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Who is a Moderate or Balanced Muslim
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
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My dear brothers and sisters,
many Muslims today
a delusional moderation.
They think that they are living Islam, a balanced, moderate Islam.
And they often quote the ayah where Allah subhana wa tada says,
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And we have made you to be an operate community, a moderate balance community.
And so these Muslims, they want to live a normal life,
kind of Islam,
that they claim
is balanced between the two extremes. And the reason for this delusion in their minds, is because they look at how Islam is being practiced around them.
And they think that being moderate, being balanced means
to take a position in the middle between these different
ways in which Islam is being practiced.
And so you see many Muslims,
they watch TV, they go out to the movies.
They see half naked women, they listen to music. And they claim that this is balanced and moderate.
they have non Muslim friends,
they take girlfriends, they go on dates.
And they claim that this is being balanced and moderate.
And that whoever objects he is the extreme one.
Or the Muslims, they go supporting non Muslim causes
that go against the very fundamental teachings of Islam.
And they claim that we are balanced and moderate. And if you say anything to us, then you are the extreme one.
Or the other Muslims.
they fulfill the YG bat, the former is
what Allah has made obligatory upon us.
But they don't do this witness the must have that.
Claiming that whoever does that, then he is strict, and he is extreme.
Other Muslims, they do many good deeds
outwardly, but they claim
that it doesn't matter how we appear outwardly. All that matters is what is in our hearts.
And so my dear brothers and sisters
This delusional moderation and balanced Islam
has become a widespread phenomenon among Muslims today.
But the question is
how does Islam define moderation
Because these terms moderation, being balanced, being strict being extreme. These are concepts
that go back
to the legislator a loss of Hannah who was wa Taala and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
These are not concepts
that we define for ourselves how we wish and how we desire.
And so, when we look
when we look at moderation,
we find that many Muslims
they find these different trends
and they take a middle position
without realizing that these are trends that come and go
when the direction of these trends change, their position will also change. Today you seem to be in the middle position.
Tomorrow as the trends change, you will be forced to also change
but that is not
the dean that Allah subhanahu wa tada has sent when he sent it 1400 years ago
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with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
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and so moderation as outlined in the Quran.
And the Sunnah
is first and foremost
So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam drew for us,
outlining outlining that this is a path of moderation.
He showed it to us
us having a need to go and search for it.
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and do not follow the paths that diverged away
for they will make you to go astray.
Model moderation in the Quran. Is as Allah commanded His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, first Hakim comma Amir woman tadhana.
remains steadfast upon the strict path,
as you have been commanded by Allah, know as you desire, woman Tabnak and all those who have repented with you, meaning the believers.
And then after that, what does the law say?
Do not turn right. Going to extremes while I Tato don't go too extreme, don't transgress.
And then what does the law say?
And do not abandon this path. siding with the wrongdoers with the enemies of Islam. While our token era larina wala mu, Fatima Sakuma now and do not
towards the wrongdoers.
moderation in the Quran is to submit wholeheartedly.
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not choosing those aspects of Islam that suit you. And abandoning those that don't suit you.
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and do not follow in the footsteps of shaitan For indeed he is an open enemy to you
and balanced Islam
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My dear brothers and sisters,
the reason why many Muslims
about what it truly means to be moderate. And balance is that they conflate and confuse between two things.
One, moderation and extremism on the one hand
and adhering to the straight path moving forward versus relaxing
and staying behind.
On the one hand, Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to be balanced, to be moderate. And not to go to extremes. But at the same time, Allah subhanahu wa tada wants us to move forward on the straight path
and not to lag behind
and not to relax and take things easy.
many Muslims are confused between these two things.
And they think that moderation means to relax, to take it easy
and not to move forward. striving hard
On this straight path, leading us to Allah subhanahu wa Tada.
And so, being a Muslim on the one hand
being a Muslim,
instead of being a Christian, a Jew and eight years, this is moderation.
slacking off with your salon.
This is backwardness.
This is remaining behind
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for Rasulullah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
This is moderation.
you're not implementing his son.
This is backwardness. This is staying behind,
guarding your modesty sister
by wearing your hijab,
this is moderation.
But then behaving immodestly in your actions in your behavior.
This is backwardness. This is staying behind,
fulfilling the YG bat what Allah has made obligatory upon us, this is moderation. But then sufficing with that and saying I won't perform any of the sweeteners.
This is backwardness. This is staying behind, protecting your intellect
by staying away from intoxicants, whether it be alcohol or drugs, protecting your sanity, this is moderation.
But then, not protecting your eyes, not protecting your ears from falling into her arm.
This is backwardness This is staying behind.
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there is no stopping. While proceeding meaning on the straight path of Allah. There is no stopping while we are proceeding.
But there is only one of two things either moving forward
or moving backward.
As Allah says leemon Shah Ameen come
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whoever among you wishes, either move forward
or remain behind? These are the only two options before us.
Either you're going to move forward on this straight path of a law
doing what pleases Allah
or you're going to stay behind
there is no middle position between these two positions. He goes on to say. So there is no stopping in the path. There is only moving forward or turning back and staying behind. And so my dear brothers and sisters,
living as a balanced Muslim does not mean to stand somewhere in the middle between all the various groups, all the various trends, all the various lifestyles, because if that was the case,
then the Buddha Kuhn, the hypocrites in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
would have been considered as being moderate and balance. Why? Because they took a middle position between the co founder of kurush
and the believers
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
in the Lord subhanho wa Taala tells us about them. La ilaha illallah wa la ilaha illa
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If moderation is being balanced, meant being somewhere in the middle.
Then Abu Talib, the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who died as a Muslim
would have been considered as being moderate
as being balanced,
for he took a middle position between his people, the co founder of kurush, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, not supporting his enemies, nor entering into Islam.
And so my dear brothers and sisters, moderation means to follow the truth.
It means to follow the revelation.
It means to follow the commandments of Allah and His Messenger, regardless of what the status of the people of the truth may be, regardless of their status, regardless of how they are looked at,
by the people, and by society around us, lots of Hannah who were to Allah does not want us to be in the middle, between as little as men and as little Cooper, between the people of man and the people of Cooper
subhanho wa Taala does not want us to be in the middle between evolution and natural data between the people who are upon the sooner and the people who are upon bidda Allah subhanho wa Taala does not want us to be in the middle between the righteous and those who are practicing and the non righteous and those who are not practicing. But rather, Allah subhanahu wa tada wants us to tread the path mallala Dena and I'm Allahu Allah him. Mina Nabina was St. De Akina was shuhada he was Salim, were hacer una una economica, Allah subhanahu wa taala. He wants us to be upon the path With who?
With the prophets
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with the righteous, and that
is the best of company. My dear brothers and sisters, this is what Allah commanded His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Ooh la la de una hora de la 30, who there who macdaddy
when Allah mentioned the stories of the prophets, he concludes by telling his messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam They are the ones who Allah has guided Furby who de humo today.
So by their guidance, follow,
they are your role models or Mohammed.
And our role models are the prophets and the messengers.
And the final prophet and messenger, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam My dear brothers and sisters, assign of true moderation
is that those who have left through moderation
they will label you as being strict
A true sign that you are upon the balanced path is
that those who have abandoned it, they will leave will this path as being one of extremism
as harshness, as fundamentalism.
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