What is the meaning of moderation in Islam? How could the Muslim be moderate?
True Meaning of Moderation
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“The religion (of Islam) is easy, and whoever makes the religion a rigor, 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)
In so many other hadiths, besides the one above, the Prophet warns against the dangers of fanatical beliefs and behaviors and to implement the moderate Islamic values in all aspects of life.
Still, how can somebody be too religious, and, more precisely, too Islamic?
What does Islam say about moderation and going to extremes in religion? What is the solution to tackle extremism?
In the video below Sheikh Yasir Qadhi answers these questions, and defines the true meaning of moderation in Islam and how to avoid extremism and its traps…