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Hazrat Moulana Ilyaas (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

Islam – A Religion of Ease

pathwayHazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: 

The Qur’aan and Ahaadith have emphatically declared that the Deen of Islam is a religion that is extremely easy to practise upon. In all conditions, practising on the laws of Islam is easy and manageable. Hence, Shari’ah has taken into consideration the nature of the injunction and the condition and the circumstances in which it has to be carried out, and accordingly made it easy. Similarly, correcting one’s intention before carrying out the action and adopting ikhlaas (sincerity) when doing the action is not only extremely essential but is the very spirit and cause for the action gaining acceptance. Therefore this also has been made extremely easy. It is this very ikhlaas (sincerity) that forms the basis of acceptance of all Deeni works and spiritual practices. When we understand that adopting ikhlaas (sincerity) is easy, it becomes clear that treading the path of Deen is also extremely easy. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 12)

The Purpose of acquiring Deeni Knowledge

qurans-in-the-ummayadHazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: 

The first and most important demand of Deeni knowledge which one acquires is that it should serve as a means to assist one in taking stock of one’s life and becoming conscious of one’s Deeni obligations and responsibilities towards Allah Ta’ala and the creation. It should be a means for one to realize one’s weaknesses and shortcomings and create the desired level of concern to correct and reform one’s character and ways. However, if the Deeni knowledge one acquires does not enable one to see one’s own weaknesses and look for solutions to correct oneself, but instead becomes a means of searching for the faults in people’s actions and scrutinizing their lives, then the outcome of such knowledge is that it will breed pride and haughtiness within a person. This in turn will lead to one’s destruction. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 16)