Thursday, 25 March 2010



IIUM is in the week of final examination. Everybody seems to be hardworking more than other weeks. They try harder to pass successfully in their exam. Library is full. Cafe is silent without stir and bustle. I really like exam week to see all these situations. It's funny but i know that they only seek one thing same like me, which is SUCCESS.

Success is so subjective. There will be different definitions from different person. I also have my own definition on success, but i dont want to discuss about our own definition. We want to know what is the real meaning of success according to the Revealed Knowledge.

Every five times before we pray, mu'azzin will call for azan to remind us our meeting with Allah.. Hayya 'ala as-Solat! Hayya 'ala al-Falah! Rush to prayer! Rush to Success!

Why is success mentioned in the call for prayer? What is success? Who is successful? If we listen to this sentence five times a day with full attention, don't we want to know what is the meaning of success in this call?

Allah actually revealed every single secret of success in His Holy Book al-Quran. The clear successful person was mentioned in surah al-Mu'minun (1-11), as He said:

Successful indeed are the believers

Those who offer their salat with all solemnity and full submissiveness

Those who turn away from what is vain

Those who pay the zakat

Those who guard their chastity

Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame,

But those whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors;-

Those who faithfully observe their trusts and their covenants;

And who (strictly) guard their prayers;-

These will be the heirs,

Who will inherit Paradise: they will dwell therein (for ever).

Therefore, all the criteria for those who successful is mentioned in the above verses. How about those not believe in Allah but still success? Yes, they succeed too, but their success only in this worldly matters, it is only temporary, they might be successful in the Hereafter just only after they believe in Allah, follow His order and ignore His disorder. Success in this world will not determine our success in the Hereafter..

Let's achieve success in this world and the Hereafter.. Success is useless without efforts, tawakal, and du'a. So, be hardworking to gain both success especially success in the Hereafter because it is much more difficult than success in this world..

All the best to all IIUM students for your examinations..!
"Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough"

** My exam paper is on 5 & 6 April. This is the last semester for completing 10 subjects of coursework in postgraduate study, then i will start writing my thesis, insyaAllah... Allahumma Yassir lana Ya Allah... aminn~~

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