It is well-known that some of those who follow their desires, who are weak at heart, become irritated when they hear lists of prohibitions. They grumble and mutter, “Everything is haraam, you haven’t left us anything that is not forbidden! You make our lives boring and miserable. You don’t talk about anything but what is haraam, but religion is supposed to be easy, not strict, and Allaah is Forgiving and Merciful.”
This essay was written to address these issues.