The Manners and Etiquette of Dawah

The Attributes of a Successful Caller



 بـــــــــــــــسم الله الرحمـــــــــــــــــن الرحيـــــــــــــــــم

All praise is due to Allaah the Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings upon His servant and His Messenger our prophet and messenger Muhammad and his family and companions and those that follow him until the of judgement.

After which follows:

The subject of calling to Allaah swt is an important one. The call to Allaah means inviting (others) to enter into the religion of Allaah. Allaah created the creation for His worship

Allaah says:

And I (Allaah) created not the Jinn and Mamkind except that they should worship Me (alone). I seek not any provision from them nor do I ask that they should feed Me. Verily, Allaah is the All-Provider, the owner of power, the most strong. [Surah daariyat:56/57]

The benefit of those worshipping Allaah returns to them for they are the ones in need of the worship of Allaah. As for Allaah, the most high, then He is not in need of them and He is self sufficient from their worship.

Allaah says:

“If you disbelieve you and all those in the earth together, then verily, Allaah is Rich (free of all needs) the Owner of all praise. [Surah Ibrahim:8]

In a hadeeth qudsi Allaah says:

Oh my servants, if the first and the last of you, the Men of you and the Jinn of you were to be the most pious (heart of) one man then that would not increase My kingdom in anything. Oh my servants, if the first of you and the last of you, the men of you and the jinn of you were to be the worst (heart of) a man amongst you that would not decrease anything from My kingdom. Oh my servants, it is your actions that I account you for then I will show it to you so whoever finds good then let him praise Allaah and whoever finds other than that then let him blame no one but himself.[Saheeh Muslim 4/1994 related by Abi Dar].

So the worshippers are the ones in need of worshipping Allaah so that they acquire the pleasure of Allaah and His forgiveness and mercy. This so that they may enter His paradise and save them from His punishment. This is why Allaah created them. However, it was decreed from His wisdom that He will test them and test them so that there would be a distinction between the people of obedience and the people of sin.

Satan and his party call the people away from worshipping Allaah to the disobedience of Allaah and to the following of desires and lusts. This is why Allaah sent messengers calling people to that which is good. The devils call them to evil.

And Allaah calls to paradise and forgiveness by His will and He makes His signs clear to mankind that they may remember. [Surah al Baqara:221]

And Allaah calls to the dar sallam and He guides whomsoever He wills to the straight path.

He calls you that He may forgive you your sins and He delays it until an appointed time.

So Allaah calls His servants that they may worship Him and that they may have repentance towards Him, that they ask forgiveness. He has sent the Messengers calling the people to that and He has given the scholars (inheritors of the Prophets) the responsibility of calling to Him for the benefit of His servants and profit.

The call to Allaah has been established ever since what happened between Adam and satan and when satan took it upon himself to lure whoever he was able from the children of Adam and misguide them.

Indeed satan is an enemy so take him as an enemy, and he calls his party to be of the companions of the fire. [Surah al Faatir:6]

No doubt there are callers to that which is good and there are callers towards wrong amongst the devils from the Jinn and the men. This being wisdom from Allaah, the most High, a trial and test for His servants from the time He created the creation until the end of the world. Conflict continues between the truth and falsehood and between the callers to good and the callers to evil. Allaah has praised the callers towards Allaah.

Allaah says:

And who is more better in speech than one who calls to Allaah (says: My Lord is Allaah believes in His oneness) and does good deeds and says I am indeed from amongst the Muslims. Good and bad are not equal, Push forward with one which is better. [Surah Fusuliat: 33,34]

So Allaah has mentioned that the callers to Allaah are the best people in speech. He has also described the callers as those who practice what they call the people to. So the caller must first be practicing what he is calling to in terms of obedience and worship until he becomes a good example such that his saying and actions are truthful. This is why Prophet shuayb said:

I do not wish, in contradiction to you, to do that which I forbid you. I only desire reform to the best of my power. And my guidance cannot come except from Allaah in Him I trust and to Him I repent. [Surah Hud:88]

Allaahs saying I am indeed from amongst the Muslims means that he belongs to Islam and the Muslims and the group of Muslim. He does not belong to any others except Muslims.

Then Allaah the most high shows that the caller to Allaah will meet some harm from the people but He advised (the caller) to push forward with one that is better.

If anyone has wronged him then he should meet this wrong with righteousness. For this will result in the acceptance of his call.

And good and bad are not equal, push forward with one which is better. [Surah Fusuliat: 34]

So when the caller is harmed, he doesnt consider what is said or done against him. He meets the wrong with that which is good. So he is good to whoever has harmed him so that he brings people to good because he doesnt want to be victorious himself but rather he wants good for the people. This is why the Prophet saws never gave victory to his own self. Rather he became angry and took revenge if the sanctuaries of Allaah were violated. As for himself then he was harmed and it was said of him (this and that) and they spoke against him but he never sought victory for himself rather he wanted the reward from Allaah. This is from the essential fundamentals of the call, having righteousness to the ones being called even if they fall into error. This will bring them to goodness and attract them to good as for meeting them with bad then this will push them away.

Push forward with one which is better. [Surah Fusilat: 34]

Then Allaah showed the fruits of this and said:

But none is granted it (the above quality) except those who are patient and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of happiness in the hereafter i.e. paradise and of a high moral character) in this world. [Surah Fusilat: 35]

Then He showed that this attribute is dear, meaning that the person should be patient and should endure (harms) and he should answer bad things with good. This is a good attribute which Allaah said:

And none shall reach it except those who are patient. [Surah Fusilat: 35]

This requires patience and it is to imprison the soul from wanting revenge and being victorious. Settling down the soul and this is what protects him from his human enemy, with goodness towards him until you invite him by love and he comes to the truth. As for the satanic enemy then Allaah has shown how to protect oneself from them.

And if an evil whisper from satan tries to turn you away (from doing good) then seek refuge in Allaah, He is the All Hearer, the All Knower. [Surah Fusilat: 36]

The caller to Allaah will face the human devils and the Jinn devils. As for the human devil then he should face him with goodness upon their error and forgiveness upon their errors and not to pay attention to what they say. As for the jinn from amongst the devils then one is protected by seeking refuge. This is the way for the successful caller. That he continues to call to the way of Allaah and that he should not weaken such that his effort decreases due to a person harming him or that he(the person) spoke against him. The reason being is that he is not calling to himself and he is not looking to give victory to himself rather he is calling to Allaah, the most high. So the call to Allaah means inviting others to enter the religion of Allaah who is the one who has created this creation for that purpose, the one who gives their happiness, and improves them and gives them success.

The caller to Allaah doesnt want from the people to look towards himself by rewarding him. Rather he seeks the reward from Allaah. The caller to Allaah does not seek promotion and to be prestigious in the land. He looks to the benefit of the people and to take the people out of darkness into light. This is what the successful caller seeks as for the one opposite to that, seeking to be seen or praise from the people, no doubt that he returns to the beginning of the path when he meets the first obstacle. As for the one who calls to Allaah then he is not put off but he continues his dawa.

Say: I do not seek from you reward. [Surah Al -An’am: 90]

All of the Prophets said to their nation: I do not ask from you any reward. What we want is to benefit you and bring good, if you accept then that is the intention sought. If you do not accept then we have left the responsibility (to Allaah) and have established the proof upon you.

The call to Allaah precedes Jihaad (strive in the cause of Allaah) because the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wasallam used to send his army to call the people to Islam before they fight them.

They start with the call to Allaah so if they (the disbelievers) accept then all praise is due to Allaah but then if they did not respond to the call then they are fought and jihaad is proclaimed against them in order to raise the word of Allaah.

1. So the disbelievers are called to enter Islam.

2. Those Muslims who have misguidance in Aqeedah are called to the correct Aqeedah.

3. Those Muslims who have correct Aqueedah but they have some sins and wrongness are called to repent and to leave of sins and disobedience.

So the call to Allaah is required and it varies according to the need. So it is a must to have this call to Allaah. It is the work of the Prophets, the Messengers and their followers from amongst the righteous scholars until the hour comes and it is not allowed to leave it. Allaah says praising this nation:

You are the best nation who have come out to the people, you enjoin good and forbid the evil and you believe in Allaah. [Surah Imran:110]

Allaah says:

Let there arise from amongst you a nation who call to that which is good and they enjoin that which is good and forbid that which is evil. They are the successful ones. [Surah Imran:104]

The aim of this nation is the call to Allaah so that the people are taken out of darkness into light. Allaah ordered His prophet with the call to Allaah:

Call to the way of Allaah with wisdom and beautiful exhortations and argue with them in ways that are better.[Surah Nahl:125]

This is an order from Allaah to His Prophet saws. Then He has shown him the methodology that he should follow in his call.

Say: this is my way, I call to Allaah, upon knowledge, I and whoever follows me, and subhanallaah and I am not from the polytheist. [Surah Yusuf:108]

In these two verses the ruling of calling to Allaah is clarified for us that it is obligotary since Allaah ordered the Messenger saws. He has also mentioned that His followers must also call to Allaah as the Prophet saws called to: Say: this is my way, I call to Allaah, upon knowledge, I and whoever follows me.

Th methodology of the call must be in accordance to what Allaah has legislated and not a methodology that is left for the people (to make up), such that they make a methodology for themselves. Rather the methodology is that Which Allaah clarified and that which the Messenger saws has implemented in his pure life. Those that followed him were upon the methodology of the Messenger saws in his call. Any one who brings a new methodology other than the methodology of the Messenger saws, and that is the way of the Quran and the Sunnah, then they will be wrong and the consequences are that his call will not be successful.

So we should follow the footsteps of the Messenger saws and take his methodology from the Quran and the sunnah. In the above two verses it clearly shows this. First and foremost the caller to Allaah must have sincere intention and the aim of this caller must be to seek reward from Allaah and to establish His religion and to improve the ways of those being called upon in a righteous way. He does not want a gain from the gains of this world nor to be highly honoured in the land nor to show off and to be famous neither a worldly greed. Rather he seeks the face of Allaah. He seeks to take out the people from darkness into light, from misguidance into guidance, from disbelief into (correct) belief and from disobedience into obedience. This is what is sought.

From the saying of Allaah to Allaah. Is a clarification of sincerity. Sheikh Muhamad Abdul Wahhab said regarding this verse I call to Allaah is a clarification of sincerity, because many people call to themselves.[Fath al majeed sharh kitaab tawheed 1/185]

I say: Nor does one call to a group or party or person other than Muhammad saws. Nor to a madhab other than the Islamic religion neither to a group except to the group of Muslims Ahlu sunnah wal Jamaah (and he says I am from amongst the Muslims).

It is upon the caller to invite to Allaah and not to call to himself because many people call to themselves. This is why if some harm, deficiency or obstacle from the obstacles befalls him, it affects him because this affects his personallity. As for the one who calls to Allaah then he is not concerned with the praise of the people or whether they do not praise him. The reason is that he seeks the face of Allaah, the most high. If any harm befalls him then he is upon the path of Allaah.

The second attribute of this methodology is that the condition for the one who calls to Allaah that he is upon knowledge. He has knowledge with what he is calling to. Upon him is to learn the knowledge first and foremost which will allow him to call the people to Allaah, the most high.

The ignorant one is not good for calling (people)even if his intention is good and even if his aim is to call to Allaah. If he doesnt have knowledge then he is unfit for dawa (calling people) because he is not Islamically qualified. The one calling to Allaah is in need to show for the people the wrong from the right in aqueedah (belief), in worship, in interactions, in manners, in etiquette, in personal life, and in many of things in the legislation in need of showing them these things. If he doesnt have the knowledge then how will he clarify to them. Will he say it with ignorance and make halal haram and make haram halal. This is a great catastophe. He will misguide the people even if his intention is good. Until without realising it misguides the people and make haram halal and make halal haram and gives a wrong fatwa. He is not fit for dawa except for the one equipped with Islamic knowledge taken from the book of allaah and the sunna.

وآخر دعواهم أن الحمد لله رب العالمين

A Message to the non-Muslims after which they are not excused by ignorance


Dear Reader

The purpose of this message is to invite you to think of and contemplate about the real purpose of your life on this earth and where you will end up in the Hereafter.  Will you end up in Paradise or in Hell-Fire?  Please, take note, that when you have read this message, you are considered to have legislatively been given proof and been informed of the admonition of all messengers, and after which you will not be excused by ignorance:

Take note that Allah the Almighty is the One and Only God. He is Eternal. He is Absolute. He has not begotten and has not been begotten and no one is like Him.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) SaysSay (O Muhammad): He is Allah, the One; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; and there is none like unto Him. Surah No.112, Verses 1-4.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) SaysHe (Allah) is the Creator of the heavens and the earth: He has made for you pairs from among cattle: by this means does He multiply you: there is nothing whatever like unto Him, and He is the One that hears and sees. Surah No. 42, Verse No.  11.

Learn that Allah the Almighty is the Creator of all creatures.   There is no god for this universe and what it holds but Allah.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: Allah is the Creator Of all things, and He is the Guardian and Disposer of all affairs. Surah No.39 Verse 62.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) SaysSuch is Allah, your Lord, The Creator of all things, there is no god but He: Then how you are deluded away from the Truth! Surah No.40, Verse No.62.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and earth: To Allah do all matters return. Surah No.3 Verse No. 109.

Be informed that Allah the Almighty has created you for one single purpose which is to worship Him alone.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me. Surah No.51 Verse No. 56.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: And they have been commanded no more than this: To worship Allah, offering Him sincere devotion, being true (in faith); to establish regular prayer; and to give zakat (i.e. charity given to the needy); and that is the Religion Right and Straight.Surah No.98, Verse No. 5.

Understand that it is out of sincerity and purity of worship to Allah to avoid worshipping the created whoever and whatever they may be.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: Certainly they disbelieve who say: “(Allah) is Christ the son of Mary.” But said Christ: “O Children of Israel!  Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.”  Whoever joins other gods with Allah, – Allah will forbid him the Garden, and the Fire will be his abode.  There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help.  Surah No. 5, Verse No.  72.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: Say (O Muhammad): “I do no more than invoke my Lord, and I join not with Him any (false god).”  Surah No 72, Verse No. 20.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: Say (O Muhammad): “I am but a man like yourselves, (but) the inspiration has come to me, that your God is one God: whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and, in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner.  Surah No.  18, Verse No. 110.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: Those to whom We have given the Book rejoice at what hath been revealed unto thee: but there are among the clans those who reject a part thereof.  Say (O Muhammad): “I am commanded to worship Allah, and not to join partners with Him.  Unto Him do I call, and unto Him is my return.  Surah No.  13, Verse No.  36.

Learn that he, who worships Allah joining with Him another whoever or whatever it may be, has associated partners with Allah and consequently his deeds will turn fruitless and he will be among the losers.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: But it has already been revealed to thee, – as it was to those before thee, – “if thou wert to join (gods with Allah), truly fruitless will be thy work (in life), and thou wilt surely be among the losers.  Surah No. 29, Verse No. 65.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) SaysThis is the Guidance of Allah: He giveth that guidance to whom He pleaseth, of His servants if they were to join other gods with Him, all that they did would be vain for them.  Surah No. 6, Verse No.88.

Take note that Allah the Almighty sent all Prophets and Messengers to reinforce and remind people that there is no god but Allah.  That is nothing is worthy of being worshipped but Allah.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “For we assuredly sent amongst every people a Messenger, (with the command), “serve Allah, and eschew Evil”: of the people were some whom Allah guided, and some on whom Error became inevitably (established).  So travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who denied (the Truth).  Surah No.16, Verse No. 36.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) SaysNot a messenger did We send before thee without this inspiration sent by Us to him: that there is no god but I; therefore worship and serve Me.”  Surah 21 Verse 25.  There is no prophet who said to his people but: We sent Noah to his people.  He said: “O my people!  Worship Allah!  Ye have no other god but Him.  I fear for you the Punishment of a dreadful Day!  Surah No. 7, Verse No. 59.

Be informed that having faith and believing in all Prophets and Messengers is a must.  If anyone rejects faith or doesn’t believe one Prophet  or Messenger of Allah’s the Almighty, they are rejecting faith in Allah and disbelieving Him and all His   Prophets and Messengers.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “The Messenger believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the men of faith, each one (of them) believeth in Allah, His angels, His books, and His Messengers.  “We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of his Messengers.”  And they say: “We hear, and we obey: (we seek) Thy forgiveness, our Lord, and to Thee is the end of all journeys.”  Surah No. 2, Verse No. 285.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “‘Verily it has been revealed to us that the Chastisement (awaits) those who reject and turn away.”  Surah No. 20, Verse No. 48.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: And who does more wrong than he who invents a lie against Allah or rejects the Truth when it reaches him?  Is there not a home in Hell for those who reject Faith?”  Surah No.29, Verse No. 68.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: Those who reject the Book and the (revelations) with which we sent Our messengers: but soon shall they know.  Surah No. 40, Verse No. 70.

Be informed that  Muhammad bin Abudullah  (Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) is the Messenger of Allah, who was sent by Allah as mercy to the worlds, giving glad tidings and warnings and that he is the seal of all Prophets and messengers and there is no Prophet after him.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “Muhammad is no more than a Messenger: many were the Messengers that passed away before him.  If he died or were slain, will ye then turn back on your heels?  If any did turn back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah; but Allah (on the other hand) will swiftly reward those who (serve Him) with gratitude.  Surah No. 3, Verse No. 144.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures),-in the Taurat and the Gospel; – for he commands them what is just and Forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure):  He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them.  So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the Light which is sent down with him, – it is they who will prosper.”  Surah No. 7, verse No. 157.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says:  “Say (O Muhammad): “O men!  I am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allah, to who belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no god but He: it is He that giveth both life and death.  So believe in Allah and His Messenger.  The unlettered Prophet, who believeth in Allah and His words, follow him that (so) ye may be guided.  Surah No. 7, Verse No. 158.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “Now hath come to you a Messenger from amongst yourselves: it grieves him that you should suffer, ardently anxious is he over you: to the Believers is he most kind and merciful”.  Surah No. 9, Verse No. 128.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) SaysMuhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets.  And Allah has full knowledge of all things.  Surah No. 33, Verse No. 40.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) SaysMuhammad is the Messenger of Allah…  Surah No 48, Verse No. 29.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) SaysAnd remember, Jesus, the Son of Mary, said: “O Children of Israel!  I am the messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Taurat (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.  But when he came to them with Clear Signs, They said, “This is evident sorcery!  Surah No.61, Verse No.6.

Take note that Allah the Almighty revealed to Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) the Holy Quran which is the word of Allah and which contains Guidance and Light for the worlds.  It has also explanation of everything.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down The Qur’an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong) so every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spent it in fasting, but if anyone is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later.  Allah intends every facility for you: He does not want to put you to difficulties.  (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.  Surah No.2, Verse No.185.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) SaysSay: “What thing is most weighty in evidence?” say (O Muhammad): “Allah is witness between me and you; this Qur’an hath been revealed to me by inspiration.  That I may warn you and all whom it reaches.  Can ye possibly bear witness that besides Allah there are other gods?” say (O Muhammad): “Nay!  I cannot bear witness!  Surah No. 6, Verse No. 19.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: Verily this Quran doth guide to that which is most right (or stable), and giveth the glad tidings to the Believers who work deeds of righteousness, that they shall have a magnificent reward.  Surah No. 17, Verse No. 9.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “We send down (stage by stage) of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe: to the unjust it causes nothing but loss after loss.”  Surah No. 17, Verse No. 82.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “As for thee, thou receives the Quran from One All-Wise, All-Knowing.” Surah No. 27, Verse No. 6.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: And We have explained to man, in this Quran, every kind of similitude:  yet greater part of men refuse (to receive it) except with gratitude!  Surah No. 17, Verse No. 89.

Appreciate that the Holy Quran, which was revealed to Allah’s Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم), has been the Greatest Evident Miracle Ever.  It is continuing and everlastingly challenging all mankind gathered together to produce something like it or like one of its Surahs.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says:  “Say (O Muhammad): ‘if the whole of mankind and Jinns were to gather together to produce the like of this Quran, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support.’  Surah No. 17, Verse No. 88.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “And if ye are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to Our servant then produce a Sura like thereunto; and call your witness or helpers (if there are any) besides Allah, if ye are truthful.  Surah No. 2, Verse No. 23.

Be informed that Allah has ordered all mankind no matter what their colours, sexes; languages may be to believe in Muhammad the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم), follow him and obey him. He who obeys the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) obeys Allah and consequently he will be on the right path; and; he who disobeys the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم), disobeys Allah and consequently he will be on the wrong path.   

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “Say (O Muhammad): “Obey Allah and His Messenger”: but if they turn back, Allah loveth not those who reject faith.”  Surah No. 3, Verse No. 32.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: O ye who believe!  Obey Allah and His Messenger, and turn not away from him when ye hear (him speak).”  Surah No. 8, Verse No. 20.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: He who obeys the Messenger, obeys Allah…  Surah No. 4, Verse No. 80.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “Say (O Muhammad): “if ye do love Allah, follow me:  Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most merciful.  Surah No. 3, Verse No. 31.

Take note that he who hears of Muhammad the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) and neither believes in him nor follows him is a disbeliever in Allah, rejecting faith in Him and consequently worthy to be tortured on the Day of Judgement.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “We know indeed the grief which their words do cause thee:  It is not thee they reject:  It is the Signs of Allah, which the wicked deny.  Surah No. 6, Verse No. 33.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: On that day those who reject Faith and disobey the Messenger will wish that the earth were made one with them: but never will they hide a single fact from Allah!”  Surah No. 4, Verse No. 42.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “If anyone contends with the Messenger even after Guidance has been plainly conveyed to him, and follows a path other than that becoming to men to Faith, we shall leave him in the path he has chosen, and land him in Hell,- What an evil refuge!  Surah No. 4, Verse No. 115.

The Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) says: “By the One in whose hands Muhammad’s soul is, if anyone, anywhere in the world, whether a Jew or Christian hears of me and dies without believing in my Message will definitely be amongst those in Hell-Fire.”  (Muslim)

Take note that the Religion approved by Allah is Islam and it is the religion of all  Prophets and Messengers.  No religion is accepted of anyone but Islam.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: And Abraham enjoined upon his sons and so did Jacob;” Oh my sons!  Allah hath chosen the Faith for you; then die not except in the state of submission (to Me).  Surah No. 2, Verse No.132.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “The (recognized) Religion in the sight of Allah is Islam..” Surah No. 3, Verse No. 19. 

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah) never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost.  Surah No. 3, Verse No.85.

Be informed that resurrection after death is coming and absolutely true; the Hour is coming and absolutely true and the accountability on doomsday is absolutely true.    

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “Lost indeed are they who treat it as a falsehood that they must meet Allah, – until on a sudden the Hour is on them, and they say: “Ah! Woe unto us that we neglected; for they bear their burdens on their backs, and evil indeed are the burdens that they bear?  Surah No. 6 Verse No. 31.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: Verily the Hour is coming- I have almost kept it hidden- for every soul to receive its reward by the measure of its Endeavour.” Surah No. 20, Verse No. 15.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: And verily the Hour will come: there can be no doubt about it, or about (the fact) that Allah will raise up all who are in the graves.  Surah No. 22, Verse No. 7.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: The Unbelievers say, “Never to us will come the Hour”: say (O Muhammad), “Nay!  But most surely, by my Lord, it will come upon you;…  Surah No 34, Verse No. 3.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: The Hour will certainly come: therein is no doubt: yet most men believe not.  Surah No. 40, Verse No. No. 59.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: Again, on the Day of Judgement, will ye be raised up.  Surah No. 23, Verse No. 16.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: Allah is never unjust in the least degree: if there is any good (done), He doubleth it, and giveth from His Own self a great reward.  Surah No. 4, Verse No. 40.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: Then shall anyone who has done an atom’s weight of good, see it!  And anyone who has done an atom’s weight of evil, shall see it.  Surah No. 99, Verses Nos. 7-8.

Learn that Paradise and its bounties are absolutely true, therein everlasting goodness and bounties of which no ear has ever heard of, or an eye has ever seen or a mind has ever been able to imagine.  All this has been prepared Allah’s righteous believers.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: The parable of the Garden which the righteous are promised! – beneath it flow rivers; perpetual is the fruits therof and the shade therein: such is the End of the Righteous and the End of the Unbelievers is the Fire.  Surah No. 13, Verse No. 35.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: But give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that their portion is Gardens, beneath which rivers flow, every time they are fed with fruits there from, they say: “Why, this what we were fed with before,” for that are given things in similitude; and they have therein spouses purified; and they abide therein (forever).”  Surah No. 2, Verse No. 25.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: But those who believe and work deeds of righteousness- to them shall We give a Home in Heaven, – lofty mansions beneath which flow rivers, -to dwell therein for aye; an excellent reward for those who do (good)!  Surah No. 29, Verse No. 58.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: Verily the Companions of the Garden shall that Day have joy in all that they do.  Surah No. 36, Verse No. 55.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: (Here is) the description of the Garden which the righteous are promised: in it are rivers of water unstaling; rivers of Milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine, a joy to those who drink; and rivers of honey pure and clear.  In it there are for them all kinds of fruits; and Forgiveness from their Lord, (can those in such Bliss) be compared to such as shall dwell fro ever in the Fire and be given to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels (to pieces)?  Surah No.47, Verse No. 15.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord and for a Garden whose width is that (of the whole) of the heavens and of the earth, prepared for the righteous.  Surah No.3 Verse No 133.

Allah says: “Be ye foremost (in seeking) forgiveness from your Lord, and a Garden (of Bliss), the width whereof is as the width of heaven and earth prepared for those who believe in Allah and His messengers: that is the Grace of Allah, which He bestows on whom He pleases: and Allah is the Lord of Grace abounding.  Surah No. 57, Verse No. 21.

Learn that the Hell fire is absolutely true; its torture in is true; and fierce.  It has a torture that is extremely fierce, harsh, and perpetual. Its torture is something that no ear has ever heard of, or an eye has ever seen or a mind has ever been able to imagine.  All this has been prepared for those who associate partners with Allah and who made it false to believe in Allah.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “Know they not that for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger is the Fire of Hell? – Wherein they shall dwell.  That is the supreme disgrace.”  Surah No.9, Verse No. 63.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: …on the Day of Judgement we shall gather them together, prone on their faces, blind, dumb, and deaf: their abode will be Hell: every time it shows abatement, We shall increase for them the fierceness of the Fire.   Surah No. 17, Verse No. 97.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “And We shall drive the sinners to hell, (like thirsty cattle driven down to water)   Surah No. 19, Verse No. 86.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “Verily he who comes to his Lord as a sinner (at Judgement), -for him is Hell: therein shall he neither die nor live.  Surah No. 20, Verse No. 74.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: But those who reject (Allah) – for them will be the Fire of Hell: not term shall be determined for them, so they should die, nor shall its Chastisement be lightened for them.  Thus do WE reward every ungrateful.  Surah No. 35, Verse No. 36.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “The Unbelievers will be led to Hell in groups:  until, when they arrive there, its gates will be opened.  And its Keepers will say, “Did not messengers come to you from among yourselves, rehearsing to you the Signs of your Lord, and warning you of the Meeting of this Day of yours?”  The answer will be: “True: but the Decree of Chastisement has been proved true against the Unbelievers!   Surah No. 39, Verse No. 71.

Take note that if you die believing in the oneness of God and in Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم), Allah’s last Messenger, you will be amongst those who will be saved and led into Paradise to live in its bounties for ever.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “But such as come to Him as Believers who have worked righteous deeds, for them are ranks exalted.”  Surah No. 20, Verse No. 75.

Whereas, if you die associating partners with Allah, disbelieving in Him and rejecting faith in Him, you will be among those who will be in Hell Fire for ever and ever

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “But whosoever turns away from My Message, verily for him is a life narrowed down, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Judgement.”  Surah No. 20, Verse 124.   

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “And who does more wrong than one to whom are recited the Signs of his Lord, and who then turns way therefrom?  Verily from those who transgress We shall exact (due) retribution.” Surah No. 32, Verse no. 22.

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “Verily he who comes to his Lord as a sinner (at Judgement),-for him is Hell: therein shall he neither die nor live.” Surah No. 20, Verse No. 74

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) Says: “…and if any of you turn back from their faith and die in unbelief, their works will bear no fruit in this life and in the Hereafter; they will be companions of the Fire and will abide therein.”  Surah No. 2, Verse No. 217

Be informed that there is no force in religion; the right path is clear and the wrong path is clear.  So after you have read and thought of and contemplated about the above message, you will not be excused by ignorance. As the warnings and message of all messengers have now reached you, you will be brought to account and be accountable on the Day of Judgment when there is no benefit for money or children but only for those who will come with good deeds and clear hearts.

Finally take note that the devils of mankind and Jinn’s and the wicked of the learned among them are scheming day and night to prevent you from listening to this message and to any other message that speaks of the Truth.

We pray to Allah that He helps you find the right path and guide you to what pleases Him. Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds  

-Abu Basir at-Tartusi

وآخر دعوانا أنِ الحمد لله ربِّ العالمين


Effective Dawah to Mankind Through the Qur’an and the Sunnah


Allah (سبحانه و تعالى)  is the Rabb (the Only God, Cherisher and Sustainer), the King (or Ruler) and the God (Judge) of mankind (114:1-6).  He (سبحانه و تعالى) makes it clear that the religion before Him is Islam (3:19).  He was the One Who sent down  (step by step), in truth, the Book (the Qur’an)  as a guide to mankind (3:2-4).  He says that Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)  is not only the Seal of the Prophets (33:40), but he is also His Universal Messenger to the whole mankind (34:28). Allah the Almighty inspired him (18:110; 53:4, 10) with the Truth (4: 170).  He sent the Qur’an to him to lead forth from the depths of Darkness into Light those who believe and do righteousness (65:10-11).  Islam, therefore, is the true universal religion the Light for the whole mankind.  As such, Da’wah should cater to all humanity, both Muslims and non-Muslims alike irrespective of their race, nationality, sex, social and economic status and other differences.

Since Islam is the religion for the whole mankind, it is a Sunnah for us Muslims to invite mankind to Islam.  We should start doing Da’wah to our respective families, relatives and close friends. This is the Sunnah of the Prophet  (ﷺ).  The first people that the Prophet  (ﷺ) invited to Islam were: his wife Khadija, his cousin Ali  (رضي الله عنه), and his closest friend Abu Bakr  (رضي الله عنه).  We should invite our nearest relatives to righteousness as Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) has enjoined us to admonish or warn them (26:214). We read in the following Hadîth how Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) himself invited his nearest kinsmen:

Abu Hurairah  (رضي الله عنه) narrated that when (this verse) was revealed to him: “Warn your nearest kinsmen” (26:214), Allah’s Messenger () said,  “O people of Quraish, buy yourselves from Allah (i.e., Secure deliverance from Allah by doing good deeds.). I cannot avail you at all against Allah.  O ‘Abbas Bin ‘Abd Al-Muttalib, I cannot avail you at all against Allah. O Safiya (aunt of Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.s)), I cannot avail you at all against Allah. O Fatimah, (daughter of Allah’s Messenger ()) ask me whatever you like, but I cannot avail you at all against Allah.”    (Muslim1/402)

We Du’at have to share our authentic knowledge of Islam (based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah) to our fellow Muslims including the new reverts to Islam.  It is not enough that they declare the Shahadah. They have to learn more about Islam. We should remember that many of our fellow Muslims, because of ignorance or lack of knowledge of Islam, are out of the fold of Islam.  They do not have the right Islamic aqeeda (belief). Their belief, sayings and actions do not conform to the Qur’an and the Sunnah.   We see them clinging to various sects which have strayed outside the Right Path.  We must share them our knowledge of the Qur’an and the Sunnah.  It is for their guidance that they follow and stick to the Sunnah or Way of the universal messenger to the whole mankind, Prophet Muhammad  (ﷺ); otherwise they will be among the people of the Hell Fire:

‘Abdullah Bin Amr  (رضي الله عنه) narrated that Allah’s Messenger  () said, “There will befall my Ummah exactly (all those) evils which befell the people of Isra’il, so much so that if there was one amongst them who openly committed fornication with his mother,  there will be among my Ummah one who will do that; and if the people of Isra’il were fragmented into seventy-two sects my Ummah will be fragmented into seventy-three sects. All of them will be in Hell Fire except one sect.” They (the Companions) said: “Allah’s Messenger, which is that?” Whereupon he ( said: “It is one to which I and my companions belong.”  (Tirmidhi 171)

Another reason why we have to do Da’wah  to our fellow Muslims is to make our invitation to non-Muslims easy.  Most non-Muslims base their understanding of Islam on what they see from the Muslims. Unfortunately, many Muslims are not practicing Islam in accordance with the Qur’an and the Sunnah.  Their non-Islamic character and behaviors discourage non-Muslims from entering into Islam.  We have to share our correct knowledge and understanding of Islam with our fellow Muslims and at the same time encourage them to seek more knowledge of the Truth in order to correct their aqeeda (belief).  They should work for the highest goal that is the eternal peace and prosperity in Paradise where they can achieve the greatest Bliss the Good Pleasure of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى).  That is the supreme triumph (9:72).

As Muslims, we have to exert more efforts in conveying the Divine Message to the non-Muslims.  We have to guide them to Islam because if they die rejecting the Qur’an and the Sunnah, they will suffer in the Hell-fire forever as stressed by Allah in the following Qur’anic verses:

“But those who disobey Allah and His Messenger and transgress His limits will be admitted to a Fire, to abide therein.  And they shall have a humiliating punishment.”  (Qur’an  4:14)

“Those who reject Our Signs, We shall soon cast into the Fire; as often as their skins are roasted through. We shall change them for fresh skins, that they may taste the Chastisement: for Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.”   (Qur’an 4:56)

“Those who disbelieve, among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in hell-fire, to dwell therein (for aye).  They are the worst of creatures.”  (Qur’an 98:6)

To be staying in the hell-fire even for seconds is a grievous chastisement, how much more if it will be forever?  Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful has commanded us Muslims to invite all (people) to Islam. It is His way to give chance to the non-believers to be saved from the torment of the hell-fire.  Let us therefore strive hard and cooperate in inviting the whole mankind to the Right Path, Islam.

If we want to be successful Du’at, we must do Da’wah based on Allah’s injunctions in the Qur’an and the Sunnah as narrated in the authentic Ahadîth .  For our deeds to be rewarded we should be reminded of the following Qur’anic verse to obey Allah (سبحانه و تعالى)  and His Messenger  (ﷺ):

 “O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad) and render not vain your deeds.”  (Qur’an 47:33)

The Qur’an and (the Sunnah of) Allah’s Messenger  (ﷺ) both serve as Allah’s mercy to us.  Allah the Almighty says about His Book:

 “For We had certainly sent unto them a Book based on knowledge, which We explained in detail a guide and a Mercy to all who believe.”   (Qur’an 7:52)

“. . .   We have sent down to you the Book explaining all things, a guide a Mercy, and glad tidings to Muslims.”   (Qur’an 16:89)

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى)  tells us about His Messenger  (ﷺ):

“We sent you not (O Muhammad), but as a Mercy for all creatures.”  (Qur’an 21:107)

“… Yet you (O Muhammad) were sent as a Mercy from your Rabb to give warning to a people to whom no Warner had come before you in order that they may receive admonition.”  (Qur’an 28:46)

It is a must that in doing Da’wah, we do it with Hikmah (wisdom as defined in the Qur’an and the Sunnah). To be able to do this, we must follow the characteristics and manners of Allah’s Messenger  (ﷺ). Allah’sMessenger  (ﷺ) possesses an exalted standard of character (i.e., sublime morals) (68:4) and is an excellent example for us to follow. Allah (سبحانه وتعالى)  says:

“Indeed in Allah’s Messenger (Muhammad) you have an excellent example to follow for him who hopes in (meeting with) Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.”   (33:21)

 In an authentic Hadîth we read that the Prophet (s.a.w.s) himself said: Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه) narrated that Allah’s Messenger () said,  “I have been sent (as a Messenger) in the best of all generations of Adam’s offspring since the Creation.”  (Bukhari 4/757)

For our guidance and success, we should follow Allah’s Messenger  (ﷺ).   Allah the Most High tells us:

“Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures); in the Torah and the Gospel; for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil.  He allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure).  He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them.  So it is those who believe in him, honor him, help him, and follow the Light which is sent down with him, it is they who will prosper.”    (Qur’an 7: 157)

As Du’at, we should excel in our manners and character.  We should take inspiration from the following Ahadîth: ‘Abdullah Bin Amr (رضي الله عنه) narrated that Allah’s Messenger () said,  “…The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.”       (Bukhari 4/759)

Abu Hurairah  (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Prophet  () said, “Among the Muslims the most perfect, as regards his faith, is the one whose character is excellent, and the best among you are those who treat their wives well.”    (Tirmidhi 628)

Abu Darda (رضي الله عنه)  narrated that the Prophet  () said, “There is nothing heavier than good character put in the scale of a believer on the Day of Resurrection.” (Abu Dawud 4781)

Abu Darda (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Prophet  () said, “Nothing is weightier in the scales of a believer on the Day of Judgement than his good behavior.  Allah treats with displeasure a person who is given to loose and vulgar talk.”  (Tirmidhi 626)

Abu Umamah (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Prophet  () said,  “I guarantee a house in the surroundings of Paradise for a man who avoids quarrelling even if he were in the right;  a house in the middle of Paradise for a man who avoids lying even if he were joking; and a house in the upper part of Paradise for a man who made his character good.”  (Abu Dawud 4782)

Abdur Rahman Bin Ghanam (رضي الله عنه) and Asma Bint Yazid (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Prophet (s.a.w.s) said, “The best servants of Allah are those who, when they are seen, cause Allah to be remembered. The worst servants of Allah are those who go about slandering, who separate friends, and seek to distress the upright.”   (Tirmidhi 4871 and Ahmad)

It is necessary that we behave in accordance with the Qur’an and the Sunnah.  We should aim to reach the highest category of Muslims.   We should try not only to be very good Muslims (those who perform the five pillars of Islam) or Mu’minoon (Faithful Muslims who believe in the six articles of faith); but also to be Mu’hsinoon or Muttaqoon (God-conscious, God-fearing Muslims who are righteous, pious and restrain  as well as guard themselves from evil).  We should remember that non-Muslims, in general, judge Islam according to the actual behaviors and conducts of the Muslims.  Unfortunately, many Muslims do not follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah. Only a few are Muslimoon (practicing Muslims). Very few are Mu’minoon (Faithful Muslims) and Mu’hsinoon or Muttaqoon.  Many fall into the category of Mushrikoon (polytheists or those who associate partners with Allah) and Munafiqoon (the hypocrites) out of ignorance or lack of knowledge of Islam. Many others cling to secularism and bid’ah and thus adopt the belief and manners contrary to Islam based on the Qu’ran and the Sunnah.   This fact should be made known very clearly to the non-Muslims in our Da’wah after explaining to them the basic concepts of Islam, especially Tawhîd.  In this way they will stop identifying Islam with those who are Muslims only in name. Our explanation of the levels of practicing Muslims must be based on the following Hadîth:

Abu Hurairah  (رضي الله عنه) narrated that one day while the Prophet ( was sitting in the company of some people, (The angel) Gabriel came and asked, “What is faith?” Allah’s Messenger()
 replied, “Faith is to believe in Allah, His angels, (the) meeting with Him, His Messengers, and  to believe  in Resurrection.” Then he further asked, “What is Islam?” Allah’s Messenger ()
 replied, “To worship Allah Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan.”  Then he further asked, “What is Ihsan (perfection)?” Allah’s Messenger ()
 replied, “To worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you cannot achieve this state of devotion then you must consider that He is looking at you.”  … Then that man (Gabriel) left and the Prophet () asked his companions to call him back, but they could not see him. Then the Prophet () said, “That was Gabriel who came to teach the people their religion.” Abu ‘Abdullah said: “He (the Prophet () considered all that as a part of faith.”  (Bukhari 1/47, 6/300 and Muslim 1)

We have to make it clear to the non-Muslims that the non-practicing Muslims destroy their lives by indulging in such immoral practices as adulteries and fornication, drinking intoxicants, drug addictions, gambling, usury, graft and corruption, stealing, swindling, abductions, rebellions and the like.  With their non-Islamic behaviors they create very bad image not only for the Muslims but also for Islam as a whole.  We have to stress that the Muslims they encounter or observe are actually non-practicing Muslims.  If ever they dislike their behavior it is because they do not act in accordance with the teachings of Islam.  Islam teaches righteousness and the best manners to the whole mankind.  We should invite them to Islam through the Qur’an and the Sunnah.  We should advise them not to judge Islam with the way non-practicing Muslims behave.  They should not confine their knowledge of Islam to the negative propaganda of the anti-Islamic writers.  It is for their divine guidance that they should read the Qur’an and the authentic Ahadîth as well as books, articles and other reading materials written by Muslim scholars based on these two revealed authentic Islamic teachings.  They should be objective and rational by learning and understanding the truth about Islam.  What we are going to present to them is the Truth based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah.  Thus, we should not only equip ourselves with the knowledge of the Truth according to the Qur’an and the Sunnah, but also do Da’wah according to the said revealed sources.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


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Who created you and why?

In spite of the number of atheists in the world, the belief in God is universal. A cross cultural consensus is enough evidence to substantiate the claim. Religions like Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism etc. also declare the existence of God. However, they attribute lower and animalistic attributes to God such as having children, getting tired or even worshipping bizarre idols. These things happened due to the corruption of religions  with the passage of time.

Evolution can’t explain the origin of life. For instance, your mobile phone is composed of a few basic things like logic, silicon, plastic, glass etc. Is there a chance that it could have formed itself through random processes? Scientifically, this violates the 2nd law of thermodynamics (law of increasing entropy).So how do we explain the existence of enormously complex life forms? It is reasonable to conclude that the universe and life are a result of willful intelligent design. This certainly proves the existence of a Creator. The presence of DNA in all life forms serves as a divine signature of a common Creator. This Creator is Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. It has been revealed that,

“Allah created death and life to try you, whichever of you is fairest in deeds.” (Qur’an 67:2)

A world without Deen in fact brings an unhappy end. The hippie movement was a demonstration of this social damage. The hippies believed that they could find spiritual emancipation through secular humanist philosophy and by such things as unlimited drugs and sex. The hippy leaders of the 1960s either killed themselves or died from drug-induced comas in the early 1970s.

Islam is here to restore the true message of Prophets. Allah, The Most High Says,

“And messengers were sent into every nation to proclaim, ‘Worship Allah and avoid false deities.” (Qur’an 16:36)

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Proofs of Islam*

The revelations mentioned in the Islamic scriptures confirm their divine nature. For instance, formerly it was thought that mountains were merely protrusions rising above the surface of the Earth. However, scientists realized that mountains play a similar role to a nail or peg firmly holding down earth. Mount Everest, the summit of which stands approximately 9 km above the surface of the earth, has a root deeper than 125 km. Allah, The Most High Says,

“We placed mountains in the earth so that as it revolved  with them you lived undisturbed.” (Qur’an, 21:31)

“Have We not made the earth as a bed and the mountains its pegs?” (Qur’an, 78:6-7)

 Another fact confirmed by recent findings is that matter constantly seeks the most stable state. Iron is the most desirable state of nuclear matter, and cosmological models predict a stage in which everything will turn into iron as a result of nuclear fusion and nuclear fission reactions. Allah, The Most High Says,

 Yet they say: “When we are turned to bones and bits, shall we be raised as a new creation?” Tell them [O Muhammad ()]:”Even if you turn to iron Allah shall bring you back (to life)” (Qur’an 17:49-51)

 [*For details read A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam by I. A. Ibrahim]

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Obligations of a Muslim

 The Messenger of Allah () said: “Islam has been built on five (pillars).

 Testifying that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

  • Establishing the Salah (prayer).
  • Paying the Zakat (obligatory charity).
  • Making the Hajj (pilgrimage) to the House.
  • And fasting in Ramadhan. ”

 [Nawawi 3]

The Messenger of Allah () said: “The rights of one Muslim over another are six.

 If you meet him, greet him with Salam.

  • If he invites you, accept the invitation.
  • If he asks for advice, give him sincere advice.
  • If he sneezes and praises Allah, say Yarhamuk Allah (may Allah have mercy on you).
  • If he falls sick, visit him.
  • And if he dies, attend his funeral.”

 [Muslim 2162]

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Invalidators of Islam*

(As per the Qur’an, Hadith and consensus of the scholars)

  • Shirk (polytheism)
  • Voluntary apostasy
  • Not deeming a disbeliever to be a disbeliever
  • Believing that the guidance of other than the prophet is more complete than his guidance
  • Hating anything that the messenger came with
  • Mocking Allah, or the Messenger, or the Qur’an, or the Shariah
  • Magic
  • Aiding the disbelievers against the Muslims
  • Believing that some have the choice to leave off the Shariah of Muhammad ()
  • Aversion to the Deen, not learning it nor acting upon it

[*For details see Nawaqid al-Islam by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Wahhab]

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