The bounteous gift of Allah (swt) that He sent down during the Blessed Ramadan, the Noble Qur’an, is full of verses obliging a great duty, which has great reward. It is the duty of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil.
Allah (swt) said, وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتُ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ يَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنْ الْمُنكَرِ “The believers, men and women, are allies of one another; they enjoin the good and forbid the evil.” [Tawba 9:71].
One important aspect of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil is bringing the rulers to task and commanding them with what Islam demands of them and forbidding them from what Islam prohibits. RasulAllah ﷺ said, أَفْضَلَ الْجِهَادِ كَلِمَةُ حَقٍّ عِنْدَ سُلْطَانٍ جَائِرٍ “The best Jihad is the just word in front of a tyrant ruler.” (Tirmidhi).
Friday, 05 Ramadan 1440 AH – 10 May 2019 CE