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Hadith About Evil Actions


Whosoever of you sees an evil action, let him change it with his hand he is not able to do so then with his tongue, and if he is not able to do with his heart, and that is the weakest of faith.


For the growth and stability of a model Islamic system, the Holy Prophet PBUH not only formed a just, moderate and balanced society, but also made arrangements for checking wickedness and ill manners.

This hadith throws light on how society is to be kept safe and secure from evil and corruption. It has been made an obligatory act for every Muslim to see that the moral health of the community does not deteriorate and whenever there is any sign of decadence in any quarter, it should be checked.

Islam has made the Muslims duty bound to eradicate evil, since it corrodes values and destroys social structure. Believers are enjoined to take effective measures to fight evil. Those who can check it with force, that is the power of the government, must do so; while others by preaching and persuasion should try to sweep it out. If circumstances become adverse that even this becomes impossible; then we should remain alive to the fact that evil should be abhorred.

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The principle is that the action of a believer for the promotion of good and his opposition to evil must be to the extent of his power and capability. Hazrat Abu Bakr said that he heard the Prophet PBUH say:

“When the people see a wrong doer committing a wrong and do not seize his hand, it is most likely that Allah SWT will inflict them with His punishment.” (Abu Daud, Tirmizi)

The Prophet PBUH said:

“Help your brother when he does wrong or wrong done to him.”

The companions said:

“O Messenger of Allah! We can help a man to whom wrong is done, but how can we help him when he himself does wrong?”

The Prophet PBUH said:

“Take hold of his hand from doing wrong.” (Bukhari)

A Muslim is not only required to give assistance to one who is the victim of tyranny, injustice and wrong doing, but also to try to stop the one who is committing it and to strive with all his energy to bring about the rule of justice and righteousness to all people.

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