Here I look at a simple definition of VIRTUE in the Quran; specifically the verse at 2:177.
People get wrapped up in theories and minutia. What is important is faith and good words. This one verse has enough to keep any of us focused and busy with what matters and to attain good in this life and in the life to come.
This life is a test. Hardships draw the ungodly further way from God; and they purify those who believe. Just because you are serving God, doesn’t mean that now everything should just be hunky dory. At least, that’s not my experience.
We should love God and immerse ourselves in his words. But it is better to hold small portions of his word close to our hearts and apply them every day than it is to memorise huge portions or to be able expound on complicated theories.
At the end of the day, we are going to be judged on our faith and our deeds.
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ7-GXnl_JM