By Shaykh Rabʼī Ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī
An important lecture based on the book The Methodology of the Prophets In Calling to Allāh, That is the Way of Wisdom and Intelligence by Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī (hafiẓahullāh).
Calling to Allāh is not reached except through beneficial knowledge, righteous action, deep understanding and careful following of the way of the Prophets. Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī (hafiẓahullāh) explains the important points in the methodology of the Prophets in their call to Allāh.
By Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee
A brief word from the late Imaam of Yemen concerning how to handle the constantly spinning merry-go-round of doubts, rumours and propaganda at the hands of the those who attack the da’wah of ahlus-sunnah.
Thus, it is mandatory to expose falsehood and defend the da’wah whilst you are busy propagating the call –and all praise belongs to Allaah. However, we do not want ourselves to become preoccupied with refuting this person and that person as this is what they desire for us to do. We occupy ourselves with calling to Allaah and in the course of the sermons (khutab) or talks we refute those who are intent on hindering people from good.
By Shaykh Saalih Ibn Sa’d as-Suhaymee
Written in a simple and lucid way, this brief account describes the general methodology that is an obligation to be followed by every Muslim in his/her Da’wah to Allaah.
So therefore, this is the accurate depiction of an enormous illustration, clarifying that which it is obligatory for the Muslim to be upon from a knowledge-based practical application of Islaam in a way which will be pleasing to Allaah the Exalted.
By Abu Tasneem Daawood Adeeb
A proper explanation of the Words of Allaah concerning Da’wah, done in modern terms.
The word Sabeel is synonymous with the words Tareeq, Minhaaj, and Sunnah. The Companion Ibn Abbaas explained “the Shar`ee (laws) and Minhaaj (methodology) as the Sabeel (way) and Sunnah (example).
By Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan
This article is taken from the shaykh’s introduction to the book ‘Manhajul-Anbiyaa fid-Da’wah ilallaah’ by Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee.
Indeed calling to Allaah was the mission of all the Messengers and their followers, in order to bring the people out of darkness and into light, from unbelief (kufr) to true Faith (eemaan), from shirk to tawheed, and from the Fire to Paradise.
All praise is for Allaah, Lord of the Worlds, who ordered us to follow His Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and to call to His Way, and may Allaah send praises and blessings of peace upon our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family, his companions, and those who truly follow them until the Day of Judgement. To proceed:
By the Noble Scholar, Imaam ’Abdul-’Azeez Ibn Baaz (d.1420H)
From the necessary etiquette of the caller to Allaah. The noble Scholar, Ibn Baaz explains the importance of sincerity, mildness, knowledge and gentleness.
So a wrongdoer, who opposes the da’wah with evil and enmity and seeks to cause harm, is to be dealt with in a different manner. If possible such a person should be imprisoned, or something similar to that – depending upon the nature of his to the da’wah.
The etiquettes, manners and characteristics necessary for the du’aat (callers to Islaam) has been duly explained by Allaah – the Mighty and Majestic – in many aayaat and in many different places in the Noble Qur‘aan. And from those necessary etiquettes are:
By Abū Uways
Abū Uways (raḥimahullāh) emphasises that al-Tawhīd is the foundation of all the calls. It is the pillar and the basis which all the Messengers came with.
The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) blocked many ways that could lead to shirk. His methodology with regards to shirk was to destroy its source, to cut any path that leads to it, blocking any of its means, and dealing with it from its source. This is shown by his guidance and his Sunnah. The Prophet warned his nation from shirk and had great concern for calling to tawhīd.