Faqihul Ummah: Tabligh

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… Every Sahaabi (R.A.) made tabligh (propagation of Deen) the object of his life. Although they engaged in business as well, yet their priority was tabligh. Even on business journeys, they continued with tabligh. The people would observe their excellent qualities and habits and accept Islam. Wherever they went, Islam would spread and Deen would come alive.

PURPOSE OF LIFE

Nowadays we have become deeply incolved in our business, family and other occupation. We have become occupied with making money to such an extent that even the thought of tabligh does not cross our minds. We have made business and other occupations our purpose of life. What was meant to be a servant to us has been made the objective.

Thus it is necessary that what Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) brought to the world, and the responsibility he gave to the Sahaaba (R.A.), be made our objective. His concern should become our concern. One will continue with one's business but the heart will be engaged in tabligh. The mind will always be conscious of the fact that we have been sent for Deen only, while engaging in business has been made permissible for us. Business is the servant while Deen is the master and the objective.

SERVANT OR MASTER?

Unfortunately we have made business and the acquisition of wealth the master and objective. The earning of wealth has become such an obsession that a person continues to acquire one business after another. Yet the purpose of business was to fulfil one's needs in order to acquire Halaal sustenance for one's family. Also, by means of earning a Halaal sustenance one will refrain from usurping the wealth of others. Among the other intentions for engaging in business is also that one will spend for the Deen of Allah Ta'ala. Apart from this necessary involvement the rest of one's time will be dedicated for Deen.

Therefore it is necessary that we free our time and minds and spend some time in tabligh. Then will we understand the blessed life of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the Sahaaba (R.A.).

(Mawaaiz Faqihul Ummah - Vol. 7, Pg. 104)."

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