Presentation on theme: "DIMENSIONS OF THE HOLY PROPHET (SAW) MISSION – In the last three years O Prophet! Truly We have sent thee as a Witness, a Bearer of Glad Tidings, and Warner,"— Presentation transcript:
DIMENSIONS OF THE HOLY PROPHET (SAW) MISSION – In the last three years O Prophet! Truly We have sent thee as a Witness, a Bearer of Glad Tidings, and Warner, And as one who invites to Allah.s (grace) with His permission, and as a lamp spreading light 33:45-46
Course outline - Day One recap Universality of Prophethood Da’wa & Holy Qur’an Universal invitations Analysis of approach
Course outline - Day Two Analysis of approach Da’wa & Today Pluralism The final message
Mubahila Chapter 3 59. The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: "Be". And he was. 60. The Truth (comes) from Allah alone; so be not of those who doubt 61. If any one disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge Hath come to thee, say: "Come! let us gather together,- our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves: Then let us earnestly pray, and invoke the curse of Allah on those who lie!"
Mubahila - lessons Conviction Conveying (Tawheed) Simplicity Methodology Illogical arguments Peaceful coexistence Compulsion Role of Ahlul Bayt Wilayat of Ali (AS) Age no criteria
Analysis of Approach Private - 96:1-5, 74:1-7 Public - 15:94-96 International – 48:1-3
Analysis of Approach Three stages : O Prophet! Truly We have sent thee as a Witness, a Bearer of Glad Tidings, and Warner,- 33:45
Analysis of Approach Methodology : Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance. 16:125
Da’wa & Today Convey vs Convert 27:91-92 2:143 2:272
Da’wa & Today Call to Revert - Awaken the FITRAT 7:172 8:24 30:30
Da’wa & Today Human approach – Fiqh al Da’wa What is Kufr? 67:8-9 Kindness & Equity – 60:8-9
Da’wa & Today Manifestation of faith 49:14 41:33
Da’wa today Direct approach Indirect approach Practical approach
Islam & Pluralism One vs Multiple paths Social vs Religious pluralism John Hick theory 3:19 3:83-85 2:135-137 3:85 9:33
The final message O Messenger! Convey what is revealed to you from your Lord, for if you do it not, it would be as though you have not conveyed His message. Allah will protect you from the people. (Surah al- Ma'ida, 5:67).
The final message "O my followers! I am leaving behind two valuable assets as legacies to you and it is to be seen as to how you behave with these two legacies of mine". "One of them is the Book of Allah, one side of which is related to Allah and the other side is in your hands. And the other thing is my progeny and my Ahl al-Bayt. Allah has informed me that these too memorable things will not act separated from each other".
The final message This day I have perfected your religion for you and completed My favours to you, and have chosen for you the religion Islam (Surah al-Ma'idah, 5:3)
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