Tuesday, May 10

Bring them to Islam. Not to Jamaah

Assalamualaikum & hye peeps.

I'm sorry for not updating my blog for some time. I've tried to find some free time and also an appropriate topic to discuss in my post. But lately, my ideas seems freezing in my brain and cannot be expressed quite well. 

Yesterday night, I attended this one particular "ceramah" at one particular place by one particular man from one particular jamaah.(repetition, haha) What I've expected from the "ceramah" was totally different from what really happen. It was quite frustrating when I had to listen the content of "ceramah" that was quite out of the topic. I can say 70% of the "ceramah" was about their jamaah and the rest related to the topic. How frustrating...

Bring people to Islam, not to your jamaah. 

They keep on promoting their jamaah and forget about their real intention of delivering the kuliyyah. Disappointed, yes I am. *sigh* 

People, please wake up. Straighten your intention. What is your intention in delivering a "ceramah"? Surely to spread the knowledge about Islam, right? To bring people closer to Allah, isn't it? To touch people's hearts. To remind and give advice. To keep people in correct path of Islam.

So, stop promoting your jamaah. However, there is nothing wrong to invite people to your jamaah, but if you are doing so for the whole "ceramah" and hinder people form joining other jamaah, then that's wrong. 

Dear akhawat wa ikhwah fillah. 
Remember, reset, renew our intention. Again, bring people to Islam, bring people close to Allah. 

If you wish to participate the pathway of daawah because of title,
forget it,
because it didn't promise you title.

If you wish to participate the pathway of daawah because of money,
forget it,
because instead of gaining money, 
you'll have to sacrifice your money.

But, participate daawah, 
for the sake of Allah, 
for the sake of Islam....

Umar b. al-Khattab narrated that the Prophet said: Deeds are [a result] only of the intentions [of the actor], and an individual is [rewarded] only according to that which he intends. Therefore, whosoever has emigrated for the sake of Allah and His messenger, then his emigration was for Allah and His messenger. Whosoever emigrated for the sake of worldly gain, or a woman [whom he desires] to marry, then his emigration is for the sake of that which [moved him] to emigrate."
Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim.

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