Explanning or teaching or arguing about Islam with a Muslim or a non muslim in a rude manner - is it permissable?

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Explanning or teaching or arguing about Islam with a Muslim or a non muslim in a rude manner - is it permissable?


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Explaining Islam rude manner

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Being rude is not a part of Islamic and righteous character, and it would not be permissible for one who invites another to the Path of Allah Subhanah to be rude to his brother in humanity in any way.  Allah Subhanah has specifically commanded the believers to invite mankind to the Path of Allah Subhanah with wisdom and excellent admonition, and even if the person being invited is rude and/or abusive, the inviter is commanded to act and argue in the absolute best and most polite of manners.


Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 16, Surah An-Nahl Ayat 125:

Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and excellent admonition and argue with people in the best manner. Your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Way and who is Rightly guided.


When inviting someone to Islam, one has to remember that the only duty the Lord has laid upon the believers is to invite to the Truth with wisdom and excellent admonition; it is entirely upto the individual being invited to accept the invitation or reject it.   As much as the believer loves and wishes for the other to be guided aright, one must believe with conviction that it is the Lord Alone Who guides whom He Wills and leaves astray those who do not wish to be guided aright.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 28 Surah Qasas verse 56:

You cannot guide whom you love,  but Allah guides whomever He Pleases.  And He best knows those who would accept guidance.


Regardless of how rude or abusive the person being invited is, the believer is duty bound to be extremely polite in his conversation with the non-believer.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother and sincere well wisher in Islam,





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