Enjoining Good الأمر بالمعروف

Ibn Sireen on Conscience: Allah makes his heart admonish him

Habib reported: Ibn Sirin, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If Allah wills good for a servant, He appoints a preacher from his heart to command and prohibit him.” […]

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Umar on Ummah: Best nation must adhere to its conditions

Qatadah reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, saw some people with bad form during the Hajj pilgrimage, and he recited this verse, “You are the best

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Hadith on Virtues: Quran, Taqwa, enjoining good, and family

Dhurrah bint Abi Lahab reported: A man stood for the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, while he was upon the pulpit, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah,

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Hadith on Conscience: Allah makes his heart admonish him with good

Umm Salamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When Allah intends goodness for a servant, He appoints a conscience within him to command and

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Hadith on Enjoining: Collective punishment for failure to stop evil

Jarir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No man commits sinful disobedience among a people, although they could prevent him but do not, except

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Hadith on Rulers: Tyrants will make false claims from Minbar

Mu’awiyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will be leaders after me who make false claims from their pulpits, and no one will

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Hadith on Fitnah: Standing firm during end-times tribulations

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Soon there will come a time in which the people are sifted and only the

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Hadith on Ma’ruf: Good deeds protect from ruin in the Hereafter

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Good works done for people protect those who did them from evil fates, harm, and

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Hadith on Ma’ruf: Never consider any good deed insignificant

Jabir ibn Sulaym reported: I came to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and I said, “O Messenger of Allah, instruct me.” The Prophet said, “Fear

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Hadith on Bay’ah: Companions pledge their loyalty to Islam

‘Ubadah ibn al-Samit reported: I pledged allegiance to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, along with a group of people. The Prophet said, “I take your

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Abdullah on Munkar: Destruction for one not rejecting evil in his heart

Tariq ibn Shihab reported: A man said to Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, “The one who does not enjoin good or forbid evil has been ruined!”

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Hudhayfah on Fitnah: Who are the dead among the living?

Abu al-Tufayl reported: It was said to Hudhayfah, may Allah be pleased with him, “Who are the dead among the living?” Hudhayfah said, “Those who do not recognize good in

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Hadith on Imarah: Every leader has good and evil advisors

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A Caliph is never appointed but that he has two advisors: one advisor orders him to do

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Malik on Honor: Man punished for not honoring Allah’s commands

Malik ibn Dinar reported: A rabbi among the tribes of Israel would be visited in his house by men and women, whom he would admonish and remind them of the

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Hudhayfah on Sins: Gradual disobedience led Israelites to unbelief

Tariq ibn Shihab reported: It was said to Hudhayfah, may Allah be pleased with him, “Was it in one day that the tribes of Israel abandoned their religion?” Hudhayfah said,

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Hadith on Evil: When to abandon enjoining good?

Anas ibn Malik reported: It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, when should we give up enjoining good and forbidding evil?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon

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Ibn Zubayr on Character: Commandment to tolerate people’s bad manners

Wahb ibn Kaysan reported: Abdullah ibn al-Zubayr, may Allah be pleased with him, said upon the pulpit, “Hold to forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant

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Hatim on Leadership: Believers seek good governance, hypocrites seek power

Al-Ghazali reported: Hatim al-Asamm, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The believer commands and prohibits for the sake of governance and he sets things right. The hypocrite commands and

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Hadith on Akhirah: The Prophet’s astonishing dream of the Hereafter

Abdur Rahman ibn Samurah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came out to us and he said, “Verily, I saw something wondrous last night. I

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