The means of strengthening the Da’wah


“Then upon you is the means of strengthening the Da’wah with the success of Allah, and it’s what’s mentioning has preceded, and likewise collective efforts in spreading it, and having brotherhood for the sake of Allah and upon it, with advising each other with truth and patience and steadfastness on this religion and it’s establishment.

And the means of strengthening it, is abstinence of the Dunya, and not clinging to it, and drowning in it, for indeed we have seen the people of wealth, their Da’wah didn’t stand, their wealth is in the banks, and they went to waiste, some of them went to the checkpoints (as soldiers), some of them collecting barrels, and they went to many places, they busied themselves with it.

ان هذا العلم دين فانظروا عمن تأخذون دينكم

“Indeed this knowledge is religion so look to who you take your religion from”.

And don’t busy from what is more important, and so you will waiste many and exalt the lowly, as some of the Salaf said may Allaah be pleased with them.

And the conclusion is that the path that you are upon and are traversing is a path of right guidance, a path or khayr by Allaah, a path which has barakah on it, a path which has happiness in it in the Dunyaa and Aakhirah inshaaAllaah,

(مَنْ عَمِلَ صَٰلِحًا مِّن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَىٰ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَلَنُحْيِيَنَّهُۥ حَيَوٰةً طَيِّبَةًۖ)

“Whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he (or she) is a true believer verily, to him We will give a good life.” [An-Nahl, 97]

And beware of those who flatter you, that these ones have and they have from the Dunya, and these one are poor, and these ones have extremism, the one who says to you this path has extremism in it, doesn’t want good for you, we despise extremism from our hearts, we consider it a major sin from the major sins, how can someone who fears Allah be pleased with it, it’s not allowed, extremism destroys, and along with that we war against it like we war against fornication, or intoxicants, or killing unjustly, like this according to our capability, otherwise we are human we get it right and we make mistakes, but we don’t want extremism in our religion or in our Da’wah, and we free ourselves before Allah from it, and we seek refuge in Allah from it, so we don’t have extremism at all, and we don’t see it by Allah, and had we seen it we would of hastened in rebuking it, and how many have we rebuked from those that we saw in them something of that, and perhaps you all know them by their names and persons, and with that little do you know it and they are saying the Da’wah has in it extremism, where is the extremism O my brother, we complain to Allah from our weakness, we complain to Allah, we are in need of holding on to things we become weak in establishing from that which the Salaf were upon, we ask Allah to pardon us.

And if extremism is found it is to be rebuked, and it’s perpetrator is rebuked, as all sins are rebuked, but by Allah we see khayr, we see soundness, we see success by the grace of Allah, we see Sunnah, we see brotherhood, and we see beautiful pure Da’wah, and we see distinction, and we see distancing from the Dunya and it’s glitters and schemes, if there is found some weak ones that went, Allah replaces with better than them, and we see something which pleases and doesn’t harm, according to what we reckon and Allah is the reckoner of all.

So don’t let the Shaytaan play with you, O my Somaali brother, O my Yemeni brother, O my brothers from all corners of the Dunyaa, don’t let the Shaytaan play with you BaarakAllaah Feek, and waiste you and you undo what you’ve spun;

(وَلَا تَكُونُوا۟ كَٱلَّتِى نَقَضَتْ غَزْلَهَا مِنۢ بَعْدِ قُوَّةٍ أَنكَٰثًا)

“And be not like her who undoes the thread which she has spun after it has become strong.” [An-Nahl, 92]

Your strength is in this good, you grew up from it and graduated from it, and benefited, and Allah raised you by it, by Allah He didn’t raise you by a Jam’iyyah (Charity Organisation), and He didn’t raise you by showing enmity, and going rogue, against the Manhaj you traversed upon, and He didn’t raise you to become as the Shaytaan beautifies middle-pathed as he says, were you middle-path before or were you extreme?, ya’nee now all that time tens of years and you were upon extremism and you didn’t rebuke yourself and you were pleased with falsehood for yourself to be upon extremism, then after that throughout the course of a few days all of sudden you’re saying I’m middle-pathed and balanced! Without any proof and evidence, you accuse the righteous, the akhyaar, the worshippers, who perform rukoo’ and sujood, callers to Allah, and other than that, this is oppression by Allah.

And those who accused this Da’wah of extremism or Haddaadiyyah, they went to waste and were put to trial and their Da’wah split, and there occurred intense fitnah amongst them because of oppression, oppression is darkness on the Day of Judgement.

So I advice myself and my brothers with the statement of Allaah;

(وَكَذَٰلِكَ جَعَلْنَٰكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا)

“Thus We have made you a Wasat (just) (and the best) ummah.” [Al-Baqarah, 143]

Just and the best, the middle-path is not a platform in between the two platforms as if you’re from the grandchildren of the Mu’tazilah, No! But the middle-path are the just and the best, and the just and the best are the;

وَٱلسَّبِقُونَ ٱلْأَوَّلُونَ مِنَ ٱلْمُهَٰجِرِينَ وَٱلْأَنصَارِ وَٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّبَعُوهُم بِإِحْسَٰنٍ رَّضِىَ ٱللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا۟ عَنْهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُمْ جَنَّتٍ تَجْرِى تَحْتَهَا ٱلْأَنْهَٰرُ

“And the first to embrace Islam of the Muhajiroon and the Ansaar and also those who followed them exactly. Allah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow.” [At-Taubah, 100]

We take the Book and the Sunnah and we try to be correct and come close and seek assistance in the morning and afternoon and a part of the night, and you will reach the destination.

So this BaarakAllaah Feekum, after advising with the Taqwa of Allah, for indeed we see a new tone with a lot of people, either negligence or going out of bounds, we don’t accept negligence nor going out of bounds, and we ask Allah to protect us from both of them, not this or that, and we try to be correct and come close, and we aid each other.

Does it not suffice us for the Da’wah of Ahlus-Sunnah in the world to be one upon the Book and the Sunnah and the Manhaj of the Salaf us-Sālih may Allah be pleased with them? With brotherhood, with assisting one another, with helping one another, with advising one another, with also the legislated pleased means of strengthening it? And that we don’t be like yes-men for others or for the secret intelligence, or the one-sided and the ignorant ones who have no knowledge of the Da’wah or they accepted it with worldly desires without intending the Lord of the world’s?

This is my advice to my brothers and it includes advising each other with the truth and patience and fearing Allah from this weak one falling short,

Assalaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.”

Benefited from: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him.


Translated by: Abu ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi