Joy

Joy, although at times elusive, is in fact our natural state. Yet often, as we grow, mature, develop and are programmed in and by the world, we progressively lose this original and natural state of joy, and so increasingly succumb to fear, stress, anxiety, worry and unhappiness. Yet by learning how to transcend negative emotions by consciously choosing joy, we begin …

Islam and the Law of Attraction

Although the principles of the Law of Attraction have in recent years become widely popularized by the work of Rhonda Byrne in The Secret, relatively few have as of yet commented on the relationship between Islam and the Law of Attraction. Yet the role of the Law of Attraction in Islam is of paramount importance, and properly understanding the subject …

How to Make Allah Happy in Islam

In answering the question, “How to make Allah happy in Islam?”, I am going to provide a perhaps unexpected and surprising answer, a different angle on the subject than one might normally expect. First, however, an important distinction and clarification. Distinction and Clarification In addressing the question, “How to make Allah happy?”, or “How to please Allah in Islam?”, it …

Happiness in Islam: 5 Steps to a Life of Joy and Purpose

In understanding the subject of happiness in Islam, and God’s divine will for humanity, it may be helpful to ask, what more than anything else do parents ultimately want for their children? Is it not happiness? What then might the Creator of heavens and earth, Allah Almighty, Who has created and given life purely as a gift, want for His creation, …