If you have been nervous and getting serious on how to explain the words of Allah and his prophet to people, yet what them to apply the truth you explain. You have to know the 8 characters of Daa’iyah.
Most of us after we understand some principles of Islam, when we see people doing something wrong we want to correct them as much as possible.
In fact, the first thing to be sure it is to know what you are calling people to is right not wrong.
- A Daa’iyah should be good-natured, treat others kindly, be gentle, be cheerful, and feel at ease with people, so that they may see in his good qualities the attributes of the people of Islam.
- He should neither be harsh and rough nor soft and foolish.
- Likewise, he should not seek to please people by doing that which incurs the wrath of Allah.
- And he should not fear the blame of anyone for the sake of Allah.
- Righteousness should not prevent him from smiling or having a sense of humour and the ability to joke.
- A Daa’iyah should not prompt himself to be isolated from people and refrain from mixing with them; rather he mixes with people, greets them, smiles at them, shakes hands with them, jokes with them and treats them kindly.
- Similarly, he should be calling them to Allah, advising them and guiding them.
- However, he is close to people and is not remote from them; he mixes with them and shares their joys and sorrows.
At-Tabaraani narrated in al-Mu‘jam al-Awsat (4422) that Abu Sa‘eed al-Khudri said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The most perfect of the believers in faith are those who are best in manners and attitude, who are humble, who feel at ease with people and people feel at ease with them. He is not one of us who does not feel at ease with people and they do not feel at ease with him.” Classed as Hasan by al-Albaani in as-Saheehah (751).
Muslim (2626) narrated that Abu Dharr said: The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said to me: “Do not regard any act of kindness as insignificant, even meeting your brother with a cheerful countenance.”
Al-Bukhaari (12) and Muslim (29) narrated from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (may Allah have mercy on him) that a man asked the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him): What part of Islam is best? He said: “To feed others, and to greet with salaam those whom you know and those whom you do not know.”
In conclusion, without any ulterior motive or desire to seek worldly gain, a Daa’iyah must pass the messages of Allah and His prophet (PBUH) and encourage people to follow Allah with the good character of all.
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