IS THE ONE WHO COMMITS A SIN AND TELLS PEOPLE NOT TO DO IS A HYPOCRITE ?

IS THE ONE WHO COMMITS A SIN AND TELLS PEOPLE NOT TO DO IS A HYPOCRITE?

CONTENT :-

1) ENJOINING WHAT IS GOOD AND FORBIDDING WHAT IS EVIL IS OBLIGATORY UPON EVERY MUSLIM.

2) ONE WHO WANTS TO ENJOIN WHAT IS GOOD AND FORBID WHAT IS EVIL SHOULD NOT LET HIS ACTIONS CONTRADICT HIS WORDS.

3) RULING ON IF A PERSON EXHORTS HIS BROTHER CONCERNING A SIN THAT HE HIMSELF HAS FALLEN INTO,DOES IT COME UNDER THE HEADING OF HYPOCRISY.?

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1) ENJOINING WHAT IS GOOD AND FORBIDDING WHAT IS EVIL IS OBLIGATORY UPON EVERY MUSLIM. :-

EVIDENCE FROM QURAN.:-

We ask Allah to make us and you steadfast in adherence to His religion, and to ward off from us the plots of the Shaytaan, for he is a clear enemy who seeks to lead people astray. You should note that enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil is one of the characteristics of the believers. Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):

You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah

(SURAH IMRAN 3 VERSE 110)

And let there be [arising] from you a nation inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful

(SURAH IMRAN 3 VERSE 104)

“The believers, men and women, are Awliya) of one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Maroof (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islam has forbidden)”

(SURAH AT-TAWBAH 9 VERSE 71)

By time,.Indeed, mankind is in loss,.Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.

(SURAH AL ASR 103 VERSE 1-3)

EVIDENCE FROM SUNNAH.:-

Narrted Abu Sa’id I heard the Messenger of Allah as saying: He who amongst you sees something abominable should modify it with the help of his hand; and if he has not strength enough to do it, then he should do it with his tongue, and if he has not strength enough to do it, (even) then he should (abhor it) from his heart, and that is the least of faith.

SAHIH MUSLIM (Book 1, Hadith 79)
SUNAN TIRMIDHI (Vol. 4, Book 7, Hadith 2172)
ABU DAWOOD (Book 2, Hadith 1136)

It was narrated that Tariq bin Shihab said:”Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri said: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah [SAW] say: Whoever among you sees an evil and changes it with his hand, then he has done his duty. Whoever is unable to do that, but changes it with his tongue, then he has done his duty. Whoever is unable to do that, but changes it with his heart, then he has done his duty, and that is the weakest of Faith.'” (Sahih)

SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 6, Book 47, Hadith 5012)
SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 6, Book 47, Hadith 5011)

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2) ONE WHO WANTS TO ENJOIN WHAT IS GOOD AND FORBID WHAT IS EVIL SHOULD NOT LET HIS ACTIONS CONTRADICT HIS WORDS. :-

But the one who wants to enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil should not let his actions contradict his words; rather he should enjoin what is good and do it, and he should forbid what is evil and avoid it. Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):

“O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do?

Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do”

(SURAH AS-SAFF 61 VERSE 2-3)

Shu ‘ayb (peace be upon him) said:

“I wish not, in contradiction to you, to do that which I forbid you”

(SURAH HOOD 11 VERSE 88)

Narrated Usamah bin Zaid”I have heard him saying, “A man will be brought on the Day of Resurrection and thrown in the (Hell) Fire, so that his intestines will come out, and he will go around like a donkey goes around a millstone. The people of (Hell) Fire will gather around him and say: O so-and-so! What is wrong with you? Didn’t you use to order us to do good deeds and forbid us to do bad deeds? He will reply: Yes, I used to order you to do good deeds, but I did not do them myself, and I used to forbid you to do bad deeds, yet I used to do them myself.”

SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 4, Book 54, Hadith 489)
SAHIH MUSLIM (Book 42, Hadith 7122)

It was narrated that Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “On the night on which I was taken on the Night Journey (Isra’), I saw men whose lips were being cut off with scissors of fire. I said: ‘Who are these, O Jibreel?’ He said: ‘These are the khateebs from among your ummah who used to enjoin righteousness on the people and forget themselves, and they used to recite the Book but they did not understand.

MUSNAD AHMAD (HADITH 12615)

SOURCE OF MUSNAD AHMAD :-

http://www.islamweb.net/hadith/display_hbook.php?bk_no=121&hid=12615&pid=672356

It was narrated that Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said “On the night on which I was taken on the night Journey, I came to some people whose lips were being cut off with scissors of fire. Every time they were cut off, they were restored. I said: ‘O Jibreel who are these?’ He said: ‘The khateebs of your ummah who said what they did not do, and they recited the Book of Allaah but they did not act upon it.

SHOABUL EMAAN BAIHAQI (HADITH 4602)

SOURCE OF SHOABUL EMAAN BAIHAQI :-

http://www.islamweb.net/hadith/display_hbook.php?bk_no=682&hid=4602&pid=144580

IBN BAAZ SAID :-

One of the qualities and characteristics that the daa‘iyah (the one who calls others to Allah) should – indeed must – have is that he must act upon what he calls people to and he should be a good example of what he is promoting. He should not be one of those who call people to something then fail to do it themselves, or who tell people not to do something, then do it. That is the state of the losers; we seek refuge with Allah from that. As for the believers who will succeed, they call people to the truth and act in accordance with it, striving and hastening to attain it, and keeping away from that which they tell others not to do.

(MAJMOO‘ FATAAWA IBN BAAZ, 1/346)

IBN UTHAYMEEN SAID :-

Part of the etiquette of enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil is that one should be the first to obey the commands and the first to avoid what is forbidden.

(SHARH RIYAADH AS-SAALIHEEN, PAGE 202)

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3) RULING ON IF A PERSON EXHORTS HIS BROTHER CONCERNING A SIN THAT HE HIMSELF HAS FALLEN INTO,DOES IT COME UNDER THE HEADING OF HYPOCRISY.? :-

If a person exhorts his brother concerning a sin that he himself has fallen into, although this is something that is not befitting for the Muslim, it does not come under the heading of hypocrisy or showing off.

The Standing Committee was asked: If I exhort my brothers and warn them against certain sins, but I myself fall into those sins, am I regarded as a hypocrite?

The Committee replied: You have to repent from sins and exhort your brothers to avoid them. It is not permissible for you to commit sins and fail to advise your brothers, because this is combining two sins. You have to repent to Allah from that whilst still advising your brothers. That is not hypocrisy, but you have fallen into something for which Allah criticises those who do it, as He, may He be glorified, says (interpretation of the meaning):

“O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do?

Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do”

(SURAH AS-SAFF 61 VERSE 2-3)

“Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness and each and every act of obedience to Allah) on the people and you forget (to practise it) yourselves, while you recite the Scripture! Have you then no sense?”

(SURAH AL-BAQARAH 2 VERSE 44)

(FATAAWA AL-LAJNAH AD-DAA’IMAH, 12/268)

Based on that, one should carry on enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, and do not let the fact that you have fallen into the sin that you are telling others not to do stop you from doing that. But you have to strive hard to give it up and to avoid all sins, because the bad consequences, in this world and in the Hereafter, of disobeying Allah and His Messenger will be borne by the one who does that. You should also note that if it is obligatory for everyone to stop what he is doing of sin, this is even more important in the case of one who seeks to enjoin people to do what is good and forbid them to do what is bad, because such an attitude is regarded as blameworthy and shameful before Allah, as stated above.

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