DAWAH

[PROPAGATE /INVITATION]

 

Those whom involve on so-called DAWAH they use some Ayat/Verse [with twist translation] to justify there mission. Most commonly they quote the verse [3:110] as evidences to say that Allah has commended or made obligatory [Fard] for Muslim to spread the DEEN of Allah or establish Islam by organised groups.

 

They also sometime take it to extreme extent, by saying obligatory to do so-called JIHAD against the None Muslim to establish Law of Islam. Unfortunately what they fail to understand is,” what they are trying to established is not ALLAH’s Law it is nothing but what they understood or what made out of another man understanding.

 

Allah is not depended on anyone to establish HIS law.And  Allah educated MAN through all Messenger/ Prophet. Allah did supported HIS Messengers & and they all established the DEEN. Since Messengship / Prophethood ended therefore No chance for any of us to became a messenger therefore we don’t have that authority to establish the DEEN of Allah. However to understand this subject I have gather all the verse which I find it’s related to this topic.

 

The Quran 10:57

O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord  and a healing for that which is in your breasts, - a guidance and a mercy for the believers.

 

The Quran 2:256

There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.

 

The Quran 3:83

Do they seek for other than the Religion of Allah?―While all creatures in the heavens and on earth have willing, or unwilling, bowed to His Will (accepted Islam), and to Him shall they all be brought back.

 

The Quran 16:111

One Day every soul will come up struggling for itself, and every soul will be recompensed (fully) for all its actions, and none will be unjustly dealt with.

 

The Quran 3:189

Unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. Allah is Able to do all things.

 

The Quran 4:132

Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.

 

The Quran 41:33

Who is better in speech than one who calls to Allah, works righteousness, and says "I am of those who bow in Islam"?

 

The Quran 35:18

And no bearer of burdens shall bear another's burden; and if one heavily laden calls another to (bear) his load, nothing of it will be lifted even though he be near of kin. You can warn only those who fear their Lord unseen and perform As-Salat  And he who purifies himself, then he purifies only for the benefit of his ownself. And to Allah is the (final) Return (of all).

 

The Quran 16:125

Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth, best who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.

 

The Quran 66:6

O ye who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire whereof the fuel is men and stones, over which are set angels strong, severe, who resist not Allah in that which He commandeth them, but do that which they are commanded.

 

The Quran 9:122

Nor should the Believers all go forth together: if a contingent from every expedition remained behind, they could devote themselves to studies in religion and admonish the people when they return to them― that thus they (may learn) to guard themselves (against evil).

 

The Quran 16:120

Verily, Ibrahim  was an Ummah / nation, obedient to Allah, Hanif  and he was not one of those who were Al-Mushrikun/the Polytheists.

 

The Quran 43:76

nowise shall We be unjust to them: but it is they who have been unjust themselves.

 

The Quran 2:143

Thus We have appointed you a middle nation, that ye may be witnesses against mankind, and that the messenger may be a witness against you. And We appointed the qiblah which ye formerly observed only that We might know him who followeth the messenger, from him who turneth on his heels. In truth it was a hard (test) save for those whom Allah guided. But it was not Allah's purpose that your faith should be in vain, for Allah is Full of Pity, Merciful toward mankind.

 

The Quran 3:104

And there may spring from you a nation who invite to goodness, and enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency. Such are they who are successful.

 

The Quran 7:181

And of those whom We created there is a nation who guide with the Truth and establish justice therewith.

 

OTHER VERSE DISCUSS IN THIS ARTICLE

 

The Quran 7:204

When the Quran is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your peace: that ye may receive Mercy.

 

The Quran 17:45

When thou dost recite the Quran, We put, between thee and those who believe not in the Hereafter, a veil invisible:

 

The Quran 39:29

It is) a Quran in Arabic, without any crookedness (therein): in order that they may guard against Evil.

 

The Quran 43:3
We have sent it down as an Arabic Quran, in order that ye may learn wisdom.43:3  

The Quran 17:89

And We have explained to man, in this Quran, every kind of similitude: yet the greater part of men refuse (to receive it) except with ingratitude!  17:89

The Quran 16:98

When thou dost read the Quran, seek Allah.s protection from Satan the rejected one.

 

The Quran 54:17

And We have indeed made the Quran easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?  54:17

 

The Quran 55:2

It is He Who has taught the Quran.  

The Qutan 76:23

It is We Who have sent down the Quran to thee by stages.  

The Quran 9:60

As-Sadaqat  are only for the Fuqara'  and Al-Masakin  and those employed to collect (the funds), and to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined, and to free the captives, and for those in debt, and for allah's Cause , and for the wayfarer  a duty imposed by allah. And allah is All-Knower, All-Wise.

 

The Quran 4:82

Do they not then consider the Qur'an carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein many a contradiction.

 

The Quran 2:215

They ask thee what they should spend (In Charity). Say: Whatever ye spend that is good, is for parents and kindred and orphans and those in want and for wayfarers. And whatever ye do that is good, -(Allah) knoweth it well

 

The Quran 2:62

Those who believe (in the Qur'an) and those who follow the Jewish (Scriptures) and the Christians and the Sabians, any who believe in Allah and the Last Day and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

 

The Quran 3:52

Then when 'Îsa (Jesus) came to know of their disbelief, he said: "Who will be my helpers in allah's Cause?" Al-Hawariyyun said: "We are the helpers of allah; we believe in allah, and bear witness that we are Muslims ."

 

The Quran 29 :2

Do men imagine that they will be left (at ease) because they say, We believe, and will not be tested with affliction?  

MAIN FOCUS VERSE OF THE ARTICLE

 

The Quran 3:110

You are the best of peoples/Groups/nation

Evolved/selected  for mankind

Enjoining/ordering what is right/good

forbidding from/what is wrong/bad,

and believing in Allah

And If believed the People of the Book.

Would be best/good for them

Among them some believed

But most of them are perverted transgressors.

 

MY UNDERSTANDING REGARDING  VERSE 3:10

 

The Sectarian always try to use this [3:110] & other verses with twisted translation to approve/justified their cause they need to use them verses to convince ordinary Muslim to steal their wealth in the name of Dawah organisation. And if you check them organisation you will find nearly EVERY single one is asking you for money in the name of donation to run their manmade theory.

 

They sometime quote [9:122] but they don’t bother about the context or situation what this verse is talking/ or revealed.

However it is important to understand the term UMMAH since it has several meaning according to Quran such as [Nation /Community / Time/ Period/ People /Groups and even Religion]    

 

We see on verse 16:120 that Prophet Ibraheem (P) him self was a Ummah, so there must be reason & wisdom behind this term Ummah on this particular verse  and because of verse[16:120]  I take the term [Ummah) of 3:110 is the not referring to us as a general followers [ordinary Muslim] in-fact it was describing the attitude /task of the Prophets/Messengers them selves and they are the Nation that, Allah pleased & tile them best people/nation.

 

I also notice some of them cheater just use the half of the verse, but do not quote or explain the last section of the same verse. Where it say ““ ...if the people of the book believe it will be good for them, within them some are believer majority are transgressor..” so this section clearly say "IF" people of the Book which mean anyone who believe in the revelation/written that’s include us [the label Muslim] too, since we also believe in the book.So If we do what the messenger/prophet done then we will be successes [and that is one of the general condition set by Allah[with the term "IF" ], since the paradise is not free without any test 29:2]

   

How can we predict as such that, this particular [3:110] verse is refrying to us  ARE WE THE BEST ?

 

Is there anywhere in the Quran say as such in general or did Allah anywhere in the Quran given any so-called Muslim a certificate of Success ?

 

Answer to them above question is simply NO, And We cannot find any verse where Allah is addressing [Yaa Ayuhal Muslim= O Muslim People] but we find there are verses which address those who chose to believe. [Yaa Ayuhallazeena Aamanoo = O you who believe] this also indicate that Allah is not giving any certificate of success to anyone in general [save messenger/prophet] and this is why maybe  [2:62] talk about sects including those who claim they are believer/ MOMEEN.Therefore I take them verses [7:181/ 2:143/& others] is not taking about us ordinary Muslim to do such dawah work in COLLECTIVELY.

 

Also on 2:143 I notice the term [wasaṭan=وَسَطًا] that could be taking about Ibraheem (P) as well, since he was the Middle [prophet/messenger] in Prophethood. And most of the religious practise is somehow link to his practice. 

 

Moreover I notice every sect is just calling or trying to establish their own manmade ideology/ their way of thinking. But we find the Quran strongly opposed creating any SECT. So how justified will be if Allah telling us to create groups to propagate HIS religion/system without HE'S direct guidance?

In the J-DAY every soul will be responsible their own work & no one will be unjust  (16:111/ 45:76). Neither no one can carry other people burden. And if one do good it’s for his own self  [35:18]

 

MY GENERAL UNDERSTANDING ON THIS ISSUE

 

The law of Allah is already established, the Muslim [or man] not require to establish Allah law, but need to follow it. However  the mankind is following Allah’s law [whatever Allah wanted] willingly or unwillingly, some which they are not aware of it but still doing it. [3:83/ 3:189/ 4:123] And if we do it, sincerely as mention by the Book [QURAN] then it will benefit us for or both life.[10:57] but NO compulsion in DEEN [2:256] .

 

The Quran encourage us to do good work Individually [41:33] same time we must not try to use any harsh manner while advising each other [16:125] and most of all we should first  take care of our own self & house [family/offspring] and try to save us/them from hell fire [ 66:6]

 

There will be people individually calling people to goods. And this verse[3:104 ].  was first observed by the Messenger/Prophet to spread the message and the believers help the Messenger/Prophet [3:52] but since we don’t have any messenger presence  therefore it is not obligatory for us to reform a group to do such job, since there will be possibility NOT to accomplish it accurately as required.[which only possible for Allah’s Messenger ] but we can just pass the exact message of the Quran without adding anything to it.

 

BEST PROCEDURE OF DAWAH

 

Is to distribute the holy Quran to mankind much as possible. and since we commended to spend [give charity ] whatever we can afford [2:215] and one of the category of this charity is to spend on Allah's Cause/path [9:60] so we can utilise this fund to propagate the Quran. If translation needed then  we should always handover the translation with Arabic text alongside, since the Arabic Quran is the Actual Quran [43:3] and it is easy to understand for it’s believer [39:28] and  if one seek protection from Satan before [16:98] read/listen if they do sincerely then they will receive mercy peace [7:204] it will guard them from evil [39:28] if they understand the caution [54:17 ] and Allah HIMSELF will teach them the Quran [52:2] and we must try to read it carefully slowly by taking time, the essence of the message will not be able to understand instantly without pondering to it  [76:23]

 

And Allah has given so many  nice example in the Qutan to make the message easy & understandable [17:89] but if they don’t believe, then they will NOT be able to understand the wisdom/essence of the message [17:45] and the easy way to check our own understanding [or any translation ] is correct or not,"It should not create any contradiction with other verses, Since the Quran is free from any contradiction [4:82]  

The distributions of the Quran should ONLY be for sake of Allah never try to influence or encourage the reader/receiver  by any form to read or made them understand your own understanding.[other available well known manmade ideology /theory of so-called Tafseer.] Remember it is best to leave them to understand or decide for their self, since they are responsible for their own deed.

 

CONCLUSION

 

I do not believe it is obligatory or permissible  to do any of these so-called DaWah/ [convey].And that because everyone whom is doing it they are just spreading their own manmade ideology & corruption, which dividing the mankind into sect & creating enmity between each other.

 

However I believe it is best to  Invite mankind to Quran/Islam and if we do it individually by simply just distributing  the Quran or help only them organisation whom JUST distributing the Quran without any hidden agenda or any sectarian belief.

Moreover it is important for me that I must sincerely believe in the message [Quran] itself. And then act/convey to my self & to my family. And always [try hard to] enjoys good forbid evil and encourage other to do good, and when I say good it simply mean ANYTHING whatsoever that man recognize is GOOD & same time we  must try to  respect all, regardless of their religion or nationality.

 

Finally, if someone sincerely believe [without any hidden agenda] this verse 3:110 is refrying to ordinary Muslim as well as messenger/prophet then I don’t have any grieve against them. But I am against of those whom use such verse to cheat/ gain some worldly benefit. However everyone is free to believe as they wish.

 

Someone may find/like  any of my understanding [article] is good/ reasonable, but my strong request will be they must verify it with the Book of Allah before following it, and that Is because I strongly oppose any blind following, which is the main reason to become a Sect. And the leaders of all SECTS do try to misquote/ mistranslate some of them above verses, to justified their theory. I leave it for Allah to deal with them since they are corrupting HIS clear verses. [Allah knows best]