Being a teenager in this morally and ethically corrupted world is a challenge for all young Muslims. There are so many temptations around that it is hard to stay on right track, but you should always remember those who successfully resist worldly temptations would be rewarded hugely on the Day of Judgment. This article covers top 2 main goals that every Muslim teenager should set in their lives. Fulfilling these goals would make your better human beings and definitely better Muslims.
The first step towards any successful path is honesty. You should be always truthful in worldly dealings. But considering the competitive society, our teenagers live in, being truthful is a very difficult thing. They lie from smallest to biggest thing. For instance, if you have not completed your homework, chances are you would lie about it to your parents to avoid punishment. But always remember that concealing truth brings no good to anyone. Nothing can ever prevent you other than truth, therefore, make a decision of being truthful today and you’ll naturally move away from all sins. It is stated in the Quran that Allah Almighty will say:
“This is the Day when the truthful will benefit from their truthfulness.” For them are gardens [in Paradise] beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever, Allah being pleased with them, and they with Him. That is the great attainment. [Quran, 5:119]
Trust is a very important element of any relationship. Earning and maintaining trust is the key to happy and successful life. In order to gain a respectable place in your social circle, friends, family and society, you have to be really trustworthy. It is that quality which will help you in attaining success in every step of life. If you ever read the biography of Hazrat Muhammad PBUH, you would have seen that he was the most trustworthy people among his companions, wives and all other non Muslims. There are hundreds of people who still praise him for his qualities. As Muslims you should also have strong faith in Allah Almighty and trust him with every menial issue of your life. One hadith quotes:
“If you put your whole trust in Allah, as you ought, He most certainly will satisfy your needs, as He satisfies those of the birds. They come out hungry in the morning, but return full to their nests.”