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Mutarrif on Moderation: The middle path of worship is the best | Daily Hadith Online
Abu 'Ubaydah reported: Mutarrif ibn Abdullah, may Allah have mercy on him, said to his son when he was striving in worship, "The best matters are balanced, a good deed is between two bad deeds, and the worst path leads to exhaustion." Al-Asma'i said, "Extremism in worship is bad, deficiency in worship is bad, and moderation between them is good." Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 62970 عن أبي عُبَيْد أنه قَالَ مُطَرِّف بْن عَبْدِ اللَّهِ رحمه الله لابنه حين اجتهد فِي العبادة خير خَيْرُ الْأُمُورِ أَوْسَاطُهَا والحسنة بين السيئتين وشر السير الحقحقة قَالَ الأصمعي الغلو فِي العبادة سيئة والتقصير سيئة والاقتصاد بينهما حسنة 62970 تاريخ دمشق لابن عساكر