The Quran on those who have not received the true message

“And so it is that thy Sustainer would never destroy a community for its wrongdoing so long as its people are still unaware [of the meaning of right and wrong]:” (The Quran, 6:131) Points of Reflection 1. God will not punish a community or person for not living in accordance to His religion until His […]

Be a true companion, not a thorn in dakwah work

  “And appoint for me, out of my kinsfolk, one who will help me to bear my burden. Aaron, my brother. Add Thou through him to my strength. And let him share my task. So that [together] we might abundantly extol Thy limitless glory. And remember Thee without cease! Verily, Thou seest all that is […]

Give best reward/remuneration for dakwah work

  “[and who only hope] that God may reward them in accordance with the best that they ever did, and give them, out of His bounty, more [than they deserve]: for, God grants sustenance unto whom He wills, beyond all reckon­ing.” (The Quran, 24:38) “And as for those who attain to faith and do righteous […]

Dakwah needs multiple role players

  “With all this, it is not desirable that all of the believers take the field [in time of war]. From within every group in their midst, some shall refrain from going forth to war, and shall devote themselves [instead] to acquiring a deeper knowledge of the Faith. and [thus be able to] teach their […]

Be pro-active in contribution

Nor [shall blame attach] to those who, when they came unto thee [O Prophet, with the request] that thou provide them with mounts, were told by thee, “I cannot find anything whereon to mount you” – [whereupon] they turned away, their eyes overflowing with tears out of sorrow that they had no means to spend […]

Leadership by the way of Al-Fatihah (The 1st Chapter of the Quran)

This article was originally written in Malay (see This English version was translated by sis. Azira. May God reward her for the effort. ——– In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Praise be to Allah, Lords of the Worlds. The Beneficent, the Merciful. Owner of the Day of Judgement. Thee (alone) we worship; […]

Begin from the points of agreement

“Say: “O followers of earlier revelation! Come unto that tenet which we and you hold in common: that we shall worship none but God, and that we shall not ascribe divinity to aught beside Him, and that we shall not take human beings for our lords beside God.” And if they turn away, then say: “Bear witness […]