Only in the Remembrance of God Do Hearts
All men living on earth seek ways to attain real happiness. Hopes are
pinned on a goal of attaining happiness. Some seek happiness in an opulent
life style, some in a prestigious career, a good marriage, plastic surgery,
college admission. Once these goals are attained, however, whatever happiness
results is usually transitory. Or often there is no joy or satisfaction
at all in achieving the goal. However, there has been no one on earth
who has ever attained true happiness through these methods. There are
many issues that bother or disquiet even someone who believes the goal
of complete happiness has been achieved.
True happiness, peace, pleasure and ease can only be found in the remembrance
of God. God relates this fact in a verse as follows:
Those who believe and whose hearts find peace in the remembrance of God.
Only in the remembrance of God can the heart find peace. (Surat ar-Ra'd:
This is a very important secret that God reveals to mankind in the Qur'an.
Unaware of this fact, many people spend their lives under the delusion
that worldly gifts would bring satisfaction. As if they would never die
and meet the day of reckoning, they greedily strive to possess the values
pertaining to this world.
Yet this is a great delusion. Nothing poss essed in this world can bring
true peace and happiness. Only believers who are sincerely devoted to
God and who are cognisant of God's mercy, compassion and protection over
them can attain the peaceful state of the heart. God grants this relief
on the heart of the person who sees the evidences of God's creation and
remembers Him at all times. Therefore it is vain to seek for ease or peace
and happiness by any other means.