Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned:

The Quraan 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, sharee‘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)

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