Life is one of the most precious gifts one can ever demand from the Mighty Lord of the universe, i.e. Allah Almighty; Who not only created human beings but every single particle constituting the whole wide universe we can see and think of.
Especially blessed are the ones who have been honored with the chance of living life as a Muslim, following the principles of life laid by Allah (SWT) Himself, communicated to us through a scripture as exalted as Quran book. However, erroneousness of human nature compels many human beings to go astray and follow a lifestyle that not only creates many problems for them in this life but the life hereafter.
This article describes some of the ways and habits every Muslim should avoid in order to live a life of peace and prosperity, also guaranteeing the accord of Allah Almighty in the eternal world.
Stay away from the company of ill-intentioned people
This is very important. As mentioned earlier, human nature is prone to getting astray easily. In fact, that is why Allah Almighty had been blessing humanity with constant guidance in form of more than one hundred and twenty-four thousand messengers who devoted their lives in guiding humanity out of the abyss of ignorance. That is why wise people insist that the company a person keeps counts a lot in determining the way one would live their life. Rogue and ill-intentioned people around you serve to inspire and compel you for bad things, leading you away from Quran education and Sunnah principles, as also mentioned in the following verse:
“… real wish is to see that you become a disbeliever, as they have disbelieved, so that you may become exactly like them. So you should not take friends from their ranks unless they immigrate in the way of God…” (Qur’an; 4:89)
Stop looking for help from anyone other than Allah
Being a Muslim, one of the basic requirements is to consider none other than Allah to be the ultimate source of power and strength, seeking help only from Him. However, it is quite unfortunate and disturbing when people resort to sources other than Allah Almighty as their help. Allah (SWT) loves every human being more than anyone else ever could, and listens to the pleas and prayers of those who resort to Him with full faith. Consider the following verse to get a better understanding of this:
If My servants ask you about Me, I am near. I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me. They should, therefore, respond to Me and believe in Me so that hopefully they will be rightly guided.
(Surat al-Baqara: 186)
Stop being ungrateful
For every human being in general, and for Muslims in particular, being ungrateful is the worst thing to do. Instead of asking for more and complaining about little things that you might have missed in life, think about how much you have gotten without even the need of asking from Allah Almighty.
Allah (SWT) says in the Quran:
It is He Who has spread out the earth for (His) creatures: Therein is fruit and date-palms, producing spathes (enclosing dates): Also corn with (its) leaves and stalk for fodder and sweet-smelling plants. Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny? (Al Rahman 55; verses 10-13)
It is really up to us how happy we want to live in our lives. We can either be the cry-babies, whining, crying, and complaining of the little bit of what we do not have; or be the thankful and grateful beings, expressing our gratitude for countless bounties bestowed to us by Allah Almighty.