The easier of the two

Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 1, Page 406

‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood reports that he heard the Prophet ﷺ saying:

«Never was Ibn Sumayyah[1] given a choice between two [permissible] matters, except that he would choose the easier of the two»

Translator’s note:
[1] ‘Ammaar ibn Yaasir, died 657AD

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.