“Tie your camel and trust in Allah”, that is what the Noble Prophet – salla_llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – told the Bedouin. How should we view success and failure in Islam?
What is to succeed in having been human, to succeed in having had a life? The worst of them measure your success only by your material accumulations. These things do not describe success.
We aspire to see our children succeed in life but often enough our criterion of success is a thick soup of ideas and expectations.