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    Da`wah: Benefits for Life and Hereafter






    Many Muslims are excellent when it comes to performing the rituals of Islam e.g. fasting, zakah and salah etc., which is great. However, continuously performing rituals without adding to them can cause you to become stagnant and possibly act as a barrier to strengthening your relationship with Allah (Exalted be He).

    Take the example of a person who always lifts 10kg with the same amount of repetitions each time. Is that person likely to get stronger?
    The person may not become weak, but he will not become stronger either. We as Muslims should strive to push ourselves to do better. A higher level of faith is likely to lead us closer to Allah and therefore offer us greater rewards and as a result, make us winners in this life as well as the hereafter.


    Just adding to the point of not being stagnant, a sheikh recently mentioned how the Satan always looks to come close and catch up to us. To avoid being stuck on the same level of faith or have our faith decline, we need to continuously do good deeds to distance ourselves from him.



    Giving da`wah should help us to avoid his clutches as not only are we performing good deeds, we are encouraging others towards good, presenting a real blow to the Satan.
    Da`wah & Leading a Happier Life

    This is likely to be achieved through knowing you have helped somebody else to feel happier, which is a result of them coming close to Allah and following the way of his beloved Prophet Muhammad.



    Giving da`wah can include giving advice to a fellow Muslim who is going through a difficult time and reminding them how Allah is near and always there for them to turn to. Therefore, the da`wah given does not require you to be a specialist beforehand, as the Prophet said:




    Also, if you are blessed enough to be used as a tool by Allah to guide someone to Islam then that should provide you with a warm glow inside knowing you have helped to save a person from shirk (associating other beings/gods with Allah).



    Think about a non-Muslim neighbor or colleague you have and how you would feel if they accepted Islam on your hands with the grace of Allah. Again, it is worth thinking about that person and if they died in that state of disbelief.



    As Muslims, since we know where those that disbelief will dwell forever, would we wish that for them or any of the non-Muslims around us?



    The Prophet in relation to this says:

    Additionally, Allah says Himself about the people that are successful:
    Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining al-ma`ruf (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. (Aal `Imran 3:104)
    Who would know better than Our Creator about what is success and those that are successful?
    Continue to Achieve Good Deeds after You Have Passed Away

    This would occur through the good deeds committed by others as a result of the knowledge you have passed on. This can be knowledge you pass on to your children, for example how to make .



    deen (religion) as well as themselves having a long and pious life. Then a portion of the reward achieved by all these individuals would come back into your book of deeds.



    It does not stop there because this friend may become a scholar, or his/her children may become scholars or they themselves may invite many others towards Islam.

    We know about the uncertainty of death and our short stay in this world. Unfortunately, some people miss the opportunity to do good deeds before passing away, after which it is too late to go back.



    This requires us to make an investment now for the hereafter so that we pick up good deeds in the grave even when we physically do not have the capacity to do good deeds, as the Prophet perfectly says:

    Help Your Cause against the Questioning in the Hereafter

    We understand as Muslims we will be asked about how we lived our lives e.g. whether it was in obedience to Allah or not. We are also going to be asked about the knowledge we possess, which can include basic knowledge such as the Shahadah.
    The Prophet talked about the consequences of those who do not spread possessed knowledge:

    Consequently, by giving da`wah



    Dear brothers and sisters, the different points mentioned are just some of the benefits of being involved in da`wah. It is also worth reflecting on the potential pitfalls of neglecting this important duty.



    da`wah to Allah and how it should also be a feature in our lives.



    da`wah, how has it impacted your life? Please share your knowledge here, so we may inspire one another to take part in this blessed act!
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    "Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they heed not and they turn away" (21:1)

    " How can the one who chooses a hour of Haraam pleasure, above the eternal pleasure of Jannah, ever be considered as sane? "
    -Ibn Al Qayyim


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    Re: Da`wah & Leading a Happier Life

    May Allah reward you abundantly for this article. Unfortunately, I've not really been involved in dawah myself but I often think about it. So, I'll just sit back, read other people's comments and learn!

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      Re: Da`wah & Leading a Happier Life

      How do I begin? I know there's these tutorials but cant be bothered even looking at them.


      Everyone always goes just do it through character.
      “And whatever you have of favor - it is from Allah. Then when adversity touches you, to Him you cry for help”

      [an-Nahl 16:53].

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        Re: Da`wah & Leading a Happier Life

        Originally posted by One girl View Post
        May Allah reward you abundantly for this article. Unfortunately, I've not really been involved in dawah myself but I often think about it. So, I'll just sit back, read other people's comments and learn!
        Originally posted by Magic. View Post
        How do I begin? I know there's these tutorials but cant be bothered even looking at them.


        Everyone always goes just do it through character.
        With the help of Allah. there are also dawah groups run by sisters for sisters.

        "Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they heed not and they turn away" (21:1)

        " How can the one who chooses a hour of Haraam pleasure, above the eternal pleasure of Jannah, ever be considered as sane? "
        -Ibn Al Qayyim


        Beneficial Database of Islamic Books and Media: www.Islamhouse.com
        Interested in Islam : www.islamreligion.com ; www.islam-guide.com

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          Re: Da`wah & Leading a Happier Life

          subscribed! :jkk:

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