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Very Brief Introduction to the Doctrine of الامر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر Part Two

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 23, 2021 at 07:10

Dr. Pipes,

If you google "المعروف المنكر" (read this as: The Good, The Bad) only from Islamweb (one of the best Islamic sites on the Web) you will get "133,000" web pages.

As usual the Qur'an does not explain what is meant by "المعروف المنكر." And this is where al-Mufasereen (as usual) step in. And on top of the list is, the darling of Islamists, Ibn Taymiyya's book: "الامر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر" and here is a link to his book. When the tragedy in 2015 in Syria and Iraq was unfolding, it was very clear that these terrorist groups were avid readers of Ibn Taymiyya.


Notice that in Tafsir al-Tabari, we are told that Ibn 'Abbas stated that "المعروف المنكر" is enforced through "fighting."

So what is the "good and bad"? Enforcing (by force) the Hijab in places like Iran and the 5 daily prayers in places like Saudi Arabic, the murder of apostates, gays, lesbians and trans people, dehumanizing the Shi'a and members of al-Ahmadiyya, the atrocities inflicted on the likes of the Yazidis and the Christians in Iraq and Syria. Even the 9/11 Atrocity as well as the atrocities in Libya in 2012 and terrorist attacks in Europe, the murder of millions of Hindus in India, the Armenian Genocide are more examples of الامر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر

However, I believe that number one victims of this doctrine are Muslims.


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