The Quranic Law of Change
The Quran gives the Immutable law of change, i.e. people or nations can’t have their condition changed until they change their psyche or mindset (نفسیات) – in other words – until they have a paradigm shift.
ِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ
...Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change that which is in their hearts…[Al-Qur’an, Surah 13: Verse 11]
ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ لَمْ يَكُ مُغَيِّرًا نِعْمَةً أَنْعَمَهَا عَلَى قَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
“Because Allah will never change the grace which He has bestowed on a people until they change what is in their (own) hearts: and verily Allah is He Who hears and knows (all things).” [Al-Qur’an, Surah 8: Verse 53]