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Quranic Advice To Consider When Assessing Our Own Selves

Evaluating ourselves keeps our Iman (faith) strong. When we take time to reflect on whether we are in our best state of submission, there are many things we should consider in this self-assessment. But in every assessment or plan we make, we can turn to the Quran for guidance.

  • Seek The Pleasure Of Allah, Alone 

“And there is the type of person who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah: And Allah is full of kindness to (His) devotees” (Quran 2: 207). 

  • Submit Wholeheartedly 

“O ye who believe! Enter into Islam wholeheartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the evil one; for he is to you an avowed enemy” (Quran 2:208). 

Say: "Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds” (Quran 6:162). 

  • Read Quran 

“Read in the name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists), created the human being from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous” (Quran 96:1-5). 

“And We have certainly made the Quran easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember?” (Quran 54:17).

  • Plan For Spiritual growth 

“It is not, except in the remembrance of Allah that the heart will find peace” (Quran 13:28). 

  • Make Intentions And then Move Forward To Do It!

“And that each person has only that for which he makes effort (strives for)” (Quran 53:39). 

  • Prioritize Islam As Your Way Of Life 

“The life of this world is no more than illusion and vanity, while the abode of the Hereafter is far better for the righteous. Do you not understand?” (Quran 6:32). 

“As for those who choose the Hereafter as their priority, and work righteousness, while believing, their efforts will be appreciated” (Quran 17:19). 

  • Be Patient And Consistent With What You Set Out To Do 

“Be patient [steadfast]: God does not let the rewards of those who do good go to waste” (Quran 11:115). 

  • Expect And Plan For Challenges Or Even Adversity 

“Be sure We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods, lives, and the fruits of your toil. But give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere. Those who say, when afflicted with calamity, ‘To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return.’ They are those on whom descend blessings from their Lord, and mercy. They are the ones who receive guidance” (Quran 2:155-157). 

  • Eat A Healthy Diet 

“O you who believe! Eat of the good things that we have provided for you” (Quran 2: 172). 

  • Take Advantage Of What Allah Has Given You 

“Use the provisions bestowed upon you by God to seek the abode of the Hereafter, without neglecting your share in this world. Be charitable, as God has been charitable towards you. Do not keep on corrupting the earth. God does not love the corruptors” (Quran 28: 77). 

  • Respect time and use it wisely 

“By the passage of time, indeed humankind is in the state of loss, except those who believe and do good deeds (actions)” (Quran, Chapter 103). 

He (God) is the One Who made the sun a radiant source and the moon a reflected light, with precisely ordained phases, so that you may know the number of years and calculation ˹of time. Allah did not create all this except for a purpose. He makes the signs clear for people of knowledge” (Quran 10: 5). 

  • Strengthen Ties Of Kinship 

“O humanity! Be mindful of your Lord Who created you from a single soul, and from it He created its mate, and through both He spread countless men and women. And be mindful of Allah—in Whose Name you appeal to one another—and honor family ties” (Quran 4:1). 

  • Strengthen Friendships With Other Muslims 

“Believers, always be conscious of Allah and befriend the truthful” (Quran 9:119)

“Keep company of those who remember their Lord day and night (seeking His pleasure)” (Quran 18: 28). 

  • Settle Disputes – Don’t Just Wait Until Ramadan 

“Surely all believers are brothers (and sisters). So make peace between brothers and 

fear Allah that mercy may be shown to you” (Quran 49: 10). 

“Let not those among you who are endued with grace and amplitude of means resolve by oath against helping their kinsmen, those in want, and those who migrated in the path of Allah. Let them forgive and overlook. Do you not wish that Allah should forgive you?  Indeed Allah is oft-Forgiving, most Merciful” (Quran 24:22). 

  • Increase Charitable Acts 

“O ye who believe! spend out of (the bounties) We have provided for you, before the Day comes when no bargaining (Will avail), nor friendship nor intercession. Those who reject Faith, they are the wrong-doers” (Quran 2:254). 

  • Increase Good Deeds 

“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 fulfill 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” (Quran  2:177). 

  • Strengthen Ties And Work In The Muslim community 

“And let there be (arising) from you a nation inviting to (all that is) good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful” (Quran 3:104).

“You are the best nation produced (as an example) for humankind” (Quran 3:110). 

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