Mutarrif on Moderation: Middle path between two extremes is best

Abu ‘Ubaydah reported: Mutarrif ibn Abdullah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The best of matters is the middle course, for a good deed is between two evil deeds.”

Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 62970

عن أبي عُبَيْد قَالَ قَالَ مُطَرِّف بْن عَبْدِ اللَّهِ رحمه الله خَيْرُ الْأُمُورِ أَوْسَاطُهَا وَالْحَسَنَةُ بَيْنَ السَّيِّئَتَيْنِ

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