How to Enjoin the Good and Forbid Evil | Islamic Laws by The Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei
How to Enjoin the Good and Forbid Evil
Q 1063: How should a son behave towards his parents who do not care about their religious duties due to their lack of complete faith?
A: He should orally enjoin them to the good and forbid them from evil in a soft language and with due observance of their respect as parents.
Q 1064: My brother does not observe shari and moral norms, and advice has not been effective so far. What is my duty when I see his conduct?
A: It is obligatory for you to express resentment towards such conduct which is against Islamic law, and to remind him in a brotherly way which you deem effective and suitable. But breaking ties of kinship with him is impermissible.
Q 1065: What kind of relation can one have with persons who formerly used to commit such unlawful acts as drinking?
A: The criterion is the present behavior of people. So if they have repented of what they used to do, they should be treated presently like other believers. As for someone who commits Haram acts at present, it is obligatory to deter him from it through forbidding evil. To prevent him from committing a Haram act, it is obligatory to avoid his company and break relationship with him if it is the only solution.