Some may ask “why do we struggle to find this happiness?” It is all about our mindset. If we deem happiness to be in the form of material goods or within only particular situations, we will always be waiting to find it. We will never feel we have enough. There is always another cell phone that is better than yours.
This will change your life. Do you know why? The mercy of Allah automatically descends upon a person who tries to make his or her parents happy. You are asking that Allah has mercy on your parents, the angels are saying: “Oh Allah, have a double mercy on this particular person.”
Work on activities that result in internal happiness that satisfy and bring a smile to the heart, not merely a smile on the face by doing meaningful work; strive to partake in activities like feeding the poor, assisting the distressed and helping others…
Something that will make us happy is when we are genuinely happy when we see someone else happy. This is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
As Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) teaches us as Muslims, “Your smile for your brother is charity.” (Narrated ‘Aisha [The Prophet’s wife] -may Allah be pleased with her).
We all wish to be happy in this life! Listen to this beautiful dua to make you happy. It has the English translation below.
When you give in charity, you should present a pleasant face and a kind manner. Smile. Do not stretch out your hand while leaning back in disdain from them, as if you regard poverty as some sort of contagious disease you might just catch if you get too close.
Learn to appreciate the little things. Think about the small things you enjoy, for example looking out of the window to the trees or taking a walk with a beloved friend, and focus on these things right now. That way, no matter what happens…
We look for happiness in many places. The question is, are the places where we’re looking for happiness the right places? Or are we just wasting our time by investing it in a fruitless business? Let us look at some of the most common things where we assume happiness lies.
You got what you wanted, what’s the point? Why worry about what someone else has got? You become depressed, not because you don’t have enough, but because you are looking at what others have got! But you have enough.