The meaning of a hadith (saying) of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is that if a Muslim sees evil, he should stop it with force. If he is unable to do that, he should denounce it verbally. If a Muslim is not even capable of that, then he should at least consider it evil in his heart, but this is the lowest level of faith. Three basic truths emerge prominently from this hadith:
(3) The third important aspect of this holy hadith is that the very absence of evil is the greatest good. But what does this mean? In our religious, spiritual, and moral education, there is a major shortcoming in that we don’t pay as much attention to the promotion of good as to the eradication of evil, whereas the eradication of evil is more important than the promotion of good. For example, one Muslim may worship less but there is no evil in him. On the contrary, another Muslim worships a lot but two or three evils are also found in him. The question is who is the better person among them?