Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The old coconut…

************************* In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful; blessings and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. ************************** Reflection ************************** The Declining Day (Al-'Asr) 1. By the declining day, 2. Lo! Man is in a state of loss, 3. Save those who believe and do good works, and exhort one another to truth and exhort one another to endurance. ******************************* “DEAR Author, it is good to hear your helpful opinions (Ideas for masjid committees, previous posting), basically the reason of why I contact is that to share one more way of da`wah which is obligatory upon every Muslim. *********************** “There is one influential scholar called Bediuzzaman Said Nursi originated at Turkey. His way of teaching or training is unlikely so impressive and functional in this fast technology life, to some extent technology causes the people, especially youth, be away from integrating the consultation and conversation each other at all. In other words, every person remains himself or herself, called more individual life. *********************** “As regards of mentioned scholar training, fundamentally to closely deal with a person or group of people for long time by kindly attaching with sincerity and brotherhood because saving a belief of man is as equal as universe itself. Even throughout life of man is needed to be attached and engaged, not a certain time. ************************** “As a result of this, religious lessons in masjids held within this personal way of learning will produce more fruitful results. If you are more interested, we can do study and talk on more about it.” – Mustafa **************************** ‘Jazakallahu Khairan Kasira’ (may Allah bless you with goodness) Mr. Mustafa, for the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "If good is done to someone and then they say "Jazakallahu khayran" to the one who did the good, they have indeed praised them well." (Tirmidhi). Thanks for e-mailing me this helpful information. It is kind of you to mention to me and readers about the method of da’wah propagated by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. ****************************** Another writer noted that Shariah has not prescribed a special method for the da'wah work. The responsibility of da'wah will be discharged by using any method, whether this is by teaching religious knowledge to thirsty students, writing books, inviting people to Islam, going to peoples’ homes and calling them to the masjids (as the Jama'ah Tabligh does) or any other means. ************************* We need to realize that there are different methods of serving the deen of Allah. Some people are involved in teaching children Qur’an and basics of deen, some in teaching advanced sciences like tafsir, hadith and fiqh, others in doing charity work, some spending their night and day answering people’s questions and writing fatwas, some spending their whole time authoring beneficial books, and some in lecturing and advising people on how to reform their souls. These are all works of deen, and it is wrong to deem that a particular effort is better than the other. ************************* The meaning of da’wah is to invite. Da’wah has two dimensions; external and internal, External da’wah is to invite non-Muslims to Islam, and internal da’wah is to remind the Muslims about their duties to Allah and the teachings of Islam taught by our beloved Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). ********************** The person who does such a work is called a da’ee. Calling to Allah (ad-Da’wah ilallaah) is the way of the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and his followers, as Allah, the Most High, says: “Say, O Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam): This is my way, I call to Allah (i.e to the testification that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, with no partner) upon certain knowledge - I, and those who follow me. I declare Allah free and far removed from all that they associate as partners with Him, and I am free of those who worship anything else along with Him.” (Soorah Yoosuf 12:108)] *********************** Indeed calling to Allah was the mission of all the Messengers and their followers, in order to bring the people out of darkness and into light, from unbelief non believer to true Faith (eemaan), from shirk to tawheed, and from the Fire to Paradise. ************************ An important matter for Muslims to realise is that da`wah is an obligation upon them. Allah (subhaanahu wa ta`aalaa) says in the Qur’an: “Invite to the way of your Rabb with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious, for your Rabb knows best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance. “ (An-Nahl: 125) ********************* He says: “You are the best of peoples, taken out for mankind. You enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and believe in Allah.” (Al-Imran:110) ******************** “Let there be a group of people amongst you inviting to all that is good, enjoining al-ma`roof (i.e. 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.” (al-Qur’an, Aal `Imraan (3):104) ********************** The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) has said: “Convey from me, even one verse.” ([al-Bukhaaree) Conveying the message therefore does not require a high level of scholarship, it is in fact a responsibility of each and every Muslim, according to his or her ability. ************************* There are numerous verses of the Quran and the Ahadith of Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) that emphasizes on the importance of da’wah. *********************** All praise is for Allaah who has made it easy for us to take part in da’wah in this day and age with the barakah of da’wah and tabligh. ************************** Talking about the many da’wah groups in our country, I would like to share with readers a point raised by a member of a group to me regarding their shyness to get involved in politics. “Please brother; lets God decide who would lead the country. Why must you or your party busily trying to oust the present leaders? ************************ “Remember, you should not try to ‘jolok’ (to force down) a coconut from a tree. Just wait for when the right time comes, the coconut will fall down by itself. Not only old coconuts fall down, even at times the young ones too fall to the ground.” ************************* He said events and developments in the country clearly showed that the old coconut (the old party) is about to fall down. Its leaders made mistakes again and again and strangely they failed in their bid to cover up their mistakes. ******************************** If Allah the Almighty wished to have the old coconut (or even a bunch of them) fall down during this season, then who could stop it? Insya-Allah (God willing), the time has come. 'INI KALILAH' (This is the time)!

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