The Good Life comprises of excerpts from the Qur’an, arranged in a special sequence under relevant headings. No interpretation or commentary has been added. It provides an introduction to Islam, which is derived directly from the original revealed source. The name of this book is taken from a verse of the Qur'an, (16:97). The meaning of the "good life" mentioned in this verse is clear from the phrase "according to their noblest actions". A good life is a life of good actions. The commentator of the Qur’an, ad-Dahhak, has defined it as "being content with an honest living and serving God in one's life." This is the meaning that the Companions of the Prophet and their followers generally inferred from the phrase.