Once, one wise old man told me that Islam is to make our life much easier.
First, I don’t really understand, because in Islam there are so many rules to follow. How can those rules make our lifer easier?
Than I started to realized, that it is true. Islam actually makes our lives much easier.
Rules in Islam are to make our life easier, not to make our life more difficult.
Don’t believe me? These are some examples.
In Islam, we are not allowed to do adultery.
Why? Why we are not allowed to do adultery? Why that can make our life easier?
Adultery from wikipedia
Although the definition of “adultery” differs in nearly every legal system, the common theme is sexual relations outside of marriage, in one form or another.
If a woman pregnant because of adultery, who will be responsible for the child, for the child support, for the child legal status?
If there are more than one man? Who is the father?
We can do DNA test, but than is not make our life easier, is making our life more difficult.
Stick with your wife or husband, that will make your life much easier.
In Islam, we are not allowed to consume alcohol
When you get drunk, you’ll do something really stupid things that soon you” regret. That stupid things may fatal, to you or to others.
This is just example how fatal that stupid thing is.
There are about 17,000 alcohol related car accident deaths in the United States each year, this means that there is a drunk driving death every 31 minutes. Alcohol was a factor in 39 percent of all fatal accidents and in 7 percent of all crashes in 2004.
Additionally about 248,000 people are injured in accidents where police reported that alcohol was present, thus one person is injured in a drunk driving accident in the US every 2 minutes.
That why Islam ban to consume Alcohol.
Without Alcohol, our life is much more easier.
In Islam, we are not allowed to eat pig/pork/swine
From Holly Quran Al-Ma’idah
Forbidden to you (for food) are: Al-Maytatah (the dead animals – cattle-beast not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of swine, and the meat of that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allâh, or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., or on which Allâh’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering, and that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by the goring of horns – and that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal – unless you are able to slaughter it (before its death) and that which is sacrificed (slaughtered) on AnNusub (stone altars). (Forbidden) also is to use arrows seeking luck or decision, (all) that is Fisqun (disobedience of Allâh and sin). This day, those who disbelieved have given up all hope of your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me. This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâm as your religion. But as for him who is forced by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin (such can eat these above-mentioned meats), then surely, Allâh is OftForgiving, Most Merciful. (Al-Ma’idah 5:3)
Why? Why Islam forbid muslim to eat pig/pork/swine?
Quote from http://www.islamic-world.net/sister/h1.htm
The pig is a scavenger. It is an omnivorous animal. It eats everything. There are many diseases carried from swine to man, particularly parasite infestations. Lately extensive research has been focused on senility-old age is characterized by hardening of inner lining of the blood vessels of the heart, brain etc. a process called atheroselerosis. When a clot forms, it results in coronary thrombosis or a heart attack, cerebral thrombosis or stroke.
According to medical research, the fat content in pork is more than any other meat (beef, mutton etc.) and it takes longer to digest. Dr. M Jaffer in an article in the Islamic Review (London) of January 1997 issue has listed 16 kinds of harmful germs, which have been discovered in pork in modern researches and the diseases, which could be caused by them. The number of patients suffering from tapeworm disease is the highest in the world among pork eating nations. Other diseases attributed to pigs are caused by tri-chinelia spirates and intestinal worms occupy first place among such nations too.
“One in six people in USA and Canada have germs in their muscles – trichinosis 8 from eating pork infected with trichina worms. Many people who are infected shows no symptoms. Most of those, who do have, recover slowly. Some die; some are reduced to permanent invalids. All were careless pork caters”.
Sure we can avoid those (some of them are deadly) diseases by cooks the fork very well, but then that will make our life more difficult.
There are so many good things that we can eat, why want to eat that bad for us?
There are many rules of Islam, if we know and study them, are good for us. To make our life easier and less difficult. Too many of them, I just take three as examples.
If I’m in difficult decision, I always remember that Islam supposedly to make our life easier, and Allah is the most merciful one.