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al-Amr bi al-maʿrūf wa al-nahy ʿan al-munkar
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al-Amr bi al-maʿrūf wa al-nahy ʿan al-munkar, two terms that occur together in the Qurʾān, meaning ‘commanding what is right and forbidding what is wrong’. In Sūrat Āl ʿImrān, verse 104 decrees it to be a communal obligation and verse 110 praises the Muslim community for its faith and its practice of this obligation. According to …

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Matthew Melvin-Koushki, “al-Amr bi al-maʿrūf wa al-nahy ʿan al-munkar”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0278>
First published online: 2015

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