Ease and facilitation --- these are two qualities of
the Shari'ah that give comfort to the believer.
(We have not sent down the Qur'an unto you [O'
Muhammad] to cause you distress) (Qur'an 20: 1)
(And We shall make easy for you [O' Muhammad] the easy
way [i.e. the doing of righteous deeds].) (Qur'an 87: 8)
(Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope.)
(Qur'an 2: 286)
(Allah puts no burden on any person beyond what He has
given him.) (Qur'an 65: 7)
(And He has not laid upon you in religion any
(Qur'an 22: 78)
(He releases them from their heavy burdens [of Allah s
Covenant] and from the fetters [bindings] that were upon them.) (Qur’an
(So verily, with the hardship, there is relief verily,
with the hardship, there is relief [i.e. there is one hardship with two
reliefs, so one hardship cannot overcome two reliefs].)
(Qur'an 94: 5-6)
( 'Our Lord.! Punish us not if we forget or fall into
error; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which you did lay on those
before us [Jews and Christians]; our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than
we have strength to bear Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us.
You are our Maula [Patron, Supporter and Protector; etc.] and give us victory
over the disbelieving people.) (Qur'an 2: 286)
The Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) said:
"My nation will not be held accountable for
mistakes, for forgetfulness, and for what they were forced to do (i.e. sins
that were committed under duress)."
He (bpuh) also said:
(Verily, this religion is easy; and when one makes the
religion too harsh, one will become overcome by it."