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1 The purpose of our creation

2 Exercise Please list the top 5 critically important priorities in your life in this world Go home and ask your family & friends and see what their priorities are Not even 1/100 will put Da’awa as Priority No.1

3 Question What do you think the Sahaba would have said if they had been asked this question? What does Allah tell us about their priorities? The Deen is still the same So are the duties of the Muslims

4 Loved Allah above all else رِجَالٌ لَّا تُلْهِيهِمْ تِجَارَةٌ وَلَا بَيْعٌ عَن ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَإِقَامِ الصَّلَاةِ وَإِيتَاء الزَّكَاةِ يَخَافُونَ يَوْمًا تَتَقَلَّبُ فِيهِ الْقُلُوبُ وَالْأَبْصَارُ لِيَجْزِيَهُمُ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنَ مَا عَمِلُوا وَيَزِيدَهُم مِّن فَضْلِهِ وَاللَّهُ يَرْزُقُ مَن يَشَاء بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ

5 An-Nur 24:37-38 Men whom neither trade nor sale diverts from the Remembrance of Allâh nor from performing As Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), nor from giving Zakât. They fear a Day when hearts and eyes will be overturned. That Allâh may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace. And Allâh provides without measure to whom He wills And Allah loves them

6 Allah is their witness وَلَمَّا رَأَى الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الْأَحْزَابَ قَالُوا هَذَا مَا وَعَدَنَا اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَصَدَقَ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَمَا زَادَهُمْ إِلَّا إِيمَانًا وَتَسْلِيمًا مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ فَمِنْهُم مَّن قَضَى نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَنتَظِرُ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلًا

7 Al Ahzaab 33:22-23 And when the Mu’minoon saw Al Ahzâb (Confederates), they said: "This is what Allâh and His Messenger had promised us, and Allâh and His Messenger had spoken the truth, and it only added to their faith and to their submissiveness (to Allâh). Among the believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allâh. Of them some have fulfilled their obligations (been martyred), and some of them are still waiting, but they haven’t changed [covenant with Allâh] in the least

8 His mission and our responsibility

9 Rasoolullah for all humanity قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنِّي رَسُولُ اللّهِ إِلَيْكُمْ جَمِيعًا الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ لا إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ يُحْيِـي وَيُمِيتُ فَآمِنُواْ بِاللّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ النَّبِيِّ الأُمِّيِّ الَّذِي يُؤْمِنُ بِاللّهِ وَكَلِمَاتِهِ وَاتَّبِعُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ

10 Al A’araaf 7:158 Say (O Muhammad SAW): "O mankind! Verily, I am sent to you all as the Messenger of Allâh - to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He); It is He Who gives life and causes death. So believe in Allâh and His Messenger, the unlettered Prophet who believes in Allâh and His Words [Revelations], and follow him so that you may be guided."

11 Last of the Anbiya & Rusul مَّا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَا أَحَدٍ مِّن رِّجَالِكُمْ وَلَكِن رَّسُولَ اللَّهِ وَخَاتَمَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا Al Ahzab 33:40. Muhammad (SAW) is not the father of any man among you, but he is the Messenger of Allâh and the last (end) of the Prophets. And Allâh is Ever All Aware of everything.

12 Our responsibility Rasoolullah was sent to all of humanity and he was the last of the Messengers and Prophets. So the responsibility of conveying his message devolves upon us, his Ummah until the end of time. Da’awa is fardh on every Muslim man and woman

13 Allah declared this Yusuf 12:108. Say (O Muhammad SAW): "This is my way; I invite unto Allâh (Islâm) with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me. And Glorified and Exalted be Allâh (above all that they associate as partners with Him) قُلْ هَـذِهِ سَبِيلِي أَدْعُو إِلَى اللّهِ عَلَى بَصِيرَةٍ أَنَاْ وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَنِي وَسُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَمَا أَنَاْ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ

14 Allah called it, ‘Best Speech’ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلًا مِّمَّن دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ Fussilat 41:33. Who is better in speech than the one who calls to Allah, works righteousness, and says, "I am of those who are Muslim?

15 Allah’s order يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّسُولُ بَلِّغْ مَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ مِن رَّبِّكَ وَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلْ فَمَا بَلَّغْتَ رِسَالَتَهُ وَاللّهُ يَعْصِمُكَ مِنَ النَّاسِ إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الْكَافِرِينَ Ma’aida 5:67. O Messenger! Proclaim (the Message) which has been sent down to you from your Lord. And if you do not, then you have not conveyed His Message. Allâh will protect you from mankind. Verily, Allâh guides not the people who disbelieve.

16 Rahmatal – lil – A’alameen وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ قُلْ إِنَّمَا يُوحَى إِلَيَّ أَنَّمَا إِلَهُكُمْ إِلَهٌ وَاحِدٌ فَهَلْ أَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ Anbiya 21:107. And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) not but as a mercy for the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists). 108. Say (O Muhammad SAW): "It is revealed to me that your Ilâh (God) is only one Ilâh (Allâh). Will you then submit to His Will (become Muslims )”

17 What is this Rahma? Imaan Because it sets you free from the Fire

18 Hellfire without Islam إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ وَمَاتُواْ وَهُمْ كُفَّارٌ فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْ أَحَدِهِم مِّلْءُ الأرْضِ ذَهَبًا وَلَوِ افْتَدَى بِهِ أُوْلَـئِكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن نَّاصِرِينَ An Nisa 3:91. Verily, those who disbelieved, and died while they were disbelievers, the (whole) earth full of gold will not be accepted from anyone of them even if they offered it as a ransom. For them is a painful torment and they will have no helpers.

19 Real nature of falsehood وَقُلْ جَاء الْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ إِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا Isra 17:81. And say: "Truth (Islâm) has come and Baatil (falsehood) has vanished. Surely! Baatil is bound to vanish

20 If darkness persists…. Is it because darkness is strong or because the light is weak?

21 Exercise Please introduce yourself We introduce ourselves by our main profession even though we may do many things We are recognized by our profession

22 This Ummah’s profession Yusuf 12:108. Say (O Muhammad SAW): "This is my way; I invite unto Allâh (Islâm) with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me. And Glorified and Exalted be Allâh (above all that they associate as partners with Him) قُلْ هَـذِهِ سَبِيلِي أَدْعُو إِلَى اللّهِ عَلَى بَصِيرَةٍ أَنَاْ وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَنِي وَسُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَمَا أَنَاْ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ

23 Da’awa is our ‘Brand’ كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ A’al Imraan 3:110. You [Muslims] are the best of people ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma'rûf (Islam) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islâm has forbidden), and you believe in Allâh

24 Da’awa is Allah’s order وَلْتَكُن مِّنكُمْ أُمَّةٌ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى الْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَأُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ A’al Imraan 3:104. Let there arise from you a group inviting to all that is good (Islâm), enjoining Al- Ma'rûf (Islâm) and forbidding Al-Munkar (all that is forbidden). And it is they who are the successful.

25 Rasoolullah ’s order All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness, O Allah, that I have conveyed your message to your people. We bear witness that he conveyed the message

26 Da’awa guarantees Hidaya Ankabut 29:69. As for those who strive hard in Us (Our Cause), We will surely guide them to Our Paths (Islâm). And verily, Allâh is with the Muhsinûn وَالَّذِينَ جَاهَدُوا فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَمَعَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

27 And if we don’t? هَاأَنتُمْ هَؤُلَاء تُدْعَوْنَ لِتُنفِقُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَمِنكُم مَّن يَبْخَلُ وَمَن يَبْخَلْ فَإِنَّمَا يَبْخَلُ عَن نَّفْسِهِ وَاللَّهُ الْغَنِيُّ وَأَنتُمُ الْفُقَرَاء وَإِن تَتَوَلَّوْا يَسْتَبْدِلْ قَوْمًا غَيْرَكُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُوا أَمْثَالَكُمْ

28 Muhammad 47:38 Behold! You are those who are called to spend in the Cause of Allâh, yet among you are some who are stingy. And whoever is stingy it is only at the expense of his own self. But Allâh is Rich (Free of all wants), and you (mankind) are beggars. And if you turn away (from Islâm), He will exchange you for some other people, and they will not be like you.

29 The methodology of Rasoolullah

30 Allah’s favor & blessing لَقَدْ مَنَّ اللّهُ عَلَى الْمُؤمِنِينَ إِذْ بَعَثَ فِيهِمْ رَسُولاً مِّنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِن كَانُواْ مِن قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلالٍ مُّبِينٍ

31 A’al Imraan 3:164 Indeed Allâh conferred a great favor on the believers when He sent among them a Messenger from among themselves, reciting unto them His Verses (Qur'an), and purifying them (external & internal), and instructing them (in) the Book (Qur'an) and Al Hikmah [Sunnah] while before that they had been in manifest error 4 – Responsibilities of Rasoolullah

32 Ikhlaas

33 4 – steps for the Da’aee 1.Learn the Qur’an 2.Purify yourself: External & Internal 3.Learn Islam 4.Live the Sunnah & Seerah Rasoolullah ’s method is the best

34 1 – Learn the Qur’an Tajweed : Learn it Memorize : As much as you can Recitation : Learn to do it well Meaning & connection : Work on it Reflection & practice : Do it Continuously assess your own progress

35 2 – Purify yourself Purity of the body Wudhu, Ghusl, clothes, no smoking or tobacco Purity of the heart Ikhlaas, free from shirk & kufr, superstition, bida’at Purity of the mind Free from rebelliousness, bowed in submission Purity of actions Not doing anything that is prohibited Purity of speech Not speaking anything that is prohibited Allah is pure and likes the pure

36 3 – Learn Islam Seerah Because it is the standard Sunnah Because it is the method Shari’ah Because that is the framework Only Right Knowledge drives Right action

37 4 – Live the Sunnah The Sunnah is the method of practicing Islam Imaam Az-Zuhri said, ‘Islam spread fastest after Fatah Makkah because for the first time the non-Muslim was able to see the life of the ordinary Muslim.’ The ‘Life of the Ordinary Muslim’ was the Sunnah in practice The Sunnah brings Islam alive

38 Ita’at and Ittiba Ita’at is the ‘What’ Allah ordered us to pray Ittiba is the ‘How’ Rasoolullah showed us how to do it It is not possible to obey Allah (Ita’at) without following (Ittiba) the Sunnah of Rasoolullah People who reject Sunnah reject Islam

39 That’s why Allah ordered قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ A’al Imraan 3:31. Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): "If you (really) love Allâh then follow me (follow my Sunnah), Allâh will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

40 The Critical Sequence

41 1. Prepare the soil Akhlaaq & Personal example 2. Plant the seed Invite to Islam with softness & love 3. Water the seed Tears before Allah because only He can guide Method of all the Anbiya

42 Sequence is essential 1. Planting without preparing the soil Seed won’t germinate or will die soon after 2. Soil prepared but seed not planted Nothing will grow 3. Soil prepared, seed planted but not watered Seed may germinate but will die Like the farmer, work and ask Allah

43 Presenting the Message Connect with Allah Ask for the help of Allah Live the Da’awa Your credibility depends on this Say it like it is No diplomacy with the Message Islam is incomparable Every other way is wrong & in Hellfire

44 Connect with Allah Tawba: Sincere repentance to Allah Remove all disobedience from life Follow the Sunnah scrupulously Kasratus sujood: Tahajjud & Nawaafil Fasting: Sunnah fasts Dhikr: Qur’an, other adhkaar Sadaqah: it cools the wrath of Allah Ilm: learn Deen correctly & systematically

45 Live the Da’awa لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا Al Ahzab 33:21. Indeed in the Messenger of Allâh you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allâh and the Last Day and remembers Allâh much.

46 Say it like it is Smile Appreciate the enquiry/opportunity Speak with confidence Speak with passion Speak like a Believer Don’t be apologetic or defensive You have no authority to change anything Use the Qur’an: It’s power is unique

47 What to say? Greatness of Allah Creator, Sustainer, Only one to worship Rasoolullah Last & Final Messenger Life of this world Transitory & temporary Aakhira Day of Judgment, Accountability Don’t argue, avoid controversy

48 Rasoolullah ’s letters to the Kings

49 Messenger – Yahya Al Kalbi In the name of Allah the Merciful, the Beneficent From Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah To Heraclius, the Great One of the Romans Peace be on those who follow the right guidance. I call you to believe in Islam. Accept Islam and you will be safe and Allah will give you double the reward. If you decline you shall bear the responsibility for the farmers (your people) disbelief.

50 Messenger - Abdullah bin Hudhafa In the name of Allah the Merciful, the Beneficent From Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah To Kisra, the Great One of the Persians Peace be on him who follows the right guidance, believes in Allah and His Messenger and declares that there is no deity except Allah the only god who has no partners and Muhammad is his slave and His Messenger. I wish to convey to you Allah ’s call for I am His Messenger to all of mankind sent with the task to warn all those who are alive that doom will befall the unbelievers. If you submit to Allah you will be safe, if you refuse, you shall bear the responsibility for the Magians.

51 Messenger – Hatib ibn Abi Baltha In the name of Allah the Merciful, the Beneficent From Muhammad Ibn Abdillah To Al Muqauqas, the Great One of the Copts Peace be on those who follow right guidance. I wish to convey to you the message of Islam. Accept Islam and you will be safe. Accept it and Allah will double your reward. Should you turn your back on it, you will bear the responsibility for the Copts. People of the Book, let us come to a fair agreement that we will never worship anyone but Allah and will not ascribe divinity to anyone else and that none of us will give the status of lord to anyone alongside Allah. If they refuse say to them, ‘Bear witness that we submit ourselves to Allah.

52 It’s Allah’s Deen It’s not yours to change

53 Islam is incomparable Islam is unique, distinct, distinguished, different, stands out and is its own ‘Brand’ Differentiate yourself & your presentation Stand out – Never blend in For people to choose, the choice must be clearly presented Islam is Allah’s gift to all of mankind

54 Islam is chosen by Allah الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الإِسْلاَمَ دِينًا Ma’aida 5:3 This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâm as your religion.

55 Nothing else is acceptable وَمَن يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ الإِسْلاَمِ دِينًا فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ An Nisa 3: 85. And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers

56 Shirk = Worst crime وَإِذْ قَالَ لُقْمَانُ لِابْنِهِ وَهُوَ يَعِظُهُ يَا بُنَيَّ لَا تُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّ الشِّرْكَ لَظُلْمٌ عَظِيم Luqmaan 31:13. And (remember) when Luqmân said to his son when he was advising him: "O my son! Join not in worship others with Allâh. Verily! Joining others in worship with Allâh is the worst crime indeed

57 Hellfire without Islam إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ وَمَاتُواْ وَهُمْ كُفَّارٌ فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْ أَحَدِهِم مِّلْءُ الأرْضِ ذَهَبًا وَلَوِ افْتَدَى بِهِ أُوْلَـئِكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن نَّاصِرِينَ An Nisa 3:91. Verily, those who disbelieved, and died while they were disbelievers, the (whole) earth full of gold will not be accepted from anyone of them even if they offered it as a ransom. For them is a painful torment and they will have no helpers.

58 Conclusion Da’awa is the greatest service to humanity that anyone can do To do it with confidence you have to believe this from the bottom of your soul That is why Allah sent the best of his creation to do it That is why Allah called this Ummah – The Best of People The work of the Best People is the Best

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