The Call to Islam

Agustus 31, 2008 at 3:43 pm (Buku Islam) ()

Sumber :Ihwanul Muslimun, Hidayahnet, 8 Agustus 2008

Oleh Shaikh ‘Alee Hasan al-Halabee

This carefully authenticated compilation of Hadeeths published in 1995, under the title Forty Hadeeth on “The Call to Islam and the Caller by Shaikh ‘Alee Hasan al-Halabee explains in brief, the methodology of the Prophet (pbuh) in calling to Allah, the Most High. Dr Bilal Philips has added a brief commentary to further elucidate the meanings of each Hadeeth for the benefit of the readers.

Da’wah Times readers are encouraged to submit their own comments, suggestions, Da’wah related experiences relevant to the Hadeeths and their comments.

Signposts of the Way

From Ibn Abbaas ( radiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) addressed the people in the Farewell Hajj and said:
” O people, I have left amongst you that which if you cling onto you will never go astray: The Book of Allah and my Sunnah”.[1]
[1] Reported by al-Hakim (1/93), al-Baihaqee (10/114) and Ibn Hazm in al-Ahkaam (6/108) by way of Tawr ibn Zayd ad-Deelee from Ikrimah, from him. This chain of narration is hasan.
For a Muslim to be considered a true caller to Allah, he or she must firmly adhere to the two fundamental sources of Islaam: The Qur’aan and the Sunnah. Divine revelation came as the direct word of God in the scripture and it also came in the form of inspiration to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to say and to show the people the right way. This is not a dogmatic creed devised by Muslims after the time of the Prophet (pbuh). The Qur’aan itself states the following in reference to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him):
“He does not speak from his desires. It is only revealed inspiration. ”
(Soorah an-Najm, 53: 3-4)
Consequently, Allah has instructed believers to follow the commandments of the Prophet (pbuh) saying:
“Take whatever the Messenger gives you, and leave whatever he forbids you.” (Soorah al-Hashr, 59: 7)
And, in order to further stress the importance of Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) instructions, Allah equates them to His own commands, saying in the Qur’aan:
“Whoever obeys the Messenger, has obeyed Allah.”
(Soorah an-Nisaa, 4: 80)
Therefore, the explanations in word and in deed given by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) have to be closely studied and learned along with the Qur’aan itself. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said to us in regard to guidance, “I have left with you two things, if you hold on firmly to them you will never go astray: the book of Allah and my Sunnah.” [1] These two sources of guidance form the framework of Islamic life; they represent the essence of what the call should be focused on. Human reason, preferences and desires should not be given precedence over revelation; otherwise true submission to God has not taken place. In this regard, Allah said:
“It is not fitting for a believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decreed by Allah and His Messenger to have any choice in their affairs. If anyone disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed clearly astray.”
(Soorah al-Ahzaab, 33: 36)
It is with this feeling of reverence that the callers to Allah should read and listen to the words of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Their attitude should be one of great concern and they should pay full attention to whatever he did or had to say, since it contains guidance for all believers in all aspects of their lives until the Last Day of this world. The caller to Allah has to exemplify the Qur’aan and Sunnah in his or her life and has to be guided by their light in his or her efforts to convey the word of God to humankind.
Dr. Bilal Philips
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[1]Reported by Aboo Hurayrah in Muwatta Imam Malik, p. 375, no. 1599.
http://www.bilalphi dawahtimes/ words-on- dawah.htm

1 Komentar

  1. Ufuk Press said,

    Pesan Terakhir Randy Pausch yang Menikmati Saat Terakhirnya Tanpa Berpikir Tentang Kematian. Buku ini dikembangkan dari kuliah terakhir The Last Lecture yang diberikan oleh Randy Pausch di hadapan mahasiswa Universitas Carnegie Mellon pada 18 September 2007 silam. Sebuah kuliah yang amat menyentuh yang membuat kisah Pausch menarik perhatian banyak orang di seluruh dunia.(Jurnal Nasional, 24-Agustus-2008)

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