The Importance of Dawah and Tabligh
All praise is for Allaah, Lord of the Worlds, who ordered us to follow His Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi 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: The meaning of Da’wah is to invite. Da’wah has two dimensions external and internal, External Da’wah is to invite non-Muslims to islam, and Internal Da’wah is to remind the Muslims about their duties to Allah and the teachings of Islam taught by our beloved prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam).
The person who does such a work is called a Da’ee
Calling to Allaah (ad-Da’wah ilallaah) is the way of the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and his followers, as Allaah, the Most High, says:
Say, O Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam): This is my way, I call to Allaah (i.e to the testification that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone, with no partner) upon certain knowledge - I, and those who follow me. I declare Allaah free and far removed from all that they associate as partners with Him, and I am free of those who worship anything else along with Him. [Soorah Yoosuf 12:108]
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 non believer to true Faith (eemaan), from shirk to tawheed, and from the Fire to Paradise.
An important matter for Muslims to realise is that da`wah is an obligation upon them.
Allah (subhaanahu wa ta`aalaa) says in the Qur’aan: Invite to the Way of your Rabb with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious, for your Rabb knows best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance. (An-Nahl: 125)
He says: You are the best of peoples, taken out for mankind. You enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and believe in Allah. (Al-Imran:11O)
“Let there be a group of people amongst you inviting to all that is good, enjoining al-ma`roof [i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do] and forbidding al-Munkar [polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden]. And it is they who are successful.” [al-Qur’aan, Aal `Imraan (3):104]
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) has said: “Convey from me, even one verse.” [al-Bukhaaree] Conveying the message therefore does not require a high level of scholarship, it is in fact a responsibility of each and every Muslim, according to his or her ability.
There are numerous verses of the Quran and the Ahadith of Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) that emphasizes on the importance of Da’wah.
All praise is for Allaah who has made it easy for us to take part in Da’wah in this day and age with the Barakah of Dawah and Tabligh.
We have seen great changes in the life’s of individuals, communities, around the world, Asia, America, Africa, China, and Middle East throughout the world through the Barakah of this work Dawah and Tabligh.
PARADISE FOR ALL MANKIND.This was the Motto of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihu wasallam. He even cried at the death of a Jew. We are his ummati our concern should be same. To start simultaneously from ourself, family, locality, country to whole mankind till the day of Judgment. Dawah is very effective tool for our correction also. Our success for life here and Hereafter THE LIFE AFTER DEATH is in obeying commands of Allah and following Path of Hazrat Muhammad sallallahu Alahi Wasallam. MAY ALLAH ENABLE AS TO PARTICIPATE IN DAWAH AND TABLIGH AND GO IN JAMAAT.