Hudhayfa on Moderation: Straight path does not swerve right or left

Hammam reported: Hudhayfa, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “O townspeople, remain straight upon the path and you will have taken a great lead, but if you swerve right or left then you will be led far astray.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6853

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ هَمَّامٍ عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ يَا مَعْشَرَ الْقُرَّاءِ اسْتَقِيمُوا فَقَدْ سُبِقْتُمْ سَبْقًا بَعِيدًا فَإِنْ أَخَذْتُمْ يَمِينًا وَشِمَالاً لَقَدْ ضَلَلْتُمْ ضَلاَلاً بَعِيدًا

6853 صحيح البخاري كتاب الاعتصام بالكتاب والسنة