Da'wah - Calling others to Islam ☪

(I've got an interesting topic from one of my friends. Alhamdulillah, very useful for everyone. Thankful to that sister, too :) ...)

Praise be to Allaah.

Allaah created man and caused him to dwell on this earth, but He did not forsake him. Rather He gave him what he needs of food, drink and clothing, and revealed to him throughout the ages a path to follow and be guided by. The interests and happiness of mankind at every time and in every place depend upon following the path of Allaah and rejecting all others:

“And verily, this (i.e. Allaah’s Commandments mentioned in the above two Verses 151 and 152) is My straight path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His path. This He has ordained for you that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)”
[al-An’aam 6:153 – interpretation of the meaning]

Islam is the last of the heavenly religions and the Qur’aan is the last of the heavenly Books. Hadhrati Muhammad (sas)(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is the last of the Prophets and Messengers. Allaah commanded him to convey this religion to all of mankind:

“this Qur’aan has been revealed to me that I may therewith warn you and whomsoever it may reach”[al-An’aam 6:18]

Allaah sent His Messenger Muhammad (sas) (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) with Islam to all of mankind, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Say (O Muhammad): ‘O mankind! Verily, I am sent to you all as the Messenger of Allaah’”[al-A’raaf 7:158]

Da’wah or calling others to Islam is the best of deeds, because it involves guiding people to the Straight Path and to that which will bring them happiness in this world and in the Hereafter:

“And who is better in speech than he who [says: ‘My Lord is Allaah (believes in His Oneness),’ and then stands firm (acts upon His Order), and] invites (men) to Allaah’s (Islamic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds, and says: ‘I am one of the Muslims.’”
[Fussilat 41:33 – interpretation of the meaning]

Calling others to Islam is an honourable mission. This is the work of the Prophets and Messengers. The Messenger (sas) (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained that his mission in life, and the mission of his followers, is to call people to Allaah.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Say (O Muhammad): ‘This is my way; I invite unto Allaah (i.e. to the Oneness of Allaah — Islamic Monotheism) with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me (also must invite others to Allaah, i.e. to the Oneness of Allaah — Islamic Monotheism with sure knowledge). And Glorified and Exalted be Allaah (above all that they associate as partners with Him). And I am not of the Mushrikoon (polytheists, pagans, idolaters and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allaah; those who worship others along with Allaah or set up rivals or partners to Allaah)’”[Yoosuf 12:108]

The Muslims in general and the scholars in particular are commanded to call people to Islam, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Ma‘roof (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful”
[Aal ‘Imraan 3:104]

The Prophet (sas) (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Convey from me even if it is (only) one aayah.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3461)

Calling people to Allaah is an important task and a glorious mission, because it means calling people to worship Allaah alone. It means bringing them forth from darkness to the light, planting goodness in the place of evil and truth in the place of falsehood. Hence whoever does this needs to have knowledge, understanding, patience, forbearance, gentleness and kindness. He needs to give of his wealth and of himself, and he needs to understand people’s circumstances and habits.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Invite (mankind, O Muhammad) to the way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Revelation and the Qur’aan) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided” [al-Nahl 16:125]

Allaah blessed His Messenger with the words (interpretation of the meaning):
“And by the Mercy of Allaah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you; so pass over (their faults), and ask (Allaah’s) forgiveness for them; and consult them in the affairs” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:159]

The daa’iyah (caller) may be faced with debates in his da’wah activities, especially with thePeople of the Book. Allaah has commanded us, if it reaches the point of debate, to debate in a manner that is better, which is with kindness and gentleness, explaining the principles of Islam as they came, pure and simple, in a kindly manner and with no element of compulsion.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting them to Islamic Monotheism with His Verses), except with such of them as do wrong; and say (to them): ‘We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you; our Ilaah (God) and your Ilaah (God) is One (i.e. Allaah), and to Him we have submitted (as Muslims)’”
[al-‘Ankaboot 29:46]

Calling people to Allaah is a virtuous deed which brings great reward. The Prophet (sas) (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever calls others to guidance will have a reward like the rewards of those who follow him, without that detracting from their reward in any way. And whoever calls others to misguidance will have a burden of sin like the burden of those who follow him, without that detracting from their burden in any way.”
(Narrated by Muslim, 2674)

If building a physical structure needs effort and patience until it is complete, then building souls and guiding them to the truth also needs patience and sacrifice. The Messenger (Sas) (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) called people to Islam, patiently bearing the persecution of the kuffaar, Jews and hypocrites. They made fun of him and disbelieved in him; they insulted him and threw stones at him; they said that he was a sorcerer or a madman; they accused him of being a poet or a soothsayer – but He (sas)(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) bore all that with patience until Allaah granted him victory and caused His religion to prevail.

So the daa’iyah must follow his example:

“So be patient (O Muhammad). Verily, the Promise of Allaah is true; and let not those who have no certainty of Faith discourage you from conveying Allaah’s Message (which you are obliged to convey)
[al-Room 30:60 – interpretation of the meaning]

The Muslims must follow the example and guidance of their Messenger and call others to Islam, bearing insults and harm with patience for the sake of Allaah, as their Messenger (sas) (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did: “Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah (Muhammad) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the Meeting with) Allaah and the Last Day, and remembers Allaah much”
[al-Ahzaab 33:21 – interpretation of the meaning]

The well-being and happiness of this ummah are only to be found in following this religion. Hence Allaah commanded us to convey the message to all of mankind, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):

“This (Qur’aan) is a Message for mankind (and a clear proof against them), in order that they may be warned thereby, and that they may know that He is the only One Ilaah (God — Allaah) — (none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah) — and that men of understanding may take heed. [Ibraaheem 14:52]

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Work and Get

Each student was given a long wood by the teacher.
-Take this wood and come with me,-said the teacher.
 None of the students protested. But one of them:
-This wood is very heavy to carry, if youallowed me, I would like to cut a little, said.
The teacher agreed. And he cut a little off the wood. Then they continued their way.But they hadn't gone far when the student  turned towards the teacher again with the same question:
-This wood is very hard, if you permitted me, I would like to cut a little more, - said.
The teacher didn't protest again and the student cut his wood off. After a while they met a valley in front of them and the teacher said to his students:
-Now everyone, be ready to cross the valley with the wood,-said.
And everybody could cross the valley except the student who cut his wood again and again. So, if there is no work or hardship, then there is no any ''harvest'' or 'award' for this...

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   A young man named Yousuf came to visit Hatam-i A'sam, an islamic scholar, with his friends. During the talk Hatam was asked:
-How do you prepare for a prayer?
   And He answered: -Before a prayer I imagine the heaven on my right side, and the hell on my left. Sirat (the bridge) under my feet, and of course the scale that our deeds will be put on, in front of my eyes. Imagine Azrail (as) behind me waiting to take my soul as soon as I finish my prayer. One more thing is... Allah sees my body and heart every second even if I don't see Him.
   Yousuf in surprise:
-How long have you been praying like this? -he asked.
-More than twenty (20) years, -He answered.

*What a wonderful preparation, isn't it? Hope you liked it, and hope you don't only read, but leave your thoughts down below too :)


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Useful things to know ✔


(from different hadiths) 

1) The benefits of children's crying

There are many benefits of children's crying. They have dampness in their brain, if that dampness stays inside the brain, it can cause the loss of eyesight and other damages. Crying can make the dampness out of the brain, so that their body and eyes become healthy. Sometimes we see that children relax after they cry, but parents don't know it. They try to calm the children and plan everything according to their (children's) desire so that they will not cry. Whereas, crying is more recommended.
2) Sneezing of the patient is the sign of recover and comfortableness of the body.
3) Sneezing is useful for the whole body but in case it is not over 3 times. If so, then it is sign of illness.
4) If the people knew how useful is to brush (clean) the teeth, they would keep it even while sleeping.
5) Clean your teeth, it gives light (noor) to your eyes, eliminates phlegm and increases the intellect.
6) Three things eliminate absent-mindedness and give strong memory : to read Qur'an,  to brush (clean) the teeth and keep fasting.
7) Eat an apple. It cleans the stomach.
8) Drink water by sipping not directly. It can cause the ache of the liver.
9) To eat many eggs and to bring it into habit can cause spleen disease and stomach storm (flatulence).
10) Sitting much in the lavatory can cause a hemorrhoid disease.


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Hijab or Camel Hump?! ( ⌣́,⌣̀)

Yesterday I saw a 'hijabi' girl on the other side of the road. She was wearing a long skirt but her hijab was absolutely against islamic rules. Nobody can tell who is more accepted one by Allah but there are some conditions in Islam, too. The hijab 'style' was nearly the same with the picture shown below. Even the ear-rings were out...but this is another topic.

Veiling is one of the most important ways to prevent the ways to adultery. Veiling is by nature, importance of creation.
It is all known that one gets bothered by the gaze of the people whom s/he dislikes, noone can stand comfortably in such situation. But sometimes we see more attractive 'hijabis' than those who don't wear it. Hijab is not only to cover hair. But it doesn't mean, she shouldn't wear a hijab. It is not.

It was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There are two types of the people of Hell that I have not seen yet: men with whips like the tails of cattle, with which they strike the people, and women who are clothed yet naked, walking with an enticing gait, with something on their heads that looks like the humps of camels, leaning to one side. They will never enter Paradise or even smell its fragrance, although its fragrance can be detected from such and such a distance.” (Narrated by Ahmad and by Muslim in al-Saheeh).
In this picture it is hair at the top of it or another thing, I don't know. I said another thing, because there is a video footage in one of the sites. There a stylist was showing an example and before covering the hijab she put 2 big broches on her hair and wore an underscarf over it. And it was like there were 2 heads. And you know? In the comments of other site it was written ''when my brother see such hijabis he says that 'they seem more beautiful in this way' , it means it attracts men's attention, too''.
  ''Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said: There will be in the last of my ummah, scantily dressed women, the hair on the top of their heads like a camel’s hump. Curse them, for verily they are cursed.'' [At-Tabarani and Sahih Muslim]
I do NOT say that women should wear in a dirty, funky way, NO. In simple way women can be elegant and beautiful, too. But without breaking Allah's orders, inshaa Allah. It is really hard and danger to be cursed by Allah and His Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).
May Allah let us meet one another near the Prophet(sas) in Jannah, Ameen...

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