Moderation preached in Islam

U AUNG TIN: ကုုရ္အာန္ထဲမွာ အစြန္းမေရာက္ဘဲ အလယ္အလတ္ျဖစ္ဖုုိ႔ အာယတ္ရွိတယ္။

Ko Thet Ko Ko replied: In quran :
Thus, have We made of you an ummat justly balanced, that ye might be witnesses over the nations, and the Messenger a witness over yourselves’ (2:143).

A hadith of Sahih Ibn Majah:

O People! Save yourselves from excess in religion, because earlier communities were destroyed … due to excess in religion’

Thet Ko Ko (1) “And be Moderate in thy pace, and lower thy voice; for the harshest of sounds without doubt is the braying of the ass.”
( Luqman, Chapter #31, Verse #19)

Moderation in hadiths
(1) Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “The good deeds of any person will not make him enter Paradise.” (i.e., None can enter Paradise through his good deeds.) They (the Prophet’s companions) said, ‘Not even yo
u, O Allah’s Apostle?’ He said, “Not even myself, unless Allah bestows His favor and mercy on me.” So be Moderate in your religious deeds and do the deeds that are within your ability: and none of you should wish for death, for if he is a good doer, he may increase his good deeds, and if he is an evil doer, he may repent to Allah.” (Book #70, Hadith #577) (Sahih Bukhari)

(2) Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “The deeds of anyone of you will not save you (from the (Hell) Fire).” They said, “Even you (will not be saved by your deeds), O Allah’s Apostle?” He said, “No, even I (will not be saved) unless and until Allah bestows His Mercy on me. Therefore, do good deeds properly, sincerely andModerately, and worship Allah in the forenoon and in the afternoon and during a part of the night, and always adopt a middle, Moderate, regular course whereby you will reach your target (Paradise).” (Book #76, Hadith #470) (Sahih Bukhari)

(3) Narrated ‘Aisha: Allah’s Apostle said, “Do good deeds properly, sincerely and Moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah’s is the most regular and constant even though it were little.” (Book #76, Hadith #471) (Sahih Bukhari)

(4) Narrated ‘Aisha: The Prophet said, “Do good deeds properly, sincerely and Moderately, and receive good news because one’s good deeds will not make him enter Paradise.” They asked, “Even you, O Allah’s Apostle?” He said, “Even I, unless and until Allah bestows His pardon and Mercy on me.” (Book #76, Hadith #474) (Sahih Bukhari)

(5) Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Good way, dignified good bearing and Moderation are the twenty-fifth part of Prophecy. (Book #41, Hadith #4758) (Sunan Abudawud)

(6) Narrated Amr ibn al-‘As: One day when a man got up and spoke at length Amr ibn al-‘As said If he had beenModerate in what he said: It would have been better for him. I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say: I think (or, I have been commanded) that I should be brief in what I say, for brevity is better. (Book #41, Hadith #4990) (Sunan Abudawud)

(7) Jabir b. Samura reported: I used to observe prayer with the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) and his prayer was of Moderate length and his sermon too was of Moderate length. (Book #004, Hadith #1884) (Sahih Muslim)

(8) Masruq reported: We went to Abdullah b. ‘Amr when Mu’dwiya came to Kufa, and he made a mention of Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said: He was never immoderate in his talk and he never reviled others. Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) also said: The best amongst you are those who are best in morals. Uthman said: When he came to Kufa along with Mu’awiya… (The rest of the hadith is the same). (Book #030, Hadith #5740) (Sahih Muslim)

(2) And if they had kept up the Taurat and the Injeel and that which was revealed to them from their Lord, they would certainly have eaten from above them and from beneath their feet there is a party of them keeping to theModerate course, and (as for) most of them, evil is that which they do …
( سورة المائدة , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #66)

(3) Say: O followers of the Book! be not undulyimModerate in your religion, and do not follow the low desires of people who went astray before and led many astray and went astray from the right path.
( سورة المائدة , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #77)

6 Responses to “Moderation preached in Islam”

  1. drkokogyi Says:

    The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once asked a companion: “(Is it true) that you fast all day and stand in prayer all night?” The companion replied that the report was indeed true. The Prophet then said: “Do not do that! Observe the fast sometimes and also leave (it) at other times. Stand up for prayer at night and also sleep at night. Your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you and your wife has a right over you.” – Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Hadith 127 @ http://iqraa.com/en/news/1073/Know-what-is-the-meaning-of-the-Moderation-in-Islam-with-Preacher-Mustafa-Hosni

  2. drkokogyi Says:

    “O children of Adam! Wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: Eat and drink but waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters. Say: ‘who hath forbidden the beautiful gifts of Allah which He hath produced for His servants and the things clean and pure (which He hath provided) for sustenance? Say: They are in the life of this world, for those who believe, (and) purely for them on the Day of Judgment. Thus do We explain the signs in detail for those who understand.” (7:31-32)

    From the ayah it is clear that Allah Almighty does not forbid the use of the pleasures of this world, rather He has given these pleasures to people Himself. However, the one thing which Allah Almighty forbids is waste and excess. Both waste and excess are anti of moderation and balance, thus those who waste the resources of this world or indulge in excessive pleasures are the ones who transgress and go against the preaching of Islam. If worldly things are enjoyed in moderation then nothing is wrong with it.
    – See more at: http://www.quranreading.com/blog/islam-balance-and-harmony/#sthash.xYhnxkoI.dpuf

  3. drkokogyi Says:

    Although Islam is truth and nothing but the truth but still in the way of preaching a Muslim is to stay moderate and kind and not deal with people with rigidness and hardship. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) always preached with kindness and softness, regarding which Allah Almighty says in Quran:

    “It is part of the mercy of Allah that you deal gently with them. If you were severe or hardhearted, they would have broken away from you.” (3:159)

    Being hardhearted and severe represent extremism, which in the light of this ayah is against the conduct of Prophet (PBUH) and it leads to person turning away from Islam rather than turning towards it. Therefore, a Muslim needs to be kind and gentle when it comes to preaching Islam.
    – See more at: http://www.quranreading.com/blog/islam-balance-and-harmony/#sthash.xYhnxkoI.dpuf

  4. drkokogyi Says:

    Importance of moderation

    Mark of believers as per Quran
    “And those who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor niggardly but moderate between the two;” (Chapter25: verse 68)

    Reason why God created Muslims.
    You are the best people raised for the good of mankind. (Chapter 3 : Verse 111)

    Read more: http://www.themuslimtimes.org/2014/11/islam-2/moderation-in-islam-feed-a-hungry-man-before-preaching-2#ixzz3XYLBYF5F

  5. drkokogyi Says:

    Some lights from Hadis on moderation.

    Ibn Mas’ud reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Those who make things hard for themselves will be destroyed.” He said it three times. [Muslin] ( Number 144, Chapter14, Riyad as-Salihin)

    Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The deen is easy. Anyone who makes the deen too hard on himself will find it becomes too much for him. So aim for what is right, follow a middle path, accept the good news of the reward for right action, and seek help [to reach your goal by being constant in worshipping] in the morning, evening and some of the night.”[al-Bukhari] ( Number 145, Chapter14, Riyad as-Salihin)

    Abu Rib’i Hanzala ibn ar-Rabi’ al-Usaydi the scribe, one of the scribes of the Messenger of Allah, said, “Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, met me and said, ‘How are you, Hanzala?’ I said, ‘Hanzala is a hypocrite!’ I said, Glory be to Allah! What are you saying!’ I said, ‘We were with the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, who reminded us of the Garden and the Fire and it was as if we could see them with our eyes. When we leave the presence of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, we attend to our wives, children and estates in a state of great heedlessness.’ Abu Bakr said, ‘By Allah, we have experienced the same as this!’ So Abu Bakr and I went to visit the Messenger of Allah and I said, ‘Hanzala is a hypocrite, Messenger of Allah!’ The Messenger of Allahmay Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘Why is that?’ I said, ‘Messenger of Allah, when we are with you,you remind us of the Garden and Fire and it is as if we could see them with our eyes. When we leave your presence, we attend to our wives, children and estates in a state of great heedlessness.’ The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘By the One in whose hand my soul is, if you were to remain in the state you are in when you are in my presence and in the dhikr, the angels would shake hands with you on your bed and in the street, but, Hanzala, different times are not the same.’ three times.” [Muslim] ( Number 151, Chapter14, Riyad as-Salihin)

    A last word: Free speech Vs. common sense

    Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not harm his neighbour. Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should honour his guest. Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should speak well or be silent.” (Number 308 Chapter 39,)

    Read more: http://www.themuslimtimes.org/2014/11/islam-2/moderation-in-islam-feed-a-hungry-man-before-preaching-2#ixzz3XYXEEmYC

  6. drkokogyi Says:

    Thant Zin Htwe Thus, have We made of you an ummat justly balanced, that ye might be witnesses over the nations, and the Messenger a witness over yourselves’ (2:143).
    This Surah bakarah got 286 ayats. That ayat point out middle community(ummat) which situated ayat no. 2.143 exactly middle of that Surah 2. 286/2=143 Allahuakbir

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