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52. Food for the Soul - Enjoining Good & Forbidding Evil


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Pearls of Wisdom: No.52


“Food for the Soul”


 


SUBJECT:  ENJOINING GOOD & FORBIDDING EVIL


 


Allah, The Most Exalted, says:


 “Ye are the best community that hath been raised up for mankind. Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye believe in Allah” (Qur’an Surah Aali Imraan 110)


 


The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) said:


 “Whoever among you sees an evil action, let him change it with his hand (by taking action); and if he cannot, then with his tongue (by speaking out); and if he cannot, then with his heart (by feeling that it is wrong) – and that is the weakest of faith.” (Hadith Muslim)


 


Note: We have a duty to do whatever is within our means to bring about positive change and this can be achieved by enjoining good and forbidding evil. Ultimately change will come from our Creator but we have a duty to promote good and admonish where necessary. We cannot be complacent while an evil is perpetrated as this would eventually impact on our well-being and similarly by promoting good will benefit us eventually.


 


Enjoin good and prevent evil even if it may seem so minute or insignificant for a single flame used destructively may destroy the world, whereas the same flame used constructively may light the world!


 


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