الآية رقم (102) - قَدْ سَأَلَهَا قَوْمٌ مِّن قَبْلِكُمْ ثُمَّ أَصْبَحُواْ بِهَا كَافِرِينَ

(102) - (A people asked such [questions] before you; then they became thereby disbelievers.)

This means that the people of the past, such as the Children of Israel, used to ask such questions. However, after asking, they disbelieved and failed to practice and carry out what they had asked Allah (swt) about. Here, it is important to clarify something: The religion of Islam, its Sharia and the other divine religions have not come to confine mankind. However, since The Creator is The One who created human beings, He knows what is best for their lives in this world and the hereafter. So, when Allah (swt) places laws for human beings, it is out of His Mercy and Compassion. It is for their good and welfare. For He (swt) wills ease for us and not difficulty. Never was Allah’s Messenger (saws) given a choice between two things, but he adopted the easier one, as long as it did not involve any sin. However, the human being has been created weak, and thus he constantly tries to escape from the rules which have been laid out. When he escapes, the effect is not only upon himself but also on the rest of humankind. For example, Allah (swt) has forbidden you from stealing. Likewise, others are also forbidden to steal from you. Allah (swt) has made fornication unlawful for you and has likewise made it unlawful for others to fornicate with your women (your Mahram). Allah (swt) has disallowed you to accept bribery and has likewise disallowed others to extort from you. He has made backbiting and talebearing unlawful for you and has likewise made it unlawful for others to carry around stories and backbite you. In summary, the unlawful is prohibited for the general well-being of everyone. These rules which have been laid out by Islam, are closely connected to faith. Every rule which has been ordained in the Islamic Law will lead to safety and goodness. For Allah (swt) knows, whereas you do not know.