Methodology of Da'wah
Explanatory articles outlining the protocol for the correct manhaj (methodology) of calling to Islaam, citing examples from the Sunnah and the pious predecessors.
Say, O Muhammad (sallallaahu 'Alayhi wa sallam): This is my way, I call to Allaah (i.e to the testification that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone, with no partner) upon certain knowledge - I, and those who follow me. I declare Allaah free and far removed from all that they associate as partners with Him, and I am free of those who worship anything else along with Him. [Qur'an 12:108]
From Ibn 'Abbaas (radiyallaahu 'anhu) that when the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam) sent Mu'aadth to Yemen, he said: Verily you are going to a people from the People of the Book. So let the first of what you call them to be the testification that there is no true deity worthy of worship except Allaah. [and in a narration - the singling out of Allaah] So if they obey you in that, then inform them that Allaah has obligated upon them five prayers in every day and night. So if they obey you in that, then inform them that Allaah has obligated upon them charity to be taken from their rich, and given to their poor. So if they obey you in that, then beware of the luxuries of their money, and fear the supplication of the oppressed, for verily there is not between him and [Allaah] a veil. [Bukhaaree in Kitaabuz Zakaat (no. 1395, 1458). Muslim in Kitaabul Eemaan (no. 31). Nisaa'ee in Kitaabuz Zakaat (5/3). Ibn Maajah in Kitaabuz Zakaat (no. 1783) (1/568). Daarimee in Kitaabuz Zakaat (no. 1662) (1/318). Ahmad (1/223)]
Shaykh Rabee' Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee says: This hadeeth explains the necessary steps which the caller to Allaah is obligated to proceed upon. So the first thing - which he is obligated to begin with - is the call to Tawheed, and to single out Allaah in His Oneness with worship, and to keep away from associating partners with Allaah in a lesser or larger sense. [Mudhkiratunal Hadeeth An-Nabawee (p. 9)]
By Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728)
An enlightening piece authored by the tremendous Scholar of the middle-ages of Islaam, Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah. A scholarly approach to the topic is made, establishing the basis of the argument from the book and the Sunnah, the Shaykh then exposes the faults and corruption in the proposed practise of using music to gather the people towards Allah.
By Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi'ee
A brief word from the late Imaam of Yemen concerning how to handle the constantly spinning merry-go-round of doubts, rumours and propaganda at the hands of the those who attack the da'wah of ahlus-sunnah.
By al-'Allaamah Rabee' Ibn Haadee al-Madakhee
This ground-braking book on the manhaj of da'wah is a must for every Muslim.
By Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan
This article is taken from the shaykh's introduction to the book 'Manhajul-Anbiyaa fid-Da'wah ilallaah' by Shaykh Rabee' Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee.
By Abu Tasneem Daawood Adeeb
A proper explanation of the Words of Allaah concerning Da'wah, done in modern terms.
By Shaykh Saalih Ibn Sa’d as-Suhaymee
Written in a simple and lucid way, this brief account describes the general methodology that is an obligation to be followed by every Muslim in his/her Da’wah to Allaah.
By the Noble Scholar, Imaam ’Abdul-’Azeez Ibn Baaz (d.1420H)
From the necessary etiquette of the caller to Allaah. The noble Scholar, Ibn Baaz explains the importance of sincerity, mildness, knowledge and gentleness.
By Abu Khadeejah 'Abdul-Waahid
In this lecture, the speaker delivers an admonition reminding the Muslims of some of the basic general principles outlined for us by Allaah and His Messenger.
By Abu Hakeem Bilaal Davis
‘Stated ‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib (radiyallaahu anhu), ‘Indeed the dunyaa is travelling away from us and the hereafter is coming towards us, and for both of them they have children, so be from the children of the hereafter and do not be from the children of the dunyaa because today is action and no reckoning and tomorrow is reckoning and no action.’
By Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee
An explanation the conditions needed for women to be involved in the field of da’wah.