Islamic Date09 Shawwal
English Date31 May
Contentment with What the Prophet Brought
The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "None of you believes until his inclinations conform to what I have brought." [Dailami]
Imam Nawawi says that this means that a person must examine his acts in light of the Quran and Sunnah, suspending his own inclinations and following what the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) brought. This hadith resembles the word of Allah Most High, "When Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, no believer, male or female, has a choice in their affair." [Al-Quran 33:36]
In the beginning one may find it difficult to put aside their own desires and go with the commands of Allah (subhana wa ta'ala). But as one's faith increases and one's love for Allah and His pleasure increases, the Shariah is no longer a burden. Rather, one finds happiness and contentment in living by the commands of Allah (subhana wa ta'ala), and he/she thanks Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) for having removed complexity, indecision and anxiety from their life by revealing through Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) the best choices to be made.