will surely guide them in Our ways. And Indeed, Allah is with those who are of service to others. (Al Quran 29:70)

4.  Indeed, Allah is with those who are righteous and those who do good.  (Al Quran 16:129)

Allah says that we should be the first and take initiative to do good to others, but, if others have been kind to us, in the first place, we have no choice, but to return the favor:

5.  The reward of goodness is nothing but goodness. (Al Quran 55:61)

In one of the verses, which is recited at the time of marriage ceremony, Allah links the responsibility owed to Him to kind treatment of the in-laws relationships:

6.  O ye people! fear your Lord, Who created you from a single soul and created therefrom its mate, and from them twain spread many men and women; and fear Allah, in Whose name you appeal to one another, and be mindful of your duty to Allah, particularly respecting ties of relationship. Verily, Allah watches over you.  (Al Quran 4:2)

In the very beginning of every chapter or Sura of the Holy Quran, except one, we read, “In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.”

Allah is not only the Gracious and the Merciful, but, also wants humanity to be gracious and merciful, to each other, in their spheres and this can be inferred from many verses of the Holy Quran.

As this verse is in the beginning of 113 chapters, except for Sura Taubah and in the middle of one Sura, it really sky rockets my count of verses here.

7-120.  In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

Let me make a suggestion here, now, that we have 120 instructions from the All Knowing God, to be kind, merciful and compassionate.

Anyone, who has conscious or unconscious desire to benefit from political Islam, should first try this repeated teaching of being compassionate for a few decades. May be it will assuage his or her political ambition and bring him or her to true teachings of Islam.

The Holy Quran suggests compassion and kindness to be a recipe to turn ones enemies into bosom friends:

121-122. And good and evil are not alike. Repel evil with that which is best. And lo, he between whom and thyself was enmity will become as though he were a warm friend.  But none is granted it save those who are steadfast; and none is granted it save those who possess a large share of good. (Al Quran 41:35-36)

Now, I am going to catalog all occurrences of the word “Mohsin,” in Arabic, in the Quran, in singular or plural form, as it means, one who does good and is of service to others.  Two of these occurrences have already been counted above and I will not repeat those here:

123.  It shall be no sin for you if you divorce women while you have not touched them, nor settled for them a dowry. But provide for them — the rich man according to his means and the poor man according to his means — a provision in a becoming manner, an obligation upon the virtuous.  (Al Quran 2:237)

124.  Those who spend in prosperity and adversity, and those who suppress anger and pardon men; and Allah loves those who do good.  (Al Quran 3:135)

125.  So Allah gave them the reward of this world, as also an excellent reward of the next; and Allah loves those who do good.   (Al Quran 3:149)

126.  And who is better in faith than he who submits himself to Allah, and he is a doer of good, and follows the religion of Abraham, the upright? And Allah took Abraham for a special friend.   (Al Quran 4:126)

127. So, because of their breaking their covenant, We have cursed them, and have hardened their hearts. They pervert the words from their proper places and have forgotten a good part of that with which they were exhorted. And thou wilt not cease to discover treachery on their part, except in a few of them. So pardon them and turn away from them. Surely, Allah loves those who do good.  (Al Quran 5:14)

128.  So Allah rewarded them, for what they said, with Gardens beneath which streams flow. Therein shall they abide; and that is the reward of those who do good.  (Al Quran 5:86)

129.  On those who believe and do good works there shall be no sin for what they eat, provided they fear God and believe and do good works, and again fear God and believe, yet again fear God and do good. And Allah loves those who do good.  (Al Quran 5:94)

130.  And We gave him Isaac and Jacob; each did We guide aright, and Noah did We guide aright aforetime, and of his progeny, David and Solomon and Job and Joseph and Moses and Aaron. Thus do We reward those who do good.  (Al Quran 6:85)

131.  And remember the time when We said: “Enter this village and eat therefrom — wherever you will — plentifully; and enter the gate submissively and say: ‘God! forgive us our sins.’ We shall forgive you your sins and We shall give increase to those who do good.  (Al Quran 2:59)

132.  And create not disorder in the earth after it has been set in order, and call upon Him in fear and hope. Surely, the mercy of Allah is nigh unto those who do good.   (Al Quran 7:57)

133.  And when it was said to them, “Dwell in this town and eat therefrom wherever you will, and say, ‘God! lighten our burden,’ and enter the gate in humility, We shall forgive you your sins, and surely We shall give increase to those who do good.”  (Al Quran 7:162)

134.  No blame lies on the weak, nor on the sick, nor on those who find naught to spend, if they are sincere to Allah and His Messenger. There is no cause of reproach against those who do good deeds; and Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful.  (Al Quran 9:91)

135.  It was not proper for the people of Medina and those around them from among the Arabs of the desert that they should have remained behind the Messenger of Allah or that they should have preferred their own lives to his. That is because there distresses them neither thirst nor fatigue nor hunger in the way of Allah, nor do they tread a track which enrages the disbelievers, nor do they cause an enemy any injury whatsoever, but there is written down for them a good work on account of it. Surely, Allah suffers not the reward of those who do good to be lost.  (Al Quran 9:120)

136.  And be thou steadfast; for surely, Allah suffers not the reward of the righteous to perish.  (Al Quran 11:116)

137.  And when he attained his age of full strength, We granted him judgment and knowledge. And thus do We reward the doers of good.  (Al Quran 12:23)

138.  And with him there entered the prison two young men. One of them said, ‘I saw myself in a dream pressing wine.’ And the other said, ‘I saw myself in a dream carrying upon my head bread of which the birds are eating. Inform us of the interpretation thereof; for we see thee to be of the righteous.’  (Al Quran 12:37)

139.  And thus did We establish Joseph in the land. He dwelt therein wherever he pleased. We bestow Our mercy on whomsoever We please, and We suffer not the reward of the righteous to perish.  (Al Quran 12:57)

140.  They said, ‘O exalted one, he has a very aged father, so take one of us in his stead; for we see thee to be of those who do good.’  (Al Quran 12:79)

141.  They replied, ‘Art thou Joseph?’ He said, ‘Yes, I am Joseph and this is my brother. Allah has indeed been gracious to us. Verily, whoso is righteous and is steadfast — Allah will never suffer the reward of the good to be lost.’  (Al Quran 12:91)

142. Their flesh reaches not Allah, nor does their blood, but it is your righteousness that reaches Him. Thus has He subjected them to you, that you may glorify Allah for His guiding you. And give glad tidings to those who do good.  (Al Quran 22:38)

143. And when he reached his age of full strength and attained maturity, We gave him wisdom and knowledge; and thus do We reward those who do good.  (Al Quran 28:15)

144. A guidance and a mercy for those who do good.  (Al Quran 31:4)

145.  And he who submits himself completely to Allah, and is a doer of good, he has surely grasped a strong handle. And with Allah rests the end of all affairs.  (Al Quran 31:23)

146.  ‘But if you desire Allah and His Messenger and the Home of the Hereafter, then truly Allah has prepared for those of you who do good a great reward.’  (Al Quran 33:30)

147.  Thus indeed do We reward those who do good.  (Al Quran 37:81)

148. ‘Thou hast indeed fulfilled the dream.’ Thus indeed do We reward those who do good.  (Al Quran 37:106)

149. Thus do We reward those who do good.  (Al Quran 37:111)

150. And We bestowed blessings on him and Isaac. And among their progeny are some who do good and others who clearly wrong themselves.  (Al Quran 37:114)

151. Thus indeed do We reward those who do good.  (Al Quran 37:122)

152. Thus indeed do We reward those who do good.  (Al Quran 37:132)

153. They will have with their Lord whatever they desire; that is the reward of those who do good.  (Al Quran 39:35)

154. “Or lest it should say, when it sees the punishment, ‘Would that there were for me a return to the world, I would then be among those who do good!’”  (Al Quran 39:59)

155. And before it there was the Book of Moses, a guide and a mercy; and this is a Book in the Arabic language fulfilling previous prophecies, that it may warn those who do wrong; and as glad tidings to those who do good.  (Al Quran 46:13)

156. Receiving what their Lord will give them; for they used to do good before that.  (Al Quran 51:17)

157. Thus surely do We reward those who do good.  (Al Quran 77:45)

158.  Nay, whoever submits himself completely to Allah, and is the doer of good, shall have his reward with his Lord. No fear shall come upon such, neither shall they grieve.  (Al Quran 2:113)

159.  And spend for the cause of Allah, and cast not yourselves into ruin with your own hands, and do good; surely, Allah loves those who do good.  (Al Quran 2:196)

When it comes to the specifics, as to who is most deserving of our compassion and kindness, the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him, advised in favor of the mothers.  There is a popular Hadith that almost every Muslim knows.  A companion of the Prophet, asked him, “Who is most deserving of my good treatment?”  “Your mother,” said the Prophet.  Companion asked and then after her?  “Your mother,” repeated the Prophet.  It was only on the fourth query that the Prophet said, “Your father.”

Those who accuse Islam of gender inequality have perhaps not heard of this Hadith!

Let me, now, tabulate a few verses about the parents:

160. And remember the time when We took a covenant from the children of Israel: ‘You shall worship nothing but Allah and show kindness to parents and to kindred and orphans and the poor, and speak to men kindly and observe Prayer, and pay the Zakat;’ then you turned away in aversion, except a few of you.  (Al Quran 2:84)

161. They ask thee what they shall spend. Say: ‘Whatever of good and abundant wealth you spend should be for parents and near relatives and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer. And whatever good you do, surely Allah knows it well.’  (Al Quran 2:216)

162. And worship Allah and associate naught with Him, and show kindness to parents, and to kindred, and orphans, and the needy, and to the neighbor that is a kinsman and the neighbor that is a stranger, and the companion by your side, and the wayfarer, and those whom your right hands possess. Surely, Allah loves not the proud and the boastful.  (Al Quran 4:37)

163. Say, ‘Come, I will rehearse to you what your Lord has forbidden: that you associate not anything as partner with Him and that you do good to parents, and that you kill not your children for fear of poverty — it is We Who provide for you and for them — and that you approach not foul deeds, whether open or secret; and that you kill not the life which Allah has made sacred, save by right. That is what He has enjoined upon you, that you may understand.   (Al Quran 6:152)

‘164. Our Lord, grant forgiveness to me and to my parents and to the believers on the day when the reckoning will take place.’  (Al Quran 14:42)

165. Thy Lord has commanded, “Worship none but Him, and show kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age with thee, never say unto them any word expressive of disgust nor reproach them, but address them with excellent speech.  (Al Quran 17:24)

166. And We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents; but if they strive to make thee associate that with Me of which thou hast no knowledge, then obey them not. Unto Me is your return, and I shall inform you of what you did.  (Al Quran 29:9)

167. And We have enjoined on man concerning his parents — his mother bears him in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning takes two years — ‘Give thanks to Me and to thy parents. Unto Me is the final return.  (Al Quran 31:15)

168. And We have enjoined on man to be good to his parents. His mother bears him with pain, and brings him forth with pain. And the bearing of him and his weaning takes thirty months, till, when he attains his full maturity and reaches the age of forty years, he says, ‘My Lord, grant me the power that I may be grateful for Thy favour which Thou hast bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and that I may do such good works as may please Thee. And make my seed righteous for me. I do turn to Thee; and, truly, I am of those who submit to Thee.’  (Al Quran 46:16)

There are additional verses about the parents in the Holy Quran, but, as I am feeling more comfortable about my target of 200, I am going to leave those and talk about the teachings about spouses:

169.  It is made lawful for you to go in unto your wives on the night of the fast. They are a garment for you, and you are a garment for them.  (Al Quran 2:188)

170.  Consort with them in kindness; and if you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing wherein Allah has placed much good.  (Al Quran 4:20)

What does the Quran says about the weakest in our society, the orphans?  Here, are a few vereses:

171. And they ask thee concerning the orphans. Say: ‘Promotion of their welfare is an act of great goodness. And if you intermix with them, they are your brethren. And Allah knows the mischief-maker from the reformer. And if Allah had so willed, He would have put you to hardship. Surely, Allah is Mighty, Wise.’    (Al Quran 2:21)

172. And if you fear that you will not be fair in dealing with the orphans, then marry of women as may be agreeable to you, two, or three, or four; and if you fear you will not deal justly, then marry only one or what your right hands possess. That is the nearest way for you to avoid injustice.  (Al Quran 4:4)

173. And when other relations and orphans and the poor are present at the division of heritage, give them something therefrom and speak to them words of kindness.   (Al Quran 4:9)

174. And they seek of thee the decision of the Law with regard to women. Say, Allah gives you His decision regarding them. And so does that which is recited to you in the Book concerning the orphan girls whom you give not what is prescribed for them and whom you desire to marry, and concerning the weak among children. And He enjoins you to observe equity towards the orphans. And whatever good you do, surely Allah knows it well.  (Al Quran 4:128)

175. So the orphan, oppress not.  (Al Quran 93:10)

The Holy Quran advises us to be compassionate to any one who asks for our favor:

176.  And him who seeks thy help, chide not.   (Al Quran 93:11)

Continuing with verses about kindness and compassion in general:

177. Those who believe and do good deeds — the Gracious God will create love in their hearts.  (Al Quran 19:97)

One of the attributes of Allah is ‘The Merciful,’ Arabic word رحيم (Raheem) and the believers are required to emulate the attributes of Allah in their limited spheres.  I just searched the word رحيم  in Arabic search for the Quran in Alislam website and found that it occurs at least 227 times, including the first verse of each of the chapters of the Holy Quran, except for one.   As we highlighted before, there are 114 mentions of “In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful,” in the Quran, which we have already counted.

This gives me 113 additional mentions for being kind and merciful:  177 + 113 = 290.

I saved one of the most important verses in this regards, for the very end, “And We (Allah) have sent thee (Muhammad) not but as a mercy for all peoples.”  (Al Quran 21:108)

Now our count here is 291.

I rest my case!

May Allah give us true understanding of our faith.  Ameen!

197 replies

  1. I fully concur about the beauty of the Quran regarding human rights, doing right and forbidding wrong. The Quran also calls for fighting ONLY in self defense or stopping injustice, just like the United Nations charters. When fighting it says do not overstep the bounds of justice so ‘retaliation’ is out of the question; justice at all times even to your most ardent enemy. The Quran says to free prisoners of war for compensation for their crimes [reparations] or freed as an act of benevolence. There is no third option for those who surrender. Women prisoners are PRISONERS and cannot be distributed off to be mass raped because they are now the haram understanding of ‘what your right hands possess’!

    The Quran does not contain any verse like the Bible that says we can mass murder innocent captured prisoners of war {Moses etc], and there are numerous words for the sword in Arabic but not once is this used in the Quran, but over 500 times in the Bible and what and who to kill with it. Who spread their religion by the sword? Shall I mention the killing of any innocent human being is like the killing of the whole of humanity is in the Quran but there is no equivalent to this remarkable verse in any other religious book or nation’s constitution?

    Now we have patted ourselves on the back for having a Book that is unsurpassed in human history, what about the reality of what some so called Muslims have created? Acts of terrorism against innocents because Bukhari says the women and children of your enemy are your enemy and if they die, they are guilty by association. Turn an innocent child into a guilty party and you leave no innocents to feel guilty about killing!
    Make any act where you die ‘marytrdom in the name of Islam’ regardless of what you do and who you kill and you are guaranteed ‘heaven’ and the fictitious 72 virgins. Die in the way of Allah, to bring about a just social and economic system where everyone, muslim and non muslim, is protected, becomes kill in the name of Allah; how shameful can we get?

    Killing prisoners now becomes a sunnah when the Quran detests this, for example when the tribe of Bani Koreiza was defeated, they were ready to accept S’ad’s judgement. So the Prophet sent for S’ad who was near to him. S’ad came and sat next to the Prophet who said to him, “These people are ready to accept your judgement.” S’ad issued his judgement that the their warriors should be killed and their children and women should be taken as prisoners.” The Prophet then remarked, “O, S’ad! You have judged amongst them with (or similar to) the judgement of the King (Allah).” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 4, pp. 176) Do not let me hear your objection to this understanding because I do not know the circumstance of the hadith in detail so an apologist can detach them self from its meaning whilst the barbaric zalims who burn prisoners follow it word for word!

    Every people of every nation at some time in history to today have or are continuing to do acts of barbarity, be they Atomic bombs on Hiroshima, drone attacks or the Spanish inquisition, the list is almost endless, so Muslims are not alone.

    When, Brothers and Sisters in Islam AND humanity, are we going to judge and follow the Quran when we say we follow the Quran and Sunnah?

  2. Very good effort, thank you.
    In some instances your Suarh number is off by 1, please review the references to make sure they are correct. Thank you.

  3. In this article, I only just started to read it and see that the verse referenced in the #1 is incorrect. It should be verse 2:177. I will let you know if I find others but I stumbled on this and don’t have the time to read entire article at the moment, but wanted to make that correction.
    Looks a great article. Keep up the good work.

    • Please subtract one from my references to suit your references, as I have counted the very first verse in every surah: “I begin in the name of Allah, the Most Gracious and Ever Merciful.”

  4. The other name of Quran may be “The Good” but other name of Muslims may be “The Bad” ! Not a subject of Investigation ?

  5. My Question to every one who concern with Islamic teaching (‘Al Quran ).
    Why we cannot find the amazing, lovely words in Al Quran such as:
    1. Love your Creator ( Allah) with all your heart, mind and soul.
    2. Love your nieghbor as you love your selve.
    3. Love your enemy and pray to those who curse you.
    4. Love foreigner who live in your country as you love your self.

    These Golden wisdom from Allah are not found in Al Quran. That is why we see the extremist Muslim hate other people.

    What do you think?

    • What you wrote is absolutely true. So much of hate verses in the Holy Quran. The kafirs are despisicable according to Allah in the Quran. He is the one who created them with His two hands.
      More to follow.

      • Ah, Somi: Congratulations. Islamophobes love you. It is the beauty of Islam that we need to promote not exagerate the hate (which is always taken out of context).

    • “And good and evil are not alike. Repel evil with that which is best. And lo, he between whom and thyself was enmity will become as though he were a warm friend. But none is granted it save those who are steadfast; and none is granted it save those who possess a large share of good.” (Al Quran 41:34-35/35-36)

  6. Thank You Zia for the excellent Job. May God bless you and family.
    I would like to add some wisdoms from the book of Zabur
    Hopefully you do not mind.

    The proverbs of Solomon, son of David and king of Israel. Here are proverbs that will help you recognize wisdom and good advice and understand saying with deep meaning. They can teach you how to live intelligently and how to be honest, just and fair.

    1.Listen,and I will teach you what wise men have said. Study their teaching and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them. I want you to put your trust in God; that is why I am going to tell them to you now. I have written down some wise saying for you. The contain knowledge and good advice, and will teach you what the truth really is. Then when you are sent to find it out you will bring back the right answer.
    Kind words are like honey—sweet to the taste and good for your health.

    2. Do not take advantage of the poor just because you can; do not take advantage of those who stand helpless in court. God will argue their case for them and threaten the life of anyone who threatens theirs.

    3. Do not make friends with people who have hot, violent tempers. You might learn their habits and not be able to change.

    4. A gossip can never keep a secret. Stay away from people who talk too much.

    5. If you curse your parents, your life will end like a lamp that goes out in the dark.

    6. Be kind and honest and you will live a long life; others will respect you and treat you fairly.

    7. The wicked people bring on themselves the suffering they try to cause good people.

    8. If you are sensible, you will control your temper. When someone wrongs you, it is a great virtue to ignore it.

    9. Being cheerful keep you healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all time.

    10. Violent people deceive their friends and lead them to disaster.

    11. Intelligent people think before they speak, what they say is more persuasive.

    12. Kind words are like honey—sweet to the taste and good for your health.

    13. If you refuse to learn, you are hurting yourself. If you accept correction, you will become wiser.

    14. Get all the advice you can, and will succeed; without it you will fail.

    15. A wise son makes his father happy. Only a fool despises his mother.

    16. Stupid people happy with their foolishness, but the wise will do what is right.

    17. Kind words bring life, but cruel words crush yours spirit.

    18. The God sees what happens everywhere; He is watching us, whether we do good or evil.

    19. Hard work will give you power; being lazy will make you a slave.

    20. A lazy man will never have money, but an aggressive man will get rich.

    21. Wicked people do not really gain anything, but if you do the right thing you are certain to be rewarded.

    22. God hates evil-minded people, but loves those who do right.

    23. Never move an old property line that your ancestors established.

    24. When you sit down to eat with an important man, keep in mind who he is. If you have a big appetite, restrain your yourself. Do not be greedy for the fine food he serve; he may be trying to trick you.

    25. Do not promise to be responsible fort someone else’s debts. If you should be unable to pay, they will take away even your bed.

    26. Son, if you become wise, I will be very happy. I will be proud when I hear you speaking words of wisdom.

    27. Listen to your father, without him you would not exist. When your mother is old, show her your appreciation.

    28. Let your father and mother be proud of you; give your mother that happiness.
    29. Do not be envious of evil people, and don’t try to make friends with them. Causing trouble is all they ever think about; every time they open their mouth someone is going to be hurt.

    30. So eat honey is good. And just as honey from the comb is sweet on your tongue, you may be sure that wisdom is good for the soul. Get wisdom and you have a bright future.
    31. Don’t let evil people worry you don’t be envious of them. A wicked person has no future—nothing to look forward to.

    32. Home are built on foundation of wisdom and understanding Where there is knowledge, the rooms are furnished with valuable, beautiful things.

    33. If you are always planning evil you will earn a reputation as a troublemaker. Any scheme a fool thinks up is sinful. People hate a person who has nothing but scorn for others.
    34. Be generous and share your food with the poor. You will be blessed for it.

    35. If you make gifts to rich people or oppress the poor to get rich, you will become poor yourself.
    36. You may think that everything you do is right, but remember that God judge your motive.
    37. People may plan all kinds of things but God will is going to be done.

    38. A fool does not care whether he understands a thing or not; all he wants to do is show how smart he is.
    39. When some one fool starts an argument, he is asking for a beating.
    40 When a fool speaks , he is ruining himself; he gets caught in the trap of his own words.

    41.Gossips is so tasty—how we love to swallow it.
    42.No one is respected unless he is humble; arrogant people are on the way to ruin.
    43.Evil people listen to evil ideas, and liars listen to lies.
    44. If you make fun of poor people, you insult God who made them. You will be punished if you take pleasure in someone’s misfortune.
    45. If you want people to like you forgive them when they wrong you. Remember wrongs can break up a friendship.
    46. An intelligent person learns more from one rebuke than a fool learns from being beaten a hundreds times.
    47. The life of the poor is a constant struggle, but happy people always enjoys life.
    48. Better to be poor and fear God than to be rich and trouble.
    49. Better to eat vegetable with people you love than to eat the finest meat where there is hate.
    50. Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace.
    51. Being lazy will make you poor, but hard work will make you rich.
    52. Righteous people will always have security, but wicked will not survive in the land.
    53. Righteous people speak wisdom, but the tongue that speak evil will be stopped.
    54. Righteous people know the kind thing to say, but the wicked are always saying things that hurt.
    55. People who are proud will soon be disgraced. It is wiser to be modest.
    56. It foolish to speak scornfully of others. If you are smart you will keep quite.
    57. No one who gossips can be trusted with the secret, but you can put confidence in someone who is trustworthy.
    58. Righteousness give life, but violence takes it away.
    59. Those who are good are rewarded here on earth, so you can be sure that wicked and sinful people will be punished.
    60. Anyone who love knowledge wants to be told when he is wrong. It is stupid to hate being corrected.
    61. A good wife is her husband‘s pride and joy; but a wife who brings shame on her husband is like a cancer in his bones.
    62. Those who plan evil in for rude surprise, but those who work for good will find happiness.
    63. If you are lazy you will never get what you are after, but if you work hard , you will get fortune.
    64. Righteousness is the road to life, wickedness is the road to death.
    65. Keep company with the wise and you will become wise. If you make friend with stupid people, you will be ruined.

    Advice to Young Men from a Wiseman. (Proverbs. 1:22)
    To have knowledge, you must first have reverence for God. Stupid people have no respect for wisdom and refuse to learn. Sons, daughters, pay attention to what your father and mother tell you. Their teaching will improve your character as a handsome turba or a necklace improves your appearance. Sons and daughters, learn what I teach you and never forget what I tell you to do. Listen to what is wise and try to understrand it. Yes beg for knowledge;plead for insight. Look for it as hard as you would for silver or some hidden treasure. If you do, you will know what it means to fear God and you will succeed in leaning about God. God will give you wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding. He provides help and protection for those who teat others fairly, and guard those who are devoted to him. If you listen to me, you will know what is right, just and fair. You know what you should do. You will become wise and knowledge will give you pleasure. Your insight and understanding will protect you and prevent you from doing the wrong thing. They will keep you away from people who stir up trouble by what they say—men who have abandoned a righteous life to live in the darkness of sin, men who find who pleasure in doing wrong and who enjoy senseless evil, unreliable men who can not be trusted. You must follow the example of good men and live a righteous life. Righteous men—men of integrity—will live in this land of ours. But God will snatch wicked men from the land and pull sinners out of it like plants from the ground.*

    May God bless those who read and practice His wisdom
    On the basis of daily life. Amen
    Was Salam ❤️

    • can you please give exact location of these saying in the book of Zohar. anything such as page number, line number or something so that we can read more about this wonderful book.

      In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful


      Love for all, Hatred for None
      This is an Ahmadi discord server open to All Faiths and discord is a great area to discuss and communicate.The Link above is of a discord server invite click it and you are invited. Also Rafiq I think you guys should promote the server!

      Join Somi Tempo because your questions or imparting wisdom can be answered quickly

  7. Either I did not understand or there is something not right. All references to the Quran Sura seem to be wrong. I checked 5 different Surah in Quran and ayat mentioned in the article; all of them were referring to something different.

  8. This has been replied to a thousand times however just for the record il add a few minor points.

    The bani quraiza were in a peace treaty with the Muslims. In the state of medina.

    This happened near the battle of the trench.

    The Muslims faced a gigantic force of the Arabian peninsula tribes united and marching towards medina.

    This is when the tench was dug.

    The quraiza were allies to the Muslims and had sworn loyalty upon the instigation and promise for aid against the Muslims they betrayed their convenenent and sided with the pagans as the siege was going on.

    This betrayal could have been deadly and catastrophic for the Muslims had Allah not aided his messenger.

    When the siege was lifted and the day was won thanks to the steadfastness of the believers in particular the lion of Allah syedina Ali.

    The bani quraiza were apprehended they were given a choice.

    *note they themselves choose to be judged by a person they trusted and had respect for the companion sad bin muadh*

    Sad bin muadh gave judgement according to the the scripture of the Jews ruled that they be killed based upon their own scripture which was agreeable to them and chosen by them.

    Lastly I would remind the Muslims educate yourselves on the Islamic seerah before you go to debate as this could be highly disastrous for your faith suffering due to ignorance.

    Remember the crucial point the Jews themselves chose saad to be the judge and it was his verdict not the Prophet so the arguement by the Christian missionaries has no weight in the first place.

    Got from Brother Mohsin on fb

  9. On many sites non Muslims attack the Prophet on his punishing the jews of Madina.

    Please make use of the following material to argue the case and post appropriatly

    I got this from a non-Muslim researcher Karen Armstrong

    From Karen Armstrong’s book ‘A short history of Islam’ published in 2000.
    Armstrong writes about this tragic episode:

    Muhammad was both a spiritual head and political leader. He carried out the orders of a judge who was a Jew

    Would you call the President of India a murderer for signing the orders to hang the Pakistani terrorist Kasab?

    Would the Prime Minister Mr Modi garland and forgive the Naxalite Chief and his gang if they broke India’s constitution and joined the Pakistani army or militants or terrorists?

    “In Medina, the chief casualties of this Muslim success were the three Jewish tribes of Qaynuqah, Nadir and Qurayzah, who were determined to destroy Muhammad and who all independently formed alliances with Mecca.
    When the Qaynuqah staged an unsuccessful rebellion against Muhammad in 625, they were expelled from Medina, in accordance with Arab custom.

    Muhammad tried to reassure the Nadir, and made a special treaty with them, but when he discovered that they had been plotting to assassinate him they too were sent into exile, where they joined the nearby Jewish settlement of Khaybar, and drummed up support for Abu Sufyan among the northern Arab tribes.

    The Nadir proved to be even more of a danger outside Medina, so when the Jewish tribe of Qurayzah sided with Mecca during the Battle of the Trench, when for a time it seemed that the Muslims faced certain defeat, Muhammad showed no mercy. The seven hundred men of the Qurayzah were killed, and their women and children sold as slaves.
    “The massacre of the Qurayzah was a horrible incident, but it would be a mistake to judge it by the standards of our own time.
    In seventh-century Arabia an Arab chief was not expected to show mercy to traitors like the Qurayzah.

    This was a fight to the death, and everybody had always known that the stakes were high. The struggle did not indicate any hostility towards Jews in general, but only towards the three rebel tribes.

  10. The Quran continued to revere Jewish prophets and to urge Muslims to respect the People of the Book. Smaller Jewish groups continued to live in Medina, and later Jews, like Christians, enjoyed full religious liberty in the Islamic empires.

    “Anti-semitism is a Christian vice. Hatred of the Jews became marked in the Muslim world only after the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 and the subsequent loss of Arab Palestine.

    It is significant that Muslims were compelled to import anti-Jewish myths from Europe, and translate into Arabic such virulently anti-semitic texts as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, because they had no such traditions of their own.

    Because of this new hostility towards the Jewish people, some Muslims now quote the passages in the Quran that refer to Muhammad’s struggle with the three rebellious Jewish tribes to justify their prejudice.
    By taking these verses out of context, they have distorted both the message of the Quran and the attitude of the Prophet, who himself felt no such hatred of Judaism.

    Muhammad’s intransigence towards the Qurayzah had been designed to bring hostilities to an end as soon as possible. The Quran teaches that war is such a catastrophe that Muslims must use every method in their power to restore peace and normality in the shortest possible time.”

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