Recite the Qur’an and listen to it being recited – in doing so, you will find happiness, peace, and tranquility. Allah’s Messenger (Blessings and Peace be upon him) used to love to hear the Qur’an being recited by one of his noble Companions.
You should allot a few minutes of every day to listen to a tape of Qur’anic recitation. The noise you hear in the streets, at work, or in the office are sure to cause you vexation, so take time out to give yourself comfort by reading your Lord’s Book:
“Those who believe [in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism], and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.”
The following is related in an authentic Hadith:
“Allah’s Messenger (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him) ordered Ibn Mas’ood to read “The Chapter of Women” from the Qur’an. He read it until the Prophet’s tears began rolling down his cheeks; the Prophet then said:This is sufficient for you (i.e., you can stop reading now).'”
“Say:If mankind and the jinns were together to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another.”
“Had We sent down this Quran on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rending asunder by the fear of Allah.”
The everyday routine of life often leads one to the road of apathy, whereby one cares for nothing but eating and sleeping, thus bringing one down to the level of animals. But when one returns to the words of his Lord, one feels comfort and peace.
It is important to note here that it is Allah’s words, not music, that bring peace to a person. Music is a cheap and forbidden substitute. We have with us something better, that with which Allah’s Messenger (Blessings and Peace be upon him) came:
“Falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind it [it is] sent down by the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise [Allah].”
“…you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of the truth they have recognized.”
As for music, only fools find peace in it:
“And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks [i.e. music, etc.] to mislead [men] from the Path of Allah without knowledge…”