5 HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL MUSLIM YOUTH By Lawal Afeez Arishekola
5 HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL MUSLIM YOUTH
by Lawal Afeez Arishekola
It is not what one can let people stop talking about. The propensity about habits are surrounding; Parents are always instructing to live above negative behavior patterns; instructors are directing towards growing great morals. Without saying too much in too little, it’s all up to you. You need to choose what your Habits will be.
On the uncertain chance that you are alive and breathing, you ought to continually be engrossed with an internal battle to create daily deeds which attract you closer to Allah. Real achievement in this world for the intelligent ones is specifically counted with the quality of association with Allah. The more far one is from Allah and the lessons of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the more outlandish one is to make progress in this world and the great beyond. Is it not time for us to think about Islamic lessons to recognize the fundamental habits for profoundly Muslim youth expected in the society with Muslims and Non-Muslims?
Seven propensities from the Qur’an and the lessons of Prophet Muhammad (be upon him) crucial for Muslim youths;
1. SAY the TRUTH always and Always STAND with the TRUTH
Aligning with the truth isn’t in every case simple especially in an environment where lies are seen as nothing than ‘normal thing’, particularly when an individual lie, he worries about whether or not to uncover precisely what happened. He sweat, he is perplexed, he feels apprehensive and restless. He feels no ease any longer because of the lie being known by others, and he sometimes add many other lies to cover the initial ‘lie’, Subhanallah, Allah let us know in the Qur’an about the reward of being truthful always that;
“This is a day on which the truthful will profit from their truth: theirs are gardens, with rivers flowing beneath — their eternal Home: Allah well-pleased with them, and they with Allah. That is the great salvation, (the fulfillment of all desires).] (Al-Ma’idah 5:119)
Truthfulness in every circumstance is mandatory for Muslims, because our aim in being truthful is Jannah while the curse of Allah has been reserved for those who lie.
Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), said, as narrated by `Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him),
“Truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. And a man keeps on telling the truth until he becomes a truthful person. Falsehood leads to al-fujur [wickedness, evil-doing], and al-fujur leads to the (Hell) Fire, and a man may keep on telling lies till he is witten before Allah, a liar.” (Sahih Bukhari, Book #73, Hadith #116)
2. Be Reliable and Trustworthy
Who do you depend on? Obviously, Allah. He is in fact the Most Reliable. Be that as it may, among people, who do you depend on? Do fellow Muslims, neighbour, relatives, other non-Muslims, colleagues at work etc depend on you? Are you regarded as trustworthy? Making progress in everyday life, making extreme progress, necessitates that individuals think of you as full of trust, dependable and reliable in mundane dealings. Being dependable ought not be a subjective action but instead a propensity with the goal that you can be depended upon in all cases, huge or little, helpful or badly designed, simple or troublesome.
When we say Allah is the Most Dependable, we are dealing with the way that Allah Most High will never let us down, will never walk out on us. He, Most High, says in regards to somebody who readily acknowledges Islam,
“Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah Heareth and Knoweth all things.” (Al-Baqarah 2:256)
To be sure, the Prophets of Allah were all reliable individuals and Allah confirmed the dependability of the individuals who were questioned by their community. Prophet Hud, engaging his people, proclaimed to them,
” I but fulfill towards you the duties of my Lord’s mission: I am to you a sincere and trustworthy adviser.” (Al-A`raf 7:68)
Practice every day building up the propensity for being dependable. Acknowledge duty and after that satisfy it. When others trust you, don’t deceive their trust.
You can read in the delightful life story of our Prophet Muhammad (peace and gifts arrive) how individuals used to depend him with their resources, realizing that upon their arrival they would discover their assets protected and safe. His own and business rehearses were excellent to the extent that he was known for it in his town, even before he knew that he was the Prophet of Allah, actually one who is most honest and dependable.
3. Have Patience and Be Allah-Cognizant
Maybe the hardest test while exploring some youthful stage is to limit oneself from succumbing to one’s wants — particularly one’s lower wants.
Our accomplishment in life depends, all things considered, on how well we can control ourselves and to be direct in what is reasonable, and in addition how competent we are of removing ourselves from what is impermissible.
Shaytan will likely make you a slave of your wants to the degree that you eat until the point that you are really awkward; that you devour without limitation refreshments made of caffeine, sugar, and fake flavors; that you wind up aching for rest more than supplication; and that you long to fulfill your sexual wants. Creating patience as a habit involves making poise and restraints your second nature — something which is done nearly without thought, without an excessive amount of exertion. We are reminded by Allah Generally High,
And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint, — none but persons of the greatest good fortune.] (Fussilat 41:5)
In trying to be profoundly effective Muslim youth, that is, youth meriting the best fortune, it is basic that you find calmness in being patient always and restraining yourself from impermissible things.
4. Be Engaged and head up with Focus and Determination!
Do you discover your mind meandering, staring off into space, and unfit to center around the current address?
Building up the act of being engaged guarantees that you are wakeful, caution, and completely roused to deal with and finish the job needing to be done, whatever it might be. Being diverted at an opportune time in youth by computer games, quick paced symbolism, and always showing signs of change scenes on TV programs adds to a powerlessness to think, to center. Among the most ideal approaches to create center is to work on imploring with profound fixation to the degree that you are relatively uninformed of your environment. Allah Most High lets us know in the Qur’an that the devotees are
[those who humble themselves in their prayers] (Al-Mu’minun 23:2)
The lowliness alluded to here outcomes from add up to spotlight and focus on the way that one is within the sight of Allah, remaining before Him, Generally High. Do your best to create center, regardless of what movement you are occupied with — whether in supplication, in scholastics, in games, or some other hobby.
5. Punctuality and Consistency
Quit saying again and again that you are late a direct result of “Muslim standard time,” or the “standard time” of your specific continent i.e ‘African time’.
Exceedingly effective people, be they Muslim or not, comprehend and welcome the estimation of their opportunity as well as the season of every other person with whom they interface. Keeping individuals sitting tight for a considerable length of time is neither something to be glad for nor a propensity that has a place in the attitude of a man who endeavors to be fruitful.
One of the focal mainstays of Islam is supplication, and Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (peace and favors arrive) have given us clear updates that we are to set up petitions at their due occasions.
When `Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) asked “which deed is the dearest to Allah?” the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times” (Sahih Bukhari, Book 10, Hadith 505).
Being punctual is a rewarding action which, when done always, show others the esteem value that Islam places on time.
Consistency in the life of a young Muslim is better explained with the narration of the Mother of the Believers `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that; “the most beloved action to Allah’s Apostle was that which is done continuously and regularly” (Sahih Bukhari, Book 76, Hadith 469).
Work towards doing more of these five habits mentioned in the article and many others from the Qur’an and Sunnah so that you will be among the highly successful Muslim youth by Allah’s grace.
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