I never knew before working on this idea that there is a special day for Happiness. And what a fabulous coincidence that this day falls on 20 March.
The International Day of Happiness has been celebrated by the United Nations since 2013 as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.
Now as we face a global crisis, we need this Day of Happiness more than ever before.
The UN is motivating individuals around the the world to find positive ways to look after themselves and each other.
Its slogan this year is to: Keep Calm, Stay Wise. Be Kind.
And that is exactly what our beloved Prophet (s) called for; encouraging us to be the best versions of ourselves and to be beneficial to others by mentioning the great reward from Allah on the day of the resurrection.
Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
“The most beloved people to Allah are those who are most beneficial to people. The most beloved deed to Allah is to make a Muslim happy, or to remove one of his troubles, or to forgive his debt, or to feed his hunger. That I walk with a brother regarding a need is more beloved to me than that I seclude myself in this mosque in Medina for a month. Whoever swallows his anger, then Allah will conceal his faults. Whoever suppresses his rage, even though he could fulfill his anger if he wished, then Allah will secure his heart on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever walks with his brother regarding a need until he secures it for him, then Allah Almighty will make his footing firm across the bridge on the day when the footings are shaken.”
~Narrated by Al-Albani~