Tabligh - Its Our Duty! Every Muslim Must Do This!.

Tabligh literally means ‘to convey’. Contextually, it refers to conveying the message of Islam. This is the sunnah of all the prophets. The most important rule of tabligh is hikmah. Allah Ta’ala says in the Holy Quran: 
 
ادع إلى سبيل ربك بالحكمة والموعظة الحسنة
Invite (people) to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good counsel.  (Verse: 16:125)
 Whosoever does tabligh must adopt hikmah. It is only then, that people will understand and accept.
Tablighi Jamaat is not a jamaat/group Rather it is a movement that saw a gradual evolution starting from 1920-27.

Proof from Quran and Hadith For The Work of Tabligh
 The work of tabligh ‘has strong basis in Quran and sunnah’. There are numerous verses of the Quran and the Ahadith of Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) that support the practice of tabligh. Hereunder are a few of them:
 From the Holy Quran:
 1.  
ادع إلى سبيل ربك بالحكمة والموعظة الحسنة
Invite (people) to the way of your lord with wisdom and good counsel.    (Verse: 16:125)
2.
ولتكن منكم أمة يدعون إلى الخير ويأمرون بالمعروف وينهون عن المنكر
And there has to be a group of people from among you who call towards good and prevent from evil. (Verse: 3:104)
3.
ومن أحسن قولا ممن دعا إلى الله وعمل صالحا وقال إنني من المسلمين
 And who is better in utterance than the one who called people towards Allah, and acts righteously and says, “I am one of those who submit themselves (to Allah Ta’ala).  (Verse: 41:33)
 From the Ahadith of Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam):
4.
فقال أبو سعيد أما هذا فقد قضى ما عليه سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول من رأى منكم منكرا فليغيره بيده فإن لم يستطع فبلسانه فإن لم يستطع فبقلبه وذلك أضعف الإيمان
Hazrat Abu Sa’eed (Radhiyallahu Anhu) narrates that he heard Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying, “Whosoever witnesses a forbidden act being committed, he should prevent it by the use of his hands; if he is unable to do so, then he should prevent it with his tongue; if he is unable to do so, he should at least consider it a vice in his heart; and this is a very low level of Iman”.
(Sahih Muslim Vol.2 Pg.211/2 - Darul Ma’rifah)
5.
عن النعمان بن بشير رضي الله عنهما عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال مثل القائم على حدود الله والواقع فيها كمثل قوم استهموا على سفينة فأصاب بعضهم أعلاها وبعضهم أسفلها فكان الذين في أسفلها إذا استقوا من الماء مروا على من فوقهم فقالوا لو أنا خرقنا في نصيبنا خرقا ولم نؤذ من فوقنا فإن يتركوهم وما أرادوا هلكوا جميعا وإن أخذوا على أيديهم نجوا ونجوا جميعا
It has been reported on the authority of Nu’man bin Bashir (Radhiyallahu Anhu) that Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “There are people who do not transgress the limits (laws) of Allah Ta’ala, and there are others who do so. They are like two groups who boarded a ship; one of them settled on the upper deck, and the other on the lower deck of the ship. When the people of the lower deck needed water, they said, “Why should we cause trouble to the people of the upper deck when we can have plenty of water by making a hole in our deck”. Now, if the people of the upper deck do not prevent this group from such foolishness, all of them will perish; but if they stop them, they will be saved”.
(Sahih Al Bukhari Vol.3 Pg.152 - Darul fikr)

OBJECTIVE OF TABLIGHI JAMAAT
 Their objective is that each and every Muslim adopts the Islamic way in all aspects of life. They do not advice anyone to leave all their daily activities and join this work, but they encourage people to take out some time from their daily engagements so that the rest of the time could be spent in accordance to the teachings of Islam. Spending time in the path of Allah is not the objective of the work, but rather it acts as a motivation to practice on all other aspects of Deen.


Their call is based on Quran and Ahadith and always guided by Pious Ulema and Muftiyan Karam
Their  call is for complete deen and they say to people:
Our success in this life and the life hereafter is in obeying the commandments of Allah (SWT) and in following the noble ways (Sunnah) of Rasul-ullah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam)
There is ABUNDANT EVIDENT from the Qur’aan in their call as Allah (SWT) has said:
وَأَطِيعُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱلرَّسُولَ لَعَلَّڪُمۡ تُرۡحَمُونَ
[3:132]Obey Allah and the Messenger, so that you may be blessed.
قُلۡ أَطِيعُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱلرَّسُولَ*ۖ فَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ
[3:32] Say: .Obey Allah and the Messenger. Then, should they turn back, Allah does not love the disbelievers.
قَدۡ أَفۡلَحَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ
[23:1]Success is really attained by the believers
وَعَدَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ وَٱلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتِ جَنَّـٰتٍ۬ تَجۡرِى مِن تَحۡتِهَا ٱلۡأَنۡهَـٰرُ خَـٰلِدِينَ فِيہَا وَمَسَـٰكِنَ طَيِّبَةً۬ فِى جَنَّـٰتِ عَدۡنٍ۬*ۚ وَرِضۡوَٲنٌ۬ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ أَڪۡبَرُ*ۚ ذَٲلِكَ هُوَ ٱلۡفَوۡزُ ٱلۡعَظِيمُ

[9:72] Allah has promised to the believers, male and female, gardens beneath which rivers flow, where they shall live forever, and good homes in gardens of eternity. And Allah‘s pleasure is above all. That is the supreme success.
Tabligh Remind people as

They remind our Muslim brothers and Sisters to change their life according to Qur’aan and Sunnah and we believe that our reminder also has evidence from the book of Allah (SWT):
وَذَكِّرۡ فَإِنَّ ٱلذِّكۡرَىٰ تَنفَعُ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ
[51:55] And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.

How to actually change their life? We refer them to the Ulama (& people of knowledge) and we believe that we evidence for that from the book of Allah (SWT) as well:
فَسۡـَٔلُوٓاْ أَهۡلَ ٱلذِّڪۡرِ إِن كُنتُمۡ لَا تَعۡلَمُونَ


[21:7]...So, ask the people (having the knowledge) of the Message, if you do not know...
 
Maulana Ilyas, a religious scholar of the orthodox Deoband, and a follower of the Naqshabandiyah, learned the situation. His initial effort was to establish a network of mosque-based religious schools to educate Mewati Muslim about correct Islamic beliefs and practices. But he became disillusioned with the reality that these institutions were producing religious functionaries but not preachers. Following this, he quit his teaching position at Madrasah Mazharul Ulum in Saharanpur and moved to Basti Nizamuddin in the old quarters of Delhi to begin his missionary work. Tablighi movement was formally launched in 1926 from this place.

Maulana Ilyas devoted to what he described as “the mission of the prophets”. His message was simple: “Ai Musalmano Musalman bano”. The method adopted by him was equally simple. It was to organize units of at least ten persons and send them to various villages. These units (jamaat), would visit a village, invite the local Muslim to assemble in the mosque and present their message in the form of six demands;


1. Every Muslim must be able to recite Shahadah correctly in Arabic.


2. A muslim must learn how to say the Shalat correctly.


3. To learn the basic teaching of Islam and to do dhikr.


4. To respect the fellow Muslims


5. To inculcate honesty and sincerity of purpose in such endeavors.


6. To spend some times and travel from place to place spreading the words of God.


Maulana Ilyas later added another rule asking members to abstain from wasting time in idle talk and from sinful deeds.


The movement met with spectacular success in a relatively short period. Thousands of Muslims joined Maulana Ilyas to propagate the message of Islam throughout Mewat. There were signs of Islamic religious revival everywhere in the area. Jamaat workers are rigid in following the orthodox and observing the shariah. They stayed away from politics and political controversies. Instead of publishing books, they go door to door and invite people to join their work.


Maulana Ilyas was succeeded by his son, Maulana Yusuf. During this time, this informal association with no written constitution, no standardized organizational rules and procedures, was spread beyond India to countries of Southeast Asia, the middle east, Africa, Europe and north America.Sri Lanka Many countries ...


What Allah says About This!
 
Allah says : Indeed Allah conferred a great favour on the believers when He sent among them a Messenger(Mohammed (s.a.s)) from amongst themselves,reciting unto them His verses(by means of these verses inviting them and advising them) and purifying them(of sins and their conduct) and teaches them the book(Quran) and Al-Hikmah(wisdom),before which they were in manifest error. (Aal-‘Imran:164)

It has been substantiated by the Qur’an and Ahadithe – sahiha (confirmed traditions) that the Ummah (followers) of the Last of the prophets (s.a.s), was Divinely deputed for the guidance of all peoples (nations) of the world.


Allah says :
(O Muslims) You are the best of the peoples, you have been sent towards mankind, to enjoin good and forbid evil (Aal-‘Imran:110)

This verse clearly implies that the muslim ummah is the deputy to the prophet, in his ordained obligations of inviting towards righteousness,enjoining good and forbidding evil. Hence,the obligations entrusted to rasulullah(s.a.s) – invitation through recitation of the Quran,purifying people of undesirable qualities and teaching the book and wisdom – became the prime responsibilities of muslim ummah as well.


Therefore Rasulullah (s.a.s) taught his ummah to spend their life and wealth in inviting towards Allah, learning and teaching divine knowledge, remembering and worshipping Allah. The sahabah gave preference to the above deeds over all worldly preoccupations. They were trained to practice these A’mal (actions) under all circumstances with complete dedication, patience and forbearance withstanding all forms of difficulties and hardships. And they were taught to benefit others by sacrificing physically and materially.


In compliance with the command :

“And strive hard in Allah’s cause, as you ought to strive” (Al-Hajj: 78)

The sahabah strove in the manner of prophets with piety, austerity, discipline, self-sacrifice and giving preference to others. Thus, an environment was created in which emerged models of excellence, who became best of the ummah. The era in which the deeds of Rasulullah (s.a.s) were collectively practiced by the ummah was declared to be the Khair-ul-Qurun(the best of all the times, or the best period of ummah).


Then in successive periods, the religious elite of ummah spent their full effort and energy in fulfilling these prophetic obligations. The luminance of these self-sacrificing efforts is still illuminating in the world of Islam.


In these times, Allah placed in the heart of Sheik Muhammad Ilyas (rah) restlessness and anxiety over the erosion in Islam and burning desire to correct this state of ummah. In the view of religious elite of his times he was unique in this respect. He used to remain restless and concerned for the revival of all what was revealed to Rasulullah (s.a.s) by Allah in the whole world. He advocated, with resolute determination, that any effort for the revival of Deen can only be effective and acceptable when its done in the manner of Rasulullah (s.a.s)


Therefore, such Da’i (one who invites towards Islam) need to be developed, whose desires should be consistent in knowledge, action, thought, perception, passion, compassion and the manner of invitation to Islam - with the aspirations of prophets, particularly Muhammad (s.a.s). Not only should they posses a strong emaan and virtuous deeds, but their inner inspirations should be like those of prophets, they should cherish a fervent love of Allah and his fear.


In character and habits, they should adhere to Sunnah of prophet (s.a.s). Their love or hatred should be for the sake of Allah. The motivating factor behind their inviting to Islam should be a deep compassion and mercy for Muslims, and kindness for all the creation of Allah. The oft-repeated Devine principle for prophets. “Our reward is solely with Allah,” should be their hallmark. They should have no other objective except the pleasure of Allah.


They should have such a passionate desire for the revival of Deen in the world that it keeps driving them, away of their routines, in the path of Allah; while their lives and wealth becoming mere instruments in attaining this objective. There should be no notion of personal authority, status, wealth, property, honor and fame; not even a desire for personal rest and comfort. Whether sitting, standing, speaking, or walking; every act should be geared in this direction.


To revive the ways of Rasulullah (s.a.s) in this effort and bring all facets of life according to commandments of Allah and the sunnah of Rasulullah (s.a.s), and to equip those struggling in this path of Tabligh with the above mentioned qualities the six points were prescribed. 



The six points of Tabligh are:

1. Emaan : Our belief should be firm that “ There is no other to be praised except Allah, and Mohammed (s.a.s) is His rasool ”
-Its means that we should not do shirk (associating anyone else with Allah) and follow Islam according to sunnah of Rasulullah (s.a.s)

2. Namaz : We should establish salah which is a real one as Rasulullah (s.a.s) and sahaba had established.

3.Ilm and Zikr : We should gain knowledge. We should know Faza’il (virtues) of good deeds and also Masa’il (how to do deed). We should remember that just gaining knowledge is not enough.
According to hadees which means Allah will ask 5 questions on the day of judgment. One of the question in that will be “ How much did you implement on the knowledge you had ? ”.(Tirmidi)
Therefore we should do Zikr (remembrance) of Allah. So that Allah comes to our mind before every act. And we can judge what is halaal and what is haram. Are we doing good or bad.

4. Ekraam al-muslim : It means honoring our muslim brothers and sisters. It means we should benefit others by sacrificing ourselves. We should never think bad about them nor we should keep jealousy about our ummah. (Jealousy of Muslims is haram).

5. Ekhlas : It is our Sincerity towards Allah. What ever we do we should do only for the cause of Allah. According to hadees “one who offers salat, fasts, or gives sadaqa to show off has committed shirk”(Musnad Ahmed). So, what ever deed we do we should remember that Allah (swt) is watching us and we are doing the deed for Allah(swt). Its very important point or quality which is to be brought into our lives.

6. Dawah & Tabligh : Its our duty to invite and convey Islam to people of this world as our prophet Mohammed (s.a.s) is the last prophet, and no other prophet is going to come now. And prophet Mohammed (s.a.s) has been declared as prophet till the Day of Judgment. Then every muslim should think then who is going to call people towards Islam. We should spend all our wealth and health to spread Islam.

As Allah subhanawata’ala has declared in Quran about us :

(O Muslims) You are the best of the peoples, you have been sent towards mankind, to enjoin good and forbid evil (Aal-‘Imran:110)  

Why these six qualities

These six qualities are nothing but six basic important qualities which sahaba had and every muslim should have in them. They should be brought into everyone’s life, so that following of complete islam is easy for us. Since if we think for few moments we will find that we are not able to follow islam because of lack of any of these qualities.

Therefore Luqman (a.s) advised his son about importance of qualities of a muslim. If we read complete sura-e-Luqman we will see that he was advising his son about these qualities only. Some are given for quick reference.

1. Regarding emaan.
31.13: "O my son! Do not ever commit shirk (associating anyone else with Allah); surely committing shirk is the worst iniquity."

2. Regarding namaz:
31.17: O my son! Establish Salah

3. Regarding ilm and zikr :
31.21: When they are asked to follow what Allah has revealed, they reply: "Nay, we shall follow the ways upon which we found our forefathers". What! Will they still follow them even though Shaitan invites them to the punishment of the blazing fire.

31.22: He who surrenders himself to Allah and leads a righteous life has indeed grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold; as the ultimate disposal of affairs rests with Allah.

4. Regarding Ikram al muslim :

31.18: Do not speak to the people with your face turned away, nor walk proudly on earth; for Allah does not love any self-conceited boaster.

31.19: Be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; for the harshest of voices is the braying of a donkey."

5. Regarding Ekhlas (sincerity) :

31.16: Luqman further said: "O my son! Allah will bring all things to light, be they as small as a grain of a mustard seed, and be they hidden inside a rock or high above in the heavens or deep down in the earth. Allah is well aware of all things to their finest details.

6. Regarding Dawath & Tabligh:

31.17: O my son! Establish Salah, enjoin good and forbid the evil. Endure with patience whatever befalls you, surely this shows your determination in conducting the affairs.

Scholars say every parent should advise their children to bring these qualities in them as Luqman (a.s) did. So that he grows up with these qualities and becomes a true muslim.  

How to bring these qualities in us :

We know much about these qualities but how to bring the originality of these qualities in our hearts. The scholars say and what we see in our natural life is “ when we talk or study about a topic we begin to understand it more and more. For example when we study our syllabus of university, first time we read we don’t understand anything, if we give a second study we will know something. Similarly if we go on studying for more number of times we understand the concept better.

Therefore we have to study mainly about these qualities and try to understand them and bring them into our life.

How can we bring them into our life ?
The easiest procedure is:
1. Emaan :

1. We should study or listen to the stories which Allah(swt) has told in Quran, about the prophets and the pious people. How Allah(swt) has helped the prophets and the pious people. How the help came opposite to what happens naturally.


Allah (swt) helped musa (a.s) by giving way in the water.


Allah (swt) helped ibrahim (a.s)in the fire by making fire cold.


Allah (swt) saved ismail (a.s) by making knife rough and not cutting his throat.

There are many, similarly about the help which was done by Allah (swt) to sahabas.


When we study these things inshallah we will find our emaan increasing. And that increase in emaan will make us stand on the commandments of Allah (swt) and the ways(sunnath) of prophet Mohammed (s.a.s).


2. The second thing what we have to do is to do the Tabligh of these stories to others. When we tell about these things to others the truth will first enter into our heart. Its similar like a child studies and tells the answer to his teacher. The child is not teaching the teacher here but he is learning himself. So we should give more and more Dawah to others so that what I am telling reaches my heart first.


3. The third thing we should do is study the nature Allah (swt) has made, for Allah (swt) says in many verses in Quran .


31.29 : Do you not see that Allah causes the night to pass into the day and the day into the night, that He has subjected the sun and the moon to follow His law, each pursuing its course for an appointed term, and that Allah is well aware of all your actions?


31.31: Do you not see how the ships sail through the ocean by the grace of Allah so that He may show you some of His signs? Surely there are signs in this for every patient, thankful person.


When we study what Allah (swt) has made for us in this universe then we will understand that Allah (swt) is khaliq(creater) of us, and everything on earth and in the sky happens with the order of Allah (swt).


4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give the originality of emaan in our hearts. Because we cannot get emaan from other source except to those Allah (swt) gives.


1.272 : O Prophet, you are not responsible for their guidance, it is Allah Who guides whom He pleases

Therefore after every prayer and when ever we do dua we should pray for guidance. The best time for prayer is tahajuth prayer in the last part of the night.

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we should always follow these steps. Because our emaan keeps on increasing and decreasing.
 

2. Namaz Salah

1. We should read virtues of namaz, its importance its usefulness to muslims.

2. We should do Tabligh of these things to others, as stated above when we give dawath the matter first enters into our heart.

3. We should strive to make our salah a true one as prophet mohammed(s.a.s) and sahaba had established. We cant go upto that mark but inshallah our salah will become good. For this we should check whether our outer actions like ruku, sajda, etc are made properly or not and we should also check whether our inner intentions are clear or not, whether we are remembering Allah(swt) during salah or not. And our khirath should be clear. And we should read Quran properly as it is to be read.
4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give the originality of salah to us. Indeed everything is in Allah(swt) hand.

3. Ilm and Zikr (knowledge and remembrance):

Ilm is of two kinds one is ilm of Fazail (virtues) and the other is ilm of Masail(how a deed is to be done). We should first know virtues of deeds, it means we should know what Allah (swt) is going to give if we do a good deed and we should also know the punishment for a bad deed. When we know this two things (virtues and punishment) then it will be easy for us to do good things and avoid sins.
Just knowing virtues of a deed is not enough, we should know how to perform a deed (Masail). For example there is Zakat, we know it is farz on muslims. Just knowing that Zakat is farz is not enough. We must know when it will become farz. Where the money of Zakat is to be spent and where it should not be etc.. So this Masail should be asked to Scholars or can be known from authentic books written on them.

To bring these things practically into our life, we have to do the following :

1. We should know the importance of gaining knowledge. This can be obtained by reading verses and hadith showing importance of knowledge.

2. We should do Tabligh of the importance of knowledge.

3. We should implement the knowledge we have in our real life. For example we know Salah is farz on muslims. Just knowing it is not enough. We should establish salah five times a day. And when ever we need to know masail we should contact scholars. Because doing a good deed with wrong method(not according to sunnah) is of no use.
4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give the ability to implement the knowledge we have. Indeed everything is in Allah(swt) hand.

Zikr (remembrance):

Allah(swt) says : “ Therefore, remember Me, and I will remember you, be grateful to Me and never deny Me. ” (2.152)

“The one who remembers Allah(swt) is an example of living and who doesnot remember Allah(swt) is like an example of dead” (Bukhari, Muslim)

This verse and hadith shows the importance of Zikr, if Allah(swt) remembers us then who else is required. Therefore we should always do Zikr. For this we have to do these things:

1. We should know the virtues of doing Zikr, these can by gained from Quranic verses and hadith.

2. We should do Tabligh of these virtues and importance of zikr.

3. Scholars say we should atleast start Zikr by reading these things atleast 100 times in the morning and evening.

- kalima : “Subhan Allah, wal Hamdu lillah, wa La ilaha illa’llah, wAllahu Akbar, wa la Hawla, wa la Quwwata, illa billa ”

- Durood on prophet mohammed(s.a.s)

- Isteqfar [Seeking Forgiveness]

4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give the ability to do Zikr all the time. Indeed everything is in Allah(swt) hand.

By doing Zikr of Allah(swt) we get the love and fear of Allah. The love for Allah(swt) makes us to do good deeds. And the fear of Allah helps us to keep away from sins.




4. Ikram ul muslim (Respect to muslims):

We should always love a muslim. Today the biggest problem is lack of this quality in us. We do salam if we have any work or else we will not even ask about a person. When all the muslims unite inshallah that day whole world will be in the hands of muslims as it was during the time of sahaba.

1. We have to listen to the importance of respect to others, the virtues of respecting others and how sahaba used to love and respect each other though there were differences between them. We should know how prophet mohammed (s.a.s) respected and treated others, for he was the best of human beings.

2. Second thing we have to do is do Tabligh of these things, as said before first we will be able to follow it.

3. We have to respect elders and see that we become polite to others. We should respect our elders and love youngsters and everyone. We should have love for everyone and hate for none. We should never hate any one even a kafir for he can become a believer, but hate only their disbelief i.e we should never follow their disbelief nor their methods.

4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give the ability to respect and love everyone. Indeed everything is in Allah(swt) hand

5. Ikhlas (sincerity):

This is very important quality if we don’t have this, then all our deeds will go waste. This quality comes last into us after so much hardship and it will go first just with small mistake. So we should be very careful about sincerity to Allah (swt).

1. We should study the importance of sincerity from Quran and hadith. We should listen to virtues of being sincere.

2. We should to Tabligh of importance and virtues of being sincere, so that we become sincere first, inshallah.

3. We should check before doing any deed that am I doing this for Allah or to show off. Similarly we check between the deed and after completing the deed.

4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give the true ikhlas or sincerity. Indeed everything is in Allah(swt) hand


6.Dawath & Tabligh (invitation and conveyance):

This ummath has been praised for this work. This is the special quality which Allah(swt) has blessed this ummah with.

(O Muslims) You are the best of the peoples, you have been sent towards mankind, to enjoin good and forbid evil - (Al-‘Imran:110)

The main purpose of Tabligh is : to correct ourselves by the procedure explained above and during this process of correcting ourselves we should convey message to others with intention that it is our requirement to follow Islam and when we convey our message to others we will be first to follow it, inshallah.

For we should remember our Tabligh is not the means for hidayah (guidance) of others.
But we should always keep in mind this verse “1.272: O Prophet, you are not responsible for their guidance, it is Allah Who guides whom He pleases”

Therefore our main intention while doing Tabligh should be about our guidance and we should convey our message to others and pray Allah (swt) for their guidance.

The process of getting this quality in us is:

1. We should listen to virtues and importance of Tabligh from Quran and hadith. And how sahaba did Tabligh leaving all of their worldly pleasures.

2. We should think that now there is no more prophet to come then who is going to spread Islam. Its our duty since Allah(swt) said it in Quran.

3. We should do Tabligh of these virtues and importance of Tabligh (It is must these days) to others. As said above when we say to others inshallah Allah (swt) will give us ability to follow first.

4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give us the ability to do Tabligh to the last of our life with sincerity. Indeed everything is in Allah(swt) hand
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Avoding of the irrelevant:

In addition to these qualities another important thing we have to bring in our life is the avoiding of irrelevant things. That is we should avoid all irrelevant things which do not give any profit of deen(islam) or duniya(world).

Quran says: When they hear vain talk, they withdraw from it saying: "Our deeds are for us and yours for you; peace be on to you: we do not desire the way of ignorant." (28:55)

Therefore we should do what Islam asks us to do; we need not bother about others methods. As today it is common for us to discuss about all things except Islam, this discussion is of no use. When ever we meet a friend we should talk only about relevant things which are useful. And our life should also become simple and we should use only those things which are required to us and which islam allows us, and avoid showing off.
Some Quran verses and Hadees on important Qualities:

1. Emaan(believe):

Quran:
1. The true believers are those whose hearts tremble with fear, when the name of Allah is mentioned, and whose faith grows stronger as they listen to His revelations and they put their trust in their Rabb, (Quran 8.2)

2. When Luqman, while advising his son, said to him: "O my son! Do not ever commit shirk (associating anyone else with Allah); surely committing shirk is the worst iniquity." (Quran 31.13)

2. Namaz/Salah

Quran:
1. Recite from this Book (Al-Qur'an) which has been revealed to you and establish Salah (Islamic prayers). Surely Salah keeps one away from shameful and evil deeds; and surely the remembrance of Allah (during your prayers and Allah's mention of your name in response to your prayers) is the greatest of all deeds, Allah knows what you do.(Quran 29.45)

Hadees:
1. Jabir ibne-Abdullah (rz) narrates that Nabi(s.a.s) said: The key to paradise is salat and the key to salat is wudu. (Musnad Ahmed)
2. Anas(rz) narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: The comfort and delight of my eyes has been placed in salat. (Nasai)

3. Ilm and zikr (knowledge and remembrance)

Ilm (knowledge)

Quran:

1. Can those who have knowledge (of Deen) and those who do not have knowledge (of Deen) be equal ? (39.9)
2. Do not mix the Truth with falsehood, or knowingly conceal the truth. (2.42)

Hadith:

1. Uthman ibne-Affan(rz) narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: The best among you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it. (Tirmidi)
2. Jabir(rz) narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: Knowledge is of two types:
1. Knowledge that penetrates into the heart, this knowledge is beneficial.
2. Knowledge, that is merely on the tongue; this will be Allah’s evidence against son of Adam. (Targhib)

Zikr (remembrance)

Quran:

1. Allah(swt) says: Therefore remember me, I will remember you (2.152)

2. Verily, in the remembrance of Allah(swt) hearts do find peace and satisfaction(13.28)

3. verily Allah(swt) and his angels bless the prophet. O you who believe! Send your salawat on him and salute him with all respect (33.56)

4. O you believers – all of you – turn to Allah in repentance in order that you may succeed (24.31)

Hadith:

1. Abu Hurairah narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: One who remembers Allah excessively is freed from hypocrisy (Tabaran, Jami-‘us-Saghir)

2. Jabir ibne-Samurah (rz) narrates when Nabi (s.a.s) offered Salat-ul-Fajr, he would sit cross-legged where he was, till the sun had com e well up (Abu-Dawood)

3. Anas ibne-Malik (rz) narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: When you pass the gardens of paradise, graze to your hearts content. It was asked: What are the gardens of paradise? He replied: The gatherings for performing the Dhikr of Allah. (Tirmidi)

4. Ekram ul muslim (Respect to others)


Quran:

1. O believers! Let no men laugh at other men who may perhaps be better than themselves; and let no woman laugh at another woman, who may perhaps be better than herself. Do not defame through sarcastic remarks about one another, nor call one another by offensive nicknames. It is an evil thing to be called by a bad name after being a believer, and those who do not repent are the ones who are the wrongdoers. (49.11)

2.O believers! Avoid immoderate suspicion, for in some cases suspicion is a sin. Do not spy on one another, nor backbite one another (to say something about another behind ones back that if one hears it, dislikes it). Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Surely you would abhor it. Fear Allah; for Allah is the Accepter of repentance, Merciful. (49.12)

3. O mankind! We created you from a single pair of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes that you might get to know one another. Surely the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is he who is the most righteous. Allah is All-Knowledgeable, All-Aware. (49.13)

Hadith:

1. Abu Huraira (rz) narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: You will not enter paradise until you become believer, and you will not be a believer until you love one another. May I not guide you to something by which you will love one another? Spread salam amongst youeselves (Muslim)

2. Abdullah ibne-Masud (rz) narrates Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: Indeed from amongst signs of Day of Resurrection is that people will offer salam to others on basis of acquaintance only. (Musnad Ahmed)

3. Abdullah ibne-Umar (rz) narrates that Nabi (s.a.s) said: A man must not make another get up from his place and then occupy it himself. (Bukhari)
Amir bin Shoeb (rz) narrates that Nabi(s.a.s) said: One must not sit between two persons without their permission. (Abu Dawood)

5. Ikhlas (sincerity)

Quran:

1. Yes! Whoever submits himself entirely to Allah and is good to others will be rewarded by his Rabb; he will have nothing to fear or to regret. (2.112)

2. No one dies without the permission of Allah. The term of every life is fixed. He that desires the reward in this world shall be given it here, and he that desires the reward in the hereafter shall be given it there. Soon We will reward the thankful. (3.145)
3. It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him. Thus, He has subjected these animals to you so that you may glorify Allah for giving you guidance, and O Prophet, give good news to those who do good to others. (22.37)

Hadith:

1. Abu huraira (rz) narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: Indeed Allah does not look at your faces and possessions, but He looks at your hearts and your deeds. (Muslim)

2. Abu Hurairah narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: Undoubtedly upon resurrection, people will be treated according to their intentions. (ibne-Majah)

3. Abu Firas Rahimahullah of the tribe of Aslam narrated that a person loudly asked: O Rasulullah! What is Iman? He replied: Ikhlas (sincerity) (Baihaqi)

6. Dawath and Tabligh (Invitation and conveyence)

Quran:

1. And Allah invites to the abode of peace(paradise), and leads whom He wills, to a straight path (10.25)

2. Tell them plainly: "This is my(prophet mohammed(s.a.s)) way. I invite you to Allah with sure knowledge which I and my followers possess. Glory be to Allah, and I am not one of the mushrikin." (12.108)

3. (O Muslims) You are the best of the peoples, you have been sent towards mankind, to enjoin good and forbid evil (3:110)

for more hadith see Muntakhab ahadith
16 things to remember in masjid

4 things to do:-
- Following the amir
- staying in masjid
- khidmah(helping others), safeguarding our eyes
- tahajjuth

4 things to do much (like Honey)
- Dawah(inviting)
- ta'lim
- regularly offering all sunnah and nawaafil
- reciting Quran

4 things to do less (like Medicine)
- eating
- sleeping
- extra activities
- talking less

4 things shouldnt do (like Poison)
- questioning of our needs to others
- shouldnt even question in our heart
- israaf(spending overly)
- shouldnt take others things without asking 

Adab(way) of Ta'lim(listening to Quran and hadith):

the main aim of ta'lim is: that our heart should get inspired by quran and sunnah

there are two things here:
1. our heart should understand the importance of quran and sunnah

2. by listening to virtues and punishments we should build connection between the knowledge we have and what we implement i.e we must be able to do a deed when we listen to virtues and stop from bad deed when we listen to punishments

Adab
1. we should sit with wazu

2. we should sit with the importance of quran and hadith

3. we should listen with concentration

4. we should sit with intention that what ever we are listening inshallah we will implement them

5. we should sit with intention that we will spreaad what ever we are listening to others

-We should read each verse and hadith for 3 times, so that we understand it properly and it is sunnah (bukhari vol.1)

-we should read only what is written in book and should not give any self explanation unless meaning of word is not understood

-and when ever we hear the name of prophet mohammed(s.a.s) we should read salam

Why Dawah essential duty for all Muslims

A1: Why Da'wah (call /invite people towards Islam)?
Islam is the perfect and complete religion for all mankind (Al-Maida:3). 
 
Allah has guided the believers to the truth
(Al-Baqara:213). 
 
It is the only
religion acceptable to Allah (Al-Imran:85).


It is Important for Muslims to give Da 'wah only for Allah's pleasure for the following reasons:

1.Da'wah is a commandment from Allah (Al-Baqara:21): Allah enjoins the Muslims to invite mankind to Islam. He commands: 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 receiveguidance. (An-Nahl: 125).
2.. Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallamis the last messenger: He is the Last Messenger till the last day ofthe world, he is Rahmatullil Alamin - Allah has sent him as Rahmat for the entire universe (Al-Anbiya:107). As his followers, it is the responsibility for Muslims to give Da'wah to every human being wherever s/he can.
3. Dawah is the Sunnah of Allah's Messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam: Allah sent His Messenger as a witness, a bearer of glad tidings, a warner, as one who invites mankind to Allah by His leave, and as a lamp spreading light (Al-Ahzab: 45-46).

Allah says in Quran: Say (0 Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam ;I): This is my way; I do invite unto Allah with certain knowledge, I and whoever follows me. Glory to Allah! And I am not ofthe polytheists. (Yusuf: 108).


4. Da'wah is one of the best ways of serving Allah: Allah praises those Muslims who invite people to Islam. He says: You are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind. You enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and believe in Allah. (Al-Imran:11O).

Who is better in speech than one who calls to Allah, works righteousness, and says I am ofthose who bow in Islam. (Fussilat:33)
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Abdullah bin Masud narrated that Allah's Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: Donot wish to be like anybody except in two cases: The case of a man whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it in the right way; and that of a man whom Allah has given religious wisdom (Quran and Sunnah); and he gives his verdicts according to it and teaches it to others. (Bukhari).

5. Dayee (person invites) will receive highest rewards: Allah assures the Dayee as the one to attain felicity (AI-Imran: 104), and promises unlimited rewards to them. Allah says: And he who has brought the truth (the Quran) and he who confmns it; those are the pious and righteous persons. They shall have all that they wish for, with their Rabb. Such is the reward of those who do good, so that Allah will remit from them the worst in their deeds and give them their reward according to the best ofwhat they have done. (Az-Zumar:33-35) 
 
 Sahl bin Sad. narrated that Allah's Messenger ili said: Be patient till you face them (the infidels) and invite them to Islam and inform them of what Allah has enjoined upon them. By Allah! If a single person embraces Islam at your hands (through you) that will be better for you than the red camels. (Bukhari)

Abu Masud Al-Ansri .., narrated that Allah's Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: One who guides to something good has a reward similar to that of its doer. (Muslim).
Khuraym bin Fatik • narrated that Allah's Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallamsaid: If anyone makes a contribution towards Allah's path, 700 times as much will be recorded to his credit. (Tirmidhi. Nasai).

6. Da'wah is religious duty for Muslims: Muslims enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong: The Believers, men and women, are protectors, one to another; they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil. (At-Tauba: 71).
Abdullah bin Arnr. narrated that the Prophet ;I said: Convey (my teachings) to the people even ifit were a single sentence. (Bukhari).

Abu Said Al-Khudri • narrated: I heard Allah's Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam as saying: He who amongst you sees something abominable should modify it with his hand; and if he has not enough strength to do it, then he should do it with his tongue; and if he has not enough strength to do it, then he should abhor it from his heart and that is the least of faith. (Muslim).
 
 




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