Islam promotes balance and moderation in all aspects of life. The Qur’an orders us to avoid any form of extravagance or extremism in our practices.
Moderation in all matters is essential for sustainability and consistency. Engaging in any extreme is detrimental and leads to failure and frustration.
In the Qur’an Allah Ta’ala enumerates the salient qualities of the special servants of Rahman. One of the qualities is: “When they spend they do not waste, nor are they miserly, rather they spend moderately between the two.”
Hazrat Jabir (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Nabi (ﷺ) said, “O people! Regard moderation binding upon you. Regard moderation binding upon you. Regard moderation binding upon you.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)
Hazrat Abdullah bin Masood (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Nabi (ﷺ) said, “He will never be overcome with destitution, who exercises moderation is spending.” (Majma uz Zawaaid)
Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (Radiyallahu Anhuma) narrates that Nabi (ﷺ) said,“Moderation in spending is half of subsistence, and endearing oneself to people is half of intelligence, and intelligent questioning is half of knowledge.” (Majma uz Zawaaid)
A person who adopts moderation in spending will save and he will never become needy.