18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

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The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Enjoining every kind of Al-Maroof is a Sadaqa.” [Sahih Bukhari]

“Al-Maroof” means, all that is good. There is nothing better than Islamic monotheism and what Islam orders us to do, since it comes from Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) who has prepared Jannah for us. It is a part of being Muslim that you love for other people the same that you love for yourself. The best that you could want for others is that they end up in Jannah with you. So, in the most effective way that you can, work on giving Eeman to your children, spouse, parents, relatives, friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and whoever of humankind you can reach. This hadith tells us that your doing so will be counted as Sadaqa on your behalf.

As for formal preaching (Dars), keep in mind the advice of the great Companion, Abdullah Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu): “Preach to the people once a week, and if you won’t, then preach to them twice, but if you want to preach more, then let it be three times (a week only), and do not make people get bored with this Quran. If you come to some people who are engaged in a talk, don’t start interrupting their talk by preaching, lest you should cause them to be bored. You should rather keep quiet, and if they ask you, then preach to them at the time when they are eager to hear what you say. And avoid the use of rhymed prose in invocation for I noticed that Allah’s Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and his Companions always avoided it.” [Sahih Bukhari]

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