What is Happiness?


Happiness! What does it mean to be happy? Life is full of trials and at some point; we all suffer in some way. Of course, humans were created for a purpose so, is it by following God’s commandments that we achieve happiness? Or, does happiness come from our daily accomplishments such as passing an exam, getting that job, travelling to dream places, making money, or just simply eating a good meal? At the end of the day, we all just want to lead happy lives. So, what does the Bible and Qur’an say about happiness?

Bible

Psalm 144:15King James Version (KJV)
15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.
Proverbs 16:20King James Version (KJV)
20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.

Quran

God promised those who have followed His commands and exercise good deeds on earth a happy life in this world and the hereafter. Happiness is a feeling which comes through the remembrance of God.
“Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest” Quran 13:28
“As to the Righteous, they will be in Gardens, and in Happiness,” Qur’an 52:17
“Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism), and work righteousness, Tuba (it means all kinds of happiness or name of a tree in Paradise) is for them and a beautiful place of (final) return.” Qur’an 13:29

  • Felicia Amos

    That point u are peace with urself,is what i regard as happiness!!