Da’wah is to invite a person to the true teachings of Islam, to call them to the worship of one deity. It is a duty placed upon our shoulders and an extension of the Prophet’s work. It has become a common misconception, that one must be ‘professionally trained’ in order to carry out the task. The reality is, as long as you speak the truth and pair it with good character, you are sharing Islam. So here are some tips to help you reach out to those near and far:
The best kind of knowledge is the one that has a lasting effect, the benefits of which are everlasting and the consequences of which are pleasant. The one which empowers the individual to develop, improve and blossom. Whilst forever may not exist on Earth, it certainly does in the Hereafter. Quintessentially, priceless knowledge therefore is; that which guides to eternity in Paradise.
The superiority of one, who is granted knowledge, is far greater than one who remains in the depths of ignorance. Allah has elevated us with our ability to comprehend and act upon knowledge. As He says, “Say: ‘Are those who know equal to those who know not?’ It is only men of understanding who will remember (Allah’s Signs and Verses)” [Surah Zumar 39:9]
Islam calls us to seek knowledge and thereby to become better human beings. Knowledge of Allah is the heart, around which all other divisions of knowledge rotate. It is the core, as when one knows Allah, they will become closer to Him, and follow His guidelines. Knowing Allah, will earn us the pleasure of Allah, and His reward of Jannah. But, as empowering as this knowledge is, it can only bring benefit if applied and acted upon.
Our Prophet placed emphasis on this when invoking Allah saying:
اللهم انفعني بما علمتني وعلمني ما ينفعني وارزقني علما تنفعني به
‘O Allah benefit me with what You have taught me, and teach me that which will benefit me, and grant me knowledge which will benefit me.’
[Collected by al-Hakim, Bayhaqi, Tabraani and authenticated by Albaani in Silsilah No. 3151] Let us endeavour to seek knowledge that benefits us both in this life and the Hereafter, and to memorise this small supplication, in hopes that Allah will facilitate beneficial knowledge for us.
and research; knowledge is at the click of a button. Hollow speech is a bad trait, know what you are talking about.
I can’t think of a tenth one….perhaps you have your own you’d like to add?