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Who is a Moderate or Balanced Muslim

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Kamil Ahmad

Channel: Kamil Ahmad

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In Alhamdulillah,

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neshama Dooku and Esther Esther ofuro

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when are Rue de la Himanshu Rijn fusina huaming sejati Anna Lena

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mania de Hila who Fela Mughal era

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woman you believe who Fela ha de la

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la la la la la la sharika

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was she heard you know Mohammed Abu Rasulullah

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sallallahu alayhi wa early he was hobby he woman to whom BSN in Isla Yomi Diem

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yeah you hella Dina man otaku, la haka Ducati.

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Wala.

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illa Anta, muesli, Moon

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Yeah, you Hello Dina Manu Taku la kulu, Colin sadita

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UCLA Lacan Allah come via who fear Allah come back home,

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wanting you to Allah Rasulullah who cerca de

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avina

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amudha.

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My dear brothers and sisters,

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many Muslims today

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live

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a delusional moderation.

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They think that they are living Islam, a balanced, moderate Islam.

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And they often quote the ayah where Allah subhana wa tada says,

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Okay, there are leakages, como meten was Otto.

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And we have made you to be an operate community, a moderate balance community.

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And so these Muslims, they want to live a normal life,

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a relaxed

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kind of Islam,

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that they claim

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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.

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And they think that being moderate, being balanced means

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to take a position in the middle between these different

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ways in which Islam is being practiced.

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And so you see many Muslims,

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they watch TV, they go out to the movies.

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They see half naked women, they listen to music. And they claim that this is balanced and moderate.

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Other Muslims,

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other Muslims,

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they have non Muslim friends,

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they take girlfriends, they go on dates.

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And they claim that this is being balanced and moderate.

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And that whoever objects he is the extreme one.

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Or the Muslims, they go supporting non Muslim causes

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that go against the very fundamental teachings of Islam.

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And they claim that we are balanced and moderate. And if you say anything to us, then you are the extreme one.

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Or the other Muslims.

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they fulfill the YG bat, the former is

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what Allah has made obligatory upon us.

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But they don't do this witness the must have that.

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Claiming that whoever does that, then he is strict, and he is extreme.

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Other Muslims, they do many good deeds

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outwardly, but they claim

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that it doesn't matter how we appear outwardly. All that matters is what is in our hearts.

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And so my dear brothers and sisters

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This delusional moderation and balanced Islam

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has become a widespread phenomenon among Muslims today.

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But the question is

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how does Islam define moderation

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and extremism?

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Because these terms moderation, being balanced, being strict being extreme. These are concepts

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that go back

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to the legislator a loss of Hannah who was wa Taala and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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These are not concepts

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that we define for ourselves how we wish and how we desire.

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And so, when we look

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when we look at moderation,

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we find that many Muslims

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they find these different trends

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and they take a middle position

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without realizing that these are trends that come and go

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when the direction of these trends change, their position will also change. Today you seem to be in the middle position.

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Tomorrow as the trends change, you will be forced to also change

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but that is not

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the dean that Allah subhanahu wa tada has sent when he sent it 1400 years ago

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but rather

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the deen that Allah has sent

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with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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is the Dean of principles

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and so moderation as outlined in the Quran.

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And the Sunnah

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is first and foremost

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a path.

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So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam drew for us,

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outlining outlining that this is a path of moderation.

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He showed it to us

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without

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us having a need to go and search for it.

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And so lots of hair know who what to how to set what and you're all key master key men who

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want to sue Buddha, photographer Rocco de Kooning, Sevilla

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and this

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is my path it is straight.

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So follow a command from a lot of follow it

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and do not follow the paths that diverged away

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for they will make you to go astray.

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Model moderation in the Quran. Is as Allah commanded His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, first Hakim comma Amir woman tadhana.

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remains steadfast upon the strict path,

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as you have been commanded by Allah, know as you desire, woman Tabnak and all those who have repented with you, meaning the believers.

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And then after that, what does the law say?

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Do not turn right. Going to extremes while I Tato don't go too extreme, don't transgress.

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And then what does the law say?

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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

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lean

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towards the wrongdoers.

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moderation in the Quran is to submit wholeheartedly.

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Yeah, you hella Dina.

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Yeah, you heladera Manu Hulu is Cilmi Kapha

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why not be routed to a pawn

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in a hula Komodo movie?

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Oh you who believe

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Enter into a serum into Islam who wholesomely

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completely

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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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Enter into Islam completely

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and do not follow in the footsteps of shaitan For indeed he is an open enemy to you

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through moderation

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and balanced Islam

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is when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked by his companions,

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after he told them that this of ours will split into 73 seconds. They asked him and after he told them, the only one will be saved. So they asked him Yasuda law,

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woman whom Who are they?

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So he responded by saying

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men can Allah myth Lima, Anna Holly, hobbie

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those who are saved from all of these sects

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and ways and groups

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are those who are upon what I am upon today. And my companions

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barakallahu li walakum she's

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one of our honey what can be Murphy mean? It was declared Hakeem Hakuna matches Maroon or sulfuryl la Halle welcome Elisa. edmc me and Liam bean soup festival Pharaoh who in who can have a pharaoh or to LA he in turn at a Weber

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Alhamdulillah Allah if Sani

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was shockula who Allah tofi Tina

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washer to Allah ilaha illAllah Hua Hua la sharika lahu tawi Manisha

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what a shadow Anna Mohammedan Abu rasuluh

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam odaka li what Allah Allah He

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was happy he was he learned

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woman Sara Allen G. Worked for Tara who era Yomi Diem. Another

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set Taka la hora de la haka taqwa.

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Or aqui boo cc re one najwa Yeah, you hilarious man otaku

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aka Demetri what, what Taku law in no law hobby Ruby mata neroon.

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My dear brothers and sisters,

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the reason why many Muslims

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are diluted

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about what it truly means to be moderate. And balance is that they conflate and confuse between two things.

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One, moderation and extremism on the one hand

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and adhering to the straight path moving forward versus relaxing

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and staying behind.

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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

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and not to lag behind

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and not to relax and take things easy.

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And so

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many Muslims are confused between these two things.

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And they think that moderation means to relax, to take it easy

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and not to move forward. striving hard

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On this straight path, leading us to Allah subhanahu wa Tada.

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And so, being a Muslim on the one hand

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being a Muslim,

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instead of being a Christian, a Jew and eight years, this is moderation.

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But

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slacking off with your salon.

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This is backwardness.

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This is remaining behind

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you feeling a love

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for Rasulullah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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This is moderation.

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But then

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you're not implementing his son.

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This is backwardness. This is staying behind,

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guarding your modesty sister

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by wearing your hijab,

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this is moderation.

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But then behaving immodestly in your actions in your behavior.

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This is backwardness. This is staying behind,

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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.

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This is backwardness. This is staying behind, protecting your intellect

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by staying away from intoxicants, whether it be alcohol or drugs, protecting your sanity, this is moderation.

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But then, not protecting your eyes, not protecting your ears from falling into her arm.

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This is backwardness This is staying behind.

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A block am Rahim Allah.

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He says

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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.

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But there is only one of two things either moving forward

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or moving backward.

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As Allah says leemon Shah Ameen come

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Nghia, Taka, Taka,

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whoever among you wishes, either move forward

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or remain behind? These are the only two options before us.

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Either you're going to move forward on this straight path of a law

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doing what pleases Allah

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or you're going to stay behind

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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,

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Allah wasapi

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moderation

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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,

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then the Buddha Kuhn, the hypocrites in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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would have been considered as being moderate and balance. Why? Because they took a middle position between the co founder of kurush

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and the believers

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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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in the Lord subhanho wa Taala tells us about them. La ilaha illallah wa la ilaha illa

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de vida de la vida de la Derek, there's somewhere in the middle, not to these meaning to the kuffaar nor to the believers.

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If moderation is being balanced, meant being somewhere in the middle.

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Then Abu Talib, the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who died as a Muslim

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would have been considered as being moderate

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as being balanced,

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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.

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And so my dear brothers and sisters, moderation means to follow the truth.

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It means to follow the revelation.

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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,

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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

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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?

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With the prophets

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with the Shahada, the mortars

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with the Cydia clean with a truthful one

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with the solid

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with the righteous, and that

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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

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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.

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So by their guidance, follow,

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they are your role models or Mohammed.

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And our role models are the prophets and the messengers.

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And the final prophet and messenger, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam My dear brothers and sisters, assign of true moderation

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is that those who have left through moderation

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they will label you as being strict

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and extreme

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and fundamental.

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A true sign that you are upon the balanced path is

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that those who have abandoned it, they will leave will this path as being one of extremism

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as harshness, as fundamentalism.

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We ask Allah subhanahu wa tada to guide us to the straight path and to keep us firm and steadfast upon it. alone No filial muslimeen will muslimah well meaning Mina,

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will law matters