Islam is a religion of moderation that fights all forms of immoderation and extremism Allah the Almighty says,
“Thus have we made you a nation justly balanced you might be witness over the nation, and the messenger a witness over you.”(2:143)
This moderation is self-evident in all Islamic creeds follows a middle course and so does its legislations. Therefore, moderation should be observed in everything, in our words and our opinions. Even our thinking and our view of each other should follow a middle course, without excess or negligence. We should follow only this course because it is the foundation of Islam.
Islam warns against excess and extravagance. Addressing the people of the Holy Book, Allah the Almighty says, “O people of the Holy Book, do not exceed the limits in your religion and do not say of Allah anything but the truth.” (4:171) the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon. him) also said in this regard, “Beware of excess, beware of excess, beware of excess.”
Exceeding the limits in religion is objectionable in Islam, and those who follow an extreme course do not, in fact, act in accordance with the dictates of the crept into religion emerged only when the extremist’s course was adopted. The khariji sect emerged only when its followers rejected the middle course, and the misguided sects also appeared as a result of the extreme course its adherents adopted.
I pray to Almighty Allah to forgive my mistakes and make what I have discussed in the present lecture the right approach to Islam. I pray to Allah to make me and you among the guided who guide others, to spare us the hidden and obvious trials and tribulation, to give strength and victory to this nation over its enemies. Indeed, he is Most Generous, Most Gracious.