By: Shaykh Faraz A. Khan
The matter of avoiding unnecessary disputation while upholding sounds standards of decency and conduct returns to the issue of enjoining the good and forbidding evil, which is a communal obligation (fard kifaya) and an essential duty in Islam. Based on the criteria outlined below, if the conditions of enjoining the good and forbidding evil are met, one must do so. Otherwise, one can be vague so as to avoid disputation of no benefit.The Obligation and Importance
Allah Most High states, “And let there be amongst you a group inviting to virtue, commanding the good and forbidding evil—those indeed are the successful ones” (3:104).
“He who lives by the Qur’an, Allah says it will take him into Jannah. And if he puts it behind his back it will take him to Jahannum.”
If you follow the Qur’an (meaning enjoin good en forbidding evil) then In-shaa’Allah you will enter Jannah.
But if you don’t follow the Qur’an (meaning enjoin evil and forbidding good) then it will take him to Jahannum.
May Allah protect us. Aameen