What does Islam teach about inner peace and contentment?
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Riches does not mean, having a great amount of property, but riches is self-contentment.” (Sahih Bukhari)
In Islam, Muslims are taught to strive every day to become closer to God through righteous actions and refraining from sinful and prohibited acts.
Inner peace and contentment are achieved through detaching themselves and their souls and hearts from material things.
Muslims are taught to purify their souls and spiritual hearts from all spiritual illnesses of greed, lust, anger, obsessions, addictions, arrogance, and other vices.
Each and every day Muslims should strive to do good, be selfless, and serve God through serving others.
Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Some of the scholars would say, “If the kings of the world and their sons knew what we have of blessings and happiness, they would fight us for it with their swords.” (Al-Jawab Al-Kafi wa Ta’reekh Dimshaq)
Al-Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “He has tasted the sweetness of faith who is content with Allah as his Lord, Islam as his religion, and Muhammad as his Prophet.” (Sahih Muslim)