Doing a wrong to win someone’s heart

Q: On a recent tour of the UK a certain aalim posed for a photo with Amir Khan, a boxer, who participates in a Haraam music-promoting sport, and whose satr is exposed due to his profession. This nakedness would particularly be the case at weigh-ins before bouts where, I believe boxers would strip down to just their underpants. All this is in the name of winning the hearts of dunya celebrities so that they come on to Deen and start doing the work of Dawat and Tabligh. This irks my conscience as I cannot imagine that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam would condone the sins of a man by posing with him in a photograph in order to win his heart and spread love. Furthermore, allows himself to be videoed in a Masjid during his talks. Women attend at night, in many cases without their Mahrams. It is naive to think that Maulana doesn’t know this happens in a country like UK. Is there any justification whatsoever in Shariah for this aalims actions?


A: This is incorrect. To do a wrong even for a right intention is impermissible. For example, you cannot rob someone in order to contribute to charitable works for the poor and needy.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)