Da'wat And Tabligh

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Hazrath (rahmatullah alaihi) would time and again greatly emphasise the work of da’wat and tabligh. He personally has spent much time out in the jamaats with Hazrath Moulana Muhammad Ilyas Khandelwi (rahmatullah alaihi). In one talk delivered in South Africa, Hazrath (rahmatullah alaihi) said:

“..... Therefore this (work of Da’wat and tabligh) is a great bounty of Allah Ta’ala. Every person can take part in this work of tabligh. Those who dedicate their entire lives to this effort, what can then be said — it is nurun ala nur (absolutely excellent). Those who cannot do this can go for seven chillas or three chillas. Even those who spend just a little time will also benefit. However, to the extent of one’s sacrifice one will gain success.” (Mawaaiz - vol.8, pg.26)

In a letter addressed to Hazrath Sheikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Saheb (rahmatullah alaihi), Hazrath (rahmatullah alaihi) writes:: “I was blessed with the ziyaarah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) in a dream. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said to me: “Do two things, you will be my companion in Jannah ta’leem and tabligh.” Hence I have commenced with tafseer of the Qur’an after fajar in a nearby musjid. Some musallies are also ready for tabligh. We have decided to commence this Thursday.” (dated 25 Rabius Thani 1372 A.H.)

On several occasions while in South Africa, despite his ill health Hazrath (rahmatullah alaihi) travelled all the way from Johannesburg to Cape Town specifically to attend the Ijtima there. At many Ijtimas he addressed the gathering and encouraged them to take part in this work.

Thus Hazrath (rahmatullah alaihi) was himself at the forefront of the effort of da’wat and tabligh as well. May Allah Ta’ala enable us to emulate his example. Aameen.

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