What Dawah Tabligh Qualities Manhaj Maulana Saad

Purpose and objective of sending Prophet by Allah 
(This article was written by Fazilatus Sheikh Maulana Muhammad Saad on Responsibilities of Dawah o Tabligh and Rerquirement of qualities and aspiration of Daee as part of foreword of Hadith collection book Muntakhab Ahadith. Subheading has been additionally made.) 
Allah Subhanahfl wa Ta'ala says: ... 
Indeed Allah conferred a great favour on the believers when He sent 
among them a Messenger (Muhammad §allallahu 'alaihi wasatlam) 
from amongst themselves (being human, people can easily benefit 
from his distinguished qualities), reciting unto them His verses (by 
means of these Qur'anic verses, inviting them and advising them) and 
purifying them (of sins and correcting their conduct) and teaches 
them the Book (Qur'an) and Al-Hikmah (his Sunnah), before which 
they were in manifest error. 
Ale-'Imran3: 164 
In the context of the above verse, Sheikh Sayyad Sulaiman 
Nadavi Rahmatullahi 'alaihi writes (in the preface of a book 
about Sheikh Muhammad Ilyas Rahmatullahi 'alaihi and his 
religious movement) that Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi 
wasallam was given the following Divine obligations of 
prophethood: Invite towards Allah by reciting the verses of the 
Qur'an, to purify /people's undesirable traits, and to teach them 
the Book and Wisdom (Sunnah). 
Dawah Divine Duty of Muslim Ummah the followers of prophet 
It has been substantiated by the Qur'an and Ahadithe- Sahiha 
(confirmed traditions) that the Ummah (followers) of the Last 
of the Prophets, Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam, was Divinely 
deputed for the guidance of all peoples (nations) of the world. 
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala says: (O Muslims) You are the best of the peoples, you have been sent towards mankind, to enjoin good and forbid evil. Ale-'Imran 3.1 10 
This verse clearly implies that the Muslim Ummah is the 
deputy to the Prophet, in his ordained obligations of inviting 
towards righteousness, enjoining good, and forbidding evil. 
Hence, the obligations entrusted to Rasulullah Sallallahu 
'alaihi wasallam - invitation through recitation of the Qurjan, 
purifying people of undesirable qualities, and teaching the 
Book and Wisdom - became the prime responsibilities of 
Muslim Ummah as well. 
Prophet SAW Trained Companion for Responsibilities of Dawah
Therefore, Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam taught his 
Ummah to spend their life and wealth in inviting towards 
Allah, learning and teaching Divine knowledge, Remembering 
and Worshipping Allah. The Sahabah gave preference to the 
above deeds over all worldly preoccupations. They were 
trained to practice these A'mdl (actions) under all 
circumstances with complete dedication, patience, and 
forbearance withstanding all forms of difficulties and 
hardships. And they were taught to benefit others by 
sacrificing physically and materially. In compliance with the command: ... 
And strive hard in Allah's cause, as you ought to strive 
The Sahabah strove in the manner of prophets with piety, 
austerity, discipline, self-sacrifice, and- giving preference to 
others. Thus, an environment was created in which emerged 
models of excellence, who became the elite of the Ummah. 
The era in which the deeds of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi 
wasallam were collectively practiced by the Ummah was 
declared to be the Khair-ul-Qurun, (the best of all the times, or 
the best period of the Ummah). 
After Sahaba Dawah carried by Ulema Mashaikh elites of Ummah
Then in successive periods, the religious elite of the Ummah 
spent their full effort and energy in fulfilling these Prophetic 
obligations. The luminance of these self-sacrificing efforts is 
still illuminating the world of Islam. 
In these times, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala placed in the heart 
of Sheikh Muhammad Ilyas Rahmatullahi 'alaihi a restlessness 
and anxiety over the erosion in Islam and a burning desire to 
correct this state of Ummah. In the view of the religious elite 
of his times he was unique in this respect. He used to remain 
restless and concerned for the revival of all what was revealed 
to Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam by Allah Subhanahu 
wa Ta'ala in the whole world. 
Manner means and Methodology for effective Dawah
He advocated, with resolute 
determination, that any effort for the revival of Deen can only 
be effective and acceptable when it's done in the manner of 
Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam. 
Permanent need for Developing Daee with Requisite Qualities and Aspiration 
Therefore, such Daee (one who invites towards Islam) need to 
be developed, whose desires should be consistent in 
knowledge, action, thought, perception, passion, compassion, 
and the manner of invitation to Islam - with the aspirations of 
prophets, particularly Muhammad Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam. 
Not only should they possess a strong Iman and virtuous deeds, 
but their inner inspirations should be like those of prophets. 
They should cherish a fervent love of Allah and His fear, and a 
state of intimacy with Him. 
In character and habits, they should adhere to the Sunnah of the 
Prophet Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam. Their love or hatred 
should be for the: sake of Allah. The motivating factor behind 
their inviting to Islam should be a deep compassion and mercy 
for Muslims, and kindness for all the creation of Allah. The 
often repeated Devine principle for prophets. "Our reward is 
solely with Allah," should be their hallmark. They should have 
no other objective except the pleasure of Allah. 
Dedication Devotion and Selflessness for purpose 
They should have such a passionate desire for the revival of 
Deen in the world that it keeps driving them, away of their 
routines, in the path of Allah; while their lives and wealth 
becoming mere instruments in attaining this objective. There 
should be no notion of personal authority, status, wealth, 
property, honour and fame; not even a desire for personal rest 
and comfort. Whether sitting, standing, speaking, or walking; 
every act or move should be geared in this direction. 
Ground Effort to bring above mentioned Qualities 
To revive the ways of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam in 
this effort and bring all facets of life according to the 
commandments of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala and the Sunnah 
of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam, and to equip those 
struggling in this path with the above, mentioned qualities the 
Six Points (of Tabligh) were prescribed. All the contemporary 
scholars and religious elite supported and commended these six 
Scholary contribution of Maulana Yusuf Rahimullah for presenting a representative glimpse of the life of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam and his companions.
 (Prophet sayings practices and fine detail of Sahabas life to set an standard of Requisite qualities)  
Sheikh Yusuf Rahmatullahi 'alaihi, son of Sheikh Ilyas 
Rahmatullahi 'alaihi, dedicated his whole life striving 
relentlessly with a directed zeal to promote the work in this 
direction and raise a group of workers equipped with these 
1.    These qualities have been derived from reputable 
books of Ahadith, biography, and history, he compiled a three- 
volume book, Hayat-us-Sahabah (The Lives of the 
companions of the Prophet), which gives a representative 
glimpse of the life of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam 
and his companions. By the grace of Allah, this book was 
published during his lifetime. 
 2.    The Sheikh had compiled another book of hadith, Muntakhab 
Ahadith, in respect of these six qualities of Dawah and Tabligh. However, prior to the final compilation of this book, he left for his 
heavenly abode. Sheikh Muhammad Yusuf Rahmatullahi 'alaihi, spoke to numerous close friend* and colleagues about this collection of 
ahadith He used to thank Allah, in gratitude and was well 
pleased with this collection. Allah alone knows what 
aspirations were in his heart and how he wanted to present the 
collection, to make it illuminating and effective. This is how it 
was destined by Allah. 
By the grace of Allah, the Urdu rendering of Muntakhab 
Ahadith has already been presented (Jamadiul-Auwal 1421 or 
September 2000). Now this collection of ahadith with its 
English translation is being presented. In translating this book, 
it has been tried that the language remains simple and easy to 
grasp. For the clarification of the meanings of certain ahadith, 
some sentences have been added in brackets. Besides this, 
some explanatory notes have also been added. 
Since, the Sheikh could not review the draft of the book, 
considerable effort had to be made to, correct the text of 
ahadith, and to make a critical analysis of the transmitters, and 
to classify the ahadith as Sahih, Hasan, or Dhaif (technical 
terms used in the classification of hadith) and an explanation of 
the difficult words of hadith. All the sources consulted have 
been referred to at the end of the book. 
All precautions were taken in accomplishing this task and a 
group of scholars have substantially shared the burden. May 
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala bless all those associated with this 
venture with an excellent recompense. However, human error 
is always there. It is an earnest request to the scholars of Deen 
that they may kindly inform us of any amendments that may be 
needed. This collection was compiled by Sheikh Yusuf 
RahmatuHahi 'alaihi for a specific objective, the importance of 
which has been adequately explained by Sheikh Sayyad Abul 
Hasan Ali Nadvi RahmatuHahi 'alaihi. It is, therefore, 
important to save this collection from any amendments or 
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala appointed Prophets 'Alaihimus 
Salam tovdisseminate His word and knowledge for the eternal 
success of mankind. To benefit fully from these branches of 
sublime knowledge, it is essential that fervent belief be built 
according to the knowledge. While reading or listening to the 
words of Allah or Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam, one 
should consider oneself completely ignorant. That is, belief in 
human experiences and research should be replaced by the 
belief in the unseen, and the heart should affirm every word, 
read or heard as the truth. 
An etiquette of reciting or listening to the Qur'an is that one 
should imagine that Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala is addressing 
him, similarly when one sits to read or listen to hadith, one 
should think that Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam is 
directly addressing him. While reading or listening, the effect 
of the words will be proportionate to the greatness and respect 
that one has for the addressee and how attentive one is. 
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala says: . .-. 
When they listen to what has been sent down to the Messenger 
(Muhammad Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam), you see their eyes 
overflowing with tears because of the truth they have recognised. 
Al-Maidah 5: 83 
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala says (at another place): . . . 
(O Muhammad) announce the good news to my slaves. Those who 
listen to the Word and follow the best thereof (i.e. worship Allah 
alone and repent to Him and avoid Taghut etc), those are (the one) 
whom Allah has guided and those are the men of understanding. 
(Az-Zumar 39: 17-18) 

It is reported in Bukhari
Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu 'anhu narrates: Rasulullah Sallallahu 
'alaihi wasallam said: When Allah decrees a matter in heaven, the 
 angels strike their wings in fear and submission to His word. The 
decree of their Rabb sounds to them like (the chiming of) a chain on a 
smooth rock. When their hearts are relieved from fear, they ask one 
another what did your Rabb say? They reply that whatever He said 
is the Truth, and He is the Most High and the Greatest. (Bukhari) 
In another narration from Bukhari
Anas Radiyallahu 'anhu narrates that whenever Nabi Sallallahu 
'alaihi wasallam would say something (important) he would repeat 
his words thrice, so that they are understood. 
Therefore, it .will be proper to read a hadith three times. One 
should be engaged in this knowledge with discipline; 
suppressing ones personal desires. Practice to read and hear 
attentively, lovingly and respectfully. Conversations in 
between should be avoided. An attempt should be made to sit 
with wudu, in the position of tashahhud, without reclining. 
The objective is that the Qur'an and words of hadith affect the 
heart. Such a fervent belief be built on the promises of Allah 
and His Prophet that it creates an earnest longing for Deen - 
the force which makes us perform every action according to 
the Simnah of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam, and to 
consult the scholars of Deen, for a systematic guidance in 
performing our deeds (actions) correctly. 
I begin this book with an excerpt from the Preface of the book, 
Amdnil Ahbar Sharh Ma' anil Athar by Sheikh Muhammad 
Yusuf Rahmatullahi 'alaih. This book is a commentary on 
Imam Tahawi Rahmatullahi 'alaih' s famous book of hadith 
Ma'anil Athar, on the life and sayings of Rasulullah Sallallahu 
'alaihi wasallam and his companions. 

(This article was written by Fazilatus Sheikh Maulana Muhammad Saad Kandhas
 part of foreword of Hadith collection Muntakhab Ahadith. 
Subheading has been additionally made.)