There’s not absolute definition of happiness. It means different to everyone. But to speak simply, it’s a good or positive feeling about something existent in your present, past or future. For example, a good memory, loved one, vision, goal, dream position, or anything thinking about or acquiring which will make you feel good, satisfied or fulfilled.
We want to be happy and Allah Almighty kept this urge for happiness within our souls. Below are 3 beautiful dua for happiness that you need to know ASAP!
3 Beautiful Dua for Happiness:
1. Dua for Real Happiness
Real happiness is about having goodness in life. Because, sometimes what we desire isn’t really what’s best for us. It’s easy to believe that getting everything we want and love will make us happy, but in reality, it only brings us temporary joy that can eventually leave us feeling unfulfilled.
Let’s take a scenario, shall we? imagine getting married to your favourite person. The thought itself brings a smile to your face, right? You feel excited, and your heart flutters with love.
Now, fast forward five years down the line, and you have kids with your partner. But your rose-colored glasses have come off, as you realized that your partner’s toxic habits, careless behavior, or lack of moral support have darkened the lively person in you. Does it feel good anymore? What if In the worst scenario, you’re the victim of domestic abuse or being cheated on, which eventually is creating big family issues and ugly routine fights?
How does it make you feel now? You never wanted to be in this position, but wondered marrying your favorite person would bring you real happiness.
Let’s imagine another scenario. Picture yourself in your dream job with a seven-figure salary – something you’ve always prayed for. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? You’re feeling over the moon with happiness! But what if that job and status turned you into a boastful, heartless, and self-obsessed person who treats others poorly? What if, on the Day of Judgment, you’re answerable for these actions? Would it have been better to start with a smaller job and focus on being a good person?
Take an example of something as small as a chocolate bar. Every time you crave, you get a chocolate bar. So, you’re happy with life. But, deep down you’ve developed unhealthy eating habits and gained lots of weight that could cause serious obesity issues, and lands you in a hospital.
What you think is happiness is sometimes a spiral towards disaster. Real happiness keeps you content, fulfilled and satisfied for a lifetime, apart from the slight ups and downs which come naturally to improve us. That’s why one should always ask Allah almighty for goodness in life. Allah knows your entire story / destiny. He knows what could not just keep you happy, but also healthy and satisfied for an entire life. So, always ask for goodness. The following dua will just do that for you, insha’Allah.
According to Sahih al Bukhari (6389), This is the most recited dua of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِىْ الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِىْ الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَّقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Roman/ Transliteration: Rabbana atina fid dunya hasanatan wa fil aakhirati hasanatan waqina adhaban-nar
Meaning: “Our Lord! Grant us the good of this world and the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire.”
Source: Surah Al Baqarah (2: 201)
2. Dua for Being Happy in Life
This dua can do wonders. As Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him) said a person is not stuck by any worry or sorrow, and says this dua except that Allah will replace his worry and sorrow with happiness.
So, here’s a gift of dua from the Prophet (peace be upon him), who was the happiest person despite having the hardest life.
Recite this, If you’re unhappy, hurt and out of peace. This dua won’t only soothe your heart but bring back your happiness too, insha’Allah.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي عَبْدُكَ، ابْنُ عَبْـدِكَ، ابْنُ أَمَتِـكَ، نَاصِيَتِي بِيَدِكَ، مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ، عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤُكَ، أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ، سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ، أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ، أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَداً مِنْ خَلْقِـكَ، أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الغَيْبِ عِنْـدَكَ، أَنْ تَجْعَلَ القُرْآنَ رَبِيعَ قَلْبِي، وَنُورَ صَدْرِي، وجَلَاءَ حُزْنِي وذَهَابَ هَمِّي
Roman/ Transliteration: Allaahumma innee abduk, wabnu abdik, wabnu amatik, naasiyati beyadik, maadhin fiyya hukmuk, adlun fiyya qadhaa’uk, as’aluka bi kullismin huwa lak, sammayta bihi nafsak, aw anzaltahu fee kitaabik, aw ʿalamtahu ahadan min khalqik, awista-tharta bihi fee ʿilmil ghaybi ʿindak, an taj-al al-Qur’aan al-ʿađ̣eema rabeeʿa qalbi, wa noora sadri, wa jala’a huzni, wa dhahāba hammi.
Meaning: “O Allah, I am Your servant, the son of Your servant, the son of Your female servant. My forelock is in Your hand (You have total Mastery over me), Your decision over me has passed, and Your decree upon me is in justice. I ask You by every name with which you have named Yourself, or revealed in Your Book, or taught to one of Your creatures, or kept hidden in the Unseen with You, that You make the Quran the life (spring) of my heart, the light within me, the banisher of my depression, and the expeller of my anxiety.”
Source: Musnad Ahmad 3712; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-albani
3. Dua for Intense Happiness
If you want to come out of turmoil this is your go-to dua.
Anas (r.a) reported that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to recite this dua, and it’s among the sunnah duas.
Recite it all day. Allah’ll accept your dua, or turn away your heart from what you asked if that wouldn’t be best for you, so your face learns to smile again, Insha’Allah.
اللَّهُمَّ لاَ سَهْلَ إِلاَّ مَا جَعَلْتَهُ سَهْلاً، وَأَنْتَ تَجْعَلُ الْحَزْنَ إِذَا شِئْتَ سَهْلاً
Roman/ Transliteration: Allahumma laa sahla illaa maa ja-altahu sahlaa wa anta tajalus saba in shita sahlaa
Meaning: “Oh Allah! there is no ease other than what You make easy. If You please You ease sorrow.”
Source: Sahih ibn Hibban (2427), and Ibn As- Sunni (351) ; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to ibn Hajar, Abdul Qadir al-Arnaut and An-Nawawi
How Many Times Should I Recite These Duas?
There is no timeline for saying these duas. Dua should come out from the depths of your heart. I would recommend you to choose one of the three duas given above that suits your situation and do a constant dhikr all day – like while sitting, standing, doing your work, in study breaks, anywhere and anytime. Just stay focused, and make sure to ask Allah Almighty with complete faith and trust that He (swt) will grant you the happiness of heart and soul, insha’Allah.
This blog presents three beautiful dua for happiness from Quran and Sunnah, which can turn your sorrow into contentment, insha’Allah. Pick one of the duas from above and make sure to recite it every day until Allah blesses you with fulfilment. We sincerely pray that your dua of happiness turns into shukar of shukar soon.
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