Sample Essay on Quran Teachings

Selected texts

“None of you [truly] believes until he loves for his brother or for his neighbor that which he loves for himself” Prophet Mohammed’s saying

“Zakat is one of the Islam pillars that is concerned with the practice of charitable giving based on the accumulated wealth” Islamic Pillar

“You who believe, give charitably from the good things you have acquired and that We have produced for you from the earth. Do not give away the bad things that you yourself would only accept with your eyes closed: remember that God is self-sufficient, worthy of all praise. Satan threatens you with the prospect of poverty and commands you to do fool deeds; God promises you His forgiveness and His abundance: God is limitless and all knowing, and He gives wisdom to whoever He will. Whoever is given wisdom has truly been given much good, but only those with insight bear this in mind.” Quran 2:267-269



From the above texts, Prophet Mohammed Hadith, a Quran quote, and pillar of the Islam, it is quite clear that they have one message in common. They all speak about love towards one another, acknowledging and respecting each individual. In our current world, people have been characterized by individualism, self-interest, and oppressing the less fortunate for their own benefits. Organizations are quick to embrace corporate socially responsibility activities which are in turn profitable to the firm. In some countries, corruption is a huge problem that derails development and fosters enormity among the public. This implies that the people bestowed with the responsibility of distributing public resources are ready to commit any atrocities in order to secure the resources all for themselves. They are ready to give away the remnant which is not even pleasant to their own eyes. Similarly, some countries produce inferior goods that they are fully aware of their adverse impacts. Therefore, they dispose these commodities to other countries that cannot manufacture their own. As a result, they end up tampering with environmental sustainability and the health of their residents.

The Quran states very clearly that people should give charitable to things that they have acquired. They should not give what they would accept only if their eyes are closed. According to Prophet Mohammed, there is no way such a person can say he/she believes and the deeds towards the brother are contradicting. The pillar of Zakat relates with the Islamic law that states “we should not burden any soul with more than it can bear.” Sharing and charitable deeds ensure that each person receives equitable resource allocation. Lastly, the above video clip touches on very sensitive issues about global security. The interviewee is concerned with those who aid in the production and provision of arms as the greatest enemies of security as compared to those who use them.