If you know Allah and worship Him, you will have found happiness and peace, even if you are living in a hut made of mud. But if you deviate from the true path, your life will truly be wretched, even if you are living a life of luxury and comfort in a large mansion. If this latter case applies to you, then you do not have with you the key to happiness. "And We gave him of the … [Read more...] about The Key to Happiness.
"Live in this world as if you are a stranger or a traveler who is just passing through." Happiness is not in the castle of 'Abdul Malik ibn Marwan, inthe army of Haroon ar-Rasheed, in the mansions of Ibn Jassas, in the treasures of Qaroon (Korah), or in gardens of roses. Bliss and happiness were the lot of the Prophet's Companion seven though they were poor and led harsh … [Read more...] about What Then Is Happiness?
In a Hadith related by Tirmidhi, the Prophet (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him) said: "Whoever spends the night safely in his place of sleep, while he is physically healthy and has sufficient sustenance for his day, it is as if he achieved the world in its entirety." The meaning of this is that if one has enough food and a safe place to sleep, then he has achieved the … [Read more...] about The Ingredients of Happiness.
Do not be sad. If you are poor, then someone else is immersed in debt. If you do not own your own means of transportation, then someone else has been deprived of his legs. If you have reason to complain concerning the pains of sickness, then someone else has been bedridden for years. And if you have lost a child, then someone else has lost many children, for instance, in a … [Read more...] about The Art of Happiness – Pause to Reflect.
Everyone Is Searching for Happiness, But Few Are Those Who Are Guided to the Path That Truly Leads to Happiness. Regarding that and other paths, here are three points for you to reflect upon: 1. Whoever does not make the pleasure of Allah to be his main concern in life will end up losing in the end: "We shall gradually seize them with punishment in ways they perceive … [Read more...] about Everyone Is Searching for Happiness, But Few Are Those Who