Success, Failure, and Regret

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Success in [this] present life of ours hangs on putting [our] trust in Allāh and on undertaking means [that are necessary and permissible]. It does not [hang upon] our [actually] accomplishing [specific] objectives.

So don’t feel upset if you don’t reach your goal when you’ve undertaken the [necessary and permissible] means and put your trust in your Mawlá [supporter and manager of affairs].

Regret is only for not having put [your] trust [in Allāh] and not having undertaken the permissibile means.

فَإِذَا عَزَمۡتَ فَتَوَكَّلۡ عَلَى ٱللَّهِۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ یُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُتَوَكِّلِینَ

Then when you have become resolved [upon a matter], put your trust in Allāh; indeed, Allāh loves those who put their trust [in Him]. (Āli ʿImrān, 159)

Source: 25 May 20.