Top 5 Verses of the Holy Qur’an


With over 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, more than a seventh of the entire human race relies on the Holy Qur’an for comfort, guidance, and encouragement. Whether for purposes spiritual or temporal, the Qur’an is a source of joy and meaning for the entire Muslim religion, a vast swathe of the human race.

So, with that being said, let’s go over our favorite 5 Qur’an verses you can draw strength from in times of trouble, prayer, and reflection.

Let’s go!

Meditations on Knowledge (Qur’an 20:114)

As this line goes, ‘My Lord, increase me in knowledge’! Intelligence and self-improvement are key tenets of Islam, and this line reminds us to try to wake up each day a fuller person than we were the day before.

We’re All in It Together (Qur’an 5:48)

‘To each of you, We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah willed, He would have made you one nation [united in religion], but [He intended] to test you in what He has given you; so race to [all that is] good. To Allah is your return all together, and He will [then] inform you concerning that over which you used to differ.’

This verse reminds us that Allah seeks to test us in various ways, but always in ways, we can overcome. It also reminds us that, whatever our superficial differences in this life, we are all destined to return to Allah at the end of it. This encourages us to seek in life the unity with all living things which we will attain in the next life.

The Ayatul Kursi (Qur’an 2:255)

The Ayatul Kursi is too long to quote in its entirety here, but it is one of the most beautiful and popular verses in the Qur’an for good reason. This verse affirms and declaims the glory and incomparability of Allah and so remains a central part of Muslim prayer and Islam in general.

Patience (Qur’an 31:17)

This simple line, ‘Observe patience on what befalls you,’ encapsulates in a concise fashion that we ought to approach our life’s troubles with calmness and equanimity. After all, as we know from Qur’an 5:48, these are all only tests from Allah.

A Mercy on the Worlds (Qur’an 21:107)

This line, ‘And We have not sent you, [O Muḥammad], except as a mercy to the worlds,’ affirms not only the divine and historic purpose of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) but the purpose of Islam as a whole and each and every Muslim.

The Holy Qur’an: A Light in Dark Times

So there you have it, our favorite 5 verses from the Holy Qur’an. Whether you’re flying high and full of joy or suffering in a time of darkness and deprivation, the Qur’an has a verse and sentiment to help you process and understand it. Why not think and write your own list of your favorite verses?

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