Do you want Happiness in this Life and the Next?

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, Most Merciful. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions. As for what follows;

Question: I want to achieve happiness in this life and the next so what must I do to get it?

Sheikh Saalih as-Suhaymi[1], may Allaah preserve him, answers: “Allaah has clarified this to you. He says:

“Allah has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession in the earth, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practise their religion, that which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islam). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (i.e. believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me.” [24:55]

And He says:

“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), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter).” [16:97]

And He says:

“They who believe and do not mix their belief with injustice – those will have security, and they are [rightly] guided.” [6:82]

So ponder over these verses and act upon them and you’ll -by Allaah’s permission- attain success and happiness in this life and the next. Also you can read the tremendous book by Sheikh ‘Abdur Rahman as-Sa’di, may Allaah have mercy upon him, -and we have¬†explained it in this masjid [2] twice the last time being last ramadan- read this book. It is entitled “The beneficial means to attain a happy life.”


[1] He is the former head of the ‘Aqeedah section at the Islaamic University of Medinah and presently a teacher at the Prophet’s Mosque.

[2] The Sheikh is referring to the Prophet’s Mosque.


About Abu Fouzaan Qaasim
American student studying in the Islaamic University of Medinah from Chester,PA.

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