He has obligated you to serve Him but in doing so
He has only obligated you to enter His Paradise.
He knew that [most of ]His slaves are not self-motivated
in seeking Him; so, He obligated for them obedience to Him.
He pushed them towards Him with the chains of obligation.
Your Lord is amused by a people
who are pushed to Paradise in chains.
He tied down wājib acts to speciﬁc times so that
you would not be deprived [of their reward] from procrastination.
And He expanded your free time so that some choice
[in performing actions] would remain for you.
Among the signs of following one’s desires
is speeding towards mandūb acts of worship
while being lazy about wājib acts of worship.
When you are confused about two matters,
follow the one harder for the lower self.
For only the rightful duty seems hard for it.