Enormities: Acquiescing To Disobedience

This is another article in the chapter Probable Enormities from the classical manual on Sharia called Reliance of the Traveller. The articles are posted one by one in the order they are given in the book.

ACQUIESCING TO DISOBEDIENCE
p75.4 The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
(1) “Whoever of you sees something wrong, let him change it with his hand (dis: book q). If unable, then let him change it with his tongue. If unable, then with his heart. And that is the weakest degree of faith.”
And in the hadith related by Muslim concerning oppressors:
(2) “Whoever fights them with his hand is a believer, whoever fights them with his tongue is a believer, whoever fights them in his heart is a believer, Beyond that, there is not a mustard grain of faith.”
This hadith proves that whoever does not condemn acts of disobedience in his heart or wish they would cease is devoid of faith. Fighting with the heart includes asking Allah Most High to annihilate the falsehood and its perpetrators, or improve them.
(3) “Leaders will be placed over you that some of you will accept and some of you condemn. Whoever dislikes what they do is innocent. Whoever condemns what they do is secure. But not whoever accepts and follows them.” Someone said, “Shouldn’t we fight them?” And he replied, “No, not as long as they maintain the prayer [dis: 025.3( a( A:))] among you.”

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