“The most content people in the world are those who have the best link with their Maker”
It is a fact that if you want something too badly, it is likely to evade you. And this is truer for happiness than anything else. The reason why happiness seems to evade the millions of people searching for it is because they are looking in the wrong place.
Most people look for happiness “outside” themselves and not “inside”. Some feel that they would be happy if they could afford a house of their own. Others feel that they just have to own all the latest gizmos to finally find happiness. Following are the factors which you can take as a tips for a happy contented life.
- Remembering Allah
- Talk with Allah
- Calmness of Heart
- Turning to Allah
- Are you an Asset
- Prove Your Love Daily
The person who does not remember Allah goes and falls into every type of sin, and blurts out anything and everything that comes on his tongue. As for the person who remembers Allah all the time, he becomes dumb to vain talks and begins to have shame and respect for Allah.
TALK WITH ALLAH
Sayyidi wa sanadi Hadhrat Mawlana Mohammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) said,
Develop this habit of talking to Allah.
My shaykh Arif-billah Hadhrat Dr Abdul-Hayy Arifi (may Allah have mercy on him) told this to us repeatedly.
Sit in solitude and contemplate that I am in front of Allah. Tell Him everything that is on your mind and bothering you. Your past mistakes, the present difficulties and future apprehensions . Tell Him in detail and ask for guidance and help.
In sha Allah, in addition, to relieving your anxiety it will lead to the creation of a bond between you and your Lord, Allah.
CALMNESS OF HEART
The calmness of the heart is a stage beyond mere happiness and that only comes through true worship & remembrance of the Almighty.
When we learn to look at things positively it draws us closer to the Almighty. When we become closer to the Almighty we praise Him upon all conditions and remember Him.When we engage in the remembrance of the Almighty, we attain the calmness of the heart.
May the Almighty grant us both happiness as well as calmness of the heart. May He guide us to look at things positively and to engage in His Praise & remembrance upon all conditions.
TURNING TO ALLAH
Sometimes when we have turned away from the Almighty or forgotten Him, then through His Love for us, He creates a situation whereby we find ourselves raising our hands, turning to Him in prayer for the fulfillment of our needs.
This is a very great blessing and a moment of pondering over our link with our Maker.
Why wait for situations to arise before raising our hands or getting closer to Him?
Let us be from among those who raise our hands daily and show gratitude for what we already have, by obeying His commands and abstaining from prohibitions.
Declaring His praise constantly, being conscious of Him and seeking forgiveness regularly would increase our levels of contentment and result in ultimate success.
ARE YOU AN ASSET
Although the number of good people in the world is decreasing, I still know many. But more important than knowing good people is asking myself, “Am I considered a good person?”
Good as in sincere, genuine, well-mannered, fair & kind, balanced & trying to please my Maker.
Are you ready to make an effort to be an asset to yourself & humanity at large?
Then you are a good person too! Alhamdulillah. You will see the magic of pleasing humanity which leads to ultimate happiness.
PROVE YOUR LOVE DAILY
Whats the point of trying to impress the women of the world and send them gifts with messages, emails, phone calls, cards, roses etc when the wife you chose and the “Queen” who bore your children is ignored. She deserves all that and more!
How can one day be set aside for love when the year has 365+ days? Its a cheap way to run away from responsibility and abuse women. A daily sacrifice is required… to prove love and the sweetest of statements which should be reflected in our behavior should be routinely repeated – but to those who really deserve them!
The most deserving of our kindness, love and affection throughout our lives are our spouses, children, parents, siblings & family before everyone else. Don’t jump the gun by going further at the expense of those closer.
Did you know that many homes are broken on Valentines over a rose! Where did it comes from, why was it sent, why was it not sent etc. What a great deception.
Blessed are those who are conscious of their Maker for indeed a true believer is transparent & avoids all sinful hidden private secret relations that only add stress in life after the short excitement.
Let’s not be from those who “Fought-in February”
Remember you are always deserved to be happy 🙂