In the Name
of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Generally people think
Muslims to come to Masjid to offer Salaat and do little Dawah (from
other books than the Quraan), is the biggest challenges in doing Dawah.
They claim that Masjid is empty nowadays is a curse on Muslim Ummah.
However they don’t want to reflect on the Masjid-e-Nabwabi of the time
of Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), where people were not only
going there to offer Salaat, but also going there to learn and educate
themselves according to that time (the Quraan & Hikmat,
Medicines, Judicial System, Economics of that time, Self Defense,
Learning Dawah Techniques and Building Communities etc.).
Quraan has mentioned many examples of Prophets and Messengers who had
faced the Biggest Challenges on inviting the people of other faiths
Challenges are a lot
from around the
globe. Now it is time for all of us to open our eyes and return back
and reflect on the message of the Quraan. Our Masjid must be fully
equipped with the help of modern technologies to perform all activities
which is according to the Quraan and Authentic Sunnah.
Convert all old Masjids
modern technologies wherever possible and which are in accordance to
the Quraan and Authentic Hadeeth. Also, make sure to have separate
special arrangements for women.
If building new Masjids,
ensure that it is taking true guidance from Rasool Allah
(Peace-Be-Upon-Him) and applying all the modern technologies wherever
possible and which are in accordance to the Quraan and Authentic
Hadeeth. Also, make sure to have separate special arrangements for
are few guidelines for a Model Masjid where ever possible:
Must have a Prayer Hall for regular five times of prayers for men and
Must have Modern Islaamic Library for children and adults (men and
Must have an
institution (e.g. School, College and University) to train our kids and
adults (men and women) to face all the modern challenges, which are
according to Quraan and Authentic Sunnah.
Must have Convertible
Halls, to be used during Friday Prayers, Eid Prayers, Gym
for exercises/marshals-arts, Islaamic Marriage Ceremony and Multi-Faith
Friendly Dialogues etc., on regular basis.
Must have Funeral Home.
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 your Lord knows best, who have strayed
from His Path, and who receive guidance. (Al_Quraan_016.125)
You Hear it that is it,
Now it is
Between You and Allah and Those Who Listen BUT Do Not Obey are the
Worst Animal, since they do not try to understand and follow the Quraan
Also Remember that both Musaa
(Peace-Be-Upon-Him) and Khizr
(Peace-Be-Upon-Him) were obeyed Allah BUT disagreed on some of their
mission. So we might differ in our missions to help the world, BUT our
goal must be to obey Allah alone in sprit. You might be obeying Allah,
according to what you understand and I am also obeying Allah according
to what I understand. It is time to UNITE
not DIVIDE and be Positive.
a Role Model for your Child as well as to the society, and make Duaa:
O my Lord! Increase me
in knowledge. (Ref: Al_Quraan_020.114) AMEEN.
O our Lord! grant us in
our wives and
our children the joy of our eyes, and make us guides to those who guard
(against evil). (Al_Quraan_025.074) AMEEN.
Challenges in Doing Dawah
Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
out from your barrack / hujra / cave and start doing Effective Dawah
from the Quraan with wisdom by all means including modern technologies,
Clear Messages are Millions of times better than Cosmetics and