Book Name:Dawat-e-Islami ka Taaruf
وَلۡتَکُنۡ مِّنۡکُمۡ اُمَّۃٌ یَّدۡعُوۡنَ اِلَی الۡخَیۡرِ وَ یَاۡمُـرُوۡنَ بِالۡمَعۡـرُوۡفِ وَ یَنۡہَوۡنَ عَنِ الۡمُنۡکَرِ ؕ وَ اُولٰٓئِکَ ہُمُ الۡمُفۡلِحُوۡنَ ﴿۱۰۴﴾
And let there be such a group among you that may call towards goodness and command what is righteous and prevent evil. And the very same attained their goals.
[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)]
(Āl-e-‘Imrān, verse 104, part 4)
Commenting on the foregoing verse, a renowned exegetist of the Quran Muftī Aḥmad Yār Khān عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الْـمَـنَّانْ has stated in Tafsīr-e-Na’īmī, volume 4, page 72, ‘O Muslims! There should be one such movement amongst you, or you have to launch one such movement on permanent basis that calls all the impious people towards righteousness, the unbelievers towards Islamic faith, the transgressors towards piety, the heedless towards awareness, the ignorant towards Islamic knowledge and gnosis, the reserved ones towards the pleasure of (Divine) devotion and those in oblivion towards consciousness.
Similarly, this movement ought to enforce correct beliefs, good manners and good deeds by preaching, by writings, physically, forcefully, softly and (a ruler to his subjects) strictly. Further, this movement ought to prevent people from false beliefs, ill manners, bad deeds, evil intentions and evil thoughts by tongue and heart, by writings and even by force (as per one’s authority).’