Hudhayfah on Balance: Straight path does not swerve right or left

Hammam reported: Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “O townspeople, remain upright and you will have taken a great lead, but if you swerve right or left, you will have been led far astray.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 7282

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ هَمَّامٍ عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ بن اليمان رضي الله عنه قَالَ يَا مَعْشَرَ الْقُرَّاءِ اسْتَقِيمُوا فَقَدْ سُبِقْتُمْ سَبْقًا بَعِيدًا فَإِنْ أَخَذْتُمْ يَمِينًا وَشِمَالاً لَقَدْ ضَلَلْتُمْ ضَلاَلاً بَعِيدًا

7282 صحيح البخاري كتاب الاعتصام بالكتاب والسنة