Is It Allowed to Delay Prohibiting an Evil?

Shaikh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ Al-ʿUthaimīn, may Allāh have mercy on him, said: “Allāh the All-High says:

ادْعُ إِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ

Call to Allah’s path with wisdom. (Al-Naḥl, 125)

The way of wisdom is what must followed by a person, so if he sees that he shouldn’t confront this person he associates with [immediately] with al-inkār [prohibition of evil] and that he should hold off for a bit and then use al-inkār with him, then this is good.

Liqāʾ Al-Bāb Al-Maftūḥ, 7.

Translator: Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff
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Date published: May 24th, 2022