شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ ۚ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ ۖ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ ۗ يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُوا الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ
- Allah wants ease for you and He does want difficulty for you.
- A person may ask, if Allah wants ease why do I have to pray fajar at 4 AM? Also why do we have to fast for 19 hours?
- Biqaai RA explains this by saying that the meaning is Allah wants ease for you through His legislation. i.e. anytime you go against what Allah ordained, you will find tremendous difficulty in your life.
- Fajar is one of the greatest means of having blessing in your day. If you did not pray the prayer, the difficulty you will find in your day far exceeds the small difficulty of waking up, praying and returning to sleep.
- Secondly, the meaning could be literal. Allah never makes a person go through a difficulty simply for the sake of difficulty. Rather the goal may be to have the persons sins forgiven, raise the persons rank, eradicate a weakness, build a strength or to teach a lesson.
- Never ever is the goal of a calamity or a legislation to make the persons life difficult.
- Why is the difficulty also mentioned? You could want ease for a person but still have them go through a difficulty. By mentioning both ease and negating difficulty, exclusivity is created: The only thing Allah wants is ease!