Once at Secundarabad, (india), the matter of Amr bil ma'roof wa nahy anil munkar' was bought up. Maulana Shabbir Ahmad (Jangaon) reports; Maulana Inamul Hasan gave a brief talk on the secundarabad ground before a gathering of almost a hundred ulama.
A silence prevailed, when breaking it i submitted that some people would say that in our effort only the command for the good is there, no prevention from the bad. Where as the two exists simultaneously in the Quran.
Shaikh Maulana enquired, ' What is the aim? Exposure of the forbidden or its eradication? '
I said, ' Its eradication. '
Then he said, ' Look around and find whether the forbidden is eradicated or enhanced in the people engaged in this work. '
The audience of the ulama present there, were very impressed by the talk and later on mentioned it to me also. '
(extracted from 'insight into dawah & its understanding & cognition' )