Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 3rd March 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
A person may equate success to worldly possessions and status whereas Allah declares success to be simpler than that. The markers of success, as recorded by Allah, are listed in this talk with numerous examples brought from the Quran and hadith. The dangers of a person being greedy and envious for the wrong reasons are also mentioned with reference to verses of Surat al-Takathur.
The focus towards the end of the talk explains that true success is ultimately in the akhirah and what a person must do in order to attain it.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics for this talk:
5:41 – Who are the successful ones?
10:35 – The markers of success
20:47 – What does the word ‘falah’ mean?
28:40 – Success is found in doing good
33:25 – Money cannot buy success
39:10 – Wealth and riches are a distraction
44:40 – Greed being the root of many evils
57:58 – There should be no envy except in two people
1:09:37 – There can be no success without taqwa
1:17:20 – The greedy are never grateful and the grateful are never greedy
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