Quran and Human Nature

Quran and Human Nature

Some of characteristics of human nature, not nurtured in the light of noble values enshrined in the Divine guidance, are given in the Quran as follows:

1. Weak and infirm in the control of vain desires

وَخُلِقَ الْاِنْسَانُ ضَعِيْفًا

And man has been created weak

(lacking firmness to control his vain desires and passions).

[Al-Quran Surah 4: Verse 28]

2. Impatient and anxious

اِنَّ الْاِنْسَانَ خُلِقَ هَلُوْعًا

Indeed, man has been created impatient and anxious. 

[Al-Quran Surah 70: Verse 19]

3. Hasty

خُلِقَ الْاِنْسَانُ مِنْ عَجَلٍ

Man has been created hasty.

[Al-Quran Surah 21: Verse 37]

وَكَانَ الْاِنْسَانُ عَجُوْلًا

And man is very hasty.

[Al-Quran Surah 17: Verse 11]

4. Unjust

اِنَّ الْاِنْسَانَ لَظَلُوْمٌ كَفَّارٌ

Surely, man is very unjust and ungrateful

[Al-Quran Surah 14: Verse 34]

5. Ungrateful

 وَكَانَ الْاِنْسَانُ كَفُوْرًا

And man in ever ungrateful.

[Al-Quran Surah 17: Verse 67]

اِنَّ الْاِنْسَانَ لَكَفُوْرٌ

Surely, man is ever ungrateful.

[Al-Quran Surah 22: Verse 66]

اِنَّ الْاِنْسَانَ لَكَفُوْرٌ مُّبِيْنٌ

Surely, man in evidently ever ungrateful.

[Al-Quran Surah 43: Verse 15]

اِنَّ الْاِنْسَانَ لِرَبِّهٖ لَكَنُوْدٌ

Surely, man is ever thankless to his Sustainer (denying the reality of His Grace).

[Al-Quran Surah 100: Verse 6]

6. Miserly

وَكَانَ الْاِنْسَانُ قَتُوْرًا

And man is every miserly

[Al-Quran Surah 17: Verse 100]

7. Contentious and Quarrelsome

وَكَانَ الْاِنْسَانُ اَكْثَرَ شَيْءٍ جَدَلًا

And man, in most cases, is contentious and quarrelsome.

[Al-Quran Surah 18: Verse 54]

8. Lacking thought and deliberation

اِنَّهٗ كَانَ ظَلُوْمًا جَهُوْلًا

Surely, he is very unjust and ignorant (lacking thought and deliberation).

[Al-Quran Surah 33: Verse 72]

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