Da’wa – The approach to our Vision
Channel: Mansoor Danish
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Powerful talk by Brother Mansoor Danish on Dawah and it’s importance on 5th July 2014 during “Whats your Goal?” Campaign.
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of the Saturday were silly I'm doing that the military of golly, I welcome you all. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
I'm immediately reminded of this Companion of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad peace be upon him, Abdullah, if they must be alone, I blame them as already alone who was one of the young companions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And he had recently embraced Islam. And these were the days of
the days where accepting Islam was not a prosperous, it was a liability. If you were a Muslim in Makkah, it meant that the poor
It was not an advantage to be a Muslim during the time of the early period.
Ilan, who was one of the first companions amongst the companions, he was the first to recite the out loud in front of the Muslims, do you know this amongst the companions
on out loud.
And what happened was, the companions was sitting and discussing that
another revelations have come down, the Quran is revealed to us, but the kodesh don't know about the message of the Quran. So we must go to them, and let them know
what the problem is going to the crash means who will build the
journey, it was always a disadvantage, they'll talk to you. So all the companions discussed about the virtues of going and reciting the Quran in front of the
mushriks. But none of them were willing to do it on their own. It was even a must. For the Alon who nominated himself. He said, I will go and recite the Quran out aloud.
And if you all know his history, he does not come from a very strong background. He was previously a slave. And later on when rasulillah salam freed him, he stayed with rasulillah salam and he would do the household work
was not someone who had a very strong background, anyone who could support him, he had no tribal support behind him.
Even the muscle goes in front of the Kaaba, and immediately he starts reciting also Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim,
Allah Al Quran. The same is with the Quran, which are little Abdullah was reciting immediately, the kadesh surround him and what they do, they beat him into a bloody mess.
Such was the state have given him a school that when he returned back to the companions, the companion said,
we knew this will happen to you. That's why we told you not to go. The companions were telling him so don't go, who will save you, we can save ourselves, how can we save you don't go there. But it was very clear that he wanted this message of the Quran to reach the years of the press. And he took the trouble to go with it.
And trouble indeed, it was because he was left in a bloody mess. He was
bleeding profusely, all over.
The Companions tell him the Massoud next time, you shall not go in front of the crash, because we feel for your life. This take away your life. Guess what it says to them, if they must be alone, Who says that? No one is more pleased right now. Then I am in a school because I have ended the vicinity of the koresh and I have troubled them by reciting the verses of the Quran.
So I have been beaten up, but I am pleased because I have shared the message of the Quran with the parent, even though they beat me. And if I am required to go again to the buresh I will not fear for my life. I still go and deliver the message
and bouncing off from the workload which was recited. This is one of the message that we must keep in mind when we talk about dolla dolla is where you rise above yourself. It's not about yourself. You can't say any I feel for myself.
You have to have a clear vision. Now we're talking about growth.
But you see, the goal comes later. First there should be a vision. And I wish to share with you the vision that the prophet of Islam Muhammad peace be upon him gave the vision that Allah subhanaw taala gave us We must know our vision. Our goal, the brother already said brother Zhi Shan already said, the goal is to enter Jannah that is our ultimate objective. But what is our vision, the vision was given to us, by the, by Allah subhanho wa Taala. But before we go to that vision, let me share with you an example from the life of the Prophet of Islam Muhammad peace be upon him when he gave some vision to his companions. This was at the time and I only what I'm gonna do today is I tried to
give you some examples from the lives of the companions, because you see, we can discuss theoretically to do this and do that. But let's see practically how the Sahaba has demonstrated their our abilities.
This was at the time of conduct, how many of you are aware about the incidence of the Battle of French which took place and that incident
100 was a very difficult time for the Muslims. As we all know, the history the Muslims were attacked from every corner of the Jews attacked the Muslims, the attack the Muslims, every one had surrounded the Muslims. And the only ways possible for the Muslim was to build
French and give the suggestion.
In some other cities, there is no response Mashallah. So people are well versed, Mashallah, with the syrup.
salmonella forest, he gave the suggestion because he came from the Persian lands when they were exporting all this sermon and Farsi gave the idea let's build a trench and while they were building a trench, they came across a huge flop, which they could not break down. So they go up to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And imagine this is at a time where they have not eaten food for many days. We people are fasting brother, Zhi Shan said that I know you are fasting, that's why you cannot say Salaam properly. Imagine there was a time when the Sahaba had not eaten for days, they come to the School of Law. So the law they were Solomon sejarah Salalah. And they lived their
government, and they had a stone tied to the stomach. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam lifted his government and how many students did he have tried to stomach stones tied to Islam, in this situation, the prophet of Islam Muhammad peace be upon him goes on to give a vision to the companions, the Sahaba has come and say,
we cannot break down this law come and help us. So Allah says, Allah says, Where is the axe given to me, and he takes it in his hand. And he says, Take me to the rock. And when it comes to the rock, he strikes it the first time and there's a huge Spark. And he says Allah
and one third of the operates then he again takes the action isn't and strikes it the second time, and again there's a huge spark and the Prophet sallallahu Phillips's Allahu Akbar, and then he again does it the third time before the rock comes into pieces. Again, there's a huge Spark. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam says a lot, but the companions are standing next to him and says, You are a fool Allah, we see you do something which we have never seen you do before you struggle, there was a huge spa. And you said Allah three times, the prophet of Islam peace be upon himself, and here the wishes, that the Prophet peace be upon him used to the Sahaba. It says, When I struck the rock the
first time, Allah showed me that the day will come that the Muslim shall rule the palaces of the bison times. So I said, Allah.
When I struck it the second time, Allah showed that the day will come, the Muslims shall rule the palaces of the Yemen. So I said a lot.
And when I struck it the third time, Allah showed that a day will come that the Muslim shall rule the superpower of the day, the medallions the palaces of the middle, I said,
in this state, where they haven't eaten food for so many days, they are surrounded by enemies, literally no way out. In this situation, the prophet of Islam peace be upon him is giving a vision of ruling the super power of the day, the medallions, the Yemen's, the Persians, the Byzantine Romans, the vision that the Prophet is
now what was the impact of this vision
and that took place somewhere around the fifth and the sixth history, if I'm not mistaken,
in another 10 years, another 10 to 15 years. All these things
vision that the prophet of Islam peace be upon him gave both fulfilled. And the last of them was fulfilled during the Salah four of
the last of the visions were fulfilled during the khilafah.
Now what is the message that we get from this? The message that we get is when the vision is given, what did the companions do? Did the companion just sit down? They said, Yasuo, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah already given you the vision, what do we need to do?
We don't need to do anything. Unless given us the vision, even rules, the palaces, let's sit down, know, when the vision was given, it meant that actions were done in order to fulfill the vision that Allah subhanaw taala had given. And within a span of 10 to 15 years, the Muslim became the superpower of the day, during the philosophy.
Now, what's the vision that Allah gives us? If we understand the objective behind the vision is that we need to become action oriented? Remember? Who says, during his first football, as well? I mean, what did he say? He says to people, you are in need of
people you are in need of a man of action, and not a man who just speaks. So if that is the vision that we must become people of action, what is the vision that Allah has given to us in the Quran? Please tell me, brothers and sisters, if there are any. What is the vision that Allah has given us? In the Quran? To the Muslims? What is the vision? Can anyone tell me?
Anybody? Come on, we must be knowing the vision. Are you telling me that all of you sitting here don't know what the vision is?
Yes, rather, you're the one who raised your hand Yes. Rather.
To worship Allah. No. Give me the verse of the Quran where Allah gives the vision. We must all know the vision.
How many? How many of you are working in big companies? corporate companies? Don't your companies have a vision? Yeah, Every company has got a vision. You all know the vision of your companies. Now I am telling you Allah has given you a vision. None of you know it. Not the one which you said brother. Anyone else? Yes brother.
Yes. Who said that? Mashallah, Mashallah vision. Allah Allah has repeated three times in the Quran, not once. Not once Allah has repeated three times in the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran in Surah Tauba, Dr. Salah Rasulullah, Buddha was
the hero who Allah de nikoli woke up
a few, that it is a law who has sent down the messenger with guidance and with the religion of truth, so that it can manifest over all the other religions. How much made the disbelievers not like it?
vision the vision is Islam is set to supersede all other ways of life.
Vision Allah gives in the Quran and he repeats this in Surah Fatah who Allah, Allah rasuluh Buddha, what do you know? The hero who alladhina Cooley, waka favela, he shahida repeating the entire formula again, that it is a law who has sent down the messenger with guidance and sent him with the religion of truth so that it may prevail over all the other religion. And Allah testifies to the fact that he shall let his religion prevail over the other religion who testifies the creator of us Allah subhanho wa Taala he gave us this vision in the Quran. How many of you really knew that this was the vision? How many of you knew it? This is the vision. Islam will prevail all other religion,
and we all know it in our hearts. We all know it. But how many of us are now doing some actions to implement this?
In order for Islam to spread, you need to spread the message of Islam to every land.
People must get the message of Islam. What have you done? We have all been sitting quietly now I have been hearing about the Dhamma work in Mangalore and Nashville. I've been quite impressed. The brothers have been saying that the people have quite actively been involved in the activities of Dawa. But my question is, is our work good enough?
When you hear
in the world today that a particular country has banned fasting in the month of Ramadan. Or in some other nations, a job is being banned. Certain aspects of Sharia is being banned somewhere or the other you and we must ask ourselves, did we slow down our process of Dawa in that country? You see, when you slow down, you're automatically the problem will start. Allah says that in the Koran, that if you hide the knowledge that Allah has given you, then destruction will come upon us. And are we not living a life of this today? Today? We are not ruling out
a big discussion today about rule of khilafah. Now, is this not a curse today that we don't have a system where we are ruled by the Muslims, rather we are ruled by those who are bringing in laws which are stopping the Muslims from practicing Islam.
Why? Because you and me have failed in our duties. You and me have failed in our responsibilities. We have failed in our approach of doing dolla dolla is. It is compulsory today in today's time, back in the early days, when Islam was spreading a group to take up the responsibility. But for people like us who are staying in these lands, the lands of the forefathers, it is upon us to spread the message of Islam to the people. You know, I was having a discussion with a gentleman. I didn't have a discussion. I got to know about a person who had come down to my city Kolkata. His name is Belleville Singh. How many of you heard about BC?
Okay, couple Have you heard about Bobby's thing? balbir Singh was the first person the first person is strike. The Barbary was the first person to strike the stones of Barbara Massoud was
the first person how do you feel about it? How do you feel? Well, basing now is a Muslim and he prays five times a day.
And when he was interviewed, he said, no one even shared the message of Islam with us. We were given a different picture of Islam altogether.
The true picture of Islam was hidden from us.
The people are extremely emotional, we get swayed away by emotions, it is time we take control of our emotions. There is no chance for us to lose control of our emotion. In today's time, you lose control of your emotion, this problem for the oma we must take control of our emotion and focus on one most important aspect which is spread the message of Islam share the message of the Quran. The Quran is not only the religious book of the Muslims, Allah says in the Quran, or yohannes mankind? Have you delivered the message to the mankind? Does the people know what Allah Allah wants them to do? Have you delivered the message? If you have not delivered the message, then prepare yourself for
destruction? Allah says in the Quran, in into the wall, oh, yes, stop the government, from Allah, Allah, that if you turn away from the responsibilities and duties that Allah has given you, then Allah will replace you will bring forth a new group of people, Allah will replace you. Allah doesn't need us. A lot doesn't need us. Allah is already testified in the Koran that Allah is giving a witness that he will make his religion prevail. He is giving a witness, can there be a bigger witness than Allah? I'm asking you, my brothers. If Allah is giving a GAVI, a witness, and you get a stronger witness than Allah? Yes or no? And what stops us from doing? What fear do we have in our
heart? What is the fear in our heart? What stops us from talking to people about Islam? What stops us from going to the house of a person and telling them whom idea brother worship Allah?
What has stopped us? How many of you and this is a rhetorical? You don't have to answer me? How many of us have never even spoken to a Muslim in our life? Ask yourself.
There may be many of you who are sitting here who's never ever spoken. You've got a best friend who's a non Muslim, but you've never invited him to Islam, and on the Day of Judgment, when your non Muslim friend will be dragged to hell fire. And when he will say that, Hey, that was my friend, but she never introduced Islam to me or motion was my friend and he never introduced Islam to me. What do you expect a lot with be with you, I will deal with you.
Allah has given us a command
and an obligation to spread the message of Islam and to spread the message of Islam everything is given to you in the Quran. By the way, do you know that how to give the message is also given.
In the Koran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah hell, he says in wide all the way of the Lord with hikma. Well, wisdom is very bad translation of the word nygma is much more richer. hikma means, let's explain wisdom, if you want. Wisdom means what? wisdom means that when you catch a person who's going to a disco, and you stand in front, whether he's with his girlfriend, you know, you can go as a stag. That's what they say, right? That is not allowed in the disco, you can go alone. So he's going with his girlfriend to the disco, you stand over there.
What's your goal? What's your goal? My goal is
that is his goal at that point. So wisdom means when you are in a different situation, you adopt that different approach.
The street, our approach is perhaps one of the most effective approach. But that's not the only approach. Some people can have an approach of a flock.
Some people can have an approach of giving gifts. Some people can have an approach of coming up on the stage and talking. You see many of us have a misconception that a diary means a person wants to come on the stage and talk that is absolutely wrong. The most effective dies are those who are out on the streets. That's the most effective day. People who come on the stage and talk is because they do not like to speak to people on the ground.
That that is a reality. And many of those who are on the street are not comfortable coming to the site. So it means that Allah Allah has given each of us separate qualities. Use your quality to do our using wisdom. When you see our happening in the street level now I'm going to come to the street and giving you some practical things in the street our process what happens is, and I've seen this with Kolkata, I don't know about your city here, you will find that one brother Heather is talking to a non Muslim doing Islam, about Islam. Suddenly musen will come in and Zayn will come in and all the other brothers will surround him. Immediately the non Muslim will say, Are you ready to read the
karma? shadow Lalalalala sadhana shadowline
This is called group psychosurgery group. He sees suddenly all the big brothers Mashallah with lovely growing beard, they have come and on the television, he's always seen the wrong people with such beard, who suddenly sees people with such beard coming and talking about Islam and surrounding him. Don't do that. People have you know, especially us treat our people never do this. When one person talks to another person, no.
Third person should come and give us two pennies, keep your two pennies to yourself, be rich. You don't want charity here. Let one man do the job. If he doesn't know how to do the job, he says, brother, I don't have an answer to your question. Let me ask since then, can help you out with the questions on apcera.
This is an approach
45 minutes is not time for me to get into detail of how to upload. I'm just giving you some of the things that you must keep in mind. Second thing that you must keep in mind is when you get questions on why you must put beard why your women take a chop? or Why do Muslims slaughter in such a painful manner? What are you supposed to do?
Answer the questions.
Answer the question.
Look, you see what our brothers will do. Our brothers will spend 10 to 15 minutes to answer a question you know biological brother, stove and this knob and this knob and this one and this made the plain, painless
and easy. Some of us memorize the speeches of doctors aka NIH. And we just come in vomited. And in minutes we go on talking about it. And after 10 minutes, the brother says
I still believe it is painful. You're 10 minutes away.
When you meet brothers who ask you questions about
terrorism is that.
Remember, our Tao is da da da calling the people to the way of Allah whenever somebody asked you why do you sacrifice in this manner? Rather? We do it because biologically it has been proven time will not permit that I explain you all of this, but one of the main reasons why we do it it's a command of Allah is the command of the Prophet sallallahu sallam.
The woman who said a lion is a suitor lalala Salah brother Do you know who Allah is? Do you know who rasulillah is how we believe about them now you're doing active Dawa.
Many people think that answering misconception is our
it is a form of Dawa. But it is not active though. Active. Dawa is where you link
The misconceptions to who is Allah who is the Prophet sallallahu Sallam? Because you see the problem is, if he knows, if he believes in Allah, then all the misconceptions taken care of right or wrong. If he believes in Allah, everything is the second girl, you are spending one hour trying to give him misconception clarification speeches debates, you know what is happening in Iraq, what's happening in Syria. What's happening here is is Al Qaeda, one that so many organizations, you're going on debating debating, Oh, brother, we don't believe in this organization. Don't waste your time. Focus on dava Hill, Allah forget politics, don't waste your time and
focus on inviting people to the way of Allah, the discussions on khilafah. And all is important and we must all prepare ourselves for that. But let those who are in authority take care of it.
I don't know if any of you are in authority, Zen maybe the meat of the organization, but I don't think he is involved in it. Focus on your vision, your vision is you have to invite people to the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Just give me two minutes to get my screen back.
Mr. Dillon, who was
the fourth man to embrace Islam, do you know that Omar Delano was the 40th man who embraced Islam, and this was in the In which year?
It was in the sixth year, the sixth year of Rasulullah sallallahu salaams Prophethood. Did Omar Delano embrace Islam. That means? That means in six years, only 40 people had embraced Islam who was the guy who was the dying.
I am better than Rasulullah, sallAllahu wasallam advice and even better as dice. The best of the die in six years, only 14 wrist Islam was his focus on number was his focus on spreading the message. His focus was on spreading the message. Guidance comes from Allah. Allah. Today, we brothers count shadows.
You see, I may disagree with some people. There might be some people who might say how many shadows how many shadows, but I disagree with this approach. Oh, brother, you know, in in our $3 in the last one year, we have had 42 sources.
That doesn't prove anything.
What about someone who spends 950 years and he's a failure as a time? What about him?
He's gonna be demolished Allah, the prophet of Allah.
Allah eventually told Allah, you take your people back, they are useless. They will not listen, they will not listen to your message.
950 years. So please keep this thing in mind that your focus is not to convert people. That's not your focus. Your focus is to spread the message of Islam spread the message of Huck in white people to Islam. How do you invite? Can someone tell me how do you invite? Tell me.
Oh, give me an example.
In one sentence,
you invite people to Islam by saying Brother, why don't you embrace Islam?
right. How do you how do you invite open up to talking to people about the good things of Islam? But the most important golden question which Norman asked his brother, what stops you from embracing Islam?
You see, you might see a brother. I have just started talking to him. Today I have met him inshallah, and we beating him after two weeks. He's a stranger. And you're so sure you meet him after two weeks? Have you seen two weeks? Do you know what will happen after two weeks?
Who's Johnny jokingly, amongst his group is called the black belt in our tent choking yoga. We don't give such names to anybody. We don't give such qualities to anybody. I want to clarify that for the record. Mr. McKee, Brother, you need to tell me when 10 minutes are left. Okay, so I'll wrap up. Because the problem with people like us brothers that will agree is two places if we come and sit, we don't know. One is the table where we talk. And the second is the table where we eat. Very difficult to make us move from this panel.
So he says that he met an African and Ethiopian, he was a Christian, and he did power to him. And after doing Dawa, the brother said that Marlon McKee said, Why don't you call him up he said, I forgot to invite him to Islam. So after
One year, the man said I want to read the Quran and come back to you after one year. When you come here next year as
he goes to that place after one year is in touch with him, he meets up with the person. He says, I have read the Quran. And I have some queries, but that's okay. I can delay. Right now I want to study Sahih al Bukhari and then decide whether I should embrace Islam on. Now, the best of the Muslims have also not read the entire Bible
and say, they haven't read.
The trick is you need to ask them this question.
Many people are visiting that somebody will hold my hand and call me. You need to hold that hand and call them. What will happen at the most, you will reject what a Taliban will either be allowed to do in the battlefield, the hero for many of the Muslims, you look into his life in the battlefield. The man comes from the Christian army, and he's about to hit college and really
ready for his defense. But he says before I strike you, I want you to accept Islam. If you accept Islam, I don't have any problem with you. My problem is nothing with you nothing personal with you.
The first thing was in white people in Islam, what has been stopping us from doing that? So please keep this in mind, my dear brothers, especially from the street Dawa, those who are actively involved and those who have friends in light as them, just go and ask them. Don't do anything. Just ask them brother system. Why is it that you will not want to embrace Islam?
Come and accept Islam.
This is from Allah. And now you will see, it will immediately remove your fear of talking to that person. All the while the fear was, how will I invite the moment you start off your statement with inviting the person to Islam automatically this fear is broken. So this is an advice, a suggestion, the golden question. This is called the Golden question. And if any of you've done under Dr. Bill Phillips, you will learn this golden question. The Golden question has to be asked before you leave a person in St. dama. You meet a person for two minutes. He doesn't have time you're giving him books. When you give him the books leaving with that message, brother. Well, why don't you embrace
Islam? Some do some you have to leave him with that message. If you don't leave him with that message. Your power is 50% weak, it's 50% weak, you have to invite them to some you don't know whether he'll be able to cross the road. Leave him with that question in his heart. inshallah.
I'll give a couple of more examples. I'll give you two more examples inshallah, from the life of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. How the Prophet sallallahu wasallam did Allah okay.
Upon occasion, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
had a group of people who were captured and as the prisoners and this was in the time of Medina, you know the period of rule in Medina. Amongst the captives were was a woman by the name of Shima and Sima was the sister of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the foster system. They were breastfed by the same woman. She was the daughter of Halima and Shima was a historical moment.
When the Prophet sallallahu wasallam met with Shema, they spoke about everything except Islam. They spoke about their childhood, they spoke about how they used to play, Sima showed the place where Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam had beaten her when they were small SPS, everything like brothers and sisters would talk. Everything which they would do, except the message of Islam.
This is the flock of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam which I'm trying to show you over here. But Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam talks about everything. Then the woman lady says, oh, Mohammed, I'm scared of you says Why are you scared of me? Since you are the king of Medina, says I'm not the king of Medina. I am the son of a poor woman, just like you are a
daughter of a poor woman because your mother was the same woman pressfit
look at the language with which Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is speaking to his foster sisters.
The Mahabharata is showing this is what those brothers were worth. And you may have family members who have not embraced Islam.
Shima goes back to her town. And the moment she reaches she gathers all the women of a village and she says all women of my village none of you have a brother like I have for my brother is Muhammad. And I testify there is no god worthy of worship besides Allah. And my brother is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu it was the law of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam with good dialogue. So apart from the golden question, if your flock also plays a very crucial role in how you do
your clap is a very important work and it starts with how you deal with your family members. Brothers and sisters knew nothing about Islam all their life, they were wining and dining, suddenly they come to know about certain good books of Islam. They become very
Religious and immediately they start looking down upon the parents and their relatives. Don't do that. Invite them to Islam. If you think you've got the correct message, go and invite them and learn from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. Towards the end,
I just want to leave you with one message. And the most important message is that we must all unite now it's high time that we unite. We have gathered here with the objective of uniting people, to our Illallah our calling the people to the way of Allah. If we can't unite on the message of calling people to the way of Allah, then can we unite on anything else. We can't unite on anything else. The whole objective was to make up the oma and we gathered you together. It was such a goal to get people together to the call of Allah, we are going to use this unite, then there is a problem and hamdulillah our call is to the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala leaving you with the last message when
you do Dawa. Remember the basic thing we don't call anybody to the way of
any Jamaat any sect, any matter, any section, that's not our goal. Our goal is the same goal with which all the Sahaba Kron dobbyn and the Tabata been called the people which is the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala So with that, I will end my short speech, Baraka lofi to the street, our team for inviting me, may Allah Allah reward you for good that you've done. Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh