The Quran about the righteousness

In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful

One of the positive human qualities is piety/ righteousness. Referring to the Koran, we find the following concept of piety/righteousness:

Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east or the west, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes God , the last day, the maintainers, the Prescriptions, and the prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], deprived… (2:177)


Apparently, one of the main external manifestations of righteousness in Islam is a “sacrificial” attitude to the property we have, which in turn amplifies the following:


Never will you attain the righteousness until you spend from that which you love! And whatever you spend – indeed, God is Knowing of it! (3:92)


These examples are only possible in practice. Therefore strive for righteousness does not work without doing good deeds. Preaching this quality by words, not by deeds, is condemned by God:

Do you order righteousness of the people and forget yourselves while you recite the Prescription? Then will you not reason? (2:44)

And do not make God an object for your oaths that you are being righteous and circumspect! Improve the relationships of people to each other. God is Hearing and Knowing. (2:224)


Often people think of righteousness as such an action, which in reality is not pleasing to God. They may be motivated by anything, but if in the case the action is linked to the superstition, there is no benefit for such deeds:


And it is not righteousness to enter houses from the back, but righteousness is [in] one who is aware and enters houses from their doors. And beware of God that you may succeed. (2:189)

Feelings of circumspectness and awareness are very important for a person. God often reminds us about them in the Prescription. Because without them, we might break any restrictions of the Almighty.

…Cooperate in circumspection and righteousness, but do not cooperate in sin and aggression… (5:2)

O you who have believed! When you converse privately, do not converse about sin and aggression and disobedience to the messenger but converse about circumspection and righteousness. Beware of God, to whom you will be gathered! (58:9)


This applies to all manifestations of fanaticism, intolerance towards the beliefs of other people. How often people are faced with hatred just because of the fact that they belong to other faith or have a different opinion?! In such state of things, we cannot speak about a good relationship with each other. This behaviour is not welcomed by God.

God does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of your duty and do not expel you from your homes – from being righteous toward them and acting in balance toward them. Indeed, God loves those who act in balance! (60:8)


Inspired by the spirit of the Prescription, sincerely faithful people understand the true meaning of righteousness. This causes a strong desire to be righteous and to be among the same people on the Day of Debt.

Our Lord! So forgive us our trespasses and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous! (3:193)


This is no accident. After all, the Lord gives a special reward for the righteous.

But those who was aware of their Lord will have gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding therein, as accommodation from God. And that which is with God is best for the righteous. (3:198)

Indeed, the righteous will be in grace (82:13)

Indeed, the righteous will be in bliss (83:22)