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الهيئة العامة للأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر

English translation: Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice

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Arabic term or phrase:الهيئة العامة للأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر
English translation:Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice
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19:18 Sep 1, 2001
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Arabic term or phrase: الهيئة العامة للأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر
خطاب موجه للهيئة العامة للأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر بالمملكة العربية السعودية
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Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice
Explanation:
This is one of several possible English renditions. Take a look at the following text from Amnesty International:

http://www.amnesty-usa.org/ailib/aireport/ar99/mde23.htm

“Ahmad bin Ahmad al-Mubalbil, a prayer leader from al-Jufer village in al-Ihsa, died reportedly in November while in the custody of members of the Hay`at al-Amr bil Ma`ruf Wan-Nahi `an al-Munkar, Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.”

The name of this organization is not to be confused with the Islamic concept of AL-AMR BIL-MA’ROOF WAL-NAHY ‘AN AL-MUNKAR. This principle has been translated in a number of ways. One translation has it “bidding good and forbidding evil.” Take a look at the following:

http://www.al-islam.org/polarization/16.htm

“Now, "bidding to good and forbidding evil" has, before anything else, two fundamental principles: one is a profound and knowledgeable insight into the religion, and the other is a profound insight into how to act. If there is no profound knowledge of religion, as we learn from ahadith (traditions), the loss that will be incurred in doing this will be greater than its benefit. And a profound insight into the correct way to act depends on two conditions which are called, in Islamic jurisprudence, ihtimalu't-ta'thir, that is, the possibility of effective action, and `adamu tarattub-i 'l-maf'sadatin alayh. that is, the absence of any resulting cause of evil, and this can only come about by the exercising of reason in these two duties.”

Another rendition is “enjoining good and forbidding evil.” Take a look at the following:

http://www.islamicfeqh.org/estefta-e/good&evil-7.html

“What is the rule if enjoining to ma 'ruf and forbidding from munkar compromises the dignity of someone who fails to carry out the ma 'ruf or perpetrates the munkar, and humiliates him before the people?”

A third rendition is “commanding of good and forbidding of evil.” Take a look at the following:

http://www.qss.org/archives/uboodiyah/Preface.html

“But in the face of this, Al-Jabriyah denied the legislated commanding of good and forbidding of evil. This occurred because they were too narrow-minded to understand how Allah (SWT) could command one thing (good) but measure out something else (e.g. evil).”

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na +1Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of ViceFuad Yahya
naالهيئة العامة للامر بالمعروف والنهى عن المنكر
Magdy Zaky
naAddendumFuad Yahya
naThis is the official name for the Mutawa3 organization in Saudi ARabiashfranke


  

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29 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice


Explanation:
This is one of several possible English renditions. Take a look at the following text from Amnesty International:

http://www.amnesty-usa.org/ailib/aireport/ar99/mde23.htm

“Ahmad bin Ahmad al-Mubalbil, a prayer leader from al-Jufer village in al-Ihsa, died reportedly in November while in the custody of members of the Hay`at al-Amr bil Ma`ruf Wan-Nahi `an al-Munkar, Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.”

The name of this organization is not to be confused with the Islamic concept of AL-AMR BIL-MA’ROOF WAL-NAHY ‘AN AL-MUNKAR. This principle has been translated in a number of ways. One translation has it “bidding good and forbidding evil.” Take a look at the following:

http://www.al-islam.org/polarization/16.htm

“Now, "bidding to good and forbidding evil" has, before anything else, two fundamental principles: one is a profound and knowledgeable insight into the religion, and the other is a profound insight into how to act. If there is no profound knowledge of religion, as we learn from ahadith (traditions), the loss that will be incurred in doing this will be greater than its benefit. And a profound insight into the correct way to act depends on two conditions which are called, in Islamic jurisprudence, ihtimalu't-ta'thir, that is, the possibility of effective action, and `adamu tarattub-i 'l-maf'sadatin alayh. that is, the absence of any resulting cause of evil, and this can only come about by the exercising of reason in these two duties.”

Another rendition is “enjoining good and forbidding evil.” Take a look at the following:

http://www.islamicfeqh.org/estefta-e/good&evil-7.html

“What is the rule if enjoining to ma 'ruf and forbidding from munkar compromises the dignity of someone who fails to carry out the ma 'ruf or perpetrates the munkar, and humiliates him before the people?”

A third rendition is “commanding of good and forbidding of evil.” Take a look at the following:

http://www.qss.org/archives/uboodiyah/Preface.html

“But in the face of this, Al-Jabriyah denied the legislated commanding of good and forbidding of evil. This occurred because they were too narrow-minded to understand how Allah (SWT) could command one thing (good) but measure out something else (e.g. evil).”

Fuad



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Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2542
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thank you very much mr fuad you help me so much put if you do not mind, i want you to tell me where you are from
thank you again
goodbye and good luck
your friend
mohamed

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Alaa Zeineldine: Excellent! Consider also "promotion" instead of "propagation".
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37 mins
Addendum


Explanation:
I failed to make an important distinction in my previous posting, namely that "Committee" would refer to a local group, called LAJNA, while AL-HAY'A AL-'AMMA" would be called either the "General Commission" or "General Organization."

Fuad

Fuad Yahya
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42 mins
This is the official name for the Mutawa3 organization in Saudi ARabia


Explanation:
Greetings.

Fuad has rendered an accurate and excellent translation of the official title of this organizationa.

FYI, that title refers to organization whose members the expatriate communities in Saudi Arabia generally refer to as 'Mutawa3iin = "volunteers."

HTH. Khair, in sha' Allah.

REgards from Los Angeles,

S. H. Franke
(Formerly of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE and elsewhere in the Gulf region)

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Local time: 11:56
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الهيئة العامة للامر بالمعروف والنهى عن المنكر


Explanation:
The excat translation is
General Organization for the Propagation of Virtue and Suppression of Vice.
Magdy Zaky



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