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Riyad as-Salihin 184 (Book) #38569
Taking Action Against Evil

SUMMARY: This hadith explains that it is important to take action against evil, and even if one cannot do so physically or verbally, they should still have faith in their heart.

Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah said, "Whoever amongst you sees an evil, he must change it with his hand; if he is unable to do so, then with his tongue; and if he is unable to do so, then with his heart; and that is the weakest form of Faith". Muslim.
فالأول‏:‏ عن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ سمعت رسول الله يقول‏:‏ ‏ "‏من رأى منكم منكرًا فليغيره بيده ، فإن لم يستطع فبلسانه، فإن لم يستطع فبقلبه وذلك أضعف الإيمان‏"‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه مسلم‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏

faith  *  change  *  evil  *  alimaan  *  taghyir  *  sharr

Take action against evil using one's hands or tongue if possible; have faith in one's heart even when unable to take physical or verbal action .

This hadith from Prophet Muhammad ﷺ teaches us the importance of taking action against evil. He explains that we should use our hands to change the evil if we can, and if not then our tongues. If we are unable to do either of these things then at least have faith in our hearts that what is wrong will eventually be righted. It is important for us to remember this teaching as it encourages us to stand up for what is right and just even when it may seem difficult or impossible. We must always strive for justice and fairness no matter how hard it may be.

This hadith also reminds us of the power of faith in our hearts; even when we cannot take physical or verbal action against something wrong, having faith can still make a difference. We must never give up hope that good will prevail over evil in the end, no matter how dark things may seem at times.

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