Why do we not just face hardships instead of asking for fatwas, leniencies? Why should we ask for exceptions? Would working on fatwas/lenience not take away the determination to face the issues? I believe in the end Allah (as he knows our efforts) will reward us justly. So for every problem we face we will have a reward. Then why give and get fatwas? In effect getting the fatwa implies that the deen was hard and we need an exception.