Bismillah wa -Alhamdulillah wa Salaatu wa Salaam 'alaa Rasulillah 'amma ba'd
The Noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee (May Allah Preserve Him), son of Ash-Shaykh al-‘Allaamah Rabee' Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee (May Allah Preserve Him) and a professor of ‘Aqeedah in The Islaamic University of Madeenah will deliver a LIVE tele-lecture on Wednesday 4th September 2013 entitled, “Moderation and Balance in Religious Devotion”. This event will be broadcast LIVE in Masjid Ibn 'Abbaas, Tobago, two masaajid in Trinidad, Masjid ul Khaleefah and Masjid us Sunnah, and six Masaajid in the U.S. Masjid Al-Bukhaari, Florida, Masjid Ibn 'Abbas, Georgia, Masjid Nur Allaah, New York, Masjid as-Sahabah, Ohio and Masjid Tawheed, Michigan.
This lecture event will be translated LIVE into English In shaa Allah.
Allah The Exalted says,
"Ta-Ha. We have not sent down the Qur'aan unto you (O Muhammad sallAllahu ’alayhi wa sallam) to cause you distress.” [Soorah Ta-Ha: 1-2]
"Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you.”[Soorah al-Baqarah: 185]
Ibn Mas`ud (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) reported: The Prophet (sallAllahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "Ruined are those who insist on hardship in matters of the Faith.'' He repeated this three times. [Muslim]
Abu Hurairah (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) reported: The Prophet (sallAllahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "The religion (of Islaam) is easy, and whoever makes the religion a rigour, it will overpower him. So, follow a middle course (in worship); if you can't do this, do something near to it and give glad tidings and seek help (of Allah) at morn and at dusk and some part of night". [Al-Bukhari].
Commentary: Besides moderation in worship, this hadeeth enjoins that such times should be fixed for worship when one is fresh so that one feels pleasure in performing it. But this principle is for optional and voluntary prayers only. Obligatory Salat are to be performed at the prescribed times only. [Riyaadh-us-Saaliheen]
In explaining this narration, Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool (hafidhahullah) said, “So the meaning (in the hadeeth) is that no one delves too deep or goes to extremes in doing religious deeds, having no sense of leniency or gentleness, except that he will be incapable (of doing everything) and he will eventually stop and become overwhelmed.
This hadeeth is explicit in that the religion is easy and that it is intended to be taken in moderation such that a person does not fall into excessiveness or go to extremes concerning himself just as he does not fall into negligence.” [A Literal Explanation of a Hadeeth: Religious Moderation from Answering-Extremism.com]
Our Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Rabee’ (hafidhahullah) will offer some clarification concerning what it truly means to be moderate and balanced in religious devotion and by the Permission of Allah we will all benefit from this admonition and thus strive to properly practice the pure Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
We ask Allah to make us from those who are balanced in all aspects of our Deen; those who neither fall into negligence nor exceed the limits.
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Wa Billahi Tawfeeq
Wa SallAllahu wa Sallaama wa Barak 'alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa 'alaa 'Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam