Hadith on Ease: The Prophet makes things easy for his nation

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Were it not hardship upon my nation, I would have commanded them to perform ablution with every prayer or to use the toothstick with every ablution. And I would have delayed the evening prayer (‘isha) a third of the night.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 7461

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَوْلَا أَنْ أَشُقَّ عَلَى أُمَّتِي لَأَمَرْتُهُمْ عِنْدَ كُلِّ صَلَاةٍ بِوُضُوءٍ أَوْ مَعَ كُلِّ وُضُوءٍ سِوَاكٌ وَلَأَخَّرْتُ عِشَاءَ الْآخِرَةِ إِلَى ثُلُثِ اللَّيْلِ

7461 مسند أحمد باقي مسند المكثرين

13/255 المحدث أحمد شاكر خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده صحيح في مسند أحمد