عن أبي رقية تميم بن أوس الداري رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: «الدين النصيحة» قلنا: لمن؟ قال:«لله، ولكتابه، ولرسوله، ولأئمة المسلمين وعامتهم». [صحيح] - [رواه مسلم] المزيــد ...
Abu Ruqayyah Tamīm ibn Aws Ad-Dāri (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Religion is sincere advice." We said: "To whom?" He said: "To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, the Muslim leaders, and the general body of Muslims." Sahih/Authentic. - [Muslim]
Islam, the true religion, urges its followers to offer sincere advice, to believe in and acknowledge the oneness of Allah, Exalted and Glorified, deeming Him free of any imperfection and describing Him with perfect attributes; to believe that the Qur'an is His Speech, revealed and not created, to act upon its clear verses and believe in its ambiguous verses; to believe what the Messenger (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) brought, obeying his commands and avoiding his prohibitions; to offer the Muslim leaders sincere advice by aiding them upon truth, guiding them regarding what they are ignorant of, and reminding them of what they forget or are heedless of; to guide the common Muslims to the truth, to refrain from harming them and protect them from others' harm as much as we can, and to enjoin them to do good and forbid them from evil. In brief, advice for them is to wish for them what each of us wishes for himself.
Advice occupies a great status in Islam; hence, it is named as 'religion'.
The religion includes words and deeds.
A scholar should clarify things to those he addresses and not elaborate in explaining things until they ask him, which would therefore provoke their interest and leave a more profound impact than when things are told to them in a direct manner.
It shows the Prophet’s excellent way of teaching (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him), as he used to mention something as a whole and then in detail.
The Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) were keen on obtaining knowledge. They would not leave anything that needed clarification without asking about it.
The necessity of prioritization. The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) mentioned giving advice to Allah first , then to the Book, then the Messenger, then the Muslim rulers, and then ordinary Muslims.
Emphasizing a point by repetition in order to attract attention and ease understanding, as recorded in the version narrated by Ahmad where the sentence: “Religion is giving advice” is repeated thrice.