Ways of denouncing Bid`ahs


A: The Islamic Da`iyah (caller) should be both knowledgeable and wise enough when enjoining right or forbidding wrong. He should also balance between the public interests of people, giving precedence to the preponderant interest over the preponderated one. Likewise, the least harm is endured to prevent what is worst. Similarly, whenever conflicts arise between interests and harms and the interest is proven to be given precedence, (Part No. 2; Page No. 476) it prevails. But if averting harm is proven more important than bringing about an interest, the interest is forsaken. In light of these rules, the proper behavior of inviting people to enjoin good and forbid evil should be fairly and wisely decided. Allah (Exalted be He) says: Invite (mankind, O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islâm) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Revelation and the Qur’ân) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. If one adopts such behavior, no trouble will follow.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and companions!


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