How to be successful
What is success?
It is the accomplishment or achievement of a dream or purpose. People can see success in many forms like fame, power, money, etc. and they work hard to get a successful life.
We as human beings are trying to be become successful in our lives in many forms like we want to perform best in the workplace, relationship life, career goals in fact we want to achieve success in every step of our life. We want to perform our best to get the best results. Success gives human happiness and peace.
What Quran says about Success?
In Islam, God has defined success in Surah Baqarah verse 2 that the successful person is one who has faith in God and has taqwa.
This means that a person should remember God in performing every single action of daily routine. In this way, a person will find out that God is there to help him out in difficult situations.
“There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allah’s Cause), or Ma‘roof (Islamic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allah has ordained), or conciliation between mankind; and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allah, We shall give him a great reward” [Al-Nisa 4:114].
How remembrance of Creator can bring success
If a person remembers God, this will help him to go to Jannah because he has faith that God is there and see him what he is doing and this ultimately led a person to perform good deeds in life. All Muslims believe in paradise and hell-fire.
Muslims, who do well to others, perform five times prayer, give charity to needy people, and will go to paradise.
“Whoever works righteousness — whether male or female — while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter)” [Al-Nahl 16:97].
Who is the successful person?
Allah says the successful one is he who calls others towards Islam and its goodness (al-Maruf) and forbids al Munkar (polytheism and various forms of evil) [Surah Imran, verse 104].
True success can be found by acting on the instructions that God has given in the religion of Islam. For true success, it is also important to purify the heart from selfishness, arrogance, jealousy, and negative feelings towards others. God judge humans based on their hearts and pure feelings and not on the false acting of people.
God has guided Muslims to purify the heart to get true success in this world and hereafter. The most important thing is to control the heart from negative things and do good deeds in the world by helping them out from difficult situations. As humans, we try to avoid doing wrong things and make our hearts honest and bright by good deeds towards others for getting true success in life.