Habits of Successful Youth Part 2

Here are more habits indispensable for highly successful Muslim youth, derived from the Qur'an and Hadith:

4. Be Thorough
Look around your room. How many unfinished projects do you have? When you work on homework, are you likely to rush through the assignment just so you can be done with it or are you more likely to take your time, to check your work, and most importantly, to be thorough?
Hadith: The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, 'I was sent to perfect good character.' (Muwatta of Imam Malik, Book 47, Hadith 47.1.8)
Once we aim to perfect ourselves, we automatically aim for thoroughness in all we do. Being thorough in prayer, for example, teaches us to be calm and to concentrate on the words we recite and the different positions of the prayer.

5. Be Focused
One thousand and one ideas go through your head the moment you stand up for salaah. In a varsity lecture your mind wanders, daydreaming, and unable to focus.
Qur’aan: Allah tells us that the believers who are successful are those who concentrate in their prayers (salaah). (Qur’aan, 23:2)

6. Be Punctual
Stop saying that you are late because of ‘Muslim standard time,’ or the ‘standard time’ of your particular ethnicity.
Hadith: When asked which deed is the dearest to Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam replied, ‘To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times.’ (Bukhari, 10:505)