Muslims of today must realize that only if they plan and work can they achieve prosperity. So long as Muslims do their utmost to achieve success, Allah SWT will help them. And Allah SWT does not require of them an effort that is beyond their scope or ability.
Allah SWT said:
And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged. [Quraan, 8:60]
It is as if Allah SWT is saying to them in this Verse, “Do the most you are able to do, and prepare as much as you can prepare, even if your preparations are not as good as that of your enemy.” For whatever is beyond the ability of Muslims, Allah SWT provides help with His Unlimited Power. Acting to the utmost of one’s ability is at once proof of one’s sincerity and a pre-requisite for achieving Allah’s Help.
[‘Working in harmony with the law of cause and effect’ in Dr. Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabee’s : ‘The Noble Life of the Prophet Peace be upon him’, vol. 1 , pp. 484.]