Understanding Failure

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

From dealing with life in a positive, optimistic way is your not thinking of those things that have befallen you of trials and afflictions–be they in your family life, work life or something else–you don’t think of them as failures, but rather, as experiments through which you’ve gained greater experience. Then you go back to the life you’re living with greater understanding and stronger perception.

Real loss, real failure, is your losing īmān.¹

¹Īmān is faith as it consists of speech, action, and beliefs; it increases with acts of obedience to Allāh and decreases with acts of disobedience to Him (trans.)

Source: @m_g_alomari. 1 Apr 21.