The Solution Lies in The Values Of The Qur'an
All throughout this book, we have dealt with the viewpoint and behavioral patterns of people who live far removed from religious values, and have discussed the basic attributes of the society formed by such people. We have analyzed their way of living, which is fraught with problems and troubles to which they fail to bring any solutions, and the physical and spiritual damage done by these problems. We have also depicted the blissful lives of believers. This peace and security inherent in the lives of believers, as mentioned in various parts of the book, are simply a consequence of the fact that the Qur'an provides solutions to all sorts of problems. Indeed, the Qur'an brings the most rational and perfect solutions to any problem, to any state of deadlock.
Adhering to the morality of the Qur'an brings happiness and peace to people’s lives, and puts an end to injustice, conflicts, inequality, fights, unfairness, extravagance, worries, bigotry, cruelty and violence. It guides economic, commercial and social relations, and ends quarrels among family members, relatives and the wider society. The Qur'an offers the most essential, perfect and rational solutions.
Furthermore, the Qur'an guides man to the ideal attitude and moral structure he has to display about any subject and under any circumstances. A society whose members are role models of this superior moral understanding will surely attain the ideal social structure which has been sought after throughout the ages.
That the Qur'an offers solutions to every problem is stated in the verse below:
… This is not a narration which has been invented, but confirmation of all that came before, a clarification of everything, and a guidance and a mercy for people who believe. (Surah Yusuf: 111)
Without the guidance of Islamic values, people can never produce satisfactory or viable solutions to personal or social problems. Indeed, history is replete with countless problems which, without Qur'anic guidance, lack solutions even to this day. As long as man ignores the true religion, he will inevitably face troubles and problems he can never cope with. This is what awaits irreligious people in this world. The torment awaiting in the hereafter, however, will be more painful and everlasting.
The One who knows man best is our Creator. In every age, Allah has provided man with every sort of explanation and knowledge through the religion of truth. In the Qur'an, Allah informs us that man will attain the best way of living provided that he adheres to His way:
To those who act rightly, be they male or female, being believers, We will give them a good life and We will recompense them according to their noblest deeds. (Surat an-Nahl: 97)
If, however, in pursuit of trivial interests, worldly benefits and personal desires, man insists on turning his back on the way of Allah, he will himself suffer the painful consequences. This is because ignoring the Qur'an means being deprived of the vital guidance Allah provides. Neither one's own experiences, nor the accumulated wisdom of prior generations will help man to cope with the troubles he is likely to face in this world. Trouble, concerns, stress, perplexities and failures will pervade his life. After a while, he will also surrender himself to this situation and live out his present life believing that adverse occurrences, which are in reality the punishment for disbelief, are the unavoidable facts of life.
The solution is evident, however: to turn to Allah, the Creator of all beings, and to attain true happiness and tranquility by adhering to the religion Allah favors for us. Allah has informed us that salvation in this world is to turn to religion and has given the glad tidings that His sincere servants will not feel fear, provided that they are obedient to Him.
Allah has promised those of you who believe and do good deeds that He will make them masters in the land as He had made their ancestors before them, and will firmly establish for them their religion with which He is pleased and give them, in place of their fear, security. Let them worship Me, not associating anything with Me. Any who are unbelievers after that are deviators. (Surat an-Nur: 55)