There are two factors that
help one lead a happy life:
l. Moderation in anger.
2. Moderation in fulfilling
One has to be moderate in
fulfilling his desires, lest his desires and lusts increase to the point of
constantly seeking to be satisfied, an outcome that will lead to his destruction.
The same can be said about anger, for it too can lead to destruction.
What is required in all
affairs is moderation. Strength, when in excess, makes violence and killing
easy. And yet if there is a shortage of it, one will not be able to defend oneself
against transgressors. But when one uses strength moderately, he can display
the qualities of patience, bravery, and wisdom, each in its proper place and
time. The same goes for desire; if there is too much of it, then wickedness and
licentiousness will prevail; if there is too little of it, then one will become
weak. However, if it is present in due moderation, one will achieve both
chastity and satisfaction.
"Upon you is to follow
the guidance of moderation”
(Thus we have made you [real
believers of Islamic Monotheism] a just [and the best] nations….)
(Qur’an 2: 143)