Moderation:The best of all dealings is the one which is moderate.
——— Prophet Muhammad (s) as reported by Baihaqi.
They are the losers, those who make the religion hard and tough. They imperil themselves who enforce tough practices of Islam. They destroy themselves, those who are extremes.
——— Prophet Muhammad (s) as reported by Ibn Masud in Sahih Muslim.
Make things easy and convenient and don’t make them harsh and difficult. Give cheer and glad tidings and do not create hatred.
——— Prophet Muhammad (s) in Riyadh us-Saleheen, Volume 1:637.
Islam, the Religion of Ease and Moderation
Allah, the most Glorified and Most High, is the sole creator of ALL mankind and therefore knows his nature more intricately than any of mankind.
Allah, has therefore chosen for us a religion best suited to the nature of mankind, a religion that goes neither to the Extremes of hardship nor of laxity, but instead provides a middle path; in other words, a religion of ease.
Allah, most high stated in the Quran:
"Allah intends for you ease, and does not want to make things difficult for you" [2:185];
"Allah does not want to place you in difficulty" [5:6].
Such easiness is well explained in the hadeeth reported by Abu Hurairah, radiya Allahu 'anhu, that the Prophet, salla Allaahu 'alaihe wasallam, said, "Religion is easy..." [Bukhari], he also said; "The best of your religion, is the easiest." [Ahmad]
The easiness of this religion was put into practise by the best of humanity, the one who came to deliver the message, as Allah, subhanahu wata'aala, said;
"Verily there has come unto you a Messenger from amongst yourselves, it grieves him that you should suffer any difficulty, he is anxious for you, for the believers he is full of pity and merciful" [10:128]
Therefore a middle way is always taken. Patience is one of the greatest virtues a Muslim can have.
"And verily, whosoever shows patience and forgives, that would truly be from the things recommended by Allah.'' (42:43)
The Messenger of Allah () said,"Allah shows compassion only to those among His slaves who are compassionate".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:The Messenger of Allah () said, "The strong man is not one who is good at wrestling, but the strong man is one who controls himself in a fit of rage.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
"Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish." (Al-A`raaf 7:199)
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