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Eye Opener

Eye Opener

The Qur’an portrays the life of the misguided and wicked ones as “the mutual rivalry for piling up (worldly gains)” (al-Takathur, 1), and “play and amusement, a show and boasting among yourselves, a quest for greater riches and more children” (al-Hadid, 20).

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On Attaining Happiness

On Attaining Happiness

Many people attempt to follow complex paths in order to achieve happiness. However, they fail to see the easier path that is Islam.

Happiness can be achieved by:

  • Sincere worship
  • Competing to do righteous good deeds

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Sense of Peace

Sense of Peace

Happiness has more to do with human mind and heart. Hence peace of the mind and psychological security play a key role in the attainment of happiness. That is why we see that many affluent people do not find the way to happiness despite all the prosperity and luxury they enjoy.

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Reading Quran with understanding

Reading Quran with understanding

One of the greatest injustices we do to the Quran is that we treat it as if it was a thing of past and of no relevance to the present. The ideal way to benefit from the Quran is to read it thinking as it is being revealed to us. We must feel that we are in c...

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One of the prime reason for rampant anxiety, grief, unhappiness, in every society, is abandoning the Quran and our grave negligence towards the rights of the Quran. We must observe what it enjoins and avoid what it prohibits. If we are impacted by Quran, and start...

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Detachment Feom Materialism

Detachment Feom Materialism

It is completely ordinary that man wants to possess as much as possible. However, an enlightened, guided and spiritually charged individual never deeply attach to worldly affairs so that it holds their lives. It is due to the occupation in the hearts that people c...

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It is wisely said that in three situations our relationship with our Lord gets justly determined: when listening to the Qur’an, during gatherings of remembering Allah, and during times of solitude. If we do not find our heart in these three situations, better to ask Allah to grant us wit...

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“And whosoever turns away (blinds himself) from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent (Allah) (i.e. this Qur·an and worship of Allah) , We appoint for him Shaitan (Satan devil) to be a Qarn (an intimate companion) to him.”

THE QURAN (AZ-ZUKHRUF, 43:36)

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The constant nagging in the heart for more is what makes the people unhappy. We see many among us who possess the material goods of the world and yet not happy, rather they are often the unhappy people. Therefore, we find that those who have little but feel no n...

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Avoiding comparisons

Avoiding comparisons

The feeling of insufficiency and incapacity is the major source of discontent and unhappiness. We tend to look at people above us and desire to be like them.

Islam advises us to look at those below us and feel content at what Allah has provided us....

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The aforementioned narration is profound to enlighten us. A true believer is aware that everything that happens is by the permission of Allah (swt). Therefore, the intelligent person finds his heart attached to the highest aim (the Hereafter) which potentially removes all the pains...

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‘Whoever abandons habits for the sake of someone or something other than Allah, will surely suffer hard and difficult times. However, whoever abandons habits for the sake of Allah sincerely from his heart, he will not suffer from leaving it except at the beginning s...

IBN QAYYIM

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Eye Opener

Eye Opener

A believer does not believe in gathering as much wealth as he can in this life, for the Prophet (SAW) said,“This world is the prison of the believer and the paradise of the non-believer.”(Sahih Muslim 2956)

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The guidelines provided by Islam helps us seek happiness in this world. However, the point worth noting is that the total peace, tranquility and security and everlasting happiness can only be in Paradise where there will be no fear, anxiety and pain which we human experience in thi...

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True happiness and contentment, is the result of a number of factors and can only be achieved by striking a balance between the material and spiritual aspects of life. If we overlook the spiritual aspect of life, it will result in the illness of the soul, which is...

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“today people spend more, but have less, they buy more, but enjoy less. They have bigger houses, but less warmth and smaller families in them, more conveniences, but less time. They own houses, but not homes. They have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but l...

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“When disaster strikes them, they say, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return. Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy and it is those who are the rightly guided.”

THE QURAN (2:156-7)

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In light of the above, we are able to draw the conclusion that happiness is purely our decision. We have the choice to be happy and content or to remain an unfortunate victim of our current situation, as we are responsible for our own happiness

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Moving Towards Contentment

Moving Towards Contentment

A believer becomes mindful of the fact that Islam does not order its followers to become monks or to distance themselves from worldly pleasures; on the contrary, it obliges a believer to exploit whatever worldly possessions they have in a legitimate way to obtai...

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“Richness does not lie in the abundance of (worldly) goods, but richness is the richness of the soul (the heart)” (Sahih Muslim 1051).

THE PROPHET (PBUH)

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Relax Your Mind

Relax Your Mind

A content believer relies on Allah SWT, puts his trust on Him, which, ultimately result in warding off his worries and distress, relieving him of mental and physical sickness leading to comfort and happiness to the heart.

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Faith and righteous deeds

Faith and righteous deeds

Belief plays a vital role in a believer’s life to make him feel content with things that have been destined for him. It is through this that one can enjoy the blessings of this life and everlasting bliss in the world to come.

It drives him closer to Allah and m...

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Enduring trials and tribulations

Enduring trials and tribulations

It is incumbent upon every Muslim to exercise endurance to compel his self into obedience to Allah. Almighty says, “Do people think that they will be left alone because they say, ‘We believe’, and that they will not be tested? And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allah will ce...

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“But, as for those who desire the life to come, and strive for it as it ought to be striven for, and are true Believers- they are the ones whose strivings find acceptance and reward.

THE QURAN SURA AL-ISRA 17:19

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Almighty said, “But whosoever turns away from My Reminder (i.e. neither believes in this Qur’an nor acts on its teachings) verily, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection.”

(QURAN 20: 124)

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It will be wrong to assume that we should not enjoy the good things of this world. Rather, we are encouraged to strive to achieve our career goals and acquire possessions that will earn us the pleasures of this world provided we remain mindful of our Allah.

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“Know that even if the whole community were to gather together to benefit you with something, they would not benefit you with anything except that which Allah has already recorded for you; and that if they gather together to harm you with something, they would not be a...

THE PROPHET ﷺ

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Occupying with Useful Knowledge

Occupying with Useful Knowledge

Seeking beneficial knowledge brings happiness. The angels flutter their wings and keep records of those who seek knowledge. Occupying oneself with useful knowledge is among the means of warding off anxieties and eliminating what is distracting the heart from being in peace and tr...

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Developing Resilience

Developing Resilience

One of the useful ways to attain the happiness and tranquility is to have self-confidence and strong will. These are the leading factors to develop and direct the life of the individual toward success and happiness. They are also instrumental to...

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A content believer accepts God’s decree for him and leads a happy life free from total despair or unbearable pain. He feels the pains and trials of this life, but does not complain about them.

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True Richness

True Richness

Being rich is all about the soul and mind. The Prophet (pbuh) once explained that whoever makes this world, rather than the Hereafter, his most important matter, God will confound his affairs and make poverty appear before his eyes (Sunan Ibn Majah), so wherever h...

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“There is no Muslim servant who says in the morning and the evening three times: I am content with Allah as my Lord, with Islam as my religion and with Muhammad ﷺ as my Prophet, except that it will be a right upon Allah to make him content on the Day of Judgment.”...

THE PROPHET ﷺ

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Refining the heart

Refining the heart

The gateway to achieve the happiness and contentment of the heart and its tranquility and satisfaction is abundant remembrance of Allah SWT. Remembrance of Allah results in bringing expansion and tranquility to the heart, and eliminating worry and gri...

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A true believer loves the Hereafter more than this worldly life and prefers it to all that exists in this world. For such believer, Allah has promised a great reward. Allah S says in the Quran, “God will say, ‘This is a Day when the truthful will benefit from their truthfulne...

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The Reality At A Glance

The Reality At A Glance

Statistics reveals that the highest suicide rates, divorce rates, run-ins with the law, drug problems and rehabilitation problems are always rampant in the rich and elite of society.

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The more firm we are in this material world, the more we are cut off from the Hereafter. This inevitably increases the people in uncertainty and discontentment.

The desire to acquire more and fear to lose are the real causes of feeling unhappy and uncontended

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It is therefore of utmost importance for a believer to ensure that he is not attached to the worldly affairs to the extent it starts controlling his life and distracting him from the real goal of Hereafter. Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “Desiring the Hereafter can only ...

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Conclusion

Conclusion

True happiness is not about acquiring the wealth, fame, prestige, status, and satisfying one’s desires. Rather, it is achieved by accumulating the pleasures of the body, heart and soul.

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Living between patience and gratitude

Living between patience and gratitude

A believer is aware that his very existence and his unending sustenance are only dependent on Allah. All the praises, therefore, are due to Him alone.

Therefore, a believer is always grateful to Allah for all the blessing he received and patient over calamities he is afflicted with or tribu...

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Eye Opener

Eye Opener

An intelligent person does not put money high on their priority list, which are the main causes of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Thus if one intends to achieve the contentment, he has to repel the greed of want of more.

The prophet (SAW) said, “...

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Final Note

Final Note

The humanity is desperately looking for the solution to all the problems the world is facing today at every front. The remedy is with Muslims, the carriers of the last Divine message, the Quran. It is high time to reach to humanity reeling from the illness of body and soul, and convey...

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Islamic Definition Of Happiness

Islamic Definition Of Happiness

From the Islamic perspective, happiness is not merely a temporary state of joy and delight, rather it is a lifelong process aiming primarily at:

  • Bringing eternal happiness
  • Peace of mind
  • Tranquility of heart

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Common Misconceptions

Common Misconceptions

It is commonly believed that happiness can be achieved through the accumulation of wealth of material possession, as a result of power, through fame, recognition, satisfying one’s each and every sensual desires.

Materialists tend to disregard the spiritual aspects and view life as...

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The Objective of Life

The Objective of Life

A true believer appreciates all that Allah has bestowed on him; body, mind, faculties and property, and utilize them towards his real objective and that is to earn the pleasure of Allah and the rewards of Jannah.

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