بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
مَّا كَانَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ مِنْ حَرَجٍ فِيمَا فَرَضَ اللَّهُ لَهُ سُنَّةَ اللَّهِ فِي الَّذِينَ خَلَوْا مِن قَبْلُ وَكَانَ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ قَدَرًا مَّقْدُورًا
“There is not to be upon the Prophet any discomfort concerning that which Allah has imposed upon him. [This is] the established way of Allah with those [prophets] who have passed on before. And ever is the command of Allah a destiny decreed.”
[Al-Quran: Surah Al-Ahzab (The Combined Forces): 38]
As the Qur’an clearly states, the purpose of revelation is not to provide discomfort to the Believers. This clearly highlights the point that these revelations are for our own benefit. We shouldn’t feel burdened in acting upon them.
Alhamdullilah, I have already started implementing some of the ahkam (commands) I have learnt, but I am still falling short in many areas.
Frequently, I come across the ayah (verses) of glorifying Allah (سبحانه وتعالى ) in the morning and evening:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ ذِكْرًا كَثِيرًا 41
وَسَبِّحُوهُ بُكْرَةً وَأَصِيلًا 42
“O you who have believed, remember Allah with much remembrance 41
And exalt Him morning and afternoon.” 42
[Al-Quran – Surah Al-Ahzab (The Combined Forces): 41-42]
I need to understand and continuously remind myself that this is for my own betterment and not a burden on me. Yet, when Shaitaan over takes me, I tend to forget or I choose my nafs over the commands of Allah. I tell myself, “I am too tired today. I will do it tomorrow, Insha’Allah.” Or I will think, “But I did these duas in the morning!” To recite a few duas is really not so difficult to do.
A Sum Up
I need to begin living at a conscious level. The fact that I sometimes implement and at other times choose not to, clearly shows that I am not living at a conscious level yet. I have to try to take out all the traces of hypocrisy from within myself including the minor ones. I have to be more sincere towards myself and understand what is truly better for me.