Sunday, August 28, 2011

Be Moderate - Do not tax yourself with Religion

We see a lot of people straining themselves over issues, debates on Islam and what is right and wrong... and get too involved in things, often resulting in negativity rather than positivity. Just as excesses in anything is wrong so it is in religion also. Islam is a very simple religion, with Quran with the Rules laid down and Hadiths to help us implement the Quran and show us how day to day life is to be lived.

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights." (Sahih Bukhari - No 38)

Narrated 'Aisha: Once the Prophet came while a woman was sitting with me. He said, "Who is she?" I replied, "She is so and so," and told him about her (excessive) praying. He said disapprovingly, "Do (good) deeds which is within your capacity (without being overtaxed) as Allah does not get tired (of giving rewards) but (surely) you will get tired and the best deed (act of Worship) in the sight of Allah is that which is done regularly." (Sahih Bukhari - No 41)

Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet said, "Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam)." (Sahih Bukhari - No 69)


sk said...

"The best deed (act of Worship) in the sight of Allah is that which is done regularly". May Allah give us the strength to bring the discipline in our life so that we continue to pray with the same devotion all throughout the year even after Ramadan.
Shagufta, Eid Mubarak to you and your family.

Shagufta said...

Yes, true. Thanx for Eid wishes. Wishing ou n your family EID MUBARAK and fulfillment of your duas too! U can directly write to me at

Or maybe you choose to be just SK

sk said...

Thanks Shagufta for your wishes. I'll be in touch with you InshaAllah.