Happiness. Happiness is something that we run after. From babies to adults, everyone is running after it. We need to realize that happiness is a journey, not a destination. With that said, I want to share rules that work for me and I hope would work for a lot of people.
#1: The 'Me' Time
Quick question, when was the last time you recited Quran? Don't remember? okay now tell me when was the last time you stalked someone on Facebook? We waste our time on the phones, youtube, PC, etc, thinking that it's our 'me' time and we need it to survive. When in reality all we are doing is just:
A. Connecting with people who won't even be there when we need them
B. Checking what is going on with other people's life
C. Watching videos and feeling like we've moved mountains.
when all we are doing is sitting there like a statue and the precious time of our lives is going by like tick, tock, tick, tock. Quran is the way to happiness. It is a way of life. A book that has every solution. Quran recitation will become your 'me' time if you recite with all your heart and understand its meaning and connect with Allah. You will immediately notice the difference, when you have that 'special' connection with the most powerful being, Allah the greatest, you are bound to feel secured and happy. If you are having any trouble in your life, or that emptiness that nothing seems to fill even if you have everything you want in life, try reciting Quran. I understand that I have a lot of non-muslim readers as well, but trust me, guide yourself to happiness and search its meaning. Quran is the only book that has never been altered since it came down to the earth 1400 years ago. You will never find any other versions of Quran, because it is perfect and Allah is protecting it.
Allah says it in the Quran:
إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ
''Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur'an and indeed, We will be its guardian.'' (Quran 15:9)
Allah also says:
وَنَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ تِبْيَانًا لِّكُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةً وَبُشْرَىٰ لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ
“… And We have sent down to you the Book (the Quran), as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for those who have submitted themselves (to Allah as Muslims).” (Quran 16:89)
Quran is a book of healing
Quran is a means of both physical and spiritual healing. Allah says in the Quran:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَتْكُم مَّوْعِظَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَشِفَاءٌ لِّمَا فِي الصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (i.e. the Quran, ordering all that is good and forbidding all that is evil), and a healing for that (disease of ignorance, doubt, hypocrisy and differences, etc.) in your breasts, – a guidance and a mercy (explaining lawful and unlawful things, etc.) for the believers.” (Quran 10:57)
So, recite Quran, and embrace the happiness!
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