Da`wah despite Faults

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Summary of Letter:

Bismihi Ta'ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Due to my own weakness and faults, I feel ashamed to talk to others about Deen and to engage in Da’wah (inviting towards Deen). I therefore opt to remain silent and regard this as better for me due to my condition. Please guide me in this regard.

 

 

Summary of Reply:

Bismihi Ta'ala

Respected Brother / Sister

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

To think in the above manner is a natural weakness. The crux of this type of reasoning is that a person thinks thus: “If I invite others towards Deen, it would mean that I am better than them and more practical upon aspects of Deen, whereas the opposite is true!” This reasoning is incorrect. When giving Da’wat have the intention of fulfilling the command of Allah Ta’ala and have trust in the help of Allah Ta’ala. In fact inviting others will become a means of removing your weakness and bringing Deen even more firmly into your own life. Furthermore, due to your Da’wat whoever will practice upon Deen, you will receive a full share of the rewards. (Tarbiyatut Taalibeen)
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