Forbidding what is evil

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Forbidding what is evil (Arabic: النهي عن المنكرNahy ani l-Munkar), is a part of Islam and means, for example, to oppose injustice. In a more political and social context, Muslims are divided: Some believe that one should not take a social stance unless the Caliph orders.

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It is derived from the Quranic command what is good and forbid what is wrong.

The phrase "Forbidding what is Evil" comes from several Qur'anic ayah (verses). "al-Munkar" means literally "the rejected".

See also: Ma'ruf

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