Dawah to Allah

Dawah to Allah

Best nation raised, call to Allah. 

 “You are the best nation raised up for mankind. You enjoin what is  right and forbid what is wrong and you believe in Allah. If only the  People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for  them [though] among them are believers, but most of them are  disobedient.”  

 Dawah is inviting People to Allah, to the truth and to the right path  prescribed by Allah, the creator of everything, our designer, and the  provider for everything and every favor, blessings and sustenance in  our life. Allah is the one who brought us from non-existence to  existence and sent prophets such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, David,  Jesus, and lastly Muhammad to call people to worship only Him. If we  feel it, we will spend all our lives telling people about the beauty of  Islam and to the truth. Regardless the stigma attached to dawah, there  are billion reasons why one should get involved in Dawah. So, in this  article we will know more about Dawah, the thing that made Muslim  nation the best nation, characteristics of the caller to Allah and some  benefits of Dawah. 

 – Importance of Dawah:  

 1- Dawah talks about you and shows that you are a real human being not a selfish person who knew the right path, has a map to  Jannah (paradise) and does not tell people the way. If you conceal the  path, then you are just evil and unhumble. Prophet Mohammad (peace  be upon him) said “Whoever hides knowledge by which Allah benefits  people in their affairs of religion, Allah will bridle him on the Day of  Resurrection with a bridle from the Hellfire.” 

 2-Rewards of Dawah are immense. As, it Strengthen Your Faith and  your Relationship with Allah the Almighty. Remember how many times  you said the word “Allah” when you tell people about Allah and notice  

what is the feeling of your heart and your body when you convey  something you truly believe in. We must strive to make our relation  with Allah strong and to be a winner in this life and hereafter.  Therefore, a great way of ensuring our Dua’s are answered is by giving  Dawah. 

 Prophet said “By Allah, if Allah were to guide one man through you it  would be better for you than the best type of camels.” (Bukhari,  Muslim).  

 3-You will have a happy life as you are trying to help someone else to  feel happier and happiness is the ultimate result of being close to Allah. Even if you advise someone in a nice way to feel happier, it is a kind of  Dawah. So, Dawah is all about feeling a live. Additionally, Allah  (glorified and exalted be He) says about the people that are successful: 

 “Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is  good, enjoining Al-Ma’roof (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 successful.”  [Qur’an: Chapter 3, Verse 104]  

 4- you will continue to achieve good and uncountable deeds even  after you die. If you teach your kid or somebody else how to do wudu  (ablution in Islam), how to pray or even how to recite Surat Al-Fatiha,  you still have a reward. As the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be  upon him) perfectly says:

 “When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except three: on  going charity, beneficial knowledge and righteous offspring who will  pray for him.” [Muslim]  

 -characteristics of da’ee(the one who invites to Allah):  

 A-Be confident as confidence is nothing more than a belief in  yourself and a certainty that you can accomplish whatever you set your  mind to. Confidence comes from within. So, put yourself out of your  comfort zone and Challenge yourself!  

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is  sure. ”  

 B- A caller must have morality and good attitude towards people. So,  people will be keen to listen to him or her. Imagine if you are at work  and have non-Muslim or non-practicing fellows, will they be interested  to listen to you if you have a bad attitude towards them, your behavior  at work is awful, you are not responsible or you always come late?!! Of  course not!  

 Aboo Hurayrah quoted the Prophet (r) as saying, “The believer whose  faith is most complete is he whose character is best.”  

 Prophet Muhammad summarized the essence of the Islamic message  saying, “Indeed, I was only sent to complete the most noble of  character traits.”  

 C-A caller must be kind and gentle. If you give anyone any advice be  sure to use soft words with soft style of talking. As a result, it is not  appropriate to shout at them or to make them feel they are the  inferiors and you are the superior. Harshness could discourage people  from even stopping and listening to you. The best example that shows 

gentle communication is when Allah instructed Prophets Moosaa and  Haaroon to deal gently with Pharaoh who was, at that time, 

claiming that he was God: “So speak to him, both of you, mildly in order  that he may reflect or fear God.”  

 D- A caller must have knowledge or at least the basic knowledge he  or she needs to convey. It does not mean you must be a scholar to  make Dawah, but it means you convey what you learn even if it is a  verse you learn in Quran and knew its meaning, a hadith or a beautiful  information about Islam you feel other people must know. If a Muslim  caller is ignorant, he or she will appear to be weak.  

Allah said: “Say: This is my way and I invite to Allah with certain  knowledge …”  

E- A caller must have patience and must accept all rejections. So, love  rejection as whenever you will give dawah you will have to face it. Allah  said in Quran to prophet Mohammad: 

“Your responsibility is only to convey [the message] and the accounting  is on Me.” 

(Soorah ar-Ra‘d, 13: 40)  

Finally , convey what you learn about Islam and Do not belittle any  good deed, even meeting your brother (Muslim) with a cheerful face as  it is also considered a way of Dawah. 

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