Al Wasaṭiyyahin the eye of prophetic tradition

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The concept of al wasaṭiyyah is often referred as the appropriate method to be adopted in the application of all aspects of human life. This is due to the simplicity and balance is the best approach in rejecting extremism in all matters. However the concept which upholds the Islamic principles is still misunderstood by some people. Even some parties put al wasaṭiyyah as a platform to justify any means to achieve their personal ambitions. Accordingly, in order to provide a thorough understanding of this concept, the study explored its meanings according to Prophet’s tradition perspective. Nevertheless, to get the results were more efficient, it will be limited to two main topics, namely al wasaṭiyyah in faith and worship. In this vein, method of literature and document analysis was applied by discussing both matters in more detail. Thus, to achieve the study objectives, all the prophetic traditions which relevant in this study will assessed in advance in terms of its authenticity before detailing its meaning. The study found that the meaning al wasaṭiyyah according to prophetic tradition mean just, best, selective, simple and balanced. And from the point of faith this concept can assure the Muslims to be released from the extreme fanatical ideology (ifrāt) and too deficient (tafrīt) and to ensure the authentic faith.While in terms of worship, al wasaṭiyyah can ensure a human deeds to following the Islamic requirement as practiced by the Prophet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-455
Number of pages8
JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume6
Issue number2S1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Al Wasaṭiyyah
  • Faith
  • Prophetic tradition
  • Worship

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