Monday, April 19, 2010


Money has very little to do happiness, otherwise all the rich would be blissfully happy and the poor totally miserable. Money can buy medicines but not health, acquaintances but not friends, servants but not faithfulness, food but not appetite.

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam has very aptly said that riches are not from an abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind."

With all the scientific and technological advancement, man is still living a life of continued misery and unhappiness. Everywhere we look we find turmoil and confusion, people don't know how to solve their problems, how to achieve true happiness. Most don't even know what their function is in this cycle of Creation.

If we want to achieve true happiness then we have to look towards our Creator and Source of happiness where the Almighty says in Surah Asr: “ By the token of time Man is in loss, except such as have faith and do righteous deeds and join together in the mutual teaching of truth and of patience and constancy.” As long as we attach our happiness to material things it will always elude us.

Simplicity is the key that opens the door.