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    The Manners of the Caller to Islam

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    The Manners of the Caller to Islam
    Written by Shaykh 'Abdul-Aziz bin Baaz
    Taken from: Ad-Da’wah Ilallaah wa Akhlaaqud-Du’aat, Pgs. 37-43


    The etiquettes, manners and characteristics necessary for the du’aat (callers to Islaam) has been duly explained by Allaah - the Mighty and Majestic - in many aayaat and in many different places in the Noble Qur‘aan. And from those necessary etiquettes are:

    FIRSTLY: SINCERITY

    So it is obligatory upon the daa’ee (caller) to have ikhlaas (sincerity and purity of intentions and actions) for Allaah - the Mighty and Majestic - neither desiring to show-off, nor desiring reputation, nor desiring the praises and the accolades of the people. Rather, the daa’ee should only call to Allaah seeking the Face of Allaah, as He - the One free from all imperfections - says:

    “Say: This is my path, I do call to upon knowledge.” [Soorah Yoosuf (12):108]

    And Allaah - the Mighty and Majestic - said:

    “And who is better in speech than one who calls to Allaah.” [Soorah Fussilat (41):33]

    Thus it is a must to have ikhlaas and to call only to Allaah - the Mighty and Majestic - and this is the most important ettiquette and the greatest quality; that you seek from your da’wah (call) the Face of Allaah and the Home of the Hereafter.

    SECONDLY: KNOWLEDGE

    To call the people to upon ’ilm (knowledge), and not ignorance:

    “Say: This is my path, I do call to Allaah upon knowledge.” [Soorah Yoosuf (12):108]

    So knowledge is an essential obligation in calling to Allaah. So beware of calling to Allaah based upon ignorance, and beware of speaking without due knowledge. Indeed, ignorance destroys, it does not build; and it causes corruption, not reformation and correction. So - O worshipper of Allaah - fear Allaah and beware of speaking about Allaah without due knowledge, and do not call to anything except after knowledge of it and having insight into what Allaah and His Messenger sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam have said. So it is upon the student of knowledge and the daa’ee to have knowledge of, and insight into that which they call to, knowing its proofs and evidences. THIRDLY: MILDNESS AND GENTLENESS

    From the akhlaaq that it is necessary to have - O daa’ee - is to be mild and forbearing in your da’wah, and being gentle and patient in it, as were all the Messengers ’alayhimus-salaatu was-salaam. Beware of being hasty, harsh and strict in your da’wah, rather be patient, mild and gentle. In this regard, some of the proofs have already preceeded, such as the saying of Allaah - the Mighty and Majestic:

    “Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful admonition, and argue with them in ways that are best.” [Soorah Nahl (16):125]

    And His - the Most Perfect’s - saying:

    “And by the Mercy of Allaah you were able to deal gently with them. If you had been severe and harsh-hearted they would have broken away from about you.” [Soorah Aal-’Imraan (3):159]

    And His - the Most Majestic’s - saying, with regards to Moosaa and Haaroon ’alayhimus-salaam:

    “So speak to him mildly, perchance he may take admonition, or that he may fear Allaah.” [Soorah Taa Haa (20):44]

    And the Prophet sallallhu ’alayhi wa sallam said in the authentic hadeeth:

    “O Allaah! Whosoever is a guardian over any of the affairs concerning my Ummah and he is gentle with them, then be gentle with him. And whosoever is a guardian over any of the affairs concerning my Ummah and he is harsh with them, then be harsh with him.” [Related by Muslim (12/212) from ’Aaishah radiallaahu ’anhaa]

    So - O servant of Allaah - it is necessary upon you to be gentle in your da’wah and not to be harsh upon the people. Do not turn the people away from the Deen due to your harshness, ignorance, or other such behaviour. On the contrary, be mild, forbearing and patient; and be soft and pleasant in speech, so your words may have an effect upon the heart brother, or that it may have an effect upon the one you are addressing the call to. Then the people will better appreciate your call and invitation. So undue strictness causes people to become distant, not close; and it causes separation, not unity. Therefore, it is a must to be gentle, as the Messenger ’alayhis-salaatu was-salaam said:

    “Indeed gentleness does not enter into anything except that it beautifies it, and is removed from anything except that it disfigures it.” [Related by Muslim (16/146) from Aaishah radiallaahu ’anhaa]

    And he ’alayhis-salaatu was-salaam also said:

    “Whoever is prevented from gentleness, is actually prevented from all good and excellence.” [Related by Muslim (16/145) from Jaabir ibn Abdullaah] FOURTHLY: SETTING AN EXAMPLE

    From the necessary or rather obligatory - etiquettes and qualities that a daa’ee must possess is acting in accordance to what he is calling to, and being a righteous example of what is being called to. He should not call to do something and then not do it himself, nor call to leave something, whilst engaging in it himself.

    This is the condition of the losers - we seek Allaah’s refuge in this! It is those Believers who call to the truth, act upon what they call to the truth and hasten to righteousness and avoid the prohibited, these are the ones who will be successful and who will be rewarded. Allaah - the Most Majestic - says:

    “O you who believe! Do you say that which you do not do. It is most hateful in the sight of Allaah that you say that which you do not do.” [Soorah as-Saff (61):2-3]

    Likewise, Allaah - the One free from all imperfections- said, whilst condemning the Jews for ordering the people with righteousness whilst forgetting it themselves:

    “Do you enjoin righteousness upon the people whilst you yourselves forget to practice it, and you recite the Book? Have you no sense?” [Soorah al-Baqarah (2):44]

    And it has been established from the Prophet sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam that he said:

    “A man will be brought on the Day of Judgement and he will be thrown into the Hell-Fire, so that his intestines will come out and he will go around like a donkey goes around the millstone. The people of Hell-Fire will gather around him and say: O so-and-so! What happened to you? Did you not used to order us with good and prohibit us from evil? He will say: I used to order you with good and not do it myself; and I used to prohibit you from evil and do it myself.” [Related al-Bukhaaree (6/331) and Muslim (18/118) from Usaamah ibn Zayd radiallaahu ’anhu]

    This will be the situation of the one who calls to Allaah, ordering the good and prohibiting the evil; whilst acting contrary to one’s saying, or saying things contrary to ones actions - we seek refuge in Allaah from this. Therefore, from the most important qualities and one greatest obligations upon the daa’ee is to act upon what he calls to and abstain from that which he prohibits. The daa’ee should have an excellent character and praiseworthy conduct, being patient and inviting to patience. The daa’ee should be sincere in his da’wah and strive in spreading goodness to the people and keeping them away falsehood. At the same time the daa’ee should supplicate for the guidance of others, saying: “O Allaah! Guide him, and grant him the ability to accept the truth.” So from the excellent manners of the da’ee is supplicating, guiding and being patient with the harms that come with this da’wah.

    When the Prophet ’alayhis-salaatu was-salaam was informed that the tribe of Daws had become disobedient he said:

    “O Allaah! Guide Daws and bring them.” [Related by al-Bukhaaree (6/105) from Aboo Hurayrah] So the daa’ee should supplicate for guidance and ability to accept the truth for the one he is calling, and he should be patient and encourage patience in this. He should not despair, nor feel hopeless, nor say anything except good. He should not be harsh and strict, nor should he say a word which may cause aversion to the truth.

    However, if anyone commits aggression and oppression, then a different treatment is to be to such people, as Allaah - the Most Majestic - says:

    “And do not argue with the people of the Book except in a good way, except those who do wrong.” [Soorah al-Ankaboot (29):46]

    So a wrong-doer, who opposes the da’wah with evil and enmity and seeks to cause harm, is to be dealt with in a different manner. If possible such a person should be imprisoned, or something similar to that - depending upon the nature of his to the da’wah. However, as long as he causes no harm, then it upon you to be patient and self-evaluating and to debate with him in ways that are best. If any personal harm was caused by such a person, then such harm should be borne with patience - as did the Messengers and those who followed them in goodness and righteousness, patiently bear such harms.

    I ask Allaah to grant us all the well-being and the ability to convey this da’wah in a wise manner, that He corrects our hearts and our actions, and that He grants to us the understanding of the Deen and firmness upon it making us of those who are guided and guiding others, righteous and teaching others righteousness. Indeed He is the Most Majestic, the Supreme, the Most Generous.
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    In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy. By the time! Verily mankind is at loss – except for those who believe and perform righteous deeds, and advise one another towards the truth and advise one another towards patience.
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    How Does a Learned Person Call to Allah?

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    How Does a Learned Person Call to Allah?
    Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah



    Translated from al-Fawa'id by Sajad ibn `Abdur Rahman, © 1998 Sajad Rana

    An advice on how to call to Allah the people immersed in the Dunya Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah


    The learned individual does not command the people to abandon the Dunya, for they are incapable of abandoning it. Rather he instructs them to abandon wrongdoing with their [continue] residence in the Dunya. For the abandonment of the Dunya is supererogatory, but the abandonment of wrongdoing is obligatory. Accordingly, how can an [individual] be commanded to a supererogatory action, when he has [neglected] to establish an obligatory one?!

    If the abandonment of wrongdoing becomes difficult for them to [endure], endeavour to make them love Allah by [means] of mentioning His Signs, His Blessings, His Munificence, His Perfect Attributes, and Exalted Descriptions. For indeed the heart is naturally inclined towards His love.

    If it is attached towards His love, the abandonment of wrongdoing and independence from it, in addition to the persistence upon it shall become easy [to obtain]. Verily, Yahya ibn Mu`adh mentioned,

    Questing for an intelligent [person] for [the affairs of] the Dunya,

    Is superior to the abandonment of an ignorant [person] for it.

    A judicious man invites people towards Allah, thus the [act] of responding becomes easy for them. An ascetic invites them towards Allah by the abandonment of the Dunya, thus the [act] of responding becomes difficult for them.

    Source: http://islaam.com/Article.aspx?id=318
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    وإذا لم يكن منَ الموتِ بُدُّ فمِنَ العَجزِ أنْ تَكُونَ جَبَانا
    If death is something inescapable, then it is from weakness to be a coward-!

    Lahoo main bhegay dareeda Anchal
    Qasam hai tum ko bhula na daina...

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    Re: How Does a Learned Person Call to Allah?

    True.................
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    :bravo: LIBAN:bravo:
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    Re: How Does a Learned Person Call to Allah?

    Salam
    a good post, and some good tips for making du'aa
    Wassalam
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    Re: The Manners of the Caller to Islam

    JazakAllaah Khayr...

    2 great articles....

    Wa Alaykum Salaam
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    Re: The Manners of the Caller to Islam



    Please visit http://theislamicummah.ning.com/ for some Da'wah material

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