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S2E6 – Can faith make me happy? | DoubleTake

“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This phrase from the United States Declaration of Independence presents three examples of rights that it says have been given to all people.

But what does “happiness” mean from a Quranic perspective? What’s the difference between how Muslims think of happiness compared to people of other faiths? What does the journey to attaining happiness look like? In this episode, host Mohamad Zaoud talks to Dr. Yasien Mohamed, author of the Yaqeen Institute paper “The Idea of Happiness in the Qur’an.”

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Dr. Yasien Mohamed

Dr. Yasien Mohamed

SENIOR FELLOW | Dr. Yasien Mohamed is an Emeritus Professor of Arabic Studies and Islamic Philosophy, Department of Foreign Languages, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He has authored over hundred peer-reviewed articles on classical Islamic philosophy, Islamic psychology, Qur’anic ethics, and modern Islamic thought. He is a founding member of the International Association of Islamic Psychology and recipient of the international award-winning book The Path to Virtue: the Ethical philosophy of al-Raghib al-Isfahani.