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What do I say to my stubborn brother when truth about something is very clear?

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “I guarantee a house in Jannah for one who gives up arguing, even if he is in the right…..” (1)

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated: “It may be that a person is in the right whilst arguing with another person about something that is not related to the religion, for example he says, ‘I saw such and such person in the market’ and the other person says, ‘Rather, I saw him in the Masjid’, and thus an argument occurs between them. This is the type of argument mentioned in the hadeeth”. (2)

The Shaikh also stated, “O student of knowledge! Likewise, it is obligated on you to abandon (blameworthy) debate and argumentation, because indeed (blameworthy) debate and argumentation is a means to cutting off the path to what is correct, because (blameworthy) debate and argumentation makes a person speak to give the upper hand to himself. Even if the truth is made clear to him, you will find him either rejecting it or misconstruing the truth -out of disliking it- to give himself the upper hand and to compel his opponent to accept his statement. Therefore, if you notice (blameworthy) debate and argumentation from your brother when the truth is very clear, but he does not follow it, then flee from him like you would flee from a lion, and say, ‘I do not have anything other than the truth I have mentioned to you'”. (3)

The Prohibition of Al-Qaza’ ― A Type of Hairstyle Disallowed by Allah’s Messenger Where a Part of the Head is Shaved and Other Parts are Left Long… Imitating the Styles and Fashions of the Unbelievers:

[Ref 1: Saheeh Aabu Dawud. Hadeeth Number 4800]

[Ref 2: Sharh Hilyah Taalib Al-Ilm page 245]

[Ref 3: Sharh Hilyati Taalibil Ilm’ page 246]

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