What Qualities Does a Muslim Youth Need to be Successful?

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Question: What qualities do you think a good Muslim youth should have to be successful?

The answer: I think he or she should possess the following qualities:

1. Sincerely believing in Allah and completely relying on Him

2. Being able to control and lead himself

3. Always looking for progress and success within what Allah has permitted

4. Driving fear away from inside him

5. Being magnanimous and patient

6. Not belittling himself

7. Observing the Islamic principles and dealing with people accordingly

8. Making use of every blessing Allah has given to him

9. Caring for his health and the right of his body over him

10. Not being excessive in eating and drinking

11. Not leaving himself without money that he often needs

12. Serving other people as much as possible

13. Not being confused when someone disagrees with him concerning his true belief, for people, throughout history, are different

14. Liking to undertake and carry out responsibilities

15. Being frank and honest and not beating around the bush

16. Not delaying in doing good

17. Reading useful books that will benefit him

18. Making friends with good people

19. Not thinking of gaining the content of every one around him, because this requires hypocrisy

20. Avoiding disputes and idle talks

21. Not mocking others

22. Mentioning the good deeds and fine qualities of others

23. Criticizing himself and watching his deeds

24. Persuading himself that he is able to do what is required

25. Thanking Allah for every blessing

26. Not being like a tool in the hands of others

27. Knowing his position in life well

28. Showing his opinion with evidence when needed

29. Looking at his listeners when talking with them

30. Being more a listener than a speaker

31. Participating in the meetings of joy considering their etiquette and the meetings of consolation considering their etiquette

32. Offering presents to those who have given him presents on occasions

33. Believing that he is important in life and has a value in the existence

34. Not involving himself in bad doings, and when this happens, he has to repent, pray to Allah to forgive him, and try to restore his morale

35. Not living idly and not wasting his time

36. Looking forward to the future and trying to achieve it sincerely

37. Arming himself with good deeds to receive the death that he shall meet inevitably

38. Not spending his life unmarried

39. Reciting the Qur’an and supplications with understanding and reflection

40. Sparing something of his moneys for emergencies

41. Not being satisfied with a certain limit of success and stop going forward

42. Pardoning those who do wrong to him

43. Strengthening his relations with his kin and being dutiful to his family

44. Ordering his life, relations and all his affairs

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