A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE METHODOLOGY OF AHLUS SUNNAH IN CALLING TO ALLAAH


By Abu Hakeem Bilaal Davis
Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis illustrates from the book of Allaah and the Sunnah the clear distinction between the Messengers and there way of Da’wah in comparison to the terrorists.

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Review:

  • The correct methodology for every aspect of our life is to return back to the book of Allaah and the Sunnah of his Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)
  • Safety will be lost once one forsakes and abandons the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah
  • To desire this safety by returning to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah necessitates that we seek knowledge, as the followers of the prophets should not be ignorant
  • The Scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets
  • Messengers have been sent with a new book, while Prophets were sent to revitalize the message of the messenger that came before him
  • So the Scholars revitalize the message similar to how the Prophets revitalized the message of the Messengers (This shows the high significance in seeking knowledge through the scholars and clinging to them)
  • From the methodology of messengers in calling to Allaah was that they had concern for there people
  •  This fear was shown by the saying of Allaah,

لَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا نُوحًا إِلَىٰ قَوْمِهِ فَقَالَ يَا قَوْمِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ مَا لَكُم مِّنْ إِلَٰهٍ غَيْرُهُ إِنِّي أَخَافُ عَلَيْكُمْ عَذَابَ يَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍ

Indeed, We sent Nuh (Noah) to his people and he said: “O my people! Worship Allaah! You have no other Ilah (God) but Him. (La ilaha ill-Allaah: none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah). Certainly, I fear for you the torment of a Severe Day!”

  • So he feared for his people the torment of a Severe Day and wanted to see his people succeed
  • From the methodology of the messengers in calling to Allaah was commanding them to seek his forgiveness
  • If those who had disbelieved were to have sought his forgiveness, Allaah would had given them from what desired of this world as shown from the saying of Allaah

فَقُلْتُ اسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ غَفَّارًا

“I (Nuh) said (to them): ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord; Verily, He is Oft-Forgiving;

يُرْسِلِ السَّمَاءَ عَلَيْكُم مِّدْرَارًا

‘He will send rain to you in abundance;

وَيُمْدِدْكُم بِأَمْوَالٍ وَبَنِينَ  وَيَجْعَل لَّكُمْ جَنَّاتٍ وَيَجْعَل لَّكُمْ أَنْهَارًا

‘And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.”

  • From the methodology of the messengers in calling to Allaah was that they had good mannerisms with speaking and interacting with the polytheists and disbelievers
  • Ibraheem (‘alayhis-salaam) called upon his father with respect, although he worshipped and created idols as Allaah mentions,

يَا أَبَتِ إِنِّي أَخَافُ أَن يَمَسَّكَ عَذَابٌ مِّنَ الرَّحْمَٰنِ فَتَكُونَ لِلشَّيْطَانِ وَلِيًّا

“O my father! Verily! I fear lest a torment from the Most Beneficent (Allah) overtake you, so that you become a companion of Shaitan (Satan) (in the Hell-fire).” 

قَالَ أَرَاغِبٌ أَنتَ عَنْ آلِهَتِي يَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ ۖ لَئِن لَّمْ تَنتَهِ لَأَرْجُمَنَّكَ ۖ وَاهْجُرْنِي مَلِيًّا

He (the father) said: “Do you reject my gods, O Ibraheem? If you stop not (this), I will indeed stone you. So get away from me safely before I punish you.”

قَالَ سَلَامٌ عَلَيْكَ ۖ سَأَسْتَغْفِرُ لَكَ رَبِّي ۖ إِنَّهُ كَانَ بِي حَفِيًّا

Ibraheem said: “Peace be on you! I will ask Forgiveness of my Lord for you. Verily! He is unto me, Ever Most Gracious.

  • So even after having been threatened by his father he (‘alayhis-salaam) responded, “Peace be on you!” while also mentioning he will seek the Forgiveness of his lord for him
  • Jihaad doesn’t restrict itself to fighting with the swords only, as is stated by Allaah

وَجَاهِدُوا فِي اللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِ ۚ هُوَ اجْتَبَاكُمْ وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ مِنْ حَرَجٍ ۚ مِّلَّةَ أَبِيكُمْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ

And strive hard (make Jihaad) in Allah’s Cause with a true Jihaad. He has chosen you (to convey His Message of Islamic Monotheism to mankind by inviting them to His religion, Islam), and has not laid upon you in religion any hardship, it is the religion of your father Ibraahim

  • If one analyzes the life of Ibraheem (‘alayhis-salaam) they would find he never raised the sword against a kaafir, although this verse shows he had made true Jihaad
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