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The propagation of Islam
    Posted by: "Mohammad Usman" musman@kindasa.com usmankkkk
    Date: Sun Jul 6, 2008 9:00 pm



Five Premises, Five Means and Five Results of the Islamic Propagation

By: Shaykh `Aa'id Abdullah al-Qarnee


The propagation of Islam was the mission of all the prophets and messengers of Allah. There was never a prophet who was not a preacher and teacher. All of them preached the same message: 'Worship Allah, you have no other god but Him.' They all called to their people saying: 'I do not seek any reward from you for this work.'

Allah Almighty says: 'Call thou [all mankind] unto thy Sustainer's path with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in the most kindly manner.' (16:125)

He ordered His Messenger: 'Say [O Prophet]: "This is my way, resting upon conscious insight accessible to reason, I am calling [you all] unto God - I and they who follow me." And [say] "Limitless is God in His glory; and I am not one of those who ascribe divinity to aught beside Him!" (12:108)

Having ordered his servants to employ useful knowledge and good deeds, Allah confirms: 'And who could be better of speech than he who calls [his fellow-men] unto God, and does what is just and right, and says, "Verily, I am of those who have surrendered themselves to God?"' (41:33)

There are five premises to the Islamic call, it has five approaches, and
its results are also five.


The Five Premises of Propagation:

First: sincerity and truthfulness with Allah, and to seek His favour. Allah says: 'And withal, they were not enjoined aught but that they should worship God, sincere in their faith to Him alone.' (98:5)

The holy Prophet, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam, foretold tat the first with whom the fire of hell will be lit are three; among them a scholar who acquired knowledge so that people would say he is learned. And it was indeed said of him.

Second: to practice what one preaches. Actually it is a scandal and disgrace that a person's actions contradict his words. Allah derides such people in His Quran: 'Do you bid other people to be pious, the while you forget your own selves - and yet you recite the divine writ? Will you not, then, use your reason?' (2:44)

Third: gentleness in presenting the message. Allah advised Moses and Aaron to adopt this measure with Pharaoh, the greatest tyrant of his time: 'But speak unto him in a mild manner, so that he might bethink himself or [at least] be filled with apprehension.' 20:44)

And to Muhammad, He also cautioned: 'And it was by God's grace that thou [O Prophet] didst deal gently with thy followers; for if thou hadst been harsh and hard of heart, they would indeed have broken away from thee' (3:159).

Hence it was on this basis the Prophet, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam, decThe propagation of Islam
    Posted by: "Mohammad Usman" musman@kindasa.com usmankkkk
    Date: Sun Jul 6, 2008 9:00 pm


The Five Means of Propagation:


First: the individual method; that is, to invite the person individually
if the matter pertains to him specifically.

Second: public or mass propagation such as in lectures or exhortations
that benefit the generality of people.

Third: private lessons to students each in his specialty. This is the
task of the scholars who specialize in their disciplines.

Forth: propagation through writing, correspondence and authorship with
guidance and benefit for those who are called.

Fifth: propagation using modern means of communication to advance the
cause of truth.


The Five Results of Propagation:


First: to attain the position of inheritors of the prophets, for they
were the first callers and beacons of light in the field of propagation.

Second: to obtain prayers for your forgiveness from the creation for
having taught the people goodness. Even the whale in the ocean will pray
for the caller to truth.

Third: to gain great rewards equivalent to that of those invited. The
Prophet, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam, said: 'Whoever calls to a good
tradition will have the reward as the one who followed it without
reducing from their reward.'

Fourth: the development of the caller from being on who is called to one
who calls. He influences others and is not influenced by others who call
to evil.

Fifth: the caller will become a leader among his people ad they will
follow him. Allah Almighty describes the righteous and notes that they
call upon Him saying: 'Cause us to be foremost among those who are
conscious of Thee!' (25:74)

Authored By: Shaykh `Aa'id Abdullah al-Qarnee
<http://www.islaam.com/Scholar.aspx?id=14>

With Kind Regards

Mohammad Usman

Jeddah

SAUDI ARABIA



* "O Prophet (pbuh) preach to them (the Truth), for preaching proves
beneficial for the Believers" <Adh-Dhariyat:55>

** "O Messenger {Muhammad (pbuh)}! Proclaim (the Message) which has been
sent down to you from your Lord." <Al-Maidah:67>

*** Accept the True faith, do righteous deeds, recommend the Truth and
patience to one another. <As recommended in Al-Asr:03> lared: 'Make matters easy and do not make them difficult. Give glad tidings and do not drive people away.'


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