Islam’s position on extremism

Yesterday’s talk given at Michigan State University in East Lansing touched on the following points:

1) Standards of what is moderate or extreme are commonly redefined by people, but G-d created the universe to be balanced and anything outside of what He defined as balanced is an extreme.

2) Moreover, anything too far to the left or right is an extreme.  Most extremes are non-violent; there can also be extremes in lifestyle choices and rhetoric.

3) Contrasts the difference between jihad (exertion) and ghuloo (exaggeration/extreme), irhab (terrorism) and hirabah (unlawful warfare).

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