Facilitating and making things easy in the light of Quran and Sunnah

 وهذا العام المجمل فصله فقال لما اوجب الصيام (َمَن كَانَ مَرِيضاً أَوْ عَلَىَ سَفَرٍ فَعِدّةٌ مّنْ أَيّامٍ أُخَرَ يُرِيدُ اللّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلاَ يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ ) سورة البقرة 185 

This general point is further explained when He made fast compulsory. The Almighty Said, “So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful” (Surat al-Baqarah, verse 185, translation by Sahih International).


وقال لما ذكر التيمم (مَا يُرِيدُ اللّهُ لِيَجْعَلَ عَلَيْكُم مّنْ حَرَجٍ وَلَـَكِن يُرِيدُ لِيُطَهّرَكُمْ وَلِيُتِمّ نِعْمَتَهُ عَلَيْكُمْ ) سورة المائدة 6 
Similarly, when Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى gave the dispensation for tayammum, He explained the reason behind it as “Allah does not intend to make difficulty for you, but He intends to purify you and complete His favor upon you that you may be grateful” (Surat al-Ma’idah, verse 6, translation by Sahih International).

وقال (وَجَاهِدُوا فِي اللّهِ حَقّ جِهَادِهِ هُوَ اجْتَبَاكُمْ وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيْكمْ فِي الدّينِ مِنْ حَرَجٍ ) سورة الحج 78 
The Almighty Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى Says, “And strive for Allah with the striving due to Him. He has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty. [It is] the religion of your father, Abraham. Allah named you “Muslims” before [in former scriptures] and in this [revelation] that the Messenger may be a witness over you and you may be witnesses over the people. So establish prayer and give zakah and hold fast to Allah . He is your protector; and excellent is the protector, and excellent is the helper” (Surat al-Haj, verse 78, translation by Sahih International).

وقال (وَإِذَا ضَرَبْتُمْ فِي الأرْضِ فَلَيْسَ عَلَيْكُمْ جُنَاحٌ أَن تَقْصُرُواْ مِنَ الصّلاَةِ ) سورة النساء 101 
“And when you travel throughout the land, there is no blame upon you for shortening the prayer, [especially] if you fear that those who disbelieve may disrupt [or attack] you” (Surat an-Nisa, verse 101, translation by Sahih International).
The five daily prayers are one of the most important responsibilities for a Muslim. However,  Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى has given the dispensation mentioned in the above verse.


يُرِيدُ اللّهُ أَن يُخَفّفَ عَنْكُمْ وَخُلِقَ الإِنسَانُ ضَعِيفاً ) النساء 28 
Allah Almightyسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى Said, “And Allah wants to lighten for you [your difficulties]; and mankind was created weak” (Surat an-Nisa, verse 28, translation by Sahih International).

فقال تعالى: (فَمَنِ اضْطُرّ غَيْرَ بَاغٍ وَلاَ عَادٍ فَلآ إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ) فإن الباغي و العادي يحمل الإثم 
و نعرف الباغي: الذي يبغى المحرم مع قدرته على الحلال 

والعادي : الذي يتجاوز قدر الحاجة

Here, Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى tells us, “whoever breaks the Divine Limits without intention (under duress) of disobedience to the Lord that will not be considered as a sin”

قال الحسن البصري رحمه الله : التزموا كتاب الله وتتبعوا ما فيه من الأمثال وكونوا فيه من أهل النظر رحم الله عبدا عرض نفسه وعمله على كتاب الله عز وجل فإن وافق ما فيه حمد الله وسأله الزيادة وإن خالفه استعتب ربه ورجع إليه من قريب .
Hassan Al-Basri said follow the Book of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى and obey all the commandments in it so you become people of insight; Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى bless the worshiper who does everything according to the Book of God and agrees with what’s in it, thanks Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, and asks for more and if he acts against it,  seeks repentance and returns to him from the.  

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال

(إِنَّ الدِّينَ يُسْرٌ وَلَنْ يُشَادَّ الدِّينَ أَحَدٌ إِلَّا غَلَبَهُ فَسَدِّدُوا وَقَارِبُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا وَاسْتَعِينُوا بِالْغَدْوَةِ وَالرَّوْحَةِ وَشَيْءٍ مِنْ الدُّلْجَةِ)
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Abu Huraira said the Messenger ﷺ said, “surely the religion is easy . No one should make it difficult except him who is overwhelmed; be straight, bring people together, give good news and seek help morning and evening” Bukhari.

وقد وردت أحاديث كثيرة في التحذير من وذم التنطع والإفراط والتشدد في الدين، عن ابن الأدرع عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال (إِنَّكُمْ لَنْ تَنَالُوا هَذَا الْأَمْر بِالْمُغَالَبَةِ2)،

 وعن عبد الله قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم (هَلَكَ الْمُتَنَطِّعُون – قَالَهَا ثَلَاثًا)(3) أي المتعمقون الغالون4).

The Blessed Messenger said “the extremists are ruined and he repeated this three times”

 ولهذا نهى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم عن الغلو في الدين فقال (وَإِيَّاكُمْ وَالْغُلُوَّ فِي الدِّينِ فَإِنَّمَا أَهْلَكَ مَنْ كَانَ قَبْلَكُمْ الْغُلُوُّ فِي

الدِّينِ9

The Prophet ﷺ has forbidden extremism in religion. He said, “you must avoid extremism in the religion; people before you were destroyed because of their extremist views in their religion”.