Asalama Laykum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Rahmatullah
Beautiful advices, and (May ALLAH bless Ustadha Eman for them) as many of us want /work in the dawa field and of course we all claim that it is for the sake of Allah.
We may not perceive the evil of our own self .Beware these following lines about the Butan Saleh's worth's reading so we all understanding what is the real perspectives, as shaytan plays with us .and Make sincere Dua to ALLAH to be honorable carrier of Musk .
If we are ever blessed to work with great Daee May ALLAH make us BuTan Saleh.Ameen
The Inner - Circle around the Da’aee الصالحة البطانة اختيار و الدعوة )
Sometimes you can have a very famous/great or leader da’ee but his inner-circle could be spoiling the message by making fitna and problems inside, because they are afraid others will take their position. or settle their own personal vendetta etc....
But they forget that Allah (swt) placed them and He can take them out too.
Remember if Allah(swt)put us in this field, then Allah (swt) can easily replace us.
May Allah make us say advice for the sake of Allah and not for our sake. Ameen.!
We are not a field to be in a battle with people, or to take people out. Different types will come and we need to accept all.
Even when you are in a group, and you are being asked for your opinion, you have to make sure that what you are saying is not for desire, because you do not know if your suggestion will be taken and implemented
Subhan Allah.So make sure your intention is always for the sake of Allah.
Tips for the Da’aee
Types of People in the Dawah
(اقسام الناس في الدعوة):
Surah Al Qasas 83
(That home of the Hereafter (i.e. Paradise), We shall assign to those who rebel not against the truth with pride and oppression in the land nor do mischief by committing crimes. And the good end is for the Muttaqûn ).In this ayah, paradise is made for those who are not doing these two things
not a single person in paradise will have these qualities.
1-They do not want haughtiness
on earth they do not want to be higher than the people on the earth, which is very common. And nowadays, it is called ‘ambition’
we can do things for Allah, but it does mean we have to be the best.
How will people enter paradise? In groups so we need each other–not compete with each other.
2-Paradise does not have anyone who has the desire to be the best, nor does it have those who want to do mischief)
when you are in dawah, do not think where you want to reach except for paradise, and people will reach paradise in different ways. Some people will be in the way of dawah and they will reach the hellfire, may Allah protect us , ameen. Why? Because of their desire, they wanted to reach higher, to be most famous, etc
For example, someone in the field of dawah, and he wants to be the best, then he will be working for himself. Or you might have a center for Quran memorization, and different centers start to compete with each other by offering more, and then it becomes for the people, and not for Allah(swt)
Sometimes you see people and would not think they would be people of paradise, and vice-versa,some people you think are people of paradise and they are actually of the hellfire.
We ask Allah to protect us. Ameen. This shows you that we are nothing.It’s a scary feeling, but having this feeling acts a safeguard.
Always Remember that the dawah is a gift from Allah, it is not a job.