Use Gentleness In Dawah Initially With The Wrongdoer And If That Fails Use Harshness – Shaykh Bin Baz

Shaykh Bin Baz said, “[Certainly] there is no doubt that the perfect Islaamic Sharee’ah (Law) came with a warning against extremism (ghuloo) in the religion and it commands dawah to the path of the truth with wisdom and good admonition, and debating with that which is good.

However, it does not overlook the aspect of roughness and harshness in its [correct and appropriate] place when gentleness and debating with that which is good does not benefit.

Allaah the Glorified says, “O Prophet! fight the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be rough with them.” [Sooratut-Tawbah 9:73]

And Allaah the Exalted said, “O you who believe! Fight those who are close to you from the disbelievers, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allaah is with those who have taqwaa (fear/reverence).” [Sooratut-Tawbah 9:123]

And Allaah the Exalted said, “And do not debate with the people of the Book, except with that which is good, except those who transgress from amongst them.” [Sooratul-‘Ankaboot 29:46]

As for when the person of transgression [a person of sins], disbelief or corruption [i.e. a person of innovation] is not benefited [with gentleness and debating with that which is good] and is not progressed [towards the truth and away from his incorrect beliefs or evil actions], and he does not give attention [to the words of] admonisher and the advisor, then verily it becomes necessary to take him by his hand, and to deal with him harshly [but still with good manners so with out insults or abuse].

[Thus] he is given what he deserves from the establishment of punishment, rebuke, censure or reproach; until his punishment is fulfilled and his falsehood is driven away…”

Ref: Madaarikun Nadhr Fis Siyaasah of Shaykh Abdul-Maalik Ramadaanee via

Posted by Abdul Kareem Ibn Ozzie


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I am a revert trying to spread the sunnah inshallah.
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