Tuesday, 24 November 2015 17:09

Sultan: Don't neglect the 'middle way'

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The voice of Wasatiyyah in the Quran has also resonated in almost all world religions and moral teachings, such as the Confucian doctrine of Chung Yung among the Chinese. Therefore, no civilisation can lay an exclusive claim to this Quranic notion. The “golden mean” of keeping to the middle way in all things, the via media made so famous by Aristotle over 2,000 years ago, is, however, easier said than done. Our own great thinker, Imam al-Ghazali, described best its elusive nature when he said: “The middle way is always either a compromise between two points of view, or something devoid of two extremes.” (And it usually involves struggling on two fronts!).....................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)