I remember going once to Baskin Robbins with my dad and being amazed at how many different flavors of ice cream they had. All those colors were so appealing; but when you started reading the labels, only about 5 or 6 of them rang frenzy to my taste buds.
When it comes to the Quran, some verses, signs, examples, stories, laws… ring louder to some than others. And for everyone, it is a different one. So, if Baskin Robbins has 31 flavors to arouse your tongue; the Quran has over 6000 Ayats to awaken the soul.
What is even more amazing, is that when you encounter a specific situation in day-to-day life, and you are used to reading the Quran regularly, you will read a passage that you would swear has been revealed for you at that specific moment, for that exact situation. Why?
And We have certainly presented to the people in this Qur’an from every [kind of] example. But, [O Muhammad], if you should bring them a sign, the disbelievers will surely say, “You [believers] are but falsifiers.”
Surah Arrum (30 – 58)
And We have certainly diversified in this Qur’an for the people from every [kind of] example; but man has ever been, most of anything, [prone to] dispute.
Surah Al-Kahf (18 – 54)
And We have certainly diversified [the contents] in this Qur’an that mankind may be reminded, but it does not increase the disbelievers except in aversion.
Surah Al-Isra (17 – 41)
So, on the subject that the Quran is specific to each person, for me, the following passage strikes me the most and pretty much sums up the way I view the world, life, and faith in general.
Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding.
Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], “Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire.
Our Lord, indeed whoever You admit to the Fire – You have disgraced him, and for the wrongdoers there are no helpers.
Our Lord, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith, [saying], ‘Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed. Our Lord, so forgive us our sins and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous.
Our Lord, and grant us what You promised us through Your messengers and do not disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed, You do not fail in [Your] promise.”
Surah Ala-Imran (3 – 190-194)
As for the verse that I love reading the most:
We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. But is it not sufficient concerning your Lord that He is, over all things, a Witness?
Surah Fussilat (41 – 53)
This is even taken a step further with this passage:
And on the earth are signs for the certain [in faith]
And in yourselves. Then will you not see?
And in the heaven is your provision and whatever you are promised.
Then by the Lord of the heaven and earth, indeed, it is truth – just as [sure as] it is that you are speaking.
Surah Adh-Dhariyat (51 – 20-23)
As to why it moves me more than other verses might be because of…
And We have certainly presented for the people in this Qur’an from every [kind of] example – that they might remember.
Surah Az-Zumar (39 – 27)
So when speaking to people about the Quran, one must know his audience. If you are talking to children, you might want to tell stories; if you are talking to scientists, you might want to talk about science; if you are talking to… you get the idea. Each person has a different perspective, and no one is alike, that is the beauty of the word of Allah; it takes everyone into account. Now, It is up to us to share these jewels with everyone.