Are You Intrusive and Nosy?
In The Name of Allaah, The Mosst Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) was asked:
”When a Muslim shows disapproval of the evil of another person, he replies to him saying: You are intrusive or do not interfere in that which does not concern you. Is this speech correct in such an instance, and what should be the reply to (this person)?
This speech of his is incorrect; to say to a person who disapproves of his evil that: ‘’you are intrusive’’ or ‘’this is not your concern’’, this is not correct; because Allaah (The Most High) commanded us forbid evil and enjoin good. It is obligatory upon us to enjoin good and forbid evil according to our ability, whether the one who is commanded or prohibited likes it or not.
And he should reply to him (saying): Indeed, this concerns me; because Allaah has commanded me to enjoin good and forbid evil, and because the believer to another believer is like a solid building, one part supporting the other. So that which concerns a Muslim is a concern of his brother. [Source: Al-Manaahiy Al-Ladh-Dhiyyah: Page: 144]
Shaqeeq Al-Balkhee (rahimahullaah) said:
The signs of repentance are: Weeping over what has preceded, fear of falling into sin, keeping away from evil doers and to be constantly in the company of the best of the people. [Siyah A’laam Nubulaa]
And Allaah knows best
Abu mu-aawiyyah (Abdullaah al-gambi)