Some brothers has raised a question that dawah cannot be given without knowledge.
Obviously it is true but.............................................................
These term has to defined before reaching the conclusion.
1.Dawah in principle is a duty of all muslims thats why we are selected nation
to good, and forbid evil, and you believe in Allah. (3:110) (Surah Ale Imran)
2.There is no limit of Knowledge.No one can say that this much time/this much syllabus is having complete knowledge of Islam.
Quran and Ahadith has not specified the limit of knowledge.
3. So the content of dawah or preaching SHOULD BE
within the limit of his/her knowledge.He /she should not spread something he is not knowing.hE SHOULD APPLY WISDOM and Hikmah.
Allah Pak is calling UMMATE MUSLIMA for giving Dawah for not only for other but for himself/herself also.
March forth, whether you are light (being healthy, young and'
wealthy) or heavy (being ill, old and poor), and strive hard with your wealth and your lives in the cause of Allah. This is better for you, if you but know. (9:41).
guide them to Our Paths. And Verily! Allah is with the Muhsinun
(good doers). (29:69).
You who believe! Enter into Islam wholeheartedly; and follow
not the footsteps of Saitan. Verily he is to you a plain enemy. (2:208)
By the time. Verily man is in loss, Except those who believe, and
do good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, and
recommend one another to the patience. (103:1-3).
ALLAH PAK SAYS..............
Say (0 Muhammad ): This is my way; I invite towards Allah,
with clear evidence and strong belief, I and whosoever follows me. (12:108).
0 you who believe! Ward off yourselves and your family from a
Fire, whose fuel is man and stones, over which are set angels strong, and severe, who disobey not (in executing) the commandments they receive from Allah, but do that which they are commanded. (66:6).
Verily, those who say: 'Our lord is Allah (Alone), and then they
are upright, on them the angels will descent, saying: 'Fear not, nor
griefl But receive the glad tidings of paradise, which you have been
promised. We have been your friends in this world and in the hereafter. Therein shall have that your inner-selves desire, and therein you shall have for which you ask for. An entertainment from (Allah), the oftForgiving, Most Merciful. And who is better in speech than he who invites (mankind) towards Allah, and does what is right and says: I am one ofthe Muslims. (41: 30-33).
And remind , for verily, he reminding profits the believers. (51:55).
Quran has not said that Only person with a particular position/degree will give Dawah. Alim/Non Alim all will give Dawah but according to his ability and knowledge. Even Alim has a limitation if he will start giving verdict like a Mujtahid/Mufti.
Allah Pak say in Surah AL ASR
By the time. Verily man is in loss, Except those
and do good deeds,
and recommend one another to the truth,
and recommend one another to the patience. (103:1-3).
Muslims! There must be a group among you who would invite
people to good and would command them to do good deeds and would prevent them from forbidden things and these are people who Will attain salvation. (3:105)
The Believers, men and women, are protectors,one to another;
they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil. (9:71).
Abdullah ibne-Amr narrates that Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: Convey from me even if it be a single verse. (Bukhari) .
Narrated Abu Hurairah .. that Allah's Messenger ~ said,"If
anyone of you improves his religion, then his good deeds will be
rewarded 10 times to 700 times for each good deed and a bad deed will be recorded as it is." (Bukhari)
Abu Mas'ud., narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: Whoever guides others to do good, his reward is like the one who does it. (Abu Dawud).
Abu Hurairah ~ narrates that Rasulullah ~ said: Whoever invites
towards righteousness, his reward would be equal to the rewards of all those who followed him, without diminishing their reward in any
respect. And whoever invites towards wrongdoing, the sin of which he is guilty would be equal to the sins of all those who followed him, without diminishing their sins in any respect. (Muslim).
If a person understands what he is calling people to, it makes no difference whether he is a great and prominent scholar or a seeker of knowledge who is serious in his pursuit.
All these Ayats are clearly telling.
1. Dawah duty is for all Muslims.
2. It is duty of all followers of Prophet not only for Scholars/Alim
3 But always with the word of caution that not exceeding the limit of his knowledge and Ability.
4. It will revive the Imaan of Daee and will benefit,one who is giving dawah. This benefit is for all muslims.
5. It is also one of the four requirement to be fulfilled so he could be saved from loss as said in SURAH WAL ASR.
1. It emphasize that Dawat is formost for Daee,specially when we are lagging in Emaan and Amal e saliha by ourselves. It always stresses that Dawat is for the strenghthing of daee.Correction of others by giving dawah is an accessory objective.
2. Their call is simple
For this any Muslim can remind himself and all other Muslims.
3. They always STRESS that the participants who are non alim/not an scholar are to speak within 6 qualities,( IMAN,SALAT, ILM O ZIKR.IKRAM E MUSLIM,IKHLAS E NIYAT,DAWAT E ILLALLAH) which they learn in ta'leem, and the 6-quality discussion.
4. So the participants who are not Alim/Scholar are not speak of whatever they wish. If someone does like this it is fault on his part and Tabligh elders always prohibit it.
For MASAEL THEY exhort people to refer to Ulama (to learn)
MAY ALLAH HELP US IN understanding and practicing deen.