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Muslims need to avoid extremism to get a moderate middle path leading to justice

March 27, 2012

Most of the Muslims generally need to practice moderation according to the following Quranic verses –i.e. verse 143 of the second chapter – al-Baqarah. Lord Buddha had also taught his followers to take a middle path, avoiding the extremism.

Surah Al-Baqara

Thus We have appointed you a middle nation, that ye may be witnesses against mankind, and that the messenger may be a witness against you. And We appointed the qiblah which ye formerly observed only that We might know him who followeth the messenger, from him who turneth on his heels. In truth it was a hard (test) save for those whom Allah guided. But it was not Allah’s purpose that your faith should be in vain, for Allah is Full of Pity, Merciful towards mankind. (143)