Practice before preaching

Question ID: 29889

Assalam o alaikum,

Respected Mufti Sahab, thanks for the answer. May Allah give you Aafiyah. One more question I wanted to ask that I heard one person saying to the other person that you should not tell anyone to do the good act which he does not do himself. He said this is mentioned in Quran.
How far is this correct. Is he right.
Suppose a person does not say prayers no matter for what reason so he can’t even say his family members or other people to read salah. He will just keep quiet until he starts doing it himself.

A person wears his pant or trouser below the ankle, but he saw the imam wearing the jubba or cloak below the ankle, so he told imam to cut a little from below and make it above the ankle, so the imam said he saw the Imam of haram wearing it below ankle and nobody is saying anything and more over, when the socks are worn the ankles are covered. Then he said that you yourself wear pant below ankle so who are you to tell me when you yourself do not follow. The person then said that I agree that I am doing wrong but I am a musalli but you are an Imam and people follow you in the prayers and you are a symbol of muslim community, this also make an impact on the non-muslims by looking at you and your dress and attitude.
But he did not listen and started debating.What to do in this case.
Here I want to know what the person said and what the Imam said which is correct. What is the ruling about the socks.Please guide accordingly.

Jazzak Allah!

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Asked on November 26, 2013 8:09 pm
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This concept and ideology is wrong. One can enjoin what is good and forbid evil even if one is not doing good.

1) The Imaam of the Haraam is not a proof in Shariat.

2) It is Makrooh to follow the Imaam who wear his trousers below the ankle.
3) Trustees should change this Imaam.

4) The reasoning of the Imaam is not valid. Sahabah used socks but still acted upon the Hadith.

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Answered on November 26, 2013 8:09 pm