Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel
How do I deal with people who commit blasphemy or sin?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate
I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question.
Don’t over-worry about the interaction with people. Just limit your interaction with people who purposely put you down, think or say negative comments, and remain silent if there is some form of negativity if you were to talk to them. Never let the shaytan think otherwise. Sometimes, if you speak, the shaytan will whisper negative thoughts about the other person more.
Putting Up with People
The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The believer who mixes with people and bears their annoyance with patience will have a greater reward than the believer who does not mix with people and does not put up with their annoyance.” [Ibn Maja]
Follow this Hadith
Turn to Knowledge, Action, and Good Company
Believers make Shaytan tired by remembering Allah Most High, especially collectively. Just continue to worship Allah Most High as you are doing now. However, try to worship collectively, with all prayers in the congregation, even at home. Also, attend communal programs and circles, like circles of knowledge and remembrance. This will give you added and needed strength. Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Verily, the believer can wear out his devils just as one of you exhausts his camel on a journey.” [Ahmad] So continue; you will wear out Shaytans’ whisperings.
I would like you to go through the valuable answers and links below. You will receive guidance and direction in sha Allah.
- A Reader on Calling to Allah, Giving Advice, and Commanding the Good (seekersguidance.org)
- How to Strengthen Faith in Allah and Return to Him? A Reader – SeekersGuidance
- Is Acting Differently with Different People Hypocrisy That Leads to Disbelief (Kufr)? (seekersguidance.org)
- Should I Put My Trust in Allah Most High Despite Life’s Challenges? – SeekersGuidance
- 11- Balance Leisure – Truth for the Youth: How to be a Muslim in the 21st Century- Imam Yama Niazi – SeekersGuidance
I pray this helps with your question.
[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey.
He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.
He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.
He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His personal interest is the love of books and gardening.