Minute with a Muslim #308 – Ease OR Hardship
Channel: Tom Facchine
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Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the road to gender the path or agenda is hidden behind unpleasant things. And that Hellfire is hidden behind pleasant things. And what he meant by that is that there is no getting to Jannah without hardship,
the process of purifying the soul, the process of becoming a righteous person, of trying to obtain piety, trying to improve yourself and develop your spirit is a process of hardship. And it's something that is difficult on the neffs. It's something where you're going to feel
you're going to have to struggle for it,
you're going to have to struggle for it. Whereas the path of ease, in some sense, the easy way, the path of desire, and
the path of satisfying your appetites and doing what comes naturally and just everything that you might want to do. That's the thing that leads to, to hellfire. And so this is also, you know, very relevant to the whole organized religion versus spirituality debate, because we have a tendency to, to choose the things that are very
easy for us, right, we have a tendency to choose except for certain personalities, but I feel like a majority of people, they're going to want to choose the easy thing, right. And the Prophet saw this. And I was telling us that if you keep on choosing the easy thing every single time, that it's not going to lead to a good place, that you have to choose things that are going to challenge you. It's not easy to forgive somebody who's wronged you. It's not easy to sacrifice your wealth, donate your wealth when you really need it. Right, not just your extra, right, it's like, you don't have enough money to pay rent, and you put something in the pot for the mystery, that it's not easy.
You know, taking care of somebody else's issue when it's not convenient for you. When you don't stand to gain anything. Doing the right thing when nobody's watching. This is not easy. It's hard. And to subject yourself to a regimen when you're going to make this your habit or this is the thing that you're like, Yeah, I'm gonna be this type of person. I'm gonna do the right thing. When it comes my way because I want to get into paradise. It's not going to be easy.