Happiness in This Life

Happiness does not come from the creation; happiness only comes from Allah (SWT).
— Yasmin Mogahed

There are many points in my life where I have felt that the dunya has sucked me into a deep hole. Times where I have felt that the only way for me to be accepted or be loved by the people around me is by conforming to society. Times when I thought that in order to be part of a group I had to have a specific object that all the other people had. It took me a long time to realize that happiness does not come from being accepted by the people around me or from having a specific object, but rather happiness only comes from Allah (swt). When we are looking for creation to fill the emptiness or the void inside of us, we will always be left with disappointment or anger towards that person or thing because it is not doing what we wanted them to do. Humans and objects are not perfect, but God always is, in every way.