Calling to Allah (ad-Dawah ilallah)
- Saturday 26th January
"Invite all to the way of your Lord (Islam) with wisdom and beautiful preaching, and reason with them in the best possible way (to convince them of the Truth)." [Surah Nahl 16:125]
Calling to Allah was the essential duty of all the Prophets (peace be upon them). In the Qur’ân, Allah gives Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the following command: “Say: This is my way; I call to Allah upon clear knowledge, I and those who follow me. Glory be to Allah! And I am not of those who engage in polytheism.” [Sûrah Yûsuf: 108]
The Prophet (peace be upon him) carried out this duty throughout his life. It was then taken up by his Companions and those who followed after them. The Muslims have been carrying this duty out ever since.
This intensive one day course covers a number of aspects pertaining to Da'wah that will insha'Allah enhance our ability to call to this beautiful Deen.
Shaykh Muhammad Sajaad
Covering the Fiqh of Da'wah - a commentary on 40 ahadith
There are few who will disagree that the duty of Da‘wah, or calling, to Islam has been severely neglected in our times when the need for it is more pronounced than ever. It is either not undertaken altogether, or if it is performed, then it is undertaken without the knowledge of the etiquette, preconditions, and general teachings that the sacred sources of Islam have provided for it. Therefore, the Da‘wah is many times bereft of the results and blessings that could be attained.
The Fiqh of Da‘wah attempts to explain this duty in a detailed and thorough way. It is based on a comprehensive collection of forty hadiths pertaining to the preaching methods of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) as well as his teachings regarding Da‘wah to Allah. The commentary then elaborates upon the hadiths, carefully outlining the virtue, principles, conditions, and etiquette of this lofty duty. Furthermore, the work documents a number of practical examples from the lives of the pious predecessors and from those more recent, showing how they were prepared to make Da‘wah even in the most inhospitable of circumstances. .
Shaykh Muhammed Sajaad was born and raised in Birmingham, UK. After obtaining a degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Leeds he devoted his life to the study of the Islamic Sciences at Darul Uloom Karachi, Pakistan, and Darul Uloom, Bury, UK where he graduated as an Alim in 2003. Thereafter, he completed the Ifta at Darul Uloom, Blackburn
Subsequently, he attended the Markfield Institute of Higher Education in Leicester, where he studied for a Masters Degree in Islamic Finance. As part of his undergraduate studies in Arabic, Shaykh Sajaad also attended Dar al Mustafa in the noble city of Tarim, a centre of knowledge in Hadramaut, Yemen. He has spent the past few years writing various articles on contemporary issues affecting Muslims, and working to disseminate knowledge within the community.
More on his publication 'Fiqh of Da'wah' (read here)
Sidi Muhammad Jihaani
The essence of Da'wah, through character and the heart
Sidi Muhammad Jihaani, formerly the pride of the Libyan national football team, moved to the UK where the state of the Ummah sparked a fire within his heart initiating his mission of Da'wah. The Sheikh's simple lifestyle and unique Da'wah techniques have been the cause of his success in this field, with hundreds if not thousands of shahaadahs under his name. However, due to immense humility and sincerity, Sheikh Muhammad Jihaani is hardly known amongst the masses, but nonetheless greatly respected by the few.
Abdur Raheem Green
Hyde Park Corner Da'wah workshop - Dealing with the difficult questions
Abdur Raheem Green was born in Dar-es-salaam in Tanzania. He embraced Islam in 1987 and since then he has been involved in daw'ah giving lectures all over the world including London's famous Hyde Park corner. Currently he is the da'wah administrator of the Islamic Education Centre situated in Central Mosque, London.
Cost: £10 includes refreshments
Date: Saturday 26th January
Venue: Holborn, London (tickets only available in advance therefore participants will be emailed insha'Allah)
Tickets: Brothers 07951694115, Sisters 07889012793
Buy Ticket Online (+ £1.50 Booking Fee)
Course Pre-requisites: None