Authentic Islam: the safe middle ground

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  1. Any hadiths on this would be welcome..

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    • It was narrated from Anas that there was a group of the Companions of the Prophet, one of whom said: “I will not marry women.” Another said: “I will not eat meat.” Another said: “I will not sleep on a bed.” Another said: “I will fast and not break my fast.” News of that reached the Messenger of Allah and he praised Allah then said: “What is the matter with people who say such and such? But I pray and I sleep, I fast and I break my fast, and I marry women. Whoever turns away from my Sunnah is not of me.”

      Sahih in Sunan Al- Nasa’i’

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    • The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The religion (of Islam) is easy, and whoever makes the religion a rigour, it will overpower him. So, follow a middle course (in worship); if you can’t do this, do something near to it and give glad tidings and seek help (of Allah) at morn and at dusk and some part of night”.

      [Al-Bukhari].

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  2. …And so have we made you a moderate nation for you to be witnesses over mankind….. Q2:143

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  3. The whole theme of Islam is that, and that why muslims will testify with prophets of Allah against their people when they deny that the prophets did their job.
    Also, we don’t disbelieve in prophets as jews do, but in the same time we don’t elevate the prophets of Allah to be divine as christians do.
    In Surah Furqan :67 , the translation reads
    “And [they are] those who, when they spend, do so not excessively or sparingly but are ever, between that, [justly] moderate”

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  4. Hudhaifa, may Allah be pleased with him, said:

    يَا مَعْشَرَ الْقُرَّاءِ اسْتَقِيمُوا فَقَدْ سُبِقْتُمْ سَبْقًا بَعِيدًا فَإِنْ أَخَذْتُمْ يَمِينًا وَشِمَالاً لَقَدْ ضَلَلْتُمْ ضَلاَلاً بَعِيدًا

    O people, remain straight upon the path and you will have taken a great lead, but if you swerve right or left then you will be led far astray.

    Source: Sahih Bukhari 6853

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  5. Wahb ibn Munnabih, may Allah have mercy on him, said:

    إِنَّ لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ طَرَفَيْنِ وَوَسَطًا فَإِذَا أَمْسَكْتَ بِأَحَدِ الطَّرَفَيْنِ مَالَ الآخَرُ وَإِذَا أَمْسَكْتَ بِالْوَسَطِ اعْتَدَلَ الطَّرَفَانِ ثُمَّ قَالَ عَلَيْكُمْ بِالأَوْسَطِ مِنَ الأَشْيَاءِ

    Verily, everything has two ends and a middle. If you hold one of the ends, the other will be skewed. If you hold the middle, the two ends will be balanced. You must seek the middle ground in all things.

    Hilyat Al-Awliya 4818

    (http://dailyhadith.abuaminaelias.com/2015/12/28/wahb-on-moderation-everything-has-a-balance-so-seek-the-middle-ground/)

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