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Habits of Successful Youth

Here are habits indispensable for highly successful Muslim youth, derived from the Qur'an and Hadith:


1. Be Truthful

Being truthful is not always easy, especially when we make a mistake.

Qur'an: ‘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).’ (5:119)


Hadith: ‘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 fujoor (evil-doing) and fujoor leads to the (Hell) Fire, and a man may keep on telling lies till he is written before Allah, a liar.’ (Bukhari, 73:116)


2. Be Trustworthy

People used to entrust Prophet Muhammad rwith their valuables, knowing upon their return they would find their valuables safe and unharmed.


3. Have Self-Restraint and Be God-Conscious

Perhaps the most difficult challenge while navigating adolescence is to restrain oneself from falling victim to one's desires. Satan's goal is to make you a slave of your desires.


Qur’an: And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint, none but persons of the greatest good fortune. (41:5)

Hadeeth Newsflash

Reported by K`ab bin Malik (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Two hungry wolves sent in the midst of a flock of sheep are no more destructive to them than a man's greed for wealth and fame is to his Deen.'' [At-Tirmidhi]

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