Question addressed to Sheikh Abdul-Muhsin Al-Abbad حفظه الله:
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Question: We are living as a minority in the lands of the kuffâr (non Muslims). Many incidents of verbal abuse occur here. For instance, you may be driving a vehicle and some of the kuffar use hand signals or yell out to you. Are you able to retaliate with the like of them, i.e., make hand signals back or stop the car to threaten them or should you have sabr (patience) so that you can also give them Da'wah to Islâm?
Answered by: Sheikh Abdur-Razzaq bin Abdul-Muhsin Al-Abbaad حفظه الله
The answer is as the Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said: “The Muslim is not one who curses others nor is he one who is a constant criticizer nor does he have a filthy mouth or filthy actions.”  This type of filth that is done with hand signals and verbal threats/abuse is not to be retaliated with its like, because the Believer, as the Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said, is not filthy in his actions or statements.
Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى says when describing the servants of Ar-Rahmaan:
وَإِذَا مَرُّوا بِاللَّغْوِ مَرُّوا كِرَامًا
"... and if they pass by some evil play or evil talk, they pass by it with dignity."
Monday, December 17, 2012
In the Name of Allaah, the Beneficent, Most Merciful. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions. As for what follows:
The Messenger of Allaah, may peace and blessings be upon him, said:
”Verily amongst the people are those who are keys to good and locks to evil. And amongst the people are those who are keys to evil and locks to good. So Toobaa  for the one whom Allaah has placed the keys of good upon his hands and woe be to the one whom Allaah has placed the keys of evil at his disposal.” [Sunan Ibn Maajah #237, Ibn Abi 'Aasim in "As-Sunnah" #297, Musnad At-Tayaalisi #2082, Al-Bayhaqi in Shu'ab al-Eemaan #698, and Al-Albani delcared it good in As-Saheehah #1332]
Sheikh ‘Abdur Razaaq bin ‘Abdul Muhsin Al-’Abbaad, may Allaah preserve them both, said:
“From the ways to be a key to good is by supplication.”