Principles of the Shariah Concerning Practices
Hazrat Maulana Maseehullah رحمه الله said:
“If something is permissible, however if there is fear of disgrace and insult in doing it, then abstain from that permissible act.
In like manner, if something is Mustahab, but it is beset with makrooh and munkar factors (i.e. that which are reprehensible and abhorrent in the Shariah) then abstain from such a Mustahab act.
If, however, the act is among the Waajibaat (the obligatory acts) and makroohaat and munkaraat have set in then the makroohaat and munkaraat shall be eliminated. The waajib act shall not be discarded.
These are Shar’i Principles which should be remembered and implemented. If you implement these, you will never grind to a halt in confusion.”