In the name of Allah, the Beneficient and Merciful.
Assalamu Alaykum, wr wb.
I thought bout writing a bit about peace and happiness and contentment. All of us no doubt in our lives will face cerain crcumstnces which are pleasing to our nafs (selves) and some which displease our nafs(selves). Some of them will give us joy and feelings of elation. Some circumstances will cause us grief and misery. Miseries are toughest to handle, but at the same time they make us turn to our Creator more. Times of happiness sometimes can lead us to pride etc as we often forget to thank the giver of these blessings. There is one paticular hadith which I think we should always keep in mind, wherever we are whatever we are doing or experiencing. The gretest misery occurs when things don’t go accoording to or plan, at that time remind oneself Allah only does good. He knows and we don’t know. Anyway the hadith I wanted to remind myself of was this:
“Part of the happiness of a son of Adam consists in his pleasure with what Allah has decreed for him, part of the misery of the son of Adam consists in his abandonment of asking Gods blessing and part of the misery of the son of Adam consists in his displeasure with what Allah has decreed for him.”