Islam is the perfect and complete religion for all mankind (Al-Maida:3).
Allah has guided the believers to the truth (Al-Baqara:213).
It is the only religion acceptable to Allah (Al-Imran:85).
It is obligatory for Muslims to give Da 'wah only for Allah's pleasure for the following reasons:
1. Da'wah is a commandment from Allah (Al-Baqara:21): Allah enjoins the Muslims to invite mankind to Islam. He commands: Invite to the
"Way of your Rabb with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious, for your Rabb knows best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance. (An-Nahl: 125).
2.. Muhammad; Sllallahu Alaihi Wasallam is the lastmessenger: He is the Last Messenger till the last day ofthe world, he is Rahmatullil Alamin - Allah has sent him as Rahmat for the entire universe (Al-Anbiya:107). As his followers, it is the responsibility for Muslims to give Da'wah to every human being wherever he can.
3. Dawah is the Sunnah of Allah's Messenger Muhammad sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. Allah sent
His Messenger as a witness, a bearer of glad tidings, a warner, as one who invites mankind to Allah by His leave, and as a lamp spreading light (Al-Ahzab: 45-46).
Allah says in Quran: Say (0 Muhammad ;I): This is my way; I do
invite unto Allah with certain knowledge, I and whoever follows me.
Glory to Allah! And I am not ofthe polytheists. (Yusuf: 108).
4. Da'wah is one of the best ways of servl.ng Allah: Allah praises those Muslims who invite people to Islam. He says: You are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind. You enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and believe in Allah. (Al-Imran:11O).
Who is better in speech than one who calls to Allah, works righteousness, and says I am ofthose who bow in Islam. (Fussilat:33).
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Abdullah bin Masud '*' narrated that Allah's Messenger 11 said: Do
not wish to be like anybody except in two cases: The case of a man
whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it in the right way; and
that of a man whom Allah has given religious wisdom (Quran and
Sunnah); and he gives his verdicts according to it and teaches it to
S. Dayee (person invites) will receive highest rewards: Allah assures the
Dayee as the one to attain felicity (AI-Imran: 104), and promises
unlimited rewards to them. Allah says: And he who has brought the
truth (the Quran) and he who confmns it; those are the pious and
righteous persons. They shall have all that they wish for, with their
Rabb. Such is the reward of those who do good, so that Allah will
remit from them the worst in their deeds and give them their reward
according to the best ofwhat they have done. (Az-Zumar:33-35)
Sahl bin Sad. narrated that Allah's Messenger ili said: Be patient till
you face them (the infidels) and invite them to Islam and inform them of what Allah has enjoined upon them. By Allah! If a single person embraces Islam at your hands (through you) that will be better for you than the red camels. (Bukhari)
Abu Masud Al-Ansri .., narrated that Allah's Messenger ili said: One
who guides to something good has a reward similar to that of its
Khuraym bin Fatik • narrated that Allah's Messenger ~ said: If
anyone makes a contribution towards Allah's path, 700 times as
much will be recorded to his credit. (Tirmidhi. Nasai).
6. Da'wah is religious dUty tor Muslims: Muslims enjoin what is right and
forbid what is wrong: The Believers, men and women, are protectors,
one to another; they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil.
Abdullah bin Arnr. narrated that the Prophet ;I said: Convey (my
teachings) to the people even ifit were a single sentence. (Bukhari).
Abu Said Al-Khudri • narrated: I heard Allah's Messenger ji as
saying: He who amongst you sees something abominable should
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modify it with his hand; and if he has not enough strength to do it,
then he should do it with his tongue; and if he has not enough
strength to do it, then he should abhor it from his heart and that is the least of faith. (Muslim).