Author(s): Rifat USLU
One of the universal characteristis of Islam is its being the religion of easiness. It aims not to put humanbeing into distress but to provide easiness. So each order is convenient with the human temperament. Prayer, fast, pilgrimage and zekât (alms) being at the outset, there are no unpractical orders in Islam. Furhtermore, the way of easiness is in the foreground in the other matters pertaining to daily life. Islam never orders what humanbeings cannot accomplish. On the conrary, it orders to follow the easiest way everywhere. If the principles followed for establishing rules in the era of the Prophet Muhammad are examined, it will be seen that the same prenciples have been followed since then. There are a lot of proofs in Qur’an and sunna (tradidition), two main sources in Islamic law that puts forward this principle. Some of secondary proofs are associated with this principle, too.