The nature of happiness and its factors is one of the significant discussions in happiness psychology. According to psychologists, happiness includes two affective and cognitive dimensions. Positive psychology with a concentration on the cognitive dimension, brings up subjective welfare and self-taught happiness. Concerning the requirement of meaning in life and the role of goal from one side, and extremist attention to happiness from the other side, schools such as Lamaism introduce happiness as a goal and meaningful factor. In religious area the nature of happiness in verses of the Qur`an and traditions is also very obvious dividing the happiness into true and untrue ones with emotional and spiritual levels, in contradistinction to psychological approach. The study of relationship of religion with life meaning as well as kind of life meaningfulness in Islam, gives as explanation of the relationship between happiness and meaningfulness .Due to Islam happiness and meaningfulness in two places of the first and the last, are introduced. As a result, happiness in Lamaism is an essential goal while Islam regards happiness as a secondary goal which is caused by life meaningfulness .utilizing from achievements of both Islam and psychology about happiness is necessary.
Key words: nature of happiness, life meaningfulness, Islam, positive psychology.