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Happiness and Security

Happiness is impossible without security. Imam Ali says that every happiness needs security. The Qur'an refers to the bounty of security in many of its verses: "So let them serve the Lord of this House, who has fed them against hunger and secured them from fear" (Qoraysh, 106:3-4).

God even introduces security as an introduction and background for worship :

"God has promised those of you who believe and do righteous deeds that He will surely make you successors in the land, even as He made those who were before them successors and that He will surely establish their religion for them that He has approved for them, and will give them in exchange, after their fear, security. They shall serve Me, not associating with Me anything. Whoso disbelieves after that, those-they are the ungodly" (Moor, 24:55).

"And it was based on this fact that Abraham when reestablishing the Kaaba, said, "My Lord, make this land secure, and provide its people with fruits, such of them as believe in God and the Last Day" (Baqarah, 2:126) (cited in Pasandideh, 2007, p. 173-175).

Adapted from the book: "Foundations of Happiness"

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