Presentation on theme: "Inviting to The Path of God Mohanad M.. Introduction “It is a time to discuss what we did, as a community or as individuals, in spreading the message."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction “It is a time to discuss what we did, as a community or as individuals, in spreading the message of worshipping God alone in the past year, and how we could improve it in the coming year.” الَّذِينَ ءامَنُوا وَهَاجَرُوا وَجَهَدُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِأَمْوَلِهِمْ وَأَنفُسِهِمْ أَعْظَمُ دَرَجَةً عِنْدَ اللَّهِ وَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الْفَائِزُونَ [9:20] Those who believe, and emigrate, and strive in the cause of GOD with their money and their lives, are far greater in rank in the sight of GOD. These are the winners.
The Importance of Inviting to God كُنْتُمْ خَيْرَ أمَّةٍ أخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنْ الْمُنكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ [3:110] You are the best community ever raised among the people: you advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and you believe in GOD
Excuses 1.People say “I’m not old enough to talk to people about God.” 2.I cannot talk to people who are older than me. 3.I’m not good in talking to people. 4.These people don’t know me, how am I supposed to talk to them. 5.I don’t have time for it. 6.I don’t have the patience for it. 7.I don’t have the knowledge. 8.I committed a lot of sins.
The Stories of The Prophets فَاقْصُصْ الْقَصَصَ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُون [7:176] So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect. [7:176] So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect.
Abraham to His Father ٤١ ٤١ وَاذْكُرْ فِي الْكِتَبِ إِبْرَهِيمَ إِنَّهُ كَانَ صِدِّيقًا نَبِيًّا ٤١ ٤٢ ٤٢ إِذْ قَالَ لِأَبِيهِ يَأَبَتِ لِمَ تَعْبُدُ مَا لَا يَسْمَعُ وَلَا يُبْصِرُ وَلَا يُغْنِي عَنْكَ شَيْءا ٤٢ ٤٣ ٤٣ يَأَبَتِ إِنِّي قَدْ جَاءَنِي مِنْ الْعِلْمِ مَا لَمْ يَأْتِكَ فَاتَّبِعْنِي أَهْدِكَ صِرَطًا سَوِيًّا ٤٣ [19:41] Mention in the scripture Abraham; he was a saint, a prophet. [19:42] He said to his father, "O my father, why do you worship what can neither hear, nor see, nor help you in any way? [19:43] "O my father, I have received certain knowledge that you did not receive. Follow me, and I will guide you in a straight path.
Abraham to His People ٥٢ ٥٢ إِذْ قَالَ لِأَبِيهِ وَقَوْمِهِ مَا هَذِهِ التَّمَاثِيلُ الَّتِي أَنْتُمْ لَهَا عَكِفُونَ ٥٢ [21:52] He said to his father and his people, "What are these statues to which you are devoting yourselves?“ ٧٢ ٧٢ قَالَ هَلْ يَسْمَعُونَكُمْ إِذْ تَدْعُونَ ٧٢ ٧٣ ٧٣ أَوْ يَنْفَعُونَكُمْ أَوْ يَضُرُّونَ ٧٣ [26:72] He said, "Can they hear you when you implore? [26:73] "Can they benefit you, or harm you?"
Abraham By Action ٥٨ ٥٨ فَجَعَلَهُمْ جُذَذًا إِلَّا كَبِيرًا لَهُمْ لَعَلَّهُمْ إِلَيْهِ يَرْجِعُونَ ٥٨ [21:58] He broke them into pieces, except for a big one, that they may refer to it.
Abraham Young and Not Known ٥٩ ٥٩ قَالُوا مَنْ فَعَلَ هَذَا بِءالِهَتِنَا إِنَّهُ لَمِنْ الظَّلِمِينَ ٥٩ ٦٠ ٦٠ قَالُوا سَمِعْنَا فَتًى يَذْكُرُهُمْ يُقَالُ لَهُ إِبْرَهِيمُ ٦٠ [21:59] They said, "Whoever did this to our gods is really a transgressor." [21:60] They said, "We heard a youth threaten them; he is called Abraham."
The Story of Noah ٥ ٥ قَالَ رَبِّ إِنِّي دَعَوْتُ قَوْمِي لَيْلًا وَنَهَارًا ٥ [71:5] He said, "My Lord, I have invited my people night and day. ٨ ٨ ثُمَّ إِنِّي دَعَوْتُهُمْ جِهَارًا ٨ ٩ ٩ ثُمَّ إِنِّي أَعْلَنتُ لَهُمْ وَأَسْرَرْتُ لَهُمْ إِسْرَارًا ٩ [71:8] "Then I invited them publicly. [71:9] "Then I proclaimed to them loudly, and I spoke to them privately.
Noah and Patience ٦ ٦ فَلَمْ يَزِدْهُمْ دُعَاءي إِلَّا فِرَارًا ٦ ٧ ٧ وَإِنِّي كُلَّمَا دَعَوْتُهُمْ لِتَغْفِرَ لَهُمْ جَعَلُوا أَصَبِعَهُمْ فِي ءاذَانِهِمْ وَاسْتَغْشَوْا ثِيَابَهُمْ وَأَصَرُّوا وَاسْتَكْبَرُوا اسْتِكْبَارًا ٧ [71:6] "But my invitation only increased their hate. [71:7] "Whenever I invited them to be forgiven by You, they placed their fingers in their ears, covered themselves with their clothes, insisted, and turned arrogant. ٤٩ ٤٩ تِلكَ مِنْ أنْبَاء الغَيْبِ نُوحِيهَا إليْكَ مَا كُنتَ تَعْلمُهَا أنْتَ وَلا قَوْمُكَ مِنْ قَبْل هَذَا فَاصْبِر ٤٩ [11:49] This is news from the past that we reveal to you. You had no knowledge about them - neither you, nor your people - before this. Therefore, be patient.
Not Having Knowledge Anyone who knows a subject, he is a scholar in it. None of you should say, I’ll not invite people to God until my faith is complete because he/she is between 2 things, either one day he/she will say my faith is complete and let them know that they went astray or they will say “still, still not complete” and they will die without doing anything.
Committed a lot of Sins أتَأمُرُونَ النَّاسَ بِالْبِرِّ وَتَنسَوْنَ أنفُسَكُمْ أتَأمُرُونَ النَّاسَ بِالْبِرِّ وَتَنسَوْنَ أنفُسَكُمْ [2:44] Do you encourage the people to be righteous, while forgetting yourselves
Excuses 1.People say “I’m not old enough to give Dawa’a.” 2.I cannot talk to people who are older than me. 3.I’m not good in talking to people 4.These people don’t know me, how am I supposed to talk to them. 5.I don’t have time for it 6.I don’t have the patience for it. 7.I don’t have the knowledge 8.I committed a lot of sins.
Back to The Importance of Inviting to God قُلْ هَذِهِ سَبِيلِي أدْعُوا إلَى اللَّهِ عَلَى بَصِيرَةٍ أنَا وَمَنْ اتَّبَعَنِي قُلْ هَذِهِ سَبِيلِي أدْعُوا إلَى اللَّهِ عَلَى بَصِيرَةٍ أنَا وَمَنْ اتَّبَعَنِي [12:108] Say, "This is my path: I invite to GOD, on the basis of a clear proof, and so do those who follow me. وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلًا مِمَّنْ دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَلِحًا وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنْ الْمُسْلِمِينَ [41:33] Who can speak better words than one who invites to GOD, works righteousness, and says, "I am one of the Submitters"?
Steps for Inviting to God 1.the first sura is اقْرَأْ [96:1] read 2.the 2nd sura is مَا أَنْتَ بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ بِمَجْنُونٍ نون وَالْقَلَمِ وَمَا يَسْطُرُونَ [68:1] NuN*, the pen, and what they (the people) write. [68:2] You have attained a great blessing from your Lord; you are not crazy. 3.the 3rd sura is يَأَيُّهَا الْمُزَّمِّلُ قُمْ الَّيْلَ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا [73:1] O you cloaked one. [73:2] Meditate during the night, except rarely. 4.the 4th sura is يَأَيُّهَا الْمُدَّثِّرُ قُمْ فَأَنذِرْ [74:1] O you hidden secret. [74:2] Come out and warn.
What is it for you? 1)the reward for it 2)increase your faith 3)increase your belonging to Islam 4)increase your Islamic knowledge 5)and most of all, following God’s commandments
Excuses 1.People say “I’m not old enough to give Dawa’a.” 2.I cannot talk to people who are older than me. 3.I’m not good in talking to people 4.These people don’t know me, how am I supposed to talk to them. 5.I don’t have time for it 6.I don’t have the patience for it. 7.I don’t have the knowledge 8.I committed a lot of sins. No
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ادْعُ إِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَجَدِلْهُمْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ [16:125] You shall invite to the path of your Lord with wisdom and kind enlightenment, and debate with them in the best possible manner.