“Indeed, this Qur’an does not open its treasures except to him who accepts it with this spirit: the spirit of knowing with the intention of acting upon it. It did not come to be a book of intellectual content, or a book of literature, or to be considered as a book of stories or history, although it has all these facets. It came to become a way of life, a way dedicated to Allah Almighty.”
[Sayyid Qutb (R) in the chapter, “The Unique Qur’anic Generation” of his book , Milestones, pp. 32].