Advising those involved in major sins

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: What should be our behavior with friends who dabble in major sins? Should we cut them off or advice them?


A: If you are able to advise them, then you should advise them and guide them to the straight path. If you are unable to advise them, then you should not associate with them as it is feared that through associating with them, you may become influenced by their ways.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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