Concept of Success in the light of Qura,n

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By Dr Humayun


بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم
[Concept of Success in the light of Qura,n]

To get success in any field of life or hereafter if we believe in, there are five principles , which the person has to fulfill

1: Interest
2: GUIDANCE
3: Resources
4: Time
5: Effort

You will agree with me that all these principles are important, but most important is (GUIDANCE), .

I might have the interest in some (field etc). I spend my time,resources and put my utmost effort to get success in this, I am bound to fail if I am not rightly guided.

I got these principles from Qura,n Sura as Saff -61 ayahs no is 10 and 11

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا هَلْ أَدُلُّكُمْ عَلَىٰ تِجَارَةٍ تُنجِيكُم مِّنْ عَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ
O you who believe should I guide you a trade that will save you from the painful torment.

Aya no 11:

تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَتُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِأَمْوَالِكُمْ وَأَنفُسِكُمْ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ. .
Believe in Allah (SBT)and his prophet (PBUH) and struggle with your wealth and yourself in the cause of Allah (SBT).

So principles are there

Interest
GUIDANCE
Time
Resources
Effort

As a human I will be happy after getting the success , but there is difference in case of my interest for hereafter, as principles are same.
It is explained in next ayahs no 12 and 13

Aya no 12:
يَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَيُدْخِلْكُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ وَمَسَاكِنَ طَيِّبَةً فِي جَنَّاتِ عَدْنٍ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ
Allah will forgive you and your sins and will admit you in gardens under which rivers flow and pleasant dwellings in Adan paradise.

Aya no 13:
وَأُخْرَىٰ تُحِبُّونَهَا ۖ نَصْرٌ مِّنَ اللَّهِ وَفَتْحٌ قَرِيبٌ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
And another that you love – victory from Allah and an imminent conquest; and give good tidings to the believers.

I will leave for your interest to read and interpret these two ayahs.

My understanding from these two ayahs is that my aim to achieve success is to get it in this world and the hereafter as well.

If my focus is only this world then Allah will not deny me having success in this world either I am a believer or not.

We see this in world that the society/nation who works according to these principles are successful.

Now if we look at the countries where Muslim live or in majority, it doesn’t need explanation , the only difference is the people are not properly GUIDED,they have all the capabilities , as a Muslim living in west for more than 20 years and personally observing it , the people who are Muslim have got a lot of success most of time at personal level and few times at the national level in these countries due to the guidance, although majority of the time the circumstances are quite hostile and adverse if you are Muslim, although maybe only by name

Allah (SBT) has asked me if I am a believer I have to target the hereafter success first and he will give me the success in this world which I love the most as well.

With this very understanding, I will comeback in few days with the concept of guidance in the light of Qura,n inshaa Allah.