URDU-THE SIGNIFICANCE OF QAṢAṢ AL-QURʾĀN ON HUMAN SOCIETY
حیات انسانی پر قصص القرآن کے معاشرتی اثرات
Human life comes into being due to a social unit called family and a collection of many such units constitutes a unit called society. Social life organizes and disciplines the day to day affairs including educational, social and some other needs. The society frames rules and regulations and compels people to respect the rights of other people. In this regard Al-Quran narrates various stories about human social life with a view to educating and reforming human beings. These Quranic stories are intended to produce good sentiments about honouring guests, possessing tender feelings for near ones, patience, self-control, rights and duties, and self-sacrifice. In addition, there are other stories to discourage evils like waywardness, telling lies, deceiving in weights and measures, indecency, immodesty and other evil doings.
These Quranic stories teach all people to live in accordance with the injunctions of Islam and the life history of our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in order to eliminate evil from human societies and make these clear and pure. Some of the stories are named after various Prophets like Hazrat Adam (A.S), Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S), Hazrat Ismail (A.S), Hazrat Luth (A.S), Hazrat Yousuf (A.S), Hazrat Sohaib (A.S), Hazrat Ayoob (A.S), Hazrat Younis (A.S) and Hazrat Mosis (A.S) and are meant for refraining people from evil and reforming human societies.
We should take lesson from these Quranic stories and try to reform human societies in the guiding lights of these stories contained in Al-Quran.