Contentment (qana’a) is a lost virtue in our times. Why?
We are constantly being conditioned by the modern capitalistic world to see ourselves as masters of our own destiny. All that separates us from success and riches is our own effort and passion and drive, so we are told. The concepts of Allah’s decree and apportionment are no where in the picture. So people can never be content because they rely on themselves despite the reality that we are all impotent and it is Allah who decides.
These are matters of the heart. If you find yourself unsatisfied in life and restless, reflect on contentment and your conviction in the power and the control of your Creator.