The Ayah and Hadith stressing the enjoining of good and forbidding evil
Q 2: How to reconcile the Ayah (Qur'anic verse) 104 of Surah Al-`Imran which states,
If you follow the (right) guidance [and enjoin what is right (Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm orders one to do) and forbid what is wrong (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islâm has forbidden)] no hurt can come to you from those who are in error.
, the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him),
By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment to you. Then you will make supplication, but it will not be accepted.
Hadith Hasan (good Hadith), and the Hadith which states,
Part of a person's being a good Muslim is leaving alone that which does not concern them.
and ranked as Hasan. I know that there is no difference between the meanings of the Ayahs and the Sahih (authentic) Hadith, but the problem is in my perception. What is the interpretation of this? May Allah reward you.
There is no evidence in the Ayah on
abstaining from commanding good and forbidding evil, if possible in the first place. The Ayah indicates that a person should fix themselves and do good as much as they can. Fixing oneself includes commanding good and forbidding evil. If a person does their part, there is no blame on them if the others go astray, if they have carried out what Allah ordered them to do.
It was narrated by Imam
with an authentic Isnad (chain of narration), from
Qays that he said,
Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him) once praised Allah and then said, "O, people! You read the Ayah which states,
O you who believe! Take care of your ownselves. If you follow the (right) guidance [and enjoin what is right (Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm orders one to do) and forbid what is wrong (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islâm has forbidden)] no hurt can come to you from those who are in error.
But you apply it in a wrong way. I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say that if people see Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islamic law and Muslims of sound intellect) and do not change it, Allah will soon send upon them His punishment.
(Part No. 12; Page No. 340) It is known that a person cannot be fully guided until they fulfill what Allah has obligated upon them of commanding virtue and preventing vice as much as they can.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.