Shaykh Bin Baz said, “Good; manners is from the greatest paths through which the truth will be accepted, and bad character from the most dangerous means through which it will not be accepted and the engendering oppression, enmity and fighting. Joined to this is that which some people do, from demonstrations, which cause great evil to the callers – marching in the streets and shouting isn’t from the way of rectification and da’wah. The correct way is to visit and write with that which is best – to advise the leaders and the shaykhs of the tribes [in places where they have tribes] – not with stringency and demonstrating.
The prophet sall Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was in Mecca for ten years and never demonstrated or marched, nor did he threaten the people in their wealth or selves. And there is no doubt that this manner harms the da’wah and the callers – it prevents its spread and leads the leaders and those in authority to do whatsoever they can to oppose and restrict it. They [the protesters] want good by this but the opposite is achieved!
That the caller to Allaah takes the path of the messengers and their followers, even if the period of time stretches, it is better than to do actions that harm, restrict or govern over the da’wah. And there is no power or might except with Allaah.”
Ref: Mujalat al-Buhooth al-Islaamiyyah (vol. 38, p. 210)
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