Relationship Between Religious Belief and Happiness: A Systematic Literature Review

  title={Relationship Between Religious Belief and Happiness: A Systematic Literature Review},
  author={Mohd Ahsan Kabir Rizvi and Mohammad Zakir Hossain},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
Happiness is a feeling that is desired by every human being. To achieve happiness, human try various routes like, to gain financial superiority, fame, entertainment, assets and so on. But on the contrary, religiosity is claimed to be a technique to attain purpose in life, mental health, physical well-being and internal peace, which ultimately leads to happiness in life. This study analyses the studies conducted in last two decades toward understanding the relationship between religiousness and… 

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