If we can’t look towards what’s coming next, what is going to happen in the future, what the result of that action is, then we won’t be able to manage our time, we won’t be able to organize our day or our life.
Welcoming a new year with a new set of wishes and dreams, it is important to reflect on the stories of people who successfully achieved their life-dreams in 2017.
Amid rising bigotry and hateful rhetoric in the west, some Muslims shined as role models whose success stories inspired the religious minority to excel in the toughest circumstances.
Though he is only 13, Mansur supports a family of nine by working at a Kabul market with nothing more than a wheelbarrow and his wits.
Marriage is an exclusive right given to human beings. Yet, mating would include all species — including even the plant kingdom.
Why did God favor humans with such high honor?
Another important Islamic habit for success is to be consistent in what you do. Big gestures of productivity may seem great on the external but they fail to produce the same result day in day out.
In his book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ibn `Ataa’ says: “A sign of success in the end is to refer to Allah in the beginning. If there is no sunrise in the beginning, there is no sunrise in the end.”
Our fear is often worse than the things we are afraid of. Sometimes we fear some crisis occurring and that fear becomes a crisis in itself. Our fear of sickness may actually be the worst sickness to afflict us.
Repentance cleans your heart. It makes you feel lighter, just as the burden of sin makes you feel heavy. Just say to yourself: who is there to stop me from turning back to Allah?
That man is really successful.” We usually say this to mean that he has a lot of money or a big car or house. We do not usually call a boy in the street cleaning shoes successful, do we? We do not usually say that someone living in a tiny flat in London has made …