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Things that bring about happiness

1. Good deeds:

Whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he [or she] is a true?
Believer [of Islamic Monotheism] verily, to him we will give a good life [in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision]… (Qur’an 16: 97) Read more…

Khosrau and the old lady

Buzrjamhar, the wise man of Persia, related the story of Khosrau the king and the old lady. The latter possessed a chicken and a small hut, which was situated on a small plot of land that neighbored the palace of Khosrau. One day, she had to travel to another village, and before departing she prayed, “O’ my Lord, I entrust my chicken to you.” During her absence, Khosrau usurped her property in order to expand the gardens of his palace. His army slaughtered the chicken and destroyed the cottage. When she returned and discovered the deplorable act, she turned her gaze to the sky and said, “O’ my Lord, I was absent and where were you?” Then Allah granted revenge for her. It came to pass that the son of Khosrau attacked his father with a knife and killed him. Read more…

Do not let calamity shake you

Ahmad ibn Yusuf wrote that man positively knows that ease comes after difficulty, just as the light of day comes after the dark of night. In spite of this knowledge, the weaker part of his nature takes over when calamity strikes. A person who goes through trials should take steps to remedy his situation or else hopelessness takes control of him. Contemplating the patience of those who were tested in the past is a means of strengthening one’s determination. Read more…

Contemplate these verses

And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out [from every difficulty]. And He will provide him from [sources] he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, and then He will suffice him.)
(Qur’an 65: 2-3)

Allah will grant after hardship, ease. (Qur’an 65. 7)

The Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) said:

“And know that victory comes with patience, and with hardship there is a way out, and with difficulty comes ease.”

In another hadith, the Prophet (bpuh) related that Allah said: “I am with my slave’s thoughts about me, so let him think of me as he chooses.”

Allah will suffice you against them. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.
(Qur’an 2: 137)

And put your trust in the Ever Living One that dies not… (Qur’an 25: 58)

Perhaps Allah may bring a victory or a decision according to His Will. (Qur’an 5: 52)

None besides Allah can avert it, [or advance it, or delay it]. (Qur’an 53: 58)

In order to find peace, turn to your Lord

Allah’s slave – i.e. every one of us can find comfort only by turning to Allah, the Exalted, Who mentioned tranquility in many verses of the Qur’an:

Then Allah sent down His Sakinah [calmness and tranquility] upon His Messenger and upon the believers. (Qur’an 48: 26)

…He sent down calmness and tranquility upon them… (Qur ‘an 48: 18)

Then Allah did send down His Sakinah [calmness, tranquility and reassurance, etc.] on the Messenger [Muhammad]… (Qur’an 9: 26)

Tranquility means having a heart that is at peace and that has a sound trust in Allah. Tranquility is a state of calm enjoyed by those believers who have been saved from doubt. And it is according to one’s closeness to Allah and steadfastness in following the Messenger’s way that one will achieve tranquility and peace.

Allah will keep firm those who believe, with the word that stands firm in this world [i.e. they will keep on worshipping Allah Alone and none else], and in the Hereafter (Qur’an 14: 27)

Three mistakes those are common in our everyday lives

1. Wasting time.

2. Talking about matters that don’t concern us, matters that are none of our business.
“From the goodness of one’s Islam is leaving alone that which does not concern him.”

3. Being preoccupied with trivial issues. Listening to rumors, predictions, and gossip are three common examples. Having these characteristic results in paranoia, anxiety, and a lack of purpose in life.

So Allah gave them the reward of this world, and the excellent reward of the Hereafter. (Qur ‘an 3: 148)

My Guidance shall neither go astray, nor fall into distress and misery. (Qur’an 20: 123)