Teachings of Moderation and Balance in Islam

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Teachings of Moderation and Balance in Islam

Islam is a whole way of life. The teachings of Islam don’t separate the non secular and worldly facets of a person’s life; it states legal guidelines which cowl lives from all angles. The lovely faith of Islam by no means stresses on hardships or giving up on social life; somewhat a balanced life is inspired and taught. “…Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship…” [Qur’an 2:185]

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Moderation means to undertake a center path between two extremes in all walks of life. Islam stresses moderation and stability in all facets of life; in beliefs, worship, conduct, relationships, concepts, customs, transactions, day by day actions, and human wishes. Principled moderation has been reiterated in the Quran whether or not explicitly or implicitly as an excellent character in Islam. Allah mentioned: “Thus, We have made you a justly balanced community that you will be witnesses over the people and the Messenger will be a witness over you” (Quran 2:143)

Spiritual Life:

We are blessed with a faith which teaches us spirituality in such a gorgeous method that helps us keep near our Creator. Apart from the 5 prayers, a month’s fasting, annual compulsory charity (Zakat), and one Hajj in a lifetime, you might supply voluntary prayers and worships, too. These voluntary acts are pricey to Allah and the rewards are large.

But stability is extra essential. One will not be supposed to go away his residence or ignore his well being or household in order to carry out optionally available worships. It is, in truth, inspired to have a wholesome social and household life. An instance of this may be seen in the next hadith:

Prophet (P.B.U.H) as soon as requested one of His companion Abdullah ibn ‘Amr: “Have I heard right that you fast every day and stand in prayer all night?”. Abdullah replied: “Yes, O Messenger of God”. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Do not do that. Fast, as well as eat and drink. Stand in prayer, as well as sleep. This is because your body has a right upon you, your eyes have a right upon you, your wife has a right upon you, and your guest has a right upon you.” [Bukhari]

Social Life:

It is common that we transgress in our worldly affairs. At times, we get so immersed in our social lives that we neglect our relationship with Allah. We need to keep a check on this. Islam encourages us to keep a balance and not lose ourselves in this temporary world.

“But seek, with that (wealth) which Allah has bestowed on you, the home of the hereafter, and forget not your portion of lawful enjoyment in this world; and do good as Allah has been good to you, and seek not mischief in the land. Verily, Allah likes not the Mufsidun (those who commit great crimes and sins, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupters)” [Quran 28:77]

Islam does not forbid us from enjoying our life; it only asks us to remember our ultimate goal, that is, the success in akhirah. Believers can have wealth and luxuries, but they must not show off. Also, we should not waste the blessings of Allah or be spendthrifts.

“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.” [Qur’an 7:31-32]

Moderation is the important thing to success. A real Muslim lives in this world harmonizing the non secular and secular facets of his life and protecting a stability between them properly.

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Originally posted on March 11, 2022 @ 5:44 am

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