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God-Given Success

God-given success-التوفيق

1. God-given success is the more honourable of the two shares.

1ـ اَلتَّوْفِيقُ أشْرَفُ الحَظَّيْنِ.

2. God-given success and God’s abandonment1 each pulls the soul towards itself, so whichever [of the two] prevails, it enters its fold.

2ـ اَلتَّوفِيْقُ والخِذْلانُ يَتَجاذِبانِ النَّفْسَ فَأيُّهُما غَلَبَ كانَتْ في حَيِّزِهِ.

3. Verily when Allah, the Glorified, wishes good for a servant, He grants him success in spending his lifetime doing the best deeds and blesses him with the ability to quickly use his available time to perform acts of worship, before [the coming of] his death.

3ـ إنَّ اللّهَ سُبْحانَهُ إذا أرادَ بِعَبْد خَيْراً، وَفَّقَهُ لإنْفاذِ أجَلِهِ، في أحْسَنِ عَمَلِهِ ورَزَقَهُ مُبادَرَةَ مَهَلِهِ في طاعَتِهِ قَبْلَ الفَوْتِ.

4. God-given success is [God’s special attention and] favour.

4ـ اَلتَّوْفِيقُ عِنايَةٌ.

5. God-given success is a mercy.

5ـ اَلتَّوْفِيقُ رَحْمَةٌ.

6. God-given success is [a means of] advancement [towards Allah].

6ـ اَلتَّوْفِيقُ إقْبالٌ.

7. God-given success (or kindness) is the key to sustenance.

7ـ اَلتَّوْفِيقُ(الرِّفْقُ) مِفْتاحُ الرِّفْقِ.

8. God-given success is the leader towards righteousness.

8ـ اَلتَّوْفِيقُ قائِدُ الصَّلاحِ.

9. God-given success is from the attractions [that pulls one] towards the Lord.

9ـ اَلتَّوْفِيقُ مِنْ جَذَباتِ الرَّبِّ.

10. God-given success is the beginning of [many] blessings.

10ـ اَلتَّوْفِيقُ أوَّلُ النِّعْمَةِ.

11. God-given success is a supporter of the intellect.

11ـ اَلتَّوْفِيقُ مُمِدُّ العَقْلِ.

12. God-given success is the cornerstone of felicity.

12ـ اَلتَّوْفِيقُ رَأْسُ السَّعادَةِ.

13. God-given success is the fountainhead of prosperity.

13ـ اَلتَّوْفِيقُ رَأسُ النَّجاحِ.

14. God-given success is the favour [and special attention] of the Most Merciful.

14ـ اَلتَّوْفِيقُ عِنايَةُ الرَّحْمنِ.

15. God-given success is the best virtue.

15ـ اَلتَّوْفِيقُ أفْضَلُ مَنْقَبَة.

16. Through God-given success felicity is achieved.

16ـ بِالتَّوْفيقِ تَكُونُ السَّعادَةُ.

17. God-given success is the best leader.

17ـ حُسْنُ التَّوْفيقِ خَيْرُ قائِد.

18. God-given success is the best helper and good action is the best associate.

18ـ حُسْنُ التَّوْفيقِ خَيْرُ مُعين، وحُسْنُ العَمَلِ خَيْرُ قَرين.

19. There is no succour like God-given success.

19ـلامَعُونَةَ كَالتَّوْفيقِ.

20. There is no blessing greater than God-given success.

20ـ لانِعْمَةَ أفْضَلُ مِنَ التَّوفيقِ.

21. One who considers evil to be good and turns away from the words of the sincere adviser does not become successful.

21ـ لَمْ يُوَفَّقْ مَنِ اسْتَحْسَنَ القَبيحَ، وأعْرَضَ عَنْ قَوْلِ النَّصيحِ.

22. Whoever is granted success does good [work].

22ـ مَنْ وُفِّقَ أحْسَنَ.

23. One who is assisted by God-given success does good work.

23ـ مَنْ أمَدَّهُ التَّوْفِيقُ أحْسَنَ العَمَلَ.

24. One who is not assisted by God-given success does not turn towards the truth.

24ـ مَنْ لَمْ يُمِدَّهُ التَّوْفيقُ لَمْ يُنِبْ إلَى الحَقِّ.

25. Taking [and acting upon] good advice is from the biggest success.

25ـ مِنْ أكْبَرِ التَّوْفيقِ اَلأخْذُ بِالنَّصيحَةِ.

26. Part of the success of a freeman (or a person) is his earning wealth through legitimate means.

26ـ مِنْ تَوْفيقِ الحُرِّ (المَرءِ) اِكْتِسابُهُ المالَ مِنْ حِلِّهِ.

27. From the success of a man is putting his secret in the hands of one who conceals it and [placing] his goodness with one who spreads it [and makes it known to others].

27ـ مِنْ تَوْفيقِ الرَّجُلِ وَضْعُ سِرِّهِ عِنْدَ مَنْ يَسْتُرُهُ وَإحْسانُهُ عِنْدَ مَنْ يَنْشُرُهُ.

28. We praise Allah, the Glorified, for the ability He has granted us to carrying out [acts of] obedience and to keep away from disobedience.

28ـ نَحْمَدُ اللّهَ سُبْحانَهُ عَلى ما وَفَّقَ لَهُ مِنَ الطّاعَةِ، وذادَ عَنْهُ مِنَ المَعْصِيَةِ.

29. One who is supported [by Allah] in his affairs is successful in achieving his goals.

29ـ مَنْ تَأَيَّدَ فِي الأُمُورِ ظَفِرَ بِبُغْيَتِهِ.

30. Whoever takes Allah to be His adviser attains success.

30ـ مَنِ اسْتَنْصَحَ اللّهَ حازَ التَّوْفيقَ.

  • 1. This is a condition where Allah forsakes those who disobey Him and leaves them to their own devices (see Q3:160)