Skip to main content

Want Success? Take These Keys!

Is there anyone who doesn’t want success? Definitely not. Everyone wants to be successful in this life and in the hereafter. If you add the simple ingredients of success to your life, you get peace and stability of heart, mind, and soul. These keys are:


Out of His infinite love, unless He chooses to test us, Allah (swt) wants matters to go smoothly and easily for us. This is why many Quranic verses instruct us to develop patience and to have tawakal on Him to get our needs met.


Tawakal is a state of heart in which we have complete reliance and total dependence on Allah (swt). It means that you believe and realize it that everything you do and everything that happens to you is by Allah (swt) and that He is in charge of everything. Allah is tells us that to be successful we must develop trust in Him.

Say: “Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our protector. In Allah let the believers put their trust.” [Quran, 9:51]

Say: “He is (Allah) Most Gracious: We have believed in Him, and in Him we have put our trust. So, soon you will know which of us it is that is in manifest error.” [Quran, 67:29]

Once you develop this belief, you won’t get tense in hard times and you’ll understand the reality that all hardships are from Allah and that the purpose of trials is just to test your belief and to develop your complete reliance on Him. And those who have complete reliance on Him are rewarded by Allah (swt); what greater success is there than to please the king of kings?

Visit for all your Islamic shopping needs!

Tawakal is not only necessary in difficult times but is equally important in good times. In pleasurable moments realizing the fact that all blessings and happiness are provided by Allah (swt) helps you to understand your own nothingness in front of His greatness.


The first question that comes to mind is: why do we need patience?

We need it when Allah (swt) takes away or withholds any blessing we love like our job, status, wealth, children, belongings, etc. At that time you need to realize that it is Allah (swt) who has control over everything. Internalizing this reality helps you to withstand any loss that happens to you, to scoop out hurt from your heart, and to gain a sense of calm.

We usually find it difficult to have patience in bad times, but when we believe that Allah (swt) is the true and strong handhold and that He is Al-wakeel, the best disposer of all affairs, we can easily hand over our matters to Him.

Put your trust in Allah, and Allah is All-sufficient as a Disposer of affairs. [Quran, 33:3]

One of the best examples of patience is Hazrat Yaqoob (as). Allah (swt) took away all his belongings including his children, wealth, and even health, but his heart was at rest because he had tawakal on Allah and was patient. Knowing his condition of heart, Allah (swt) rewarded him with much more and he got eternal success. Allah (swt) loves those who are patient, and so who is more successful than a person who is loved by Allah?

Visit Dar-us-Salam Publications - Online Islamic Bookstore!

Patience is made a condition of success and prosperity. O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah; that you may prosper. [Quran, 3:200]

Say: “O you My servants who believe! Fear your Lord. Good is (the reward) for those who do good in this world. Spacious is Allah’s earth! Those who patiently persevere will truly receive a reward without measure!” [Quran, 39:10]

Once you rely on Allah (swt) and not on your own means, withstanding difficult situations with patience, then your heart can be rid of pride, arrogance, self-reliance, and ego. You feel strong in handling your affairs in work, school, office, home, and wherever you go. This gives you success in this life and also hereafter. Learn it and apply it.


Popular posts from this blog


In the name of Allah, most compassionate and most merciful. “From among the signs of the Hour (end of time) are that religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious scholars), ignorance will prevail, drinking of alcoholic drinks, and there will be a prevalence of Zina.” – Prophet (saw) We begin our topic with these words of our beloved Prophet. How true were his words? We live in a world where all these things are prevalent and unfortunately in our Muslim community as well. Many of our Muslim brothers and sisters are trapped in the evil of Zina and it has become a norm for them, as a result they don’t even consider it haram and unlawful. Allah says in holy Quran: Sūrah al-Isrā’, 17:32: “And do not even approach zina, for it is an outrageous act, and an evil way…’’ We are not going into detail about why Zina is unlawful but in this article, you will find the consequences of this sin. How this affects a life of a person physically, mentally, spiritually and so


It’s a sad day for all those who knew Ali Banat, the young man gifted with cancer. Ali Banat was an inspiring Australian Muslim philanthropist whose diagnosis of cancer motivated him to dedicate his life to charity work. “At this point in my life, Alhamdulillah I have been gifted by Allah with cancer throughout my body and I have changed my whole life to helping people,” he said. An Inspiration to Muslim Youth A man of a kind heart was known for his charity work over the past three years. One of his biggest achievements is MATW project, (Muslims Around The World) launched in October 2015 to assist those less fortunate in the poverty-stricken areas of Togo, Africa. He was an inspiration to Muslim youth, dedicating his big fortune to charity work. His organization built mosques and schools for the less fortunate in Africa. May Allah accept it from him! Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return. May Allah have mercy on our brother Ali Banat and make it easy


Ali Banat is a sydney born who was diagnosed with Cancer and doctors have given him only 7 months to live. Despite his circumstances, he considers this a gift from Allah. Ali Banat, is a young man who, in his own words, was “gifted” with a stage 4 cancer throughout his body. He was given just a few months to live but took this great test as an opportunity to change his life. Upon receiving this news he immediately sold his business, gave up his lavish lifestyle and prized possessions and began a new mission to give up his Dunya and work for his Akhira. Ali has humbly dedicated the remainder of his life to helping those who are far less fortunate than him and in doing so, set up the charity MATW Project (Muslims Around The World) which has already changed the lives of so many. Being diagnosed with cancer is like death sentence for many. But this is not the way Australian Muslim Ali Ali Banat sees it. For him, the sickness is unquestionably a gift from Allah. “At this point in m