This is indeed very unfortunate that some people try to persuade
others to do good acts and avoid evil through narrating such concocted stories.
The listeners also do not bother to think that they are being fooled by
accepting things which they wouldn’t believe in if only they were to deliberate.
The best approach to preaching is found in the example of the Prophet (sws)
who used to recite the Qur’ān before his addressees. The best discourse and the
ultimate source of guidance is the Qur’ān. We should try to present its message
in a clear and cogent manner. We should try to inculcate all the good qualities
in people through teaching them the Qur’ān.
We understand that a believer is always supposed to uphold the truth and
should try to replace the wrong with the right. Of course he must do it with
wisdom and should not create disorder. While we can have a dialogue with such
people and convince them about their folly, we can adopt a positive approach in
this regard. Since the Qur’ān is the book which is revered by all Muslims, we
should, instead of telling such people that they are wrong, explain to them that
we should read out to people a translation of the Qur’ānic text. In this manner,
we can achieve our objective without being labeled as insincere.