The Psychology of Dawah

Yasir Qadhi

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simply learn hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah, who other early he also be one of the

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short Hatha rotary as you can tell, my voice is going down. Today recited Surah NAS, and there's few verses in it that are actually very powerful for the psychology of Dawa, very powerful about how we preach to people and what we should emphasize. And of course, in the Quran, we have the story of Musa and Pharaoh and being mentioned over two dozen times, because it is one of the most iconic stories in human history, you have the best of the best walking into the worst of the worst. You have a person whom was raised in the very palace of Freetown, flees, comes back and then approaches for down so the story is, of course very powerful, shallow will talk about it in our stories of the

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Prophet. But today when I mentioned that one beautiful sentence and sort of the Nawzad that Musa comes to frown, and Allah tells him what to say. Allah teaches him the words of Dawa. In these words, there's benefit for us, right? Allah says to Musa go to frown and ask him halacha into Zakah. Do you not want to become pure? Do you not wish to become pure? Now this verse, Allah subhanho wa taala, is instructing Musa what specifically to say, in another verse In surah Taha, we are told that and in surah, for Kolhapur lane, which was that for Kolhapur. So, of course, that speak to him in a gentle way, what is that gentle way we learn as soon as they get what Allah says, Speak to him

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in a gentle way, what is that gentle way? So then as the gentleness is you preach to the person for his soul? You say, Don't we want to be good? Don't you want to be pure? Don't you want to achieve Allah's mercy? And this shows us in Islam, in contrast to Christianity, we firmly believe, everybody wants to be good, we are not born in sin. We are born in evil, we're not born going down. No, Allah created us in the best of manner, what I call the Heraclitus Santa Fe, I send it back to him, then shaytaan came and knifes comes and we go down. But Allah created us the best of the best, and our soul and our fitrah wants to go up in it wants to be pure. And therefore Musa says to fit down and

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fit around is the worst of the worst. And for Alan has said, I am your God, and are a book that will either and frown has MasterCard and killed but he's still a human. And how do you get that humanity out? How do you reach into that inner psyche, you say, Don't you want to be pure, and every human being who has even the smallest amount of piety left the smallest amount of sincerity, he will say, of course I want to be good. You want to be good, Allah created you to be good. And Allah created you to like to be good. And that is why even if you don't believe in Allah, even if you're an atheist, right, you don't believe in an era. You like to be dignified, and you like to have good

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crap and you'd like to be charitable. It's in our fitrah. Allah created us in our fitrah to want to be good. So Allah azza wa jal gifted us with a human psyche with the soul that wants to be good. Then he revealed the Sharia that tells us how to be good, right? So the inner mechanism, the inner desire is created, but how to do it. We don't always know the details we know generally speaking, be good to people. Be compassionate, be kind, this is in our fitrah we be polite to the adults, we be charitable to the poor. That's why all of mankind when they want to be good, what do they do? They be generous, they be kind, how do they know this? It's in the fitrah. So anybody who has the

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smallest amount of let's not even call it Iman. Let's call it sincerity. Let's call it humility. Anybody who has the smallest amount of humility, they want to be good? Now, also notice the question, don't you want to be good? You don't go to a person and say, Hey, you're evil. I'll make you good. No, you preach to them in a way Hey, don't you want to be don't let's all come together and be closer to Allah subhanho wa taala. So we asked the rhetorical question, because obviously, we don't want to put them on the spot. We don't want to say you are not good. I'm gonna make you good. No, we asked them the rhetorical question halacha illa Anta Zakka Don't you want to be good? And of

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course the test gear of the soul. This is the fundamental goal of our religion. Allah revealed the religion and Allah sent the prophets and Allah revealed the books in order that we purify the souls. Allah says in the Quran, or the FLA Herman Zakka. Walker, the herberman the SIR, the one who purifies his soul has been successful, and the one who his soul is evil, his soul has been corrupted, he is destroyed. So the revelation has been sent down and the prophets has been sent in order to get to this goal of mosquito nets, as Allah says in the Quran, who will lead the birth of Amina Rasool Amin home yet to Allah MIT where you're led marketer will matter we use a key him

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He sends the prophets why he sent the prophet to teach them the book to tell them the wisdom This is the prophet system is doing what happens with them while he was a key him what is the effect of teaching? What is the effect of sending the book down? Why use a key him that is the goal of the Sharia. That is the goal of why we are here for Fajr that is the goal of why we obey Allah believe in Allah listen to the Prophet system to Ischia to enough's, so Musa the Prophet goes to ground the tyrant and he says halacha illa Anta Zakka Don't you want to become pure? Then what idea Kala, Rebecca for Tasha, how does one become pure? What is this Kia based on? What idea Isla Rebecca for

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Tasha Musa says, I shall guide you to your Lord, you need a prophet, you need a prophet to to fulfill an ultimate as gear without prophets, you will not get this gear that is saving in the eyes of Allah. You might get it as good that people like you might be a good person in the eyes of mankind, but not fully good. You will not gain Jannah until you follow the Prophet. That's why Musa says what I do, I shall guide you, you need the prophet to get to that level of Ischia. What does the profit come with? What does any profit come with two main components? The AQa ILA Arabic I shall tell you who is your Lord? How do you know who Allah is the names and attributes of Allah, the

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divine nature of Allah, you do not know or else if you follow any mythology, if you follow Hinduism or Roman mythology, the concept of Gods is messed up completely messed up. You need the prophets and the prophets will tell you who is your Lord, what are the aka Illa Arabic also the prophets will tell you how to worship that Lord, the ILA Arabic, I shall guide you towards it, there's a path. And this path is of course, of course called Shady. Shady. Literally means by the way, literally it means the path. That's what shady means. So the aka Isla robic there are two things here Who is your Lord and how to get to your Lord that's the Sharia. And for that you need the Rasul for that you

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need Musa wa D in Arabic once you know your Lord, and you follow the commandments, what's going to happen for Tasha? That is when you will get the Hashem of Allah, which is Ischia. So does Kia is going to come when you know Allah, and you know the Sharia and you follow it with the harsher of Allah and you will attain the Ischia beautiful psychological points here, final point here the only person who will reject the simple reality, don't you want to be pure? Don't you want to become better? The only person who will reject it is somebody who is arrogant, not somebody who wants the truth. Okay. Anybody who wants the truth? Even if they don't agree with your truth, they will answer

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your question. Yes, I want to be pious, right? They might say, Look, I don't agree with your version of piety. Okay? They might say that, but they're gonna say, Yes, I want to be good. I want to be purified in the eyes of the Lord in the eyes of God, I want God to love me. Anybody with an ounce of humility will say that there is only one category that's going to reject the one who doesn't have humility. And that's what's a Kabil. That is the arrogant and that's why fear around what does Allah say for KANEBO? Wow, saw he negated because that means he knows the truth. And then he rejects it. That's the only category of people who will not accept this question. The question is so universal,

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anybody will have to answer in the positive, of course, I want to be good. And of course, I want my Lord to forgive me. But the one who doesn't want that Aslan, he doesn't want it. And this is why in the home, we lose, we learn the psychology as well. When loads came with the *ty out of Allah teaching them the purity, and you know what they used to do, right? They did not reject that this is pure, they knew this is pure, but what did they say? 100. You are the ultimate Acharya to come in no homeowner soon. Yet Alpha Hold on. Okay, get rid of these people. They want to purify us. They knew it was pure, deep down inside, they realize what they're doing is wrong. It's filthy. So it's not

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that they rejected wanting to be pure. They reject it. Sorry. It's not as though they rejected purity Excuse me. It's not as they rejected purity. We don't recognize this. It's they rejected they don't want to be pure in the first place, which is arrogance. And that's why in this beautiful verse, really in two simple verses, Allah brings us the psychology of the hour. And Allah brings us the reality of what we're calling to psychology of Dawa. Come let's purify ourselves let's be better. If a Muslim is non practicing. He is far away from the deen This is the tactic that use Yeah, he come now by the way for Musa of course because he is a prophet. He can speak directly to

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sit down and say let us pure let me purify you don't you want to be purified? But obviously when we're speaking amongst ourselves, if you speak like this person will consider this arrogance. Oh, so you're already purified and you want to purify me? Obviously we have to change the language you agree together. Let's worship Allah together. Let's try to come closer to Allah as Rama so we bring the

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together in this here and this is going to insha Allah touch the heart of anybody and then the way we do this as we said, knowledge of Allah and knowledge of the Sharia of Allah. This is a beautiful psychological benefit that Allah has given May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us this gear of the nurse may Allah grant us a knowledge of Him May Allah grant us a practicing of the Sharia Zakouma located

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