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The blessed Prophet peace be upon him said, Seek out your brothers for three things: If they are sick, visit them; if they are busy, help them; and if they have forgotten, remind them. This boundary can be easily discerned. But within each camp itself there are vast differences of strengths and convictions.
There are People of the Book who can be entrusted with a mountain of gold, as well as others who wouldn't return a dime. Likewise, there are Muslims who are excellent in character and others in need of reform. Practicing Muslims should be encouraged with inspiring da'wah and any wayward Muslims should be called back to the straight path. This is da'wah to Muslims. The Blessed Prophet Muhammad declared that Muslims are one community. Part of the duty of an inclusive group is to look after the welfare of its members, in both their physical and metaphysical needs.
North America presents a tragedy for us. So many Muslims have needlessly passed out of teh Ummah under the influence of a meaningless materialstic society. Allah declares that the only successful people are:. Are those who believe, work righteousness and who teach each other truth and perseverance. Qur'an Now it becomes necessary to describe the different categories that Muslims can be grouped into. The first is of the good Muslims who believe and practice all the requirements of the faith.
They are, in most cases, the ones who will be calling others to Allah. Da'wah to them is reinforcement of Islamic brotherhood and values. These are Practicing Muslims. The second type of Muslim covers those who are sincere in their belief but sometimes weak in their practice or level of commitment.
They must be helped to develop a greater level of conviction. These are known simply as Sincere Muslims. A third category is that of people who call themselves Muslims but who view Islam as something of a cultural identity. They are married in the masjid, observe Ramadan, wear traditional outfits and take comfort in a misty sense of certainty, even if they rarely attempt to define their faith. These are by far the most numerous kind of Muslims. Their allegiance to the principles of Islam is strong, but their endurance tends to be weak.
These are Cultural Muslims. They almost always come from Muslim families, have Muslim names, and would not identity themselves as nonMuslims. It is this sort of person who is likely to believe ardently in socialism or some other ism and is filled with revolutionary zeal for a materialistic goal. A cause becomes their religion, whether the cause is teh general good as they see it or merely themselves. This describes those who are usually in power in Muslim countries.
Given that most most Muslims today are in need of da'wah to one extent or another, what sort of approach should be adopted? We require a model to gude us, and the example of Medina is an excellent place to start. The early Muslims, may they be blessed, attended to one another. A gentle but firm peer pressure was applied in the community to maintain desired norms and behavior. Even the hypocrites were forced to comply or risk being alienated from the community. We need to reactivate this force in our social life.
Gently encourage your brothers and sistesr with good admonition but do not mindlessly condemn. The revolutionary nature of Tawhid. Islam is the final perfection in humanity's knowledge of Allah. What it means for Muslims, and the superiority of Islam over all other philosophies and ideologies. The Intangible Al Ghayb. How belief in the Intangible increases our trust in Allah by affirming that there are things beyond our comprehension, yet a part of of our ultimate destiny.
How Allah has revealed codified guidance to humanity. The applicability of Qur'anic injunctions to any situation. True Hidaya Guidance is found only in the Qur'an. The Qur'an was sent to give glad tidings, warnings and lessons for us to learn from. The Messenger of Allah. How he provides the examples of excellence.
Inspiration and strength can be found in his life, character and teaching. Tribal customs and ethnic practices that go against the spirit and practice of Islam must be abandoned. The Day of Judgment, accountability and its impact in our daily lives. We must answer for our conduct in this life, therefore, everything we do matters.
No injustie will be forgotten and no reward will be lost. Belief in destiny and the certainty it provides. All things happen for a purpose and that purpose is known only to Allah. We are not programmed and have some choices in our lives because Allah has willed us to have free will in our actions.
We are not at the mercy of events, rather, we can choose how we react to them. Life in the hereafter. This life side tracks us from the real goal. Material success is not an accurate measure of a person's worth. Why should you spend your life only focused on making money when you could lose the greatest investment opportunity of all. Islamic ibadat practices are an essential part of a Muslim's life.
They are daily training regimen to strengthen the soul, comfort teh mind and bring us closer to our Creator. Anyone who abandons this training and teaching tool also abandons their chance for spiritual contentment and peace. However, it must be stressed that these practices are not an end in themselves. The blessed Prophet peace be upon him was quoted as saying that we are rewarded according to the extent of our understanding of what we are doing. The enemies of Islam are arrayed against all of us and they make no distinction between practicing and non practicing Muslims as evidenced by Bosnia, etc Their only goal is to divide Muslims adn keep them weak and dependent.
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Sign Up. August 12, at AM Public. And the last category is that of people who neither practice Islam nor who know much about it. Quoted from the book, God Oriented Life ,W.
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How To Tell Others About Islam
The blessed Prophet peace be upon him said, Seek out your brothers for three things: If they are sick, visit them; if they are busy, help them; and if they have forgotten, remind them. This boundary can be easily discerned. But within each camp itself there are vast differences of strengths and convictions. There are People of the Book who can be entrusted with a mountain of gold, as well as others who wouldn't return a dime. Likewise, there are Muslims who are excellent in character and others in need of reform.
How to Tell Others About Islam