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Chapter 14
ةدﺎﺒﻌﻟا ﻲﻓ دﺎﺼﺘﻗﻻا ﻲﻓ بﺎﺑ
Moderation in Worship
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"Ta-Ha. We have not sent down the Qur'an unto you (O Muhammad (PBUH)) to cause you distress".
"Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you".
لﺎﻗ ٌةَأﺮْﻣا ﺎهﺪْﻨِﻋو ﺎﻬْﻴﻠﻋ َﻞَﺧد ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا نَأ ﺎﻬﻨﻋ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر َﺔﺸﺋﺎﻋ ﻦﻋ
؟ ِﻩِﺬَه ْﻦﻣ
ﺖﻟﺎﻗ :
َلﺎﻗ ﺎَﻬِﺗﻼَﺻ ْﻦِﻣ ُﺮُآْﺬَﺗ ﺔَﻧﻼُﻓ ِﻩِﺬَه
ﺣ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱡﻞَﻤَﻳ ﻻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟاَﻮَﻓ ، نﻮُﻘﻴِﻄُﺗ ﺎﻤِﺑ ْﻢُﻜﻴﻠﻋ ُﻪَﻣ
ﱡﺐَﺣَأ َنﺎَآو اﻮﱡﻠَﻤَﺗ ﻰﱠﺘ
ِﻪْﻴَﻠﻋ ُﻪُﺒِﺣﺎَﺻ َمَواد ﺎﻣ ِﻪْﻴَﻟِإ ِﻦﻳﱢﺪﻟا
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
ْﻪﻣو «
ٍﺮْﺟَزو ﻰْﻬَﻧ ﺔﻤِﻠَآ
ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱡﻞﻤﻳ ﻻ
ْﻢُﻜُﻠِﻣﺎَﻌُﻳو ، ْﻢُﻜِﻟﺎَﻤْﻋَأ َءاَﺰَﺟَو ْﻢُﻜْﻨﻋ ُﻪَﺑاﻮَﺛ ُﻊَﻄْﻘَﻳ ﻻ
َﺗ ﻰﱠﺘَﺣ ﱢلﺎﻤْﻟا َﺔَﻠﻣﺎﻌُﻣ
ﻪُﻠْﻀَﻓو ْﻢُﻜَﻟ ُﻪُﺑاَﻮَﺛ َموُﺪَﻴَﻟ ِﻪْﻴَﻠﻋ َماَوﱠﺪﻟا َنﻮُﻘﻴِﻄُﺗ ﺎﻣ اوُﺬُﺧْﺄَﺗ ْنَأ ْﻢُﻜﻟ ﻲِﻐَﺒْﻨﻴَﻓ ، اﻮُآُﺮْﺘَﺘَﻓ اﻮﱡﻠﻤ
ْﻢُﻜْﻴَﻠَﻋ .
Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) came in when a woman was sitting
beside me. He asked me,
"Who is she?''
I said: "She is the one whose performance of Salat (prayer) has become the
talk of the town.'' Addressing her, he (PBUH) said,
"(What is this!) You are required to take upon yourselves only
what you can carry out easily. By Allah, Allah does not withhold His Mercy and forgiveness of you until you
neglect and give up (good works). Allah likes the deeds best which a worshipper can carry out constantly".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
1. This Hadith prohibits `Ibadah (
) beyond one's capacity lest one gets tired and stops it altogether. One
should be, therefore, moderate in this respect.
2. Allah likes that good action which is done regularly, even if it is a small one. Any good deed which is done
continuously, will also have an everlasting reward. On the contrary, a good deed which is done for a short period
will have a short return.
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ٍﺲﻧَأ ﻦﻋو
َنﻮُﻟَﺄْﺴﻳ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱢﻲِﺒﱠﻨﻟا ِجاوْزَأ ِتﻮُﻴُﺑ ﻰَﻟِإ ِﻂْهر ُﺔﺛﻼَﺛ َءﺎﺟ
اﻮُﻟﺎﻗو ﺎهْﻮﱠﻟﺎَﻘَﺗ ْﻢُﻬﱠﻧَﺄآ اوﺮِﺒﺧُأ ﺎﱠﻤَﻠَﻓ ، ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱢﻲِﺒﱠﻨﻟا ِةَدﺎَﺒِﻋ ْﻦﻋ
ِﺒﱠﻨﻟا ْﻦِﻣ ُﻦْﺤَﻧ ﻦﻳَأ
ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱢﻲ
َﺮﱠﺧَﺄَﺗ ﺎﻣو ِﻪِﺒْﻧَذ ْﻦِﻣ مﱠﺪَﻘَﺗ ﺎﻣ ُﻪَﻟ ﺮِﻔُﻏ ْﺪَﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ
ْﻢُهُﺪَﺣَأ َلﺎﻗ
ُﺮَﺧﻵا لﺎﻗو ، ًاﺪﺑَأ ﻞﻴﻠﻟا ﻲﱢﻠﺻُﺄﻓ ﺎَﻧَأ ﺎﱠﻣَأ
: ﺎﻧَأَو
ُﺮﺧﻵا َلﺎﻗو ، ُﺮِﻄْﻓُأ ﻻو ًاﺪﺑأ َﺮْهﱠﺪﻟا ُمﻮُﺻَأ
َﺗَأ ﻼﻓ َءﺎﺴﱢﻨﻟا ُلِﺰَﺘْﻋا ﺎﻧَأو
ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر َءﺎﺠَﻓ ،ًاﺪﺑَأ ُجﱠوﺰ
لﺎﻘﻓ ْﻢﻬْﻴَﻟإ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ
ُمﻮُﺻَأ ﻲﻨِﻜﻟ ﻪﻟ ﻢُآﺎَﻘْﺗَأَو ِﻪﱠﻠﻟ ْﻢُآﺎَﺸْﺧَﻷ ﻲﱢﻧِإ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟاو ﺎﻣَأ ،؟ اَﺬآو اﺬآ ْﻢُﺘْﻠُﻗ َﻦﻳِﺬﱠﻟا ُﻢُﺘْﻧَأ
ْﻦﻤﻓ ،َءﺎَﺴﱢﻨﻟا ُجّوَﺰَﺗَأَو ،ﺪُﻗْرَأَو ﻲﱢﻠﺻُأَو ، ُﺮِﻄْﻓُأَو
ﻰﱢﻨِﻣ َﺲﻴَﻠَﻓ ﻲِﺘﱠﻨُﺳ ﻦﻋ ﺐِﻏر
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Three men came to the houses of the wives of the Prophet
(PBUH) to inquire about the worship of the Prophet (PBUH). When they were informed, they considered their
worship insignificant and said: "Where are we in comparison with the Prophet (PBUH) while Allah has forgiven his
past sins and future sins". One of them said: "As for me, I shall offer Salat all night long.'' Another said: "I shall
observe Saum (fasting) continuously and shall not break it". Another said: "I shall abstain from women and shall
never marry". The Prophet (PBUH) came to them and said,
"Are you the people who said such and such things? By
Allah, I fear Allah more than you do, and I am most obedient and dutiful among you to Him, but still I observe fast
and break it; perform Salat and sleep at night and take wives. So whoever turns away from my Sunnah does not
belong to me".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
1. This Hadith deals with the following five points:
a) Moderation in worship.
b) Obligation to marry.
c) Inducement for following in the Prophet's footsteps.
d) Prohibition from observing Saum (
) all the time.
e) Prohibition of keeping awake all the night for Nawafil prayers.