Q.The individual is asking, what is your advice for those who belittle and degrade the committee for enjoining the good and forbidding the evil?
A.The shaykh (hafiathullaahu ta’alaa) responded by saying those who make fun of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil then these individuals have opposed the Qur’aan and the sunnah. We find that Allaah (azza wa ja’al) has made it an obligation to enjoin the good and forbid the evil as it is present in the Qur’aan: ‘Verily you are the best of the nations that has been bought forth for the people: you enjoin Al-Maruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islaam has ordained) & forbid Al-Munkar (poythesim, disbelief and all that Islaam has forbidden) & you believe in Alllaah. And other verses where Allaah (ta’baarak ta wa ta’alaa) orders us to enjoin the good and to forbid the evil. So those individuals who speak ill of the committee of enjoining good and forbidding evil, then these individuals it is not befitting for them to do so and a person would only do so if he is upon major ignorance or if this individual has deviated from the correct beliefs. We ask Alllaah for salvation.
Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 02.02.13 Riyadh)