In the Name of God, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.

قال النبي (ص) : إنكم لن تسعوا الناس بأموالكم، فألقوهم بطلاقة الوجه وحُسن البِشر

Prophet Muhammad (saw) said : ” You will not be able to encompass all people with your money, so meet them with cheerful faces and joy. “

[Bihar Al-Anwar]

Why should we meet people with a cheerful face?

There are many reasons. The world we live in today needs human beings who spread joy. It is common that in the world we live in, there are many faces that are angry and disappointed. We live in a stressful world, but we can always change what we have inside. We should always have a cheerful face. Both our soul and humanity will win. What do we lose if we spread joy in society? Absolutely nothing. We all gain from it. Spreading joy is an act that comes from the heart and from Al-Iman (belief).

Many people believe that it is money and wealth that bring happiness to people. Money and wealth are means to happiness, such as giving money to the poor so they can eat full and quench their thirst or build houses for the homeless so that they can have a roof over their heads. We should look at the essence of human happiness and how happiness radiates from the human heart and not from money. That is why it is also important to smile and be generous with the intentions of sincerity and goodness.

Happiness is the goal of the human aspiration

What we all have in common, whether you are Muslim or not, is happiness. Every person has happiness installed in themselves, and that is to seek happiness. The religion of Islam came to structure how a man should achieve the true happiness of this world and the next, and what to do to feel the sweetness of the true happiness. God created us to live a life of happiness. Of course, there will be people who will prevent others from living in happiness, whether financial, religious or social. However, the will of God is one thing and the will of the evil humans is something else.

Striving to be happy and specifically in a spiritual way is always something Islam calls for. One should always be a cheerful Muslim who shares the joy God has filled his heart with. If God fills your heart with joy, please share the joy with humanity. Mankind is in need of people who spread love and happiness. Be unique and be special. Be a part of those rare individuals who strive to always be positive and optimistic. A believing Muslim knows that whatever he goes through in life, God will always have beautiful plans for him. The Decree of God will always be more beautiful than our dreams.

Peace and Blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad (saw) and his Holy Progeny (as)

| Amir Zabidi

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