8 Sep 2010

A chief principle of Dawah & Tableegh in Islam is 'Nafeer'

[ Assalamu Alaikum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatuhu]

A chief principle of Dawah and Tableegh in Islam is 'nafeer', that is, leaving one's native place and going to the places which afford oppurtunities of acquiring deen and then coming back to fellow tribesmen and nationals for disseminating among them the religious knowledge thus acquired. The following verse of surah Nisaa which was revealed on the Occasion of the Battle of Uhud:

Oh you who have attained to faith! be fully prepared against danger, wether you go to war in small groups or all together.
(4:71)

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ontains instructions though for war time strategy, yet its general scope includes any nafeer made for the cause of deen. Qazi Bezaavi rahmatullah alaih has also given this interpretation amongst others in his commentary of the holy Quran. In Surah Taubah, there is a particular verse of this idiom:
It is not desirable that all of the believers take the field (in time of war). from within every group in their midst, some shall refrain from going forth to war, and shall devote themselves instead to acquiring a deeper knowledge of the faith, and thus be able to, teach their homecoming brethren, so that these too, might guard themselves against evil.
(9:122)

D
uring the time of the holy Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, deputations from different tribes came to medinah to acquire the knowledge and practice of deen. Staying for a period of 7 to 10 days ( a few stayed for around 3 weeks and so forth) and having got the basic knowledge of deen, these groups went back to their homes to acquaint the people of their community with Deen.
(Shaikh Maulana Muhammad Ilyas rahmatullah alaih)

Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

7 comments:

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Indian Muslim said...

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P A Rahim said...

Is it neceessary in today's world when you can roam the world with a click ? Let us leave such ideas behind and use the facilities available. Let us change our Deen propogation on line and leave all the maulanas in their madressa.

Muslima21 said...

Assalamu Alaikum w.w

p.a rahim

there is a huge difference in interacting with muslims on line, and in real life. How can a person give dawah online, and really get through? Will we as an ummah really flourish if we start to push the deen into a laptop or a pc?

No. the prophet peace be upon him and his sahaba did dawah on a one to one basis, and this one to one basis is what brings about change in life, provokes thought, and which brings about islamic brotherhood, love and unity, something that we as a ummah which is falling apart at the seams, desperately need. Imaan and love of deen is not achieved through sitting at a laptop and clicking on sites, it is achieved through sincere effort in spreading and teaching the religion to others, going around the world, meeting misguided muslims, sitting with them, and teaching them islam with the intention of pleasing Allah and his Prophet.

The ulama and the Maulanas are the upholders of Islamic knowledge, the ones who have studied this religion in great detail, and through no easy feat. as such, they know a lot more in matters of religion that we laymen.
In this light, to 'leave the maulanas' in their madressas would be an astonishingly silly thing to do. Our ulema are not here just to sit in madaaris, but to spread the deen eveywhere through the will of the almighty.

May Allah guide me, you, and all of us to the straight path, and give us the ability to sacrifice what we can to propagate this beautiful deen, and may He safeguard our true ulema ameen.

w/salaam

The Ump said...

Tableeghi Jamat is a great Blessing of Allah(SWT) for this Umaah.

Many Akaabir say that Tableeghi Jamaat Behtreen Mehnat Hai (meaning, Tableeghi Jamat is the best group effort)

May Allah(SWT) protect it

yousuf said...

asalam-o-allaikum...amazing

Anonymous said...

I am a mother of three from singapore, alhamdulilah doing this effort with the grace of Allah! Its a great mode of deen! May Allah bless u sister.