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Allah Intends every Facility for you

Author : Dr. Mohammad Al-Khalayleh

Date Added : 21-02-2024


Allah Intends every Facility for you

 

All perfect praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

 

Allah the Almighty has made fasting during the days of Ramadan, the month of goodness and blessings, an obligation and standing in prayer during its nights a voluntary act. It is a great month reflecting the essence of Islam, faith, forgiveness and redemption from Hellfire. In this month, morals ascend, and souls purify, rising above desires and trivial matters. The believing fasting person transcends worldly life with all its temptations and deceits.

 

Fasting is not just abstaining from food, drink, and desires, nor is it a burden of excessive hardship. Islam came to achieve human happiness and not to make things difficult for people beyond their capacity. Allah says in the Quran: "Ta, Ha. We have not sent down to you the Qur'an that you be distressed." (Ta-Ha, 1-2). Fasting is a relationship with Allah filled with Ihsan (kindness), patience, and refinement. Allah says in the Quran regarding fasting: "Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship." (Al-Baqarah, 185).

 

When the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) saw one of his noble companions fasting excessively while traveling and not taking the concession to break the fast, he asked: "What is this?" They said, "He is fasting." So the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "It is not righteousness to fast while traveling." (Sahih Muslim). Additionally, Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) reported that Hamzah ibn Amr al-Aslami asked the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) saying, "O Messenger of Allah, I am a man who fasts continually. Should I fast while traveling?" He (the Prophet) said: "Fast if you wish, and break your fast if you wish." (Sahih Muslim).

 

Narrated by Anas (may Allah be pleased with him): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) would sometimes fast while traveling, and sometimes he would break his fast. So, those who broke their fast worked energetically, while those who fasted were weaker in their work. Upon seeing this, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "The ones who have broken their fast today have gained the reward." (Transmitted by Bukhari and Muslim).

 

Indeed, the manifestations of ease in fasting are numerous, and its avenues are diverse. Allah, the Most High, said about fasting: "A limited number of days." (Al-Baqarah, 184). These limited days pass by quickly, but their rewards remain significant. The Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said: "Every action of the son of Adam is given manifold reward, except fasting. It is for Me, and I shall reward for it." (Transmitted by Bukhari and Muslim).

 

Indeed, among the manifestations of facilitation in fasting is that Allah, the Most High, obligated it upon those who are capable of fasting, while granting permission for the sick and travelers to break their fast during the days of Ramadan, with the requirement to make up for the missed days afterward. Allah says {What means}: "But if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days." (Al-Baqarah, 184). For those who are unable to make up for these days, Allah, the Most High, says {What means}: "Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear." (Al-Baqarah, 286). A Muslim should give expiation for each day missed, as stated by Allah: "But if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a poor person (for every day)." (Al-Baqarah, 184).

 

Among the manifestations of facilitation in fasting is that Allah, the Most High, overlooks the mistake of anyone who eats or drinks unintentionally while fasting, and He considers their fasting to be valid and accepted. It is a mercy from Allah and a form of sustenance provided by Him. The Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever eats or drinks forgetfully while fasting, let him complete his fast, for it was Allah who fed him and gave him drink." (Transmitted by Bukhari and Muslim). 

 

Additionally, the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) instructed Muslims to delay the pre-dawn meal (suhoor) and hasten the breaking of the fast (iftar), in compliance with the command of Allah, out of mercy for the Muslims, and to make it easier for them. The Prophet also discouraged continuous fasting without a break (wisaal) as it burdens the body and weakens one's strength. The purpose of fasting is to elevate the individual, purify their soul, and train them to obey Allah, not to exhaust or harm oneself. The Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said: "Partake in suhoor, for in suhoor, there is blessing." (Transmitted by Bukhari and Muslim). He also said: "People will remain in goodness as long as they hasten the breaking of the fast." (Transmitted by Bukhari and Muslim).

 

In conclusion, Islam is a realistic religion that considers facilitation and alleviation of hardship in its obligations and legislations. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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