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This religion is very easy

Auther : Dr. Mohammed Bakr Ismail
Under category : The Prophetic Commandments
1155 2019/08/05 2024/05/30
Article translated to : العربية اردو हिन्दी

Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that:"The Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said: "This religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So, follow a middle course (in worship); if you can't do this, do something near to it and receive the good tidings; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the afternoons, and during the last hours of the nights."

This Hadith represents some of the most comprehensive words of the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,  who summed all the characteristics of this religion in a single word. The Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, stated that anyone who would overburden himself will not be able to practice this religion regardless of the way he adopts, then recommended for his followers four commandments which are the corner stone of individual evaluation and social reform.

The word that summed up the characteristics of this religion is easiness.

Then what is easiness in the sight of the Islamic law?

It is to eliminate the difficulty and to ward off the hardship, in addition to its other features: the flexibility and absolute fairness of the legislation, its full equality in public rights, its observance of the conditions of people at all times and places, and helping them when an adversity befalls them with the types of concessions known in jurisprudence. Along with encouraging them to gain the multiplied reward of Allah through the good deeds, and opening the doors of repentance to all those who want to repent sincerely to Allah the Exalted. There are many other benefits included in this concept.

This concept of easiness refer to the fact that no one will find easiness in other than the legislation of Islam, and he who adheres to Islam and tried to overburden himself will not remove the characteristic of easiness from this religion.


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