Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Notes: Etiquettes of Dawah- Shaikh Faisal

Etiquettes of Dawah: (Contd> 28-40)
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(evening dars 4.20.11)

28) Don't insult their Gods so that they insult Allah [Surah 6:108]
29) Don’t start off your dawah with fiqh, but Tawheed
The Rasool (saws) started off giving dawah with tawheed
--this was the call of all the prophets
--the first thing Allaah (swt) sent down was “laa ilaha ila Allaah”
The Qur’an has 2 types of Surahs:
Makkah Surahs (Surahs revealed in Makkah)
Madina Surahs (Surahs revealed in Madinah)
--Surah Ikhlas is a short Surah that focuses on Tawheed (oneness of ALLAH)
--When kuffar hear the Shariah they think its all hudood
--The kuffar are in need of Shariah but they will not appreciate
--not until they know who ALLAH is
--They (kuffar) are trying to ridicule on ALLAH
--These kaafirs of Europe and America are armpits of the society
--How can you give Shariah to people who are so evil?
--When you give Tawheed everything falls into place so start with tawheed
--For 13 years the Prophet (saws) taught the mushrikeen of Makkah Tawheed
--When you begin dawah, you begin with Tawheed
30) Don't condemn their culture unless that aspect of their culture is haraam
--Whenever you go to a land to give dawah, do not condemn their culture in things that does not clash with Islam; go against culture if the culture is haraam
--If you eat Easter eggs you imitating kuffar
--Shaytaan wants you to become confused
--As a Muslim, you’re not allowed to be confused about spirituality
--You are Muslim first and last
--You can’t say I am half Muslim and half Christian
--Stay away from kaafir women - marry Muslim women
--Everything according to Shariah law is halal until proven haraam
--not the other way around
31) Don’t change the fiqh of the people
--if you want to be a wise daa’ee don't try to change their fiqh
--leave them alone with their fiqh
32) Use hikmah in your dawah
Hikmah = wisdom
--Speak to people according to level of their intelligence and eeman
Invite (mankind, O Muhammad SAW) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Inspiration and the Quran) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided (16:125)
--When you give dawah, you use hikmah; different strokes for different folks
33) Keep your surrounding clean, because ALLAH says in Baqarah: 222
Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves (by taking a bath and cleaning and washing thoroughly their private parts, bodies, for their prayers, etc) (2:222)
The Prophet (saws) passed by two graves; the 2 were punished in grave, one used to pass nameemah and other dropped urine on his clothes
When you are daa’ee your house, body and clothes should be kept clean
34) when you give dawah to kuffar you should be gentle
--ecause ALLAH tala commanded Musa to be gentle with pharaoh
And speak to him mildly, perhaps he may accept admonition or fear Allah. (20:44)
--one day a man corrected Haroon Rasheed the Khalif
--Haroon Rasheed said: Dont be harsh with me because I am not evil like Pharaoh, and you are not good like Musa
--The Prophet (saws) was polite and gently while correcting the Sahabahs when they disobeyed him at Uhud
And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you; so pass over (their faults), and ask (Allah's) Forgiveness for them; and consult them in the affairs. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah, certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him). (3:59)
--ALLAH was pleased with the behavior of the Prophet
--The Prophet (saws) was a perfect daa’ee (a caller to Islam)
And verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) are on an exalted standard of character. (68:4)
--It only took him 23 years to bring entire Arabian Peninsula under Islam
Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much. (33:21)
35) Make a dua before you go to dawah
dua = supplication
[Musa (Moses)] said: "O my Lord! Open for me my chest (grant me self-confidence, contentment, and boldness). (20:25)
It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Be kind to women.’”(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3153; Muslim, 1468).
"And make loose the knot (the defect) from my tongue, (i.e. remove the incorrectness from my speech) [That occurred as a result of a brand of fire which Musa (Moses) put in his mouth when he was an infant]. [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol. 16, Page 159].
Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. "Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us (Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maula (Patron, Suppor-ter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people. (2:286)
--Crushing of Persian and Byzantine empires = 2 of history's turning points
--The Sunnah of Rasul (pbuh) and the prophets before him was to make dua before you go to do dawah
36) You should make dua even after they rejected your dawah (call to Islam)
We sent thee not save as a mercy for the peoples. (21:107)
When Rasul (saw) feet was filled with blood after he was stoned in Taif, he was offered by angel to punish the people of Taif which he rejected
And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) not but as a mercy for the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). (21:107)
And there came running from the farthest part of the town, a man, saying: "O my people! Obey the Messengers (36:20)
--When the people stoned him to death, ALLAH showed him his place in paradise
--He (swt) said "if only my people know that ALLAH has forgiven all my sins and made me among the honored ones" even though his people killed him he made dua for them
--Many people who were enemies of Islam embraced Islam (eg. Umar bin Khattab )
The Prophet (saws) made the dua oh ALLAH you are the one who strengthens heart so keep our hearts steadfast on the religion
 (They say): "Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower." (3:8)
“ya muqallibal quloob sabbith quloobana ala deenik”
37) Avoid the company of deviants
--You are not supposed to be in company of deviants unless you go to debate them
Surah Al An'am 6:68 And when you (Muhammad SAW) see those who engage in a false conversation about Our Verses (of the Quran) by mocking at them, stay away from them till they turn to another topic. And if Shaitan (Satan) causes you to forget, then after the remembrance sit not you in the company of those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc)
--You are not allowed to sit with deviants, Ahmed Ibn Hanbal said if you sit with deviants you become confused
--If you go to chat rooms where people mocking Islam and Qur’an you become kaafir unless you go to those chat-rooms for debate
And it has already been revealed to you in the Book (this Quran) that when you hear the Verses of Allah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that; (but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, Allah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell, (4:140)
Biddah = innovation in religion
--when you go to these chat-rooms they say, before ALLAH created Arsh where was ALLAH, they don't want to believe ALLAH is on the Arsh
The Most Gracious (Allâh) rose over (Istawâ) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). (20:5)
--You don't know answer you loose your faith and think ALLAH is everywhere
--The answer to that question is ALLAH knows best (ALLAH hu alam)
--If you go to these chat-rooms they say David was king, so kingship is allowed but we don't follow the Shariah of David we follow the Shariah of Mohammed
--If you do Ijtihad when the text is clear then you are seeking to corrupt the religion
3 People can't be punished: a child, a sleeping man, and a madman
The Messenger of Allah said: “The Pen is lifted from three (i.e., their deeds are not recorded):1.a child until he reaches puberty; insane man until he comes to his senses; who is asleep until he wakes up.” [Recorded in Abu Dawud, 4403, and Ibn Majah, 2041]
--On many occasions Ali took Umar by hand to correct him, this is the leader you can correct by taking him with hand, not the ones who do not implement the Shariah
Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim. [Sahih Muslim, Book 019, Number 4366] and not to fight against him unless we noticed him having open Kufr (disbelief) for which we would have a proof with us from Allah." [Bukhari, Book 88, Number 178]
(Allâh) said: "O Iblîs (Satan)! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands. Are you too proud (to fall prostrate to Adam) or are you one of the high exalted?" (38:75)
--It is compulsory for you to believe that ALLAH has 2 hands but His (swt) hands do not resemble your 2 hands
The Creator of the heavens and the earth. He has made for you mates from yourselves, and for the cattle (also) mates. By this means He creates you (in the wombs). There is nothing like Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer. (42:11)
(Allâh) said: "O Iblîs (Satan)! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands. Are you too proud (to fall prostrate to Adam) or are you one of the high exalted?" (38:75)
Allaah ‘tala does not resemble His creation
--the deviants think of Allaah as they think of man, as they have shirk in their hearts
-- Aqeedah of 2 powers came from Zoroastrians : fire worshipers of Iran
38) Avoid bad habits about which people differ in public
39) Don’t interfere with scientific facts that were proven
--eg. the law of gravity
--Darwinism needs to be refuted and trashed!
40) Do not show off with your knowledge
--The people will say you are showing off and eeman will not enter their hearts
Have you seen him who denies the Recompense? That is he who repulses the orphan (harshly), And urges not the feeding of AlMiskin (the poor), So woe unto those performers of Salat (prayers) (hypocrites), Who delay their Salat (prayer) from their stated fixed times, Those who do good deeds only to be seen (of men), And refuse Al-Ma'un (small kindnesses e.g. salt, sugar, water, etc.) (107:6)
--The Rasul(saw) spoke of the people who show off: Allaah will expose his Shin
 (Remember) the Day when the Shin shall be laid bare (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) and they shall be called to prostrate (to Allah), but they (hypocrites) shall not be able to do so, (68:42)
"Do not seek knowledge to compete with the scholars, nor to argue with the foolish people, nor to gain control of gatherings; for whoever does that - the Fire, the Fire!" (Reported in Bayhaqi)
41) Treat celebrities the same after Shahadah
--When Abu Sufyan took his Shahadah prophet treated him as celebrity, after the Shahadah
42) Only tell people things that are necessary for them to know
**You’re allowed to hide knowledge if the people can’t handle it**
And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)  Except from their wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame; But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors (23:5-7)
I have memorized two kinds of knowledge from Allah's Apostle . I have propagated one of them to you and if I propagated the second, then my pharynx (throat) would be cut (i.e. killed). [Al Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 3 :: Hadith 121]
"And Istafziz [literally means: befool them gradually] those whom you can among them with your voice (i.e. songs, music, and any other call for Allah's disobedience), make assaults on them with your cavalry and your infantry, mutually share with them wealth and children (by tempting them to earn money by illegal ways usury, etc., or by committing illegal sexual intercourse, etc.), and make promises to them." But Satan promises them nothing but deceit. (17:64)
--A bastard child cannot lead salat in the masjid
--MADkhalis call mujahideen terrorists – their al walaa wal baraa is upside down!
Narrated Abu Huraira: I have memorized two kinds of knowledge from Allah's Apostle. I have propagated one of them to you and if I propagated the second, then my pharynx (throat) would be cut (i.e. killed). [Al Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 3 :: Hadith 121]
--The knowledge that Abu Huraira took to his grave was the signs of wicked caliphs
--He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life