In one meeting Maulana Ilyas remarked:(Discourse Page no 25)
Our workers must remember well that if their da'wah (invitation) is not
accepted and instead they are insulted. they should not become
despondent and frustrated. On such an occasion they should remember that this was the sunnat (established way) and heritage of the Arnbiya
(alayhiqus salaam), especially that of our Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wa
sallam). Where does everyone get the good fortune of being belittled
and degraded in the path of Allah?
And wherever they are welcomed and honoured, they should appreciate
this and when people listen with enthusiasm to their talks it must be
considered a favour from ,Allah and at no time should they be
indifferent to these favours. It should be considered a great favour to
serve and teach these people even if they may be considered to be of the
lower classes. In the Qwan we are reminded of this in the ayat:
He f m e d d turned away, when the blind approached him for
At the same time one must keep a check on the deception of one's own
nafs. The nafs should not consider this acceptance as its own
perfection. This may lead to thefitnah (cormption)_of hero worship.
Therefore one should always be on one's guard.