Guaranteed Happiness Now and Forever (16:97)

Guaranteed Happiness Now and Forever

[16:97] Anyone who works righteousness, male or female, while believing, we will surely grant them a happy life in this world, and we will surely pay them their full recompense (on the Day of Judgment) for their righteous works.

Perfect Happiness: Now and Forever

One of the most elusive objectives of every human being is “Happiness.” The Quran reveals the secret of attaining perfect happiness in this life and forever. We learn from the Quran that happiness is an exclusive quality of the soul. Thus, a body that attains all the material successes it longs for – money, power, fame, etc. – often belongs to an unhappy person. Happiness depends totally on the degree of growth and development attained by the soul, the real person. The Quran provides a detailed map towards perfect happiness for both body and soul, both in this world and in the eternal Hereafter (Appendix 15).

In the numerous verses throughout this proven Testament, God personally guarantees the believers’ happiness, now and forever:

  Absolutely, God’s allies will have nothing to fear,       
  nor will they grieve.                                     
  They are those who believe
and lead a righteous life.                                
  For them happiness in this life, and in the Hereafter.    
  Such is God’s inviolable law.                             
  This is the true triumph                        [10:62-64] 
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