The Methodology Of The Prophet’s In Calling To Allaah - That Is The Way Of Wisdom & Intelligence

Author: Shaykh Rabee' Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee

Source: Manhajul-Anbiyaa fid-Da’wah illAllaah feehil-Hikmah wal-’Aql
Translator: Abu Talhah Dawood Burbank (rahimahullaah)

Published: Monday 20th July, 2015



Author's Introduction

Indeed all praise is for Allaah, we praise Him, we ask for His help, and for His forgiveness. We seek Allaah's refuge from the evils of ourselves and from our evil actions. Whomever Allaah guides, then none can lead him astray, and whomever Allaah misguides, then none can guide him. I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone, having no partner, and I testify that Muhammad is His Slave and His Messenger. He sent him with guidance and the true religion, that he should make it manifest and victorious over all religions, even though the disbelievers hate that.

A number of matters led me to write about this matter, the most important of them being:

Firstly, the ummah of Islaam is in a state of disagreement and divergence in many different areas, both with regard to 'aqeedah and other matters besides, and they have taken divergent paths. Then a number of calamities have befallen them as a result of this divergence, due to the fact that in matters of disagreement they do not refer back for their resolution to the Book of their Lord and the Sunnah of their Prophet. The true extent and seriousness of these calamities is known only to Allaah - the splits in their ranks, the blazing fires of disputes and arguments between them, then the subjugation of the lands of Islaam by the enemies, and their (the disbelievers) desecration of their abodes, their enslavement and the humiliatiopn of the Muslims.

Secondly, the appearance of ideologies in the Islamic field having their own particular programmes and methodologies to rescue and rectify the condition of the ummah. Some are political, some are intellectual, some are spiritual. The followers of each of these ideologies claim that their ideology is the true methodology of Islaam which must be followed and which can alone save the ummah.

These two reasons, along with others, prompted me to carry out one of the greatest and most important obligations: explaining the methodology of the Prophets in calling to Allaah, in light of the Book and the Sunnah, and to explain the characteristics which are particular to it, and to make clear the neccessity of following it alone, since it is the sole way leading to Allaah, which earns His Pleasure, and it is the sole way to rescue the ummah and to attain ascendancy and nobility on this earth and happiness in the Hereafter.

Then, Allaah, the Most High, the Creator, the One who brought everything into existence, the One who formed and fashioned everything, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise, created this tremendous creation and regulated it and ordered it, with His all-encompassing knowledge, His perfect wisdom and comprehensive power, and this was for very great and wise purposes, and lofty and noble goals, far removed from mere amusement, futility or play. Allaah, the Most High, says,





Allaah, the Most High, says,





So He created the jinn and mankind and made clear the very great and wise purpose and noble goal for which He created them. He, the Most High, says,





Allaah, the Most High, says,





He, the Most High, says,





He, the Most High, says,





So Allaah, the Most High, informs that He createdbthem only to test them, for it to be made clear which off them is best in action, by their submitting and complying to the way of Allaah and following the Messengers of Allaah. And Allaah, the Most High, says,





So He ordered them to fulfil the goal for which they were created. He also explains that He was made available to them every means which will help them to fulfil their great task, and He warned them against deviating from this goal and denying these great blessings:





Furthermore, Allaah, the Most High, says:





Allaah did not give mankind this honour, excellence and high station except due to the importance of the goal for which they were created, which is the worship of Allaah, alone, and to glorify Him and to declare His being exalted and far removed from all defects and from having any partners or rivals, and High is Allaah and far removed from any such thing. So Allaah often mentions the honour and excellence given to mankind and his standing within the creation, and that the other creatures have been subjected to him for his ease and welfare, so that he should fulfil his duty and carry out the purpose for which he was created in the best and most complete manner. Allaah, the Most High, says,





Footnotes

Soorah ad-Dukhaan (44):38-39.

Soorah al-Ahqaaf (46):1-3.

Soorah adh-Dhaariyaat (51):56-58.

Soorah al-Mu'minoon (23):115-116.

Soorah al-Qiyaamah (75):36.

Soorah al-Mulk (67):1-2.

Soorah al-Baqarah (2):21-22.

Soorah al-Baqarah (2):22.

Soorah al-Israa (17):70.

Soorah Ibraaheem (14):31-34.


 

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