Should one be happy or sad

Q: Many Ahaadeeth signify the reward of pain, like even a prick of a thorn, and if you know what I know, you would cry a lot and laugh a little. In that context is it more better to be depressed than happy?


A: In the presence of Allah, in seclusion have the cognisance of Allah Ta`ala and be concerned and when among people then cheer, smile and be pleasant.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)