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Quran holds answers to questions a progressive society has: Ayatollah Khamenei

We should establish a close relationship with the Holy Quran. Quranic concepts are concepts for life. They are not only some pieces of information. Some people have a good knowledge of the Holy Quran, but there is no trace of the Holy Quran in their lives. This was pointed out by a number of ladies in this meeting as well. We should try to make the Holy Quran the manifestation of our lives. When one of the Holy Prophet's (s.w.a.) honorable wives was asked about his behavior, she replied, "His behavior is imbued with the Holy Quran" [Fadhael al-Khamsa, Volume 1, page 117]. That is to say, the Holy Quran was the manifestation of his life. This should be achieved in our society as well.

Oct 20, 2009

If we establish a close relationship with the Holy Quran, then the opportunity will be provided for thinkers from various social backgrounds to think about Quranic concepts, to understand certain things from it and to answer various questions. By "questions", I do not mean fallacies, rather I mean questions about life and about lifestyle. In the present time, there are millions of questions ahead of us. And when a society with a particular government is moving life towards certain ideals, this society is faced with thousands of thousand questions about relations, about behavior, about positions, about enmities and friends, about property and about one's way of confronting material affairs. These are all the questions that exist, but there are answers for all these questions.

Humanity lost its path and was ruined because it did not find the correct answers for these questions. The disaster of today's world and today's humanity is that it did not learn the correct answers for these questions. It received and thought of false, deviant and misleading answers and then, it acted on them. That is why it has reached this point. The world does not have security, sincerity, spirituality and psychological tranquility. The hearts of the masses of people in society are not sincere to one another. This is the condition of today's world and this condition exists throughout the world.

Humans have been created to communicate with one another. Hearts should be connected to each other. They should show kindness to and help one another. Individuals should be like a single body in the world. Humanity has been created on the basis of this. This has been the plan for it, but today if you look, you will see that there is war, insecurity, fear and deviation everywhere. Hearts are distant from one another everywhere, families are ruined, class differences are huge, some people are wealthy and prosperous and some are poor. All these disasters exist because the questions about life have not been answered correctly and because they have been misunderstood.

Besides, some deviant economic and political systems have come into being as well and humanity is suffering. Billions of individuals are afflicted with this situation. Even those who are wealthy are afflicted. When we say that there are class differences, this does not mean that those who are among the one percent of rich American society are comfortable and are enjoying themselves. This is not the case. They have numerous anxieties, concerns and psychological problems as well and sometimes, these problems are larger in number compared to the poor. This means that everyone is afflicted with this situation.

A society which does not know the correct path – the straight path – and a society which is not in touch with God is in such conditions. Unfortunately today, human societies are suffering from such depravities and deviations. That is why you frequently repeat, "Show us the straight path" [part of daily prayers, The Holy Quran, 1: 6]. That is why they have said that we should repeat this Quranic ayah frequently. The "straight path" means a path which is free of these pests and these problems. This is the meaning of the "straight path".

You constantly ask Allah the Exalted to guide you and this guidance exists in the Holy Quran. If we establish a close relationship with the Holy Quran, if we understand it correctly and if we delve into it, then the correct answers to the questions about life will be given to us. We should pursue this because it is an important issue. The closer our dear youth get to the Holy Quran, the clearer these truths will become for them, God willing. The more you drink from this sweet beverage, the more enthusiastic and thirsty you will become. The Holy Quran is like this. 

May 27, 2017

The Holy Quran should be read by paying careful attention. We should pay attention that a mere formation of sounds is not enough. We should read the Holy Quran by paying attention to the meaning and to Quranic requests. If this is done, then the Islamic community will find its path

Jun 29, 2014
 

The Holy Quran is enlightenment, guidance, eloquence and clarity. The Holy Quran speaks to us. It speaks to our hearts and our souls. We should establish a close relationship with the Holy Quran. It is one's prepared heart that gains the first benefit from the Holy Quran. If you see that your hearts are close to the Holy Quran, you should thank God. If you see that you easily accept and believe in Quranic teachings, then you should know that Allah the Exalted has decided to guide you: "Those whom Allah in His plan wills to guide, He opens their breast to Islam. Those whom He wills to leave straying, He makes their breast close and constricted, as if they had to climb up to the skies. Thus does Allah heap the penalty on those who refuse to believe" [The Holy Quran, 6: 125].

This is the characteristic of the Holy Quran. If your hearts get close to the Holy Quran and if you establish a close relationship with the Holy Quran, you should know that Allah the Exalted has willed to guide you and this is the greatest divine blessing.

Jun 3, 2014

 

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