Supplicating to Allah to guide or destroy wrong-doers

Q: What does a wicked person have to do (Part No. 24; Page No. 207) in order for him to overcome their wickedness and attain felicity both in this life and in the Hereafter.

A: He has to read the Qur'an and understand the Sunnah of Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) with the aim of contemplating the lessons and rulings contained in it. He has also to acquire religious knowledge and listen to the lessons and lectures delivered by scholars and apply what he learns. He must keep company with righteous people and avoid the evil ones. He has to be constantly mindful of Allah and the Hereafter. Whoever remains conscious of Allah, Allah will facilitate things for him, guide his heart unto the straight path and fend off the evil plotting of Shaytan (Satan). It is Allah (Glorified be He) who guides to the straight path.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.