Maroof and Munkar: Enjoining What is Right and Forbidding What is Wrong by Jalaluddin Umari
Urging people to do what is right and to avoid doing wrong is a basic precept in Islam. This command of Allah?s is mentioned in verse after verse of the Qur?an. The Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) reinforced Allah?s command with directives to the Muslim Ummah to enjoin right conduct and forbid wrongdoing. As Muslims, we often read these verses and hadiths without fully understanding their significance to us and to our society. The author, the leader of the largest Islamic movement in India and a respected scholar in his own right, has compiled the most important statements of classical and more recent scholars to explain and comment on what it means, in practical terms, to ?enjoin what is good and right and forbid what is wrong.?
In the words of the author, this is a Qur?anic concept that holds the key to the worldview and value system of Islam, and it is discussed at length in the present book. This discussion will point out the nature of this mission in Islam ? its relevance, the modes of its enforcement, and the changes that practicing it brings about in society.