What is happiness?
What, then, is this happiness, and how does one achieve happiness?!
Happiness is the constant feeling of elation, tranquility, generosity and joy. This feeling of contentment comes as a result of always having three states: one’s self being in a good state, one’s life being good, and expecting that one’s final abode will be good.
With regards to these three states, man starts by asking questions about the self. These questions grow larger as he grows older, and he does not find happiness until he answers the questions which come to his mind:
• Who owns this universe and controls all its affairs?
• Who created me and created this universe around me?
• Who am I? Where do I come from? Why was I created?
Where will my destiny take me?
The Pillars of Hajj
The Prophet ﷺ said: “Deeds are according to intentions and every person will be rewarded according to his intention. Therefore, whosoever has emigrated for the sake of Allah and His Messenger, then his emigration was for Allah and His Messenger. And whosoever emigrated for the sake of a worldly gain, or a woman “whom he desires” to marry, then his emigration is for the sake of that which “moved him” to emigrate.” [ Source: Bukhari.]
2- The Sa’y between as-Safa and al-Marwa:
From the Prophet’s statement ﷺ “Perform Sa’y (between them) for indeed Allah has decreed that you perform Sa’y (between them).” [ Source: Ahmad.]
3- Waqfat ‘Arafah (the standing on Arafah)
because the Prophet ﷺ said: “Hajj is ‘Arafah.”
4- Tawaaful Ifaadah:
Allah said: “…and circumambulate the Ancient House.” (al-Hajj: 29)