Etiquettes of Dawah (Contd> 1-16)
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
(evening dars 4.18.11)
1) Dress in clean clothing (you can't look frumpy)
--The Hadith says Jibreel came to teach us the deen and his clothes were very white, his hair very black, no sign of journey, no one knew this person
"whose clothes were exceedingly white and whose hair was exceedingly black; no signs of journeying were to be seen on him " [2nd in Nawawi's 40 Hadith]
--When Shaikh was in South Africa he had a navigator to get to places, so he would not be late!
He inspected the birds, and said: "What is the matter that I see not the hoopoe? Or is he among the absentees? "I will surely punish him with a severe torment, or slaughter him, unless he brings me a clear reason" (27:20-21)
3) Be generous to the guest who comes to your home for dawah
--give them something to eat, sooth their needs
--we follow the religion of Prophet Ibrahim – he first cooked for them (he did not realize they were angels)
--Iblis was a Jinn (not an Angel)
And (remember) when We said to the angels; "Prostrate to Adam" So they prostrated except Iblis (Satan) He was one of the jinns; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord Will you then take him (Iblis) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? What an evil is the exchange for the Zalimun (polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc) (18:50)
Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day either speak good or be silent Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day honour his neighbour Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day honour his guest" [15th in Nawawi's 40 Hadith]
4) Don't ask for anything from whom you're giving dawah
--don't ask for specific things (if you're offered, you can accept or reject)
"Obey those who ask no wages of you (for themselves), and who are rightly guided (36:21)
5) Don't accept gifts from people you're giving dawah to
--the bird said iblis has led these people astray. All the animals know because everything on earth glorifies Allah
Whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth glorifies Allah And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise (61:1)
I found a woman ruling over them, and she has been given all things that could be possessed by any ruler of the earth, and she has a great throne "I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of Allah, and Shaitan (Satan) has made their deeds fair-seeming to them, and has barred them from (Allah's) Way, so they have no guidance," (27:23-24)
--Suleyman sent her a letter, she responded by sending gifts. Suleyman was offended, what can she offer that is not with Allah
So when (the messengers with the present) came to Sulaiman (Solomon), he said: "Will you help me in wealth? What Allah has given me is better than that which He has given you! Nay, you rejoice in your gift!" (27:36)
--every prophet did jihad (party of Allah and party of shaitan)
--Hizb - party of Allah and Hizb - party of shaitan
And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: ie worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world (8:79)
6) Be sincere w/ your dawah (speak from your heart, not your lips)
--people's lives will not change if you deceive them so be sincere
Or do you think that most of them hear or understand? They are only like cattle; nay, they are even farther astray from the Path (ie even worst than cattle) (25:44)
"I heard him saying, 'Whoever does a good deed in order to show off, Allah will expose his intentions on the Day of Resurrection (before the people), [Bukhari 266]
--Rasool's grandson heard man giving a speech, he said either there is a disease in my heart or in his heart b/c what he is saying doesn't affect my heart
7) Don't quote abrogated [former] evidences when you're giving the dawah
--Some Sahabas died drinking b/c it was not forbidden when Hamza (ra) was alive
--Allah said don't come to salat while drunk
O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, Al-Ansab , and Al-Azlam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaitan's (Satan) handiwork So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful (5:90)
--Muslim women cannot marry a kaafir the kids from that marriage are bastard kids
O you who believe! When believing women come to you as emigrants, examine them, Allah knows best as to their Faith, then if you ascertain that they are true believers, send them not back to the disbelievers, they are not lawful (wives) for the disbelievers nor are the disbelievers lawful (husbands) for them (60:10)
Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures (98:6)
8) Don't quote fabricated Hadith
--If you deny that Muhammad is a prophet, or insult him or lie on him = you're a kaafir
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "If anyone drinks wine Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him If he repeats the offence Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him If he again repeats the offence Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him If he repeats it a fourth time Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, and if he repents Allah will not forgive him, but will give him to drink of the river of the fluid flowing from the inhabitants of Hell" [Al-Tirmidhi 3643, Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar]
--Example of fabricated Hadith – ‘when you divorce the throne of Allah shakes‘
The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "He who tells a lie on me intentionally, let him take his seat in the Hellfire" (Bukhari Volume 1, No 107)
9) Don't seek to explain allegorical verses
The Prophet said: "Whoever interprets (ie explains) the Qur'an according to his opinion, should settle himself in his seat of Fire" (as-Safi)
Say (O Muhammad ): "(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al-Fawahish (great evil sins, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, etc) whether committed openly or secretly, sins (of all kinds), unrighteous oppression, joining partners (in worship) with Allah for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge" (7:33)
10) Accept the truth (haqq) when you hear it
--Abu Huraira was taught to recite Ayat al-kursi by Iblis!
The Prophet said, "He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights, O Abu Huraira?" Abu Huraira said, "No" He said, "It was Satan" [Sahih Bukhari; Book 38, Hadith 505]
O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah and be just witnesses and let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice Be just: that is nearer to piety, and fear Allah Verily, Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do (5:8)
11) When you are speaking to a person, don't cut them off, assuming you knew what they would say
12) Listen to attentively to what person has to say then refute his aqeedah
--eg. Ali sent Ibn Abbas to refute the aqeedah of khwarij
If you fear a breach between them twain (the man and his wife), appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from her's; if they both wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation Indeed Allah is Ever All-Knower, Well-Acquainted with all things (4:35)
13) Don't show off (the daa’ee) w/ your knowledge
"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]
Turn not thy cheek in scorn toward folk, nor walk with pertness in the land Lo! Allah loveth not each braggart boaster (31:18)
14) Do not use obscene words when you give dawah (no cursing)
Allah loveth not the utterance of harsh speech save by one who hath been wronged Allah is ever Hearer, Knower (4:148)
15) Do not raise your voice or scream and shout
16) Don't give dawah to those whose hearts are sealed
--If a kaafir is rebellious, don’t waste your time and do not argue
Therefore remind (men) in case the reminder profits (them). (87:9)
And the slaves of the Most Beneficent (Allah) are those who walk on the earth in humility and sedateness, and when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness. (25:63)
Symptoms of sealed heart:
2 rebellious to haqq
3 he uses the mistakes of other to justify his kufr
4 he highlights negative aspects of Islamic history
5 he tries to find mistakes in the Qur’an
6 he is addicted to unlawful desires of the flesh
7 actively giving dawah to false religions (eg Jehovah Witness)
8 he belongs to freemason or illuminati (satanic organizations)
9 he hates the Muslims
10 he insults Allah tala, the Rasool saws and Islam
ex Salman Rushdie author of Satanic Verses
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS after the dars
Q1 Shaykh, what is the ruling on Muslimahs wearing makeup....and is it permissible for Sisters to wear eyeliner and nail polish ?
ANSWER 1 - MAKE-UP IS ALLOWED BUT ONLY WITH NIQAAB, YOU EXPOSE FACE TO HUSBAND - HENNA IS PERMISSIBLE
Q2 what are the signs of piety and how can u tell if someone is pious?
ANSWER 2 - THEY KEEP UP PRAYERS AND AVOID HARAAM = THEY LOVE KNOWLEDGE AND LIKE BEING W/ PIOUS PEOPLE - AL WALAA WAL BARAA IS THEIRS! - LOVE CHARITY LOVE THE MUJAHIDEEN
Q3 Sheikh, one Ashari person told me that it is wrong and blasphemy to say that “Allah has two hands” in English. She said that the hadith is in Arabic and the way of Sahabah was to believe in them without giving them any literal meaning. So we can’t translate them literally in English or any other language. Also, she said that Imam Abu Hanifah prohibited from literally translating “Yad” into the Persian language in his Fiqh Al-Akbar. How do we respond to that argument?
ANSWER 3 - WE CANT BELIEVE HANDS LOOK LIEK HANDS OF MAN; SHE HAS DODGY AQEEDAH - THEY HAVE SHIRK IN THEIR HEARTS –
(Allah) said: "O Iblis! what prevents thee from prostrating thyself to one whom I have created with My hands? Art thou haughty? Or art thou one of the high (and mighty) ones?" (75)
Q4 Shaykh, should you read Ayat ul Kursi before or After the Sunnah after Isha?
ANSWER 4 - anytime you want but after Isha every day is bid’ah
Q5 Abu Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A man sought permission from the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) to travel in the land. He (PBUH) said to him, "Travel for my people is Jihad in the Cause of Allah, glory be to Him." Abu Dawud - is travel meant here at qital and not just travel as jamah tabligh interpret it
ANSWER 5 - READ IT - BELIEVE IT - LEAVE IT - -ANSWER 5 - "TRAVEL" - TOURISM
Q6 there is a lot of controversy about the camel hump on hijab, what is your opinion on it?
ANSWER 6 - HIJAB SHOULD BE FLAT AND NOT HAVE A HUMP W/ YOUR HAIR
Q7 shaykh is true that bin Baaz made it halal for Muslims to join the kaafir and apostate armies in Muslim countries to fight the mujahideen?
ANSWER 7 - NOT AWARE OF FATWA OF BIN BAAZ IT IS HARAAM TO JOIN KAAFIR ARMY
An-Nisa Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allâh, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Tâghût (Satan,). So fight you against the friends of Shaitân (Satan); Ever feeble indeed is the plot of Shaitân (Satan). (76)
Q8 is it possible to accept from the government in the ul? whilst forbidding the evil of democracy in the UK?
ANSWER 8 - YES EVERYTHINGT HEY OWN IS YOURS
Q9 what can u say about d situation in Nigeria now because of d election
ANSWER 9 - NIGERIA COUNTRY OF FITNAH - SOLUTION IS NOT DEMOCRACY
Q10 Hadith if you call a Muslim a kaafir the kufr returns back to you. people use this Hadith not to do takfeer because they say they don’t want to take the risk. does this Hadith apply to Ijtihad gone wrong?
ANSWER 10 -- WHEN KUFR OF PERSON IS CLEAR, YOU MUST MAKE TAKFEER
IF YOU REFUSE TO MAKE TAKFEER YOU BECOME A KAAFIR YOURSELF
Al-Araf When thy Lord drew forth from the Children of Adam? from their loins? their descendants, and made them testify concerning themselves, (saying): "Am I not your Lord (who cherishes and sustains you)?"? They said: "Yea! we do testify!" (This), lest ye should say on the Day of Judgment: "of this we were never mindful." (172)
Q11 what is the deli in regards as to that the Muslim doesn’t have to pay the kuffar back eg loans
ANSWER 11 - Surah 60:8 (deal justly)
Q12 what exactly is kufr dunya kufr as people quote from ibn Abbas (ra)?
Al-Mumtahina Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just. (8)
ANSWER 12 - people quote from Ibn Abaas - SOME KUFR IS MINOR AND SOME MAJOR (LIKE DISMANTLING THE SHARIAH) so Ibn Taymiyyah made takfeer on those who governed w/ al Yasiq
Q13 am I allowed to work for a American company such as IBM who may indirectly support oppression of Muslims via supplying technology to Israel, US Defense ministry or British Aerospace?
ANSWER 13 - TO WORK FOR I.B.M IS PERMISSIBLE - APPLY RULES OF HARAAM AND HALAL, YOU BE GUILTY OF USING ISLAM TO STRANGLE MUSLIMS
Q14 Murji use the Hadith of Usama bin Zahid when he killed a man who said lailahaillah and Rasulullah saw said did you open the mans chest and look in to his heart. what is the understanding of this hadith~?
ANSWER 14 - MEANS USAMA WAS WRONG, HE SHOULD HAVE GIVEN A CHANCE TO LIVE TO SEE IF HE WAS A REAL MUSLIM
Q15 Sheikh, is it not safer to abstain from takfeer on an individual since we don’t know the reality of the person. Where is the evidence that we must make takfeer on an individual?
ANSWER 15 - WHEN THE RASOOL SAWS WAS INSULTED, THE MAN WAS ASSASSINATED / WHEN PEOPLE DIDNT PAY ZAKAT, SOME WERE KILLED (THEY DENIED PILLAR OF ISLAM)
Q16 a little off topic sorry, but is a woman allowed to recite aloud in salat (every salat) only in front of mahram and women, if that increases her khushu in salat, as I'm told salat is not accepted if your mind is elsewhere..jzk
ANSWER 16 - A WOMAN IS ALLOWED TO RECITE LOUD AND CALL THE ATHAAN - IF IT'S ONLY WOMEN THERE OR HER MAHRAM IS THERE
Q17 Salam Shaikh, if someone rejects the Ijma of scholars would this be enough to take that person out of the fold of Islam?
ANSWER 17 - YOU BECOME A KAAFIR WHEN YOU REJECT THE ITJMAA OF THE UMMAT NISA :115
Q18 today people may make Takfir on certain groups but still deal with them normally like Muslims i.e the takfeer has no application in reality is this not dangerous?
An-Nisa If anyone contends with the Messenger even after guidance has been plainly conveyed to him, and follows a path other than that becoming to men to Faith, We shall leave him in the path he has chosen, and land him in Hell,-what an evil refuge! (115)
ANSWER 18 - YOU MUST CUT THEM OFF WHEN YOU MAKE TAKFEER
Q19 Shaikh if someone says he agrees khamr is haraam but then says is halal for him and drinks does this makes him a kaffir?
ANSWER 19 - HE IS A KAAFIR B/C YOU MADE HARAAM, HALAL; ANSWER 19 - SURAH 6:121
Al-Anaam Eat not of (meats) on which Allah's name hath not been pronounced: that would be impiety. But the evil ones ever inspire their friends to contend with you; if ye were to obey them, ye would indeed be pagans. (121)
Q20 Shaikh, can little children under the age of understanding wear nail varnish, as I heard a rumor but no reference that angels do not come by the children as they have nail varnish on?
ANSWER 20- UNDER AGE 7 ITS OK - OVER 7 NO (AFTER AGE 10, HORMONES COME IN SO SEPARATE THEM) AND HARAAM FOR 2 MUSLIM WOMEN SLEEPING UNDER THE SAME BLANKET
Q21 Shaikh, Are we not meant to follow the strongest opinion of the madhabs with the most evidences when it comes to fiqh issues?
ANSWER 21 - HANBALI MADHAB IS IBN HANBAL (HE MEMORIZED 1 MILLION HADITH)
Q22 The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray 1-7 shaikh why do we repeat this verse every salah?
ANSWER 22 - GUIDANCE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN YOUR LIFE
Q23 is looking at opposite sex and talking freely with her regarded as zina also and is it major sin?
ANSWER 23 - NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE INDECENT PROPOSALS AND IF YOU LOOK AT OPPOSITE SEX FOR ZINA, IT'S HARAAM
Q24 a brother said there is nothing wrong with smoking and he said it to a 17 teenager. does that make him a kaffir
ANSWER 24 - IT MAKES YOU A DEVIANT NOT A KAAFIR