Nine Rules For Happiness By ImamAli (as)

Everyone aspires to be happy in his life. Imam Ali (as) provides you with a nine-point canon to reach this goal thus:

قَوَاعِد الْسَّعَادَة الْتِسع لِأَمِير الْمُؤْمِنِيْن عَلِي عَلَيْه الْسَّلَام:
Nine rules for happiness by the Commander of the Faithful Ali :
أولاً: توكل على الله في السراء والضراء
FIRST: Rely on Allah when pleased and when grieved.

ثانياً: اتق الله في خلواتك و سفرك وحضرك
SECOND: Fear Allah when you are alone, when travelling and when at home.

ثالثاً: لَا تُكْرَه أَحَدا مُهِمَّا أَخْطَأ فِي حَقِّك
THIRD: Do not coerce anyone, no matter how much he wrongs you.

رابعاً: لَا تَقْلَق أَبَدا مَهْمَا بَلَّغْت الْهُمُوْم ذروتها
FOURTH: Do not worry, no matter how high your concerns may pile up.

خامساً: عِش فِي بَسَاطَة مَهْمَا عَلَا شَأْنُك
FIFTH: Live simply no matter how high your prestige may be.

سادساً: تَوَقَّع خَيْرَا مَهْمَا كَثُر الْبَلَاء
SIXTH: Anticipate goodness no matter how serious the affliction may be.

سابعاً: أُعْطِي كَثِيْرَا و لَو حُرِمْت القليل
SEVENTH: Give a lot though you may be deprived even of a little.

ثامناً: ابْتَسِم و لَو الْقَلْب يَقْطُر دَمَا
EIGHTH: Smile even if your heart may be bleeding.

تاسعاً: لَا تَقْطَع دُعَاءَك لِأَخِيْك الْمُسْلِم بِظَهْر الْغَيب
NINTH: Do not stop supplicating for your Muslim brother when he is absent.

Nahjul Balagha نهج البلاغة translated by Yasin T. al-Jibouri