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News ID: 1389
Publish Date: 10:38 - 18 June 2013
Tehran, YJC. A religious expert has examined the nature of the Islamic principal of commanding the good and forbidding the evil to state that the maxim has no incongruity with people’s privacy.

Marzieh Mohasses is an instructor at Beheshti Univdersity of Tehran. In a paper titled "Rereading the Relation of Commanding the Good and Forbidding the Evil with People’s Privacy in the Holy Quran”, she writes "According to the Quran, commanding the good and forbidding the evil does not interfere with people’s privacy because ‘the good’ means the accepted values of societies.”

 "The concept of commanding good and forbidding evil is a basic tenet of Islam. A frequent doubt in relation to this concept is its outward contradiction to the preservation of people’s privacy as a major requirement emphasized by most divine religions,” the paper reads.

Mohasses adds "Delimiting commanding the good and forbidding the evil and privacy according to the Quran implies that if we regard the former as a call to definite values of society and the protection of undeniable expediencies of the Islamic society, this maxim does not only not contradict people’s privacy, but is welcomed by all social peace-makers as a principal strengthening people’s privacy.”

She further writes "Commanding the good and forbidding the evil does not violate the privacy of individuals because its application comes gradually, in steps, and with regard to different circumstances, to be further supervised by religious experts.”

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