Author: Dr. A’id Al-Qarni
Do you want to be happy? We are all looking for an escape from worry, stress and depression, and for ways to find happiness. This book presents the route to happiness in a nutshell, drawing on Islamic teachings and the voices of “experts” both western and eastern.-The author describes this book as a treasure chest of reminders and that’s exactly what I found it to be, it’s a book that i’ve come back to several times and found the same comfort from the inspirational short passages as did the first time.
It has fourteen chapters and one of my favourite messages from this book is from chapter five:
A man had an arguement with his wife and said,” I am going to make your life miserable.” The wife calmly replied,”You cannot do that.” He said,”Why not?” She said,”If happiness were to be found in money or jewellery, you could deprive me of it and take it away from me, but it is nothing over which you or any other person has any control. I find my happiness in my faith, and my faith is in my heart, and no one has any power over it except my Lord.”
The only way to find happiness is by learning the true religion with which the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) was sent. Once a person finds this way, it will not matter if he sleeps in a hut or by the side of the road, and he will be content with a piece of bread, and he will be the happiest person in the world.
This book has helped me with developing a better positive outlook on difficult aspects of life.
I highly recommend!