Allah SWT tells us in the Quran, “So do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are [true] believers. وَلَا تَهِنُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَنتُمُ الْأَعْلَوْنَ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ – 3:139”
Sometimes our mistakes can be paralyzing, preventing us from moving forward and pursuing our goals. But when we reflect on our failures, we realize that they play an important role in guiding self-change and we can derive lessons that Allah SWT wants us to learn from our said failures. Allah SWT reminds us often that we, as Muslims, are among the high regardless of our failures, as long as we have faith in Him. So how can we overcome our fear of failure and allow our failures to be the catalysts of success and self-reflection?
In society today, it is common practice for the youth to cultivate their skills and ultimately choose a career in which their skills are found to be an asset. What the youth don’t think about, though, is how their skills can actually be an asset to the development and ultimate success of Islam in this world today. Consequently, there are practices in Islam that can be used to benefit us in society as well, but nobody thinks about these things.