Allah says in the Qur’an: “Do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it].”
What happens when imams, teachers, and duat do not ensure that the wider community is aware of those parts of Islamic law and jurisprudence that are in this day and age considered “sensitive” or politically incorrect?
Well, the Muslim community grows up with the wrong impression of what the Sharia is, of what the Islamic tradition is. Then, when those same imams and duat do happen to mention something “sensitive” or politically incorrect in a private context and that leaks or word gets out, then the larger community, given their ignorance, is scandalized. And ironically they condemn that imam or daee for being a jahil extremist, fire him, denounce him, etc.
So not only are teachers hurting the community when they censor and abridge the teachings of Islam, but they are also hurting themselves. They are creating a community that will eventually replace them with more politically correct, more “woke,” i.e., more ignorant people. This is how a community or a nation strays from generation to generation.
NB: Teaching sensitive topics does not mean that one should teach in an unstrategic way. There are more and less strategic and compelling ways to teach certain issues. If a person wants to commit his life to teach Islam, he needs to learn how to do this. The advice from Ali (r) to “Speak to the people in a way they will understand. Would you like that Allah and His Messenger (s) be denied?” is not licensed to leave out the parts of Islam that people don’t like to hear! But that is how this famous statement has been misused by the purveyors of unconditional political correctness: as a license to censor and abridge as convenient. Calling to Islam is not a cakewalk.