Happiness and Peace of Mind

Lecturere : Jaber M Y Dawshi


Happiness is a common goal that everyone strives to attain. Philosophers, intellectuals, doctors and artists have all strived in search of the causes of happiness and ways to escape the emptiness they feel. The undeniable reality is that permanent happiness cannot be achieved except by believing in Allah - The Creator - and following His guidance. Since it is He who created mankind, He is the one who knows what pleases and benefits them, just as he knows what saddens and harms them. Allah has said: "Whoever does good whether male or female and he\she is a believer, we will most certainly make him\her live a happy life, and We will most certainly give him\her the reward for the best of what he/she did." Noble Qur'an (16:97) Allah is the greatest source of peace for the heart, and He is the one whose remembrance can bring joy to the soul. Islam enables those who embrace it to have an ongoing connection with Allah. This makes it possible for them to be at ease spiritually. It shields them from chaos, being lost or feeling (spiritually) empty, and it protects them from mental instability.