Reality Behind The Cover-up Backbiting Series On Social Media: [People With Mistakes Also Have To Enjoin Good and Forbid Evil!]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Firstly: Is it a condition that one has to be free from mistakes in order to enjoin good and forbid evil?Shaikh Saaleh al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) said:
Few Points from the above text:
*It is not a condition that one has to be free from mistakes –a hundred percent- in order to enjoin good and forbid evil….. *a person should not combine both crimes – committing evil on one hand and refrains from rejecting other evil on the other hand…* a person has to enjoin good and forbid evil even if he has some sins. [End of paraphrased & abridged quote. Source: It’haaf At-Tullaab Bi-Sharhi Mandhoomah Al-Aadaab’ page 109]
Secondly: Indeed, the affair is not merely about the fact that none of us is free from mistakes; rather the affair is solely about acknowledging one’s mistake and recanting from it after it has been made manifestly clear. When we are shown a mistake or an evil deed of ours, then neither should we insinuate nor claim without any proof that those who clarified our mistake or evil are the ones with the most mistakes. That is because such a statement will neither wipe away our mistakes nor absolve us of responsibility.
Finally: Let us ponder upon a few benefits from Al-Allaamah Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Yahyah Al-Mu-allimee (rahimahullaah) about some of the reasons that prevents a person from accepting the truth; he (rahimahullaah) said: ”The Religion comprises of various levels: Abstinence from the prohibited affairs and fulfilment of commandments; acknowledgment of truth, belief in it and awareness of it. And opposing one’s desires by refraining (from falsehood) for the sake of the truth is something very clear, for indeed most of what is prohibited are the lusts and (evil) pleasures. And it may be that a person does not really desire anything of those (prohibited) things in particular, but he merely desires them due to an opponent. Opposing one’s desires–by way of action– for the sake of the truth is a manifest affair due to what it necessitates of responsibility and difficulty….” The Shaikh (rahimahullaah) also said, ”So with regards to what has been stated about a person’s acknowledgement of the truth and the difficulty in doing so, he should cling to Taqwah, whilst seeking the Tawfeeq of Allaah and guidance”. [An abridged and slightly Paraphrased excerpt…for further details, see: At-Tankeel Bimaa Fee Ta’need Al-Kawthariy Minal Baatil. Vol 2. Page: 180-181. with the checking of Imaam Albaanee (rahimahullaah)]
We ask Allaah for thabaat, ikhlaas, sidq and husnul khaatimah…Aameen