Success is not about hoarding items or making a living rather it is about making a life. If a person is making a great living with every single lavish thing available, and every one of his endeavours to satisfy these physical desires, he is falling flat unless he is buckling down for the invisible part the much it deserves, and for the visible part only the much it deserves.
The Eventual Outcome is the Criterion
The real success is based on ‘eventual’ outcome. If we are a tycoon or a lord in this limited world yet end up in damnation fire of hell in infinite life, then we have failed and finished off as a looser. Likewise, the limited success here when contrasted with the endless failure in the hereafter is negligible. It is equal to division by infinity in arithmetic.
Prerequisites of Success
Above ayah rehashes the same message; however, there is a shrouded astuteness in the order of ayah. Sparing yourself from the fire of hell is specified first and achieving the reward is mentioned later than the first. Why? By default, everyone who is an adult, and the message reached him is in misfortune and loss until he has four qualities.
Along these lines, the most radical comprehension of success is conceivable if we understand it as opposed to failure. Every one of us is at a loss unless we satisfy these four prerequisites:
- Righteous Deeds
- Enjoining to Truth
- Enjoining to Patience
You are Successful if Your Soul is a Winner
Another method of comprehending success is contemplating the human composition. Other than the physical being the human is composed of numerous other things such as:
1. Physical Existence
The body is referred as Jasad, or once in a while, it is known as Animalistic Self.
2. Spiritual Being
It is the enlightened part which is also termed as soul or spirit. In Quranic terms, it is called ‘Rooh’ or ‘Noor.’ It has a direct connection with Allah SWT and exists even before our physical self.
3. Personal Shaitan
We have a personal jinn or Shaitan attached with us who tries to make us off track. It is called as ‘Qareen’ in Holy Quran.
4. Two Angels
We have two blessed angels with us who are silent spectators documenting our deeds. They don’t impact our activities at all.
There is a continuous battle between these good and bad components in us. We earn success only through feeding our real self or Rooh the way we should make it stronger than other self(s).