Islam is a moderate religion which follows a middle course between exaggeration and negligence, extremism and total rejection of religion. This moderation pervades all acts of worship and rituals.
It is for this reason that Allah I commands the Prophet r, his companions and the believers at large to observe moderation, which can be realised by doing two things:
- Adhering to religion and honouring Allah’s sacred rites.
- Avoiding exaggeration and extremism
The Qur’an says, “Keep to the right course as you have been commanded, and also those who turn with you to Allah, and do not exceed the bounds. He sees what you do.” (Soorat Hood, 11:112)
This means: Be steadfast in following the truth, to the best of your ability, without overstepping the limits through exaggeration and extremism.
repost from : We Are Muslims