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Work for the Deen of Allah

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Work for the Deen of Allah
DR. IBRAHIM DREMALI
ISAT Mini-conference, Arlington, TX9 Muharram 1431 / December 26, 2009Transcribed and edited by Ayeen Lin
 After praising Allah 
 
 
and sending the salat and salam upon our Prophet Mohammed 
 
 , his family and Companions until the Day of Judgment, the Sheikh 

said: 
Introduction
My dear brothers and sisters, to work for the
Deen 
of Allah (religion of Allah)
 
it iseverybody’s responsibility, men and women. And this issue we should not get tired of speaking about it,until this issue becomes a fact, in our past, in our present time, and in our future as well. The number of the Muslims my dear brothers and sisters are one fourth of the world population. The number of theMuslims became recently one fourth of the world population. But compared to the number of theMuslims, how many people work for the
Deen 
of Allah (religion of Allah)
 
? Those who workfor the
Deen 
(religion) are a very small number. When the people took their pledge of allegiance withthe Prophet
   
,
on the spot they became a soldier for the
Dawah 
(inviting to Islam), for the
Deen 
of Allah (religion of Allah)
 
. With this lecture we will take examples, and nothing elsebut that my dear brothers and sisters, to comprehend and understand what exactly it means to work forthe
Deen 
of Allah (religion of Allah)
 
.
The Story of At-Thufayl ibn Amr Ad-Dawsi
Let’s take one example, At-Thufayl
 
ibn Amr Ad-Dawsi
   
.
At-Thufayl
    
 
was avery famous poet
(

,

)
. He used to come to Makkah every year for the competition between thepoetries (
  
). When he came to Makkah Mukarramah, the people of Quraysh welcomed himand told him,
Ya Thufayl, be careful from Bani Hashim, from the kid of Bani Hashim
. They meant theProphet
   
.
He speaks and he makes separation between husband and wife and familiestogether with his talk. You be careful, do not listen to him
. At-Thufayl said to himself,
They werespeaking about it and speaking about it until I stuffed the cotton inside my ears because I did not want tolisten to what he was saying. But Insha’Allah by the will of Allah
 
 
I went to the Ka’ba and saw the Prophet 
   
 
sitting there
. He told himself,
I am a smart man, I understand the Arabiclanguage very well; I understand what is good and what is bad. Let me go and speak with him. If I like it I will take it and if I don’t like it I will leave it 
. He took the cotton out of his ears and went to the Prophet
   
and said,
Ya Mohammed, your people told me about you so and so. What do you have? 
 The Prophet
   
 
recited:
 
 
 
2
 

 
 
,
   
,
   
,
   
 
 
"Say! He is Allah, the One! The Eternal, The Absolute! He begets not, nor is He begotten. And there is nothing comparable to Him." 
 
[Surat al-Ikhlas 112:1-4]At-Thufayl became a Muslim on the spot. On the spot he became a Muslim
 
. What didhe learn? Only
 Qul huwa Allahu ahad” 
(“Say He is Allah the only One”). But in that moment he told theProphet,
Ya Rasoolullah, my people obey me. The tribe of Daws obeys me. Order me Ya Rasoolullah togo and spread the message to those people
. And the Prophet
   
 
gave his permission to goand give his people the
Dawah 
(invitation to Islam). At-Thufayl was so aggressive with his people. Hetold his wife,
You are not my wife
.
Your father is not a father 
.
Son is not a son or a daughter 
. He startedto explain Islam to his family and everybody in his family became a Muslim. And then he went to histribe and his tribe refused this message. Why, because he was so aggressive. The people they needsomeone gentle when talking to them about the
Dawah 
(invitation to Islam), about a new religion. Hegot angry with his people. Only one person became Muslim with his tribe, and that was Abu Huraira
    
only Abu Huraira
    
. He went with Abu Huraira back to MakkahMukarramah and told the Prophet
   
 
to make
du'aa 
(invocation) against Daws, for Allah todestroy them. The Prophet
   
 
raised his hands and said, “
Oh Allah guide the tribe of Dawsand bring them to me as Muslims
” three times. And he told him,
Ya Thufayl, be gentle and easy withthem and go and fight for the
Deen 
of Allah
(religion of Allah)
 
;
they will become Muslim
. Andhe was a gentle man and very nice and very gentle with his people, and all the tribe of Daws becameMuslim. The etiquette of the
dawah 
(inviting to Islam) my dear brothers and sisters, is this kind of gentleness.
Points Regarding Working for the Deen
1-
 
Working for the
Deen 
(religion) is a lifelong job, not a temporary job. The moment you are bornuntil you die it is your life. Prophet Nuh

spent 950 years in the matter of 
dawah 
(invitingto Islam). 950 years in the matter of 
dawah 
(inviting to Islam)
;
and not only that, in secret, inpublic, day and night, working very hard for the sake of Allah
 
. Even Ya’qub

 
in the last moment in his life, he gathered all his kids to give them the last advice in his life.What he said was one question:
     
 
What will you worship after me
?
[Surat al-Baqarah 2:133]This was the main concern for Ya’qub regarding his kids. They said:
         
 

 
   
 
"We shall worship your Ilah, the Ilah of your fathers, Ibrahim, Ismaeel, Ishaaq, One Ilah,and to Him we submit (in Islam)." 
[Surat al-Baqarah 2:133]
 
 
 
3
 And they said,
We are Muslims
.2-
 
The
dawah 
(inviting to Islam) my dear brothers and sisters is until the last moment in your life, asit was in our Prophet Mohammed
   
 
on Monday, and he knew he was dying
 
, and he
   
was sitting, praying next to Abu Bakr as-Siddiq
   
and looked at his companion
    
, to see if they were performing the
Salah 
 (prayer) the way the Prophet taught them. And he
    
 
started to give more adviceand then all the Sahaba scattered because they saw the Prophet
  
 
praying in theMasjid and they thought he was in good health. The Prophet
   
 
died on that day.My point, my dear brothers and sisters is that the prophets’ last action in their life was workingfor the sake of Allah
 
.3-
 
Working for the
Deen 
(religion) is not assigned for certain people. It is not a condition for aperson to work for the
Deen 
(religion) of Allah
 
to have graduated from an Islamicuniversity, or under a Sheikh (scholar) and so on. Everybody can work for the
Deen 
of Allah(religion of Allah)
 
, it’s everybody’s responsibility as we mentioned in all theseexamples. As we mentioned in all these examples, you just learn the
 Aqeedah 
(creed) and
Tawheed 
 (monotheism) from the Prophet
   
 
and then become soldiers for the
Deen 
of Allah(religion of Allah)
 
. We should not add sins over our sins and say,
You know what, Icannot work for the
Deen 
of Allah
(religion of Allah)
 
. In reality yes you can; with yourfamily, with your friends, with your colleagues, and so on, with internet, with emails.
The Story of Abu Mahjan Al-Thaqafi
My dear brothers and sisters Abu Mahjan Al-Thaqafi
    
, he was a
Sahabi 
(companion),and at the same time he was an alcoholic. He went with Sa’ad ibn Abi Waqqas
    
inthe battle of Qadisiya. They brought him drunk, so Sa’ad ibn Abi Waqqas prevented him fromfighting for the sake of Allah
 
. The battle of Qadisiya started and he started to hear thevoices and the gates open. Sa’ad
    
 
locked him up not to fight for the sake of Allah.The wife of Sa’ad, she saw him in the prison and he told the wife of Sa’ad
    
,
(hername was Salma), give me the horse of Sa’ad (Sa’ad was sick at that time) and his sword, and let mego. If I die it will be a relief for everyone and if I live I will come and be chained. Salma felt sorry forhim and gave him the sword of Sa’ad and the horse of Sa’ad. And he went to fight like someonewho was prevented to work for Allah
 
. Sa’ad was watching and he said,
This horse lookslike my horse, Al Balqa’, and the fighter looks like Abu Mahjan. But I know that Al Balqa’ was in thestable and I know Abu Mahjan was in prison
. After the battle was over he told the Sahaba what wasgoing on and then his wife Salma came and told him that he was Abu Mahjan and it was Al Balqa’.4-
 
My dear brothers and sisters working for the
Deen 
(religion) is supposed to be assigned for thepeople and everybody is able to find a job. No one can say
‘I cannot find a job’ 
. Who is better,you or the bird of Prophet Suliman, Hudhud? Of course you. That bird, he flew all the way toYemen and he saw people worshipping the sun rather than worshipping Allah
 
. The

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