Do not attempt to implement Qur’anic commands until you are sure that you fully understand them.
The Quran instructs us not to follow that of which we have no knowledge (17:36). Even the Prophet was told to recite/teach “what was easy for him” from the Qur’an (73:20).
“And do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge. Indeed, the hearing, the sight and the heart – about all those [one] will be questioned.” 17:36
“And recite what is easy for you of it…” 73:20
Attempting to follow the Qur’an without understanding its verses has disastrous consequences. See ISIS and Al Qaeda for reference (although they are caused in equal part by Western foreign policy–see here).
I have said it hundreds of times and I will say it again: Partial understandings of Qur’anic verses are catastrophic. Do not follow fragmented, selective misinterpretations. This is hypocrisy, and hypocrites go to Hell. Follow the WHOLE Qur’an, and make sure you understand it first.
I cannot stress this enough. If a verse in the Qur’an is giving you a headache because its meaning has been obscured for 1,400 years, do NOT try to follow the verse’s commands. Attempting to do so will only end in epic misrepresentation of God’s Decree. This is slander against the Lord.
Clear your head. Go to sleep. Read the verse again the next morning. Don’t freak out. And only try to follow it when you are sincere in your understanding of what it means.