Moderation الواسطية

Salaf on Moderation: Devil pleased with either extremism or leniency

Sa’id ibn Dawud reported: Makhlad ibn al-Husyan, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Allah never recommends something to His servants but that Satan interferes with it in one of […]

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Hadith on Celibacy: Prohibition of abandoning marriage entirely

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, rejected ‘Uthman ibn Maz’un from vowing celibacy, and had he given him permission, we would

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Hadith on Balance: You must take the way of moderation

Buraydah al-Aslami reported: I went out one day to fulfill a need, and there was the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, walking before me. The Prophet took my

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Hadith on Beef: Permission to eat cow’s meat in moderation

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, slaughtered a single cow for the house of Muhammad during his farewell pilgrimage. Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 1750

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Hadith on Quran: Balanced recitation between hope and fear

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, this Quran was revealed in seven modes, so there is no blame upon whichever you

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Hadith on Death: Remembering death balances hope in the Hereafter

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Remember often the destroyer of pleasures: death. Verily, no one living with plenty does so but

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Wahb on Time: Four moments of the day to not neglect

Sufyan reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, in the wisdom of the household of David it is written that it is a duty upon

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Hadith on Moderation: Do not excessively seek from the world

Abu Humayd al-Sa’idi reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Be moderate in seeking from the world, for everyone will be facilitated towards what has

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Hadith on Moderation: Do not be hard on yourself in worship

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not be hard upon yourselves, lest the matter be made severe upon you. Verily,

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Hadith on Death: Remembering death balances fear and hope in Allah

Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Remember often the destroyer of pleasures: death. Verily, no one living a hard life remembers it but

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Hadith on Tahajjud: Reciting in moderate voice in night prayer

Abu Qatadah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, came out at night and he saw Abu Bakr who was praying with a low voice, and he passed

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Hadith on Recompense: Eat only healthy Halal food, shed no blood

Jundub reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the first organ the human being to rot is his stomach. Whoever can eat nothing but wholesome food,

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Hadith on Leaders: Honoring elders, scholars, righteous rulers

Abu Musa al-Ash’ari reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, part of glorifying Allah is to honor the gray-haired Muslim and the bearer of

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Umar II on Frugality: Moderation in abundance, forgiveness in strength

Sa’id ibn Suwayd reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The best frugality is at a time of abundance, and the best forgiveness is at

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Tawus on Moderation: Tawus steers people towards a middle way

Layth reported: Tawus, may Allah have mercy on him, if the people became too strict in a matter, he would grant them a concessions in it. If the people became

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Hadith on Worship: The Prophet performs deeds consistently

‘Alqamah reported: I asked Aisha, “O mother of the believers, how were the deeds of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him? Did he designate anything for

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Abdullah on Bid’ah: Moderate Sunnah better than striving in Bid’ah

Abdur Rahmah ibn Yazid reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Moderation in the Sunnah is better than striving in innovation.” Source: al-Mustadrak 289 Grade: Sahih

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