The Qur’an: A Methodology For Success

يا أَيُّهَا الَّذينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقاتِهِ وَلا تَموتُنَّ إِلّا وَأَنتُم مُسلِمونَ

وَاعتَصِموا بِحَبلِ اللَّهِ جَميعًا وَلا تَفَرَّقوا ۚ وَاذكُروا نِعمَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَيكُم إِذ كُنتُم أَعداءً فَأَلَّفَ بَينَ قُلوبِكُم فَأَصبَحتُم بِنِعمَتِهِ إِخوانًا وَكُنتُم عَلىٰ شَفا حُفرَةٍ مِنَ النّارِ فَأَنقَذَكُم مِنها ۗ كَذٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُم آياتِهِ لَعَلَّكُم تَهتَدونَ

“Those who believe!, defend yourselves from God’s displeasure — as that is His right — and do not die except as Muslims. [102] Hold fast to the rope of Allah all together, and do not separate. Remember Allah’s blessing to you when you were enemies and He joined your hearts together so that you became brothers by His blessing. You were on the very brink of a pit of the Fire and He rescued you from it. In this way Allah makes His Signs clear to you, so that hopefully you will be guided. [103]Qur’an, 3: 102-103

ما من ثلاثةٍ في قريةِ ولا بَدوٍ لا تقامُ فيهمُ الصلاةُ إلا قد استحوذَ عليْهِمُ الشيطانُ ، عليكَ بالجماعةِ فإنَّما يأكلُ الذئبُ منَ الغنمِ القاصيةَ

Abu al-Darba’ relates that the Prophet ﷺ said,

“There aren’t three men — be they in a village or in the desert — who do not establish the prayer (Salah) in congregation that Shaytan has not completely overwhelmed them. So it is incumbent upon you to establish the congregation, for the wolf only eats the solitary sheep that stays far from the flock.” Abu Dawud, #547

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