Mufti Menk – Encourage People to do Good!

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of being from within a group of people who call for goodness. They stress that it is a crisis when abusing people and calling them by names is a violation of Islam. The speaker warns against calling people by names and advises against calling people by their names.
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Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us, you know, there should always be a group from amongst you who guides people. Those are the successful ones. Listen to what he says in verse number 104 of surah, Allah and Milan will

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go, what una eco friendly home. Let there be from you a group who calls towards goodness, who calls towards goodness, instructing that which is good and

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prohibiting that which is bad. For indeed, those are the ones who are successful. That's the verse. Now, there should be a group reminding others about what's right and wrong. I want to derive a few things from this verse number one, be from among those who speaks with utmost respect to others, you are conveying what Allah has revealed to others. It's not done in a harsh way. It's done very calm. So speak to them respectfully, when you're encouraging people to do good, encourage them in the most beautiful, amazing way that they feel they want to do what you're saying. And when you're discouraging them from bad discourage them in the most amazing, befitting way that they feel that we

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want to quit this. That's how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to talk to the people. And remember, the most successful are those

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who call others towards goodness in a beautiful way. However, yes, it is comforting. Yes, it becomes a very big crisis, when we don't know how to call people towards goodness, when we yell and scream at them. It's a crisis. When we make them feel so unworthy of the mercy of Allah. It is a crisis, when we actually abuse them, belittle them shame them, call them names, that is a crisis. Unfortunately, some of those who think they're pioneers fall into this trap sometimes, and we don't realize it is a crisis. Comfort yourself, by calling people with respect. Remember, you may have been there some time back now that you've come out

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Subhanallah you need to be lenient on them. And remember, if you haven't seen the dark days, there is a great chance that if you were to abuse people and belittle them, Allah might make you plunged into darkness after you saw the light, which is even worse. So don't be too arrogant. Don't think that you are more pious than everybody else. So that gives you a license to swear them and abuse them and curse them and hold names. For indeed that is a sign of your failure. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who take heed before it's too late.


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