Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I The Sunday Guardian I August 03, 2014
In the tennis Grand Slam final held at Wimbledon on 6 July 2014, Serbia's Novak Djokovic defeated Swiss player Roger Federer.
After his victory in the four-hour long match, Djokovic said: "He (Federer) is a magnificent champion, a magnificent role model. Thank you for letting me win today."
When someone achieves great success, he always gives its credit to himself, his parents, friends or someone else. However, this is totally wrong attribution.
In fact, it is God Almighty who has created the successful person, and it is He who provided all the necessary infrastructure for the person to play his requisite role. All assistance and support supplied to him was directly given to him by the Creator.
Other than God no one has any power at all to bestow these favours upon a person. It is strange that every man and woman is so unaware of this fact and they fail to give the credit of all these blessing to their Creator. This is no doubt the greatest blunder of mankind.
Any blessing or success that comes to a man or woman is a test for him or her. If a person gives the credit to the Creator, then he passes his test. But, if he gives the credit to someone other than the Creator he fails in the test.
However, this state of affairs will continue only up to the Doomsday.
On Doomsday, the veil will be lifted from everything, and truth will become so obvious that the blind will also be able to recognise it. That day failures will have punishment awaiting for them and those who pass the test will be rewarded.
This is the reason why the Quran refers to this day as the "Day of Loss and Gain" (64:9).