By the time, Verily is Man,Is in a Loss, Except such as those who have Faith, And do righteous deeds, And (join together) In the mutual enjoining. Of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.
Al’Asr .Surah 103 of the Quran or Time through the Ages. . An early Meccan surah. passages on a tribute to the value of Time for all mankind to ponder and act especially to Muslims who use to idle precious time away. Time waits for no man. Indeed lost time will never be found again. As day by day we are are getting nearer to death it important for us to make each day precious. Most people who are successful in life makes the best use of time. Time is the most precious thing compared to all other things in life. Be wise as all of us are given and allotted twenty four hours a day by Allah so there is no excuse to waste time. Just as we choose to spend our money we must learn to spend our time wisely.Once it is gone it will be gone definitely. One of the best ways of getting the most of our time is to plan for tomorrow, today.
In one of his Hadiths the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said ,” There are two of Allah’s favors that are mostly forgotten by many of us which is health and free time.” The message here is not to idle freely or waste time nor to be lazy and indolent. Muslims who are wise are those who are organized and hard working.
A true Muslim who wants to achieve success must abide by the teachings of the Quran as well as follow the teachings of the Hadith. Otherwise it is sinful on his part if he achieves success by dubious means. There are many Muslims who cheat others, are corrupt, they gain favors through political connections , usurp the property of orphans and does sinful acts just to be successful in the eyes of people. They habitually hoodwink and deceive others simply to get money for themselves. They will certainly pay for their sins and will not go unpunished by the Creator.
This is simply due to the fact that many Muslims today fail to abide what is incumbent upon them in this transitory life of ours. That is adhering to the five pillars of Islam. Firstly the Shahada (Profession of Faith) to constantly recite it during our prayers, secondly Salah (Prayers) thirdly Zakat (giving of Alms) fourthly Saum (Fasting ) and lastly the Haj ( pilgrimage to Mecca if one can afford materially as well as physically)
How do we go about achieving success the Islamic way which is permitted by Islam ? True Muslims must realize that there is no shortcut to achieve success in life. What is meant by success is not material possessions only but the successful person must possess moral and ethical values as well.We have seen of many examples of Muslims in our midst who acquired wealth by being rogues but they do not command respect from respectable Muslims or from any society that values morals and ethics.
Go ahead! Pursue a dream of wanting to be successful. Work hard, work smart and continue to be firm and focus on what is to be achieved. Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Nothing is more common to me than seeing many unsuccessful men with talent.They are not persistent in what they do,