Tabligh Instructional Guide

“Advance with joy, happiness, faith and conviction. The flame of
Tabligh, which my Lord God has kindled in my heart, has now fired
up thousands of hearts. Don’t let it die down. Swear by God that you
will not extinguish it. Guard this sacred trust. I swear by God of Power
that if you will guard this light, I assure you that God will never let it
be put down. This flame will rise higher and higher. It will grow and
spread and light one heart after the other till it encompasses the whole
earth. That will be the time when it will transform all the darkness into
shining light” (August 12
th
, 1983).
Importance of Tabligh



“O Messenger! convey to the people what has been revealed to thee from thy
Lord; and if thou do it not, thou has not conveyed His Message. And Allah
will protect thee from men. Surely Allah guides not the disbelieving people”
(Surah Al–Maidah, 68).

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“Surely, it is for US to guide” (Surah Al–Lail, 13).

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“Most, surely, we help Our Messengers and those who believe, both in the
present life and on the day when the witnesses will stand forth” (Surah Al–
Mu’min, 52).

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“And keep on exhorting; for, verily, exhortation benefits those who would
believe” (Surah Al–Dhariyat, 56).

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“So keep on admonishing people. Surely, admonition is, indeed, profitable”
(Surah Al–A’ala, 10).

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“With clear Signs and Scriptures. And We have sent down to thee the
Reminder that thou mayest explain to mankind that which has been sent
down to them, and that they may reflect” (Surah Al–Nahl, 45).

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“And when a party among them said to another party, ‘Why do you admonish
a people whom Allah is going to destroy or punish with a severe punishment?’
They said, ‘In order to be absolved from blame before your Lord and that they
may turn to righteousness’” (Surah Al–A’raf, 165).

This verse shows that it is incumbent upon us to inform everyone we possibly can of
Islam & Ahmadiyyat and should not be concerned afterward. Our duty is to convey
the message and then leave it up to God, “There is no compulsion in religion.
Surely, right has become distinct from wrong” (Surah Al–Baqarah, 257). So
either our preaching will cause a significant change in the person or we will have at
least done our job of conveying the message.

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“And Allah calls to the abode of peace, and guides whom He pleases to the
straight path. For those who do good deeds, there shall be the best reward
and yet more blessings. And neither darkness nor ignominy shall cover their
faces. It is these who are the inmates of Heaven; therein shall they abide”
(Surah Yunus, 26–27).

“Therefore, here is the promise of great reward for Da’i Ilallah because the whole subject concerns
them … Allah says that He will take their capabilities to their limits who will try to create beauty
for the sake of God and will do Ihsan to others with their beauty. When it will reach its zenith, then
He will send Nur of His Beauty on them which has no limits” (November 15
th
, 1996).

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“In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. By the Time, Surely, man is
ever in a state of loss, Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and
exhort one another to preach Truth, and exhort one another to be steadfast”
(Surah Al–Asr, 1-4).

“Khasira” from v.3 means one was ruined and “Al Insana” is referring to the men
in (17:12, 18:55, 36:78, 70:20) – those who are hasty, contentious, quarrelling, and
impatient. It is this age that has become the literal manifestation of this Surah. It is
established thus, that those who defy God’s Law, whether it be spiritual or physical,
shall be ruined as (40:22) bears evidence to this (along with the annals of history).

From this Surah we see that one cannot make a change in society unless one changes
the environment which pervades the society – this is done by adopting good ways
and moreover by not being content with this stage, but rather to preach these same
ideals to others with truth and patience. Preach with patience to be patient, and with
truth to be true.

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It is related by Hazrat Abu Qatadah (ra) that the Messenger of Allah said, “That there
are three good things that a man can leave behind him … and the 3
rd
, some knowledge on which
posterity keeps on acting” (Ibn Majah Babb Sawab Mu’allam al Nas).

“By Allah! If Allah helps you to guide a person to truth, it is better for you than (the most precious)
red camel (i.e. the best investment)” (Bukhari).

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“He who does not in actual fact give his faith preference over the worldly things, is not of my
community…A person who does not show punctuality in his five daily prayers is not of my
community. One who does not show constancy in praying and does not remember God in
humility, is not of my community” (Kashti Nuh Excerpt).

“It is indeed very difficult to give preference to religion over worldly affairs … Blessed is he who gives
preference to religion over worldly affairs, for God will also give him preference over others”
(Malfoozat).

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“…There is no offering more delightful and affectionate to me than that an
Ahmadi…writes to me with the prayers that by the Grace of Almighty God he has joined the
category of those who call to Almighty Allah and whose deeds are virtuous” (January 1
st
, 1983).

“From today, let every Ahmadi decide that while he will earn a living, where he is, he will give
preference to Dawat Ilallah … From today onwards, every Ahmadi … will always keep
in mind that his purpose … is to call people to Allah and every moment of his life he will
appreciate that he lives for the sake of God and for calling people to God …I warn Ahmadi’s all
over the world that from today on, everyone will have to become a missionary. If every
Ahmadi becomes a caller to Allah the promised supremacy of Islam can set in very soon” (January
28
th
, 1983).

“It is you alone who have to grant life instead of death to the world. If you will
neglect, the people who have to die will die and will be wandering in the dark … O servants of
Muhammad (saw) and lovers of his faith, discard everything else and realize that everyone of you is
a missionary and will be accountable to God. Whatever your occupation…your first obligation
is to call the world to Muhammad … and change their darkness’ into light and bestow life
to their death. May Allah will that it be so” (February 25
th
, 1983).

“A Da’i Ilallah is he who is steadfast all his life. Once he makes up his mind, he stays with his
promise till his last breath” (March 11
th
, 1983).

“The planning order is that you have the object of converting the entire country to be Muslim within
the next 20 or 25 years. That is the maximum time available to us before imminent catastrophe of
World War III” (Address to Majlis Shura, Spain 1983).

“This slow style of advance, I do not like it at all…step emphatically, walk bare chested with the
head held high and conquer new forts. You are Allah’s generals…Nations have been placed
in your charge. You have been made the leaders to the nations. Just realize your office as to who you
are and then see, your condition will get transformed. While offering prayers, realize your
responsibilities” (October 4
th
, 1985).

“It is a must for every Ahmadi to become Da’i Ilallah and embark on the task of preaching
Islam with full determination, trust in Allah, and earnest prayers. I am not prepared to tolerate any
slackness in this respect. Such opportunities are not presented again and again in the lives of the
nations. This is the time for treading in the footsteps of the Companions of the Holy Prophet (saw),
peace be on them all” (Message to 1985 Jalsa Salana Surinam).

“Every evening before gong to bed, make it a point of duty to do self-reckoning to assess the amount
of effort made that day in conveying the Message of Allah” (Message to 1985 Jalsa Salana
Sweden).

“If an Ahmadi is not getting any fruits of his effort he should be full of worry as to why he is not
getting any fruit … Increase your efforts to the point of madness. Every Ahmadi should keep
on searching in his heart as to how many Ahmadi’s he has made … All Ahmadi’s all over the
world should inculcate this craving in themselves” (January 30
th
, 1987).

“…Without preaching you cannot retain your good traditions and guard over your values. You
will die out if you do not preach” (Address to 1
st
International Tabligh
Conference, UK July 30
th
, 1987).

“Tabligh is not an optional obligation. His spiritual personality will not be complete without
tabligh … It is so important that Allah addressing the Holy Prophet (saw) says that if he did not
perform this duty, it will mean that he has wasted the office of the prophethood … Therefore, beware
that you are the devotees of Sayyid-ul-Ma’sumin. People would like to see in you also the hue of
purity. Do not exhibit any carelessness, idiocy or any fault that you give chance to the opponent
that due to that reason, they persecute you, and oppose you due to your fault. Therefore, it is we who
are to call and we are obliged to carry it out…You should adopt the ways of the Holy Prophet
(saw). Therefore, he who fulfills these two conditions, whether he is an individual or a community,
will remain immune from the mischief of the people … This is my wish day and night …
Today the most important responsibility of the Community is to convey the message of God
to others … Each one of us must become a Da’i Ilallah, and an effective Da’i Ilallah and we must
not rest until the grace of God gives us fruits of this effort” (August 28
th
, 1987).

“If you want to be the friends of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) then Dawat Ilallah is
incumbent on everyone of you … Any Ahmadi who works on Dawat Ilallah anywhere, is
mentioned in the Book of God” (November 6
th
, 1987).

“I expect from each Ahmadi that he should get involved in Tabligh and should grow a crop of
his own and seek spiritual fruits” (November 11
th
, 1987).

“While there are many good qualities in the US Jamaat, there is a sad weakness…in its
Tabligh activities” (US Jalsa Salana 1987).

“I give glad tidings to all Da’i Ilallah that when they make someone alive, God will grant another
life for them and it is such an ongoing reward that it can never end. To be deprived of this is
to waste your life” (February 28
th
, 1992).

“Everyone who understands the task of Dawat Ilallah and does full justice to it, he has the capacity
to become a Wali” (March 13
th
, 1992).
Importance of Prayer



“Of Him do beg all that are in the heavens and the earth. Everyday He reveals
himself in a different state” (Surah Al-Rahman, 30).

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“Watch over prayers, and particularly the middle Prayer, and stand before
Allah submissively” (Surah Al–Baqarah, 239).

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“And remember when Abraham said, ‘My Lord, show me how Thou givest
life to the dead.’ God said, ‘Dost thou not believe?’ Abraham said, ‘Yes, but I
ask this that my heart may be at ease.’ God answered, ‘Take four birds and
make them attached to thee. Then put each of them on a hill; then call them;
they will come to thee in haste.’ And know that Allah is Mighty and Wise”
(Surah Al–Baqarah, 261).

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“And when My servants ask thee about Me, say ‘I am near. I answer the
prayer of the supplicant when he prays to Me. So they should hearken to Me
and believe in Me, that they may follow the right way’” (Surah Al–Baqarah,
187).

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“And of them there are some who say, ‘Our Lord grant us good in this world
as well as good in the world to come, and save us from the torment of the
fire’” (Surah Al–Baqarah, 202).

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“And say, ‘O my Lord, make my entry a good entry and make me go forth a
good going forth. And grant me from thyself a helping power’” (Surah Bani–
Israel, 81).

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“Successful indeed are the believers, Who are humble in their Prayers” (Surah
Al–Muminun, 2-3).

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And who are strict in the observance of their Prayers. These are the heirs,
Who will inherit Paradise. They will abide therein for ever (Surah Al–Muminun,
10-12).

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“And during a part of the night wake up for its recitation - a supererogatory
service for thee. It may be that thy Lord will raise thee to an exalted station”
(Surah Bani–Israel, 80).

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“Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation and argue
with them in a way that is best. Surely, thy Lord knows best who has strayed
from His way; and He also knows those who are rightly guided. And if you
decide to punish the oppressors, then punish them to the extent to which you
have been wronged; but if you show patience then, surely, that is best for
those who are patient. And, O Prophet, endure thou with patience; and verily
thy patience is possible only with the help of Allah. And grieve not for them,
nor feel distressed because of their evil designs. Verily, Allah is with those
who are righteous and those who do good” (Surah Al–Nahl, 126–129).

The Quran states to invite with wisdom, so the 1
st
step is prayer which requires patience &
steadfastness:

“If you do not irrigate your crop, it will bear no fruit. There are two ways of irrigation. One is the
water of your knowledge, you impart in this world. But the real harvest is when it receives the
heavenly water. If you will irrigate your crop with merely your own water of knowledge, it will
not bring out blessed fruit. Therefore, prayers are essential and you will have to shed tears in
front of God Almighty. Seek help from Him. It is the tears of a believer which bring torrents of
blessings. Therefore, Hikma was mentioned first and then good word is mentioned.
Good word is clear, true and pious advice which has a pull. It has nothing to do with any sectarian
difference. It comes direct from heart and goes straight to heart. Therefore, arguments come later, but
begin with a good word. First, tell the people that you have sympathy for them. They are ruining
themselves. The society is being destroyed. Think, why it is being destroyed. Tell them that divine
people come and after delivering their message depart. Give them the message that a caller has come
and it is better for them to accept that divine caller. This is the reason that the Holy Quran advises
not to hurry. Begin with Hikma so that people should know that you are truthful and their
sympathizer. They should realize that you are not interested only in yourself, but are interested in
them as well” (February 25
th
, 1983).

“At such a time remember the prayer, ‘My Lord, show me how Thou givest life to the
dead’” (Surah Al–Baqarah, 261) (April 5
th
, 1996).

Commenting on (Surah Anfal, 46 –47) Huzoor (rh) states, “Firstly, the secret of
perseverance is in Zikri Ilahi (remembrance of Allah) … The second secret of perseverance, unity,
and strength is to ‘obey Allah and His Messenger’” (Friday Sermon July 28
th
, 1995).

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Hazrat Abu Huraira (ra) relates: “I heard Allah's Apostle saying, ‘If there was a river at the
door of anyone of you and he took a bath in it five times a day would you notice any dirt on him?’
They said, ‘Not a trace of dirt would be left.’ The Prophet added, ‘That is the example of the five
prayers with which Allah blots out (annuls) evil deeds’ (Bukhari 1:506).

“O My Allah, Who controls all hearts, keep my heart steadfastly on your Deen” (Hadith).

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“…it should be well remembered that those worshippers have been cursed in the Holy Quran who
are ignorant of its reality and are miserly with their brothers. Namaaz in reality is a solicitation to
God that He protect us from all kinds of immorality and wickedness … Many are a witness that
often one wants to shake off a vice but in spite of his vigorous efforts, it sticks and does not leave …
This proves that to purge sin is only the work of God. But this is also true that to strive is one’s
duty … With Namaaz, his vices are purged and clean sentiments are given to him. This is the
secret when it is said that Namaaz restrains from indecency and manifest evil” (Hazrat Mirza
Ghulam Ahmad (as)).

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“Every Ahmadi must begin the task of Dawat Ilallah with serious prayers and make it compulsory
for himself to pray all the five times. He should entreat God to give him the capacity to fulfill his
responsibilities and become a Da’i Ilallah in the eyes of God … Every Ahmadi must start praying
very seriously that ‘O God, grant us strength that we may fulfill our responsibilities to become Da‘i–
ilallah in Your sight. Our Lord! Grant strength to the people also that they may listen to our
message. Their hearts should become soft and their intellect may become straight and they may start
believing in Your Name. Along with that also pray that He may grant the new entrants that they
remain steadfast even in gales of opposition. O God grant them Your mercy, blessings and love so
they may become models for others to follow’” (March 4
th
, 1983).

“It is prayer and prayer alone which is all the more necessary for success in preaching than
knowledge. In all phases of our lives, in difficulties and needs, prayer proves to be our main support.
Impossibilities turn into possibilities and it is through prayers that our actions are blessed and the
helpless and the weak become powerful and achieve successes” (Message to 1985 Jalsa Salana
Malaysia).

“You should make it a habit to observe prayer at each stage of preaching…You have been created
with the sole purpose of conquering nations with love, compassion and prayers for those nations … If
you will do so, the condition of the Jamaat will be revolutionized. You will get new life and fresh
spirituality” (August 28
th
, 1987).

“Allah the Exalted informed our beloved Master, the Holy Prophet (saw) that, ‘I deal with each of
My servants in accordance with what he expects from Me.’ In this regard I want to express my
dissatisfaction with the USA Jamaat. They do not show high resolve and determination in
their aims and objectives … Blessed be those who are endeavoring to fulfill the objectives of the
Promised Messiah (as) in accordance with the Will of Allah … To fulfill this obligation, you do
not require much knowledge, but you need an abundance of prayers. Prayers provide support during
all needs and difficulties. All blessings are achieved through the path of prayers … May He grant
you all the qualities which a caller towards Allah needs. May He crate in all of you an enthusiasm
for calling towards Allah. May He grace you your prayers with acceptance” (Message to 42
nd

Jalsa Salana USA 1990).

“When efforts are carried to the extreme and with patience … it is impossible that his
prayers are not heard … If your prayers are not heard, there is a flaw in your prayers” (May 8
th
,
1992).
Surah Fatihah









“In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. All praise belongs to Allah,
Lord of all the worlds, The Gracious, the Merciful, Master of the Day of
Judgment. Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help.
Guide us in the right path, the path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed
Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who
have not gone astray” (Surah Al – Fatihah, 1–7).

“A worshipper is not a worshipper in truth, according to the men of God, unless his character
reflects the attributes of the Gracious God … Rabubiyyat … should take its birth in the
worshipper and in a similar way the attributes of Rahmaniyyat, Rahimiyyat, and
Malikiyyate Yaumideen should be reflected in him” (Karamatus Sadiqeen, pp. 104–
106).

The word Da'i Ilallah appears 3 times in the Quran but each time this reference is
in relation to the Holy Prophet (saw). This implies that if we are to excel in Da'i
Ilallah, we must follow his example to the letter. In regards to the method of
Tabligh employed by Prophet Muhammad (saw), we find that he was an
embodiment of Surah Fatihah, the Mother of the Book, and so we should also
employ the same methods to win converts to Ahmadiyyat.

“Lord of All the Worlds”

Rabubiyyat is that manifestation of Godly Grace which is the most universal grace,
to animate and inanimate alike. In this context, we can translate Rabubiyyat into our
Tabligh by employing that which is inanimate towards the benefit of the animate –
thus using Rabubiyyat for those who can benefit from Rahmaniyyat.

Hazrat Masih Maud (as) states, “The four attributes of God given in Surah Fatihah, the Holy
Prophet (saw) used them in Tabligh. For instance: the verse ‘We have sent you but as a
mercy for the whole of mankind’ refers to the first attribute of Rabbul A’alameen.”

The above statement means that Prophet Muhammad (saw) uplifted his followers
from nothing to a high stature, he also served the poor and provided for them – just
like the Rabubiyyat of Allah manifests itself. Hazrat Masih Maud (as) states that
Prophet Muhammad (saw) grew up in a state of extreme adversity and had no formal
education nor any contact with the cultured from which to grow mentally or
spiritually. Yet, due to his trust in Allah, he was granted the Tool by which unlimited
growth can be attained, the Holy Quran and so life was created out of a state of
nothingness. Similarly, if we shun the world and rely solely on Allah for help, our
Tabligh will reap similar results.

“The Gracious”

Rahmaniyyat is that particular Grace of Allah which is bestowed upon the animate
world and particularly upon man without any preceding effort from the benefactor
of this Grace. Man has been given the sun, moon, stars, air, etc. all at his disposal
but without any effort on their part. Rahmaniyyat provides man with those
faculties that are beyond his power to attain – similarly we must help those who are
in need by bringing Islam & Ahmadiyyat to them. This is a blessing that has been
placed above the power of many of them due to a number of factors outside of their
control.

Tabligh has a very subtle relationship with Rahmaniyyat because while you preach,
the person who you are preaching to often returns your words of care with
contempt, similar to the treatment meted out by these people to Allah, similar to the
treatment meted out by these people to Prophet Muhammad (saw) who suffered in
every possible manner but continued to return this evil with beneficence and grace –
thus demonstrating his total absorption of Rahman. It was the character of Prophet
Muhammad (saw), embedded in Rahmaniyyat, which caused Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra)
to believe in his prophethood without question – the very character of Prophet
Muhammad (saw) was a source of Tabligh.

You will have to go 1 step beyond good morals of justice and Ihsan – Rahmaniyyat is
beyond these stages. Prophet Muhammad (saw) was made Rahmatul lil A’alameen
as his mercy was universal – he won the hearts of the most hardened enemies who in
turn became his devout servants and lovers. Similarly we must always be in search of
the needy ones and of their needs. Huzoor (rh) states that Rahmaniyyat and good
morals are the most important virtues for Tabligh; Huzoor (rh) also states, “This is
also true that a man of good morals simultaneously becomes a man of God. The ultimate goal of
religion is to teach divine morals to its followers” (June 22
nd
, 1990).

Based on (Surah Al – Mu’min, 56) we see that more important than knowledge and
talent is humility and patience – in this battle, the weak become powerful and the
mighty are humbled, but one must show patience: “And seek help with patience
and prayer, and this indeed is hard except for the humble in spirit,” (Surah Al–
Baqarah, 46). Patience comes from believing in victory as a certainty, as certain as the
Existence of Allah Himself. One must ask forgiveness for past sins and develop
righteousness in you as it is righteousness which makes Tabligh effective.
Always feel humble and believe that you have not embarked on this path of Da’i
Ilallah of your own merit, but purely due to Rahmaniyyat – this humility, coupled
with righteousness, will make your Tabligh effective.

“The Merciful”

Rahimiyyat has been placed immediately after Rahmaniyyat in the Quran to stress
the natural order of the manifestation of these 2 Graces. Rahimiyyat means that
particular Grace of God which has been bestowed upon man after he has made
effort through employing that which was given to him to use – or in other words,
employing the Rahmaniyyat of Allah to its fullest extent; moreover Rahimiyyat is
only manifested on the believers.

Rahimiyyat is essential in Tabligh and can be demonstrated by a simple example
where after one sows a seed, he does not water it and tend to its every need, he will
not bear any fruit – similar is the case with Tabligh contacts. This was the exact
practice of Prophet Muhammad (saw) who would, after presenting Islam to a
potential convert, would follow up his efforts with further explanation and finally
with prayer.

“Master of the Day of Judgement”

Malikiyyat is the most special Grace and is the means by which the work done
under the manifestation of Rahimiyyat, the reward is dispensed through
Malikiyyat. Malikiyyat does not manifest itself but when there is utter annihilation
of any medium between man and God – thus in relation to Tabligh, when man
manifests the attribute of Malikiyyat he becomes a personification of, “So when I
fashioned him in perfection and have breath into him of My spirit, fall ye
down in submission to him” (Surah Al–Hijr, 30).

Malikiyyat is truly manifested in the next world, when death overtakes man –
therefore, those who taste of Malikiyyat in this life have already tasted of a “death”
and are in another realm. All of their deeds are for the pleasure of God and for the
benefit of His creatures. This is the ultimate stage of Tabligh one can reach and was
fully manifested in the sublime character of Prophet Muhammad (saw).

“Thee alone do we worship, Thee alone do we beseech for help”

One must note that this verse of the Quran is juxtaposed with Rabbul A’alameen,
implying that when we say “Thee alone do we worship, Thee alone do we
beseech for help” we should realize that we are putting forth our efforts for the
benefit of the entire universe and for the Lord of all the worlds.

“We worship thee takes precedence over, We implore only thy help for man approaches
God, the Supreme, in prayer after having involved all his faculties in the subject matter of prayer. It
would be impertinent and insolent on his part to come to Him without using his faculties and
without observing the requirements of the Law of nature” (Jalsa Salana Report 1897, p. 145).

“The task with which you have been entrusted is an onerous one, I should say it is beyond the power
of man. It cannot be accomplished but with His help … Never entertain even for a moment the idea
that you are capable of doing anything … Humiliate yourself before God whenever you meet an
opponent. Banish the idea from your mind that you will answer him - nay, even assure yourself that
you do not know anything. Forget all that you know; yet at the same time have a firm faith that
God is with you and He will instruct you in all things. Pray to God and do not even for a moment
entertain the idea that your adversary will get the better of you. Rest assured that you will be
victorious. But at the same time keep in view the Divine independence and bear in mind that He
does not stand in need of human help … Divine help is not extended to him who is over-awed by his
enemy. So there should be neither pride nor boasting nor fear nor again perturbation of mind”
(Advice to a Missionary by Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra)).

“Guide us along the straight path”

When reciting “Guide us on the right path” we acknowledge that we are praying
to that Being who is Al–Rahman, the one who extends His Grace to man,
regardless of them being Muslim or not. This prayer of “Guide us on the right
path” immediately follows “Thee alone do we implore for help,” thus indicating
that we, nor the people we are praying for, cannot reach the right path unless we
employ prayer – prayer is the necessary precursor to the attainment of the right path.

In light of (Surah Ha Mim Sajdah, 31-33), we see that Da’i Ilallah are those who
affirm Allah is our Lord are tried in many ways but nothing moves them from their
position on the path they follow – that is why it is called the straight path, for being
guided along which we have been taught the prayer, “Guide us along the straight
path” (Surah Fatihah, 6). This has been immediately preceded by, “Thee alone do
we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help” (Surah Fatihah, 5).

This indicates that after affirming “Our Lord is Allah,” one would necessarily be
confronted with difficulties and would need to be steadfast and pray to Allah – thus
signifying the helplessness of man, and the total dependence on Allah Al–Ghani; we
thus beseech to our Lord to Guide us on the straight path in this state of adversity
and bestow your Rahmaniyyat and Rahimiyyat upon us as we our suffering only for
You.

“The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not
incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray”

“The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings” is juxtaposed
with Al–Rahim indicating that this blessing cannot be attained by any except the
believers who bask in the pool of Rahimiyyat.. We are praying to be included
among, “…the Prophets, the Truthful, the Martyrs, and the Righteous” (Surah
Al–Nisa, 70). The rest of the verse is juxtaposed with Maliki Yaumideen indicating
that these people, if not averted from their ways, will suffer accordingly. We must do
our utmost to present the Message of Islam & Ahmadiyyat to these people and pray
that they accept Prophet Muhammad (saw) as the Chief of the Prophets & Hazrat
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) as the Promised Messiah.

“This verse propounds a supplication for the attainment of 4 kinds of excellences. If a person attains
these 4 excellences, he will have performed the duty of prayer and of fellow-service and of having
made worthy use of the faculties and talents he has been endowed with” (Al Hakam March 31
st
,
1905).

Hazrat Masih Maud (as) explains in Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya that Surah Fatihah has
also been named Saba’ (seven) indicating, among other things, that each verse
reflects a millennium in the cycle of existence – and the last being the heaviest in
error. Also, as the last verse is an indication of the Jews and Christians, who have
incurred God’s displeasure and have gone astray respectively, it is these 2 powers
who will be in power in the Latter Day, when the Messiah will come to establish the
truth of Islam. It is to these 2 people that we must become as close as we can to the
manifestation of Malikiyyat as possible so that we can overcome all existing
obstacles.
Method of Tabligh







“And who is better in speech than he who invites men to Allah and does
righteous deeds and says, ‘I am, surely, of those who submit?’ And good and
evil are not alike. Repel evil with that which is best. And lo, he, between
whom and thyself was enmity, will become as though he were a warm friend.
But none is granted it save those who are steadfast; and none is granted it
save those who possess a large share of good” (Surah Ha Mim Al–Sajdah, 34–
36).

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“And argue not with the people of the Book except with what is best as an
argument, but argue not at all with such of them as are unjust. And say, ‘We
believe in that which has been revealed to us and that which has been
revealed to you; and our God and your God is One, and to Him we submit’”
(Surah Al–Ankabut, 47).


“Say, ‘O people of the Book! come to a word equal between us and you - that
we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partner with Him, and
that some of us take not others for Lords beside Allah.’ But if they turn away,
then say, ‘Bear witness that we have submitted to God’” (Surah Al–Imran, 65).

In avoiding controversy in religious discussion, we should first stress those beliefs
which are common amongst us and our opponent. Here, we have been told that
when doing Tabligh with the Jews and Christians we should start with 2 basic and
shared principles – the Unity of God & Divine Revelation. Islam states God reveals
Himself to man in every age, “…and there is no people to whom a Warner has
not been sent” (Surah Al–Fatir, 25), whereas the followers of other religions claim
to have the exclusive privilege, “The Jews and the Christians say, ‘We are the
sons of Allah and His beloved ones’” (Surah Al–Maidah, 19).

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“Moses said, ‘My Lord, expand for me my breast; ‘And make my task easy for
me; ‘And loose the knot from my tongue, ‘That they may understand my
speech; ‘And grant me an assistant from my family’” (Surah Ta Ha, 26–30).

Here it is shown that what is needed for successful preaching is: 1) Zeal &
enthusiasm (Surah Ta Ha, 26) 2) Teachings should be easily comprehensible
(Surah Ta Ha, 27) 3) Being a good speaker (Surah Ta Ha, 28) 4) Always looking
for opportunity to preach (Surah Ta Ha, 29) 5) Have a good companion to share
the burden of Tabligh with (Surah Ta Ha, 30).

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“Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation and argue
with them in a way that is best. Surely, thy Lord knows best who has strayed
from His way; and He also knows those who are rightly guided. And endure
thou with patience; and verily thy patience is possible only with the help of
Allah. And grieve not for them, nor feel distressed because of their evil
designs. Verily, Allah is with those who are righteous and those who do good”
(Surah Al–Nahl, 126, 128–129).

Meaning of Hikma (wisdom, foresight): By pondering over the word Hikma it
seems that we should first look towards history. By looking over the events of
history, we shall have to deal with our adversaries with extreme love and affection. It
is then that our point of view will be accepted, otherwise not.

Approach According to the Circumstances: While usually ignored, one must
always keep the circumstances in view. Everything is fine if it is done at proper time.
Delivering your message to some one who is in a hurry or mentally upset will not be
according to circumstances. Therefore, if the way of presentation is not so agreeable
that it overpowers the hatred to hear the message, Tabligh will not be effective for
him. Therefore, mind that you are engaged in a very delicate task. Follow the model
of the Holy Prophet (saw), and be kind to others. Speak in an according manner at
times of happiness, sadness, grief, etc.

In Accordance with Human Nature: You must talk according to the
trend/tendency of the person you are talking to. You should know what he avoids
and then deal with him accordingly, “So set thy face to the service of religion
with single-minded devotion. And follow the nature made by Allah, the nature
according to which He has fashioned mankind” (Surah Al-Rum, 31).

Within Your Capabilities: Take stock of your own temperament and tendencies –
everyone can not do all kinds of Tabligh. God has blessed faculties according to
one’s own temperament. To say that one does not have the capacity for tabligh is to
blame Allah. Everyone has his own personality and should treat others according to
his own capacity. Some do not have good conversational or public speaking skills
while others lack in effective writing. Some are shy in public, but are good talkers in
a small company and vice versa. “Therefore, if someone will act against his personality granted
to him by God, he will become a laughing stock.”

Appropriate Selection: One must choose the right person, one who will require
lesser hard work. There are Ahmadi’s who sometimes work hard on someone who is
prejudiced, adamant and far from Taqwa. They forget that Allah has promised to
guide those who are righteous and have the courage to call spade a spade. Therefore,
select good-natured people especially those who are courageous and may themselves
become Muballigh later.

Constantly Remain in Contact: To take care of your crop is another demand of
Hikma. If you will not see the person you are preaching again and again, you will lose
him like one who destroys his harvest. You will have to pay constant attention.

Prayer is needed: “If you do not irrigate your crop, it will bear no fruit. There are two ways of
irrigation. One is the water of your knowledge, you impart in this world. But the real harvest
is when it receives the heavenly water. If you will irrigate your crop with merely your own water
of knowledge, it will not bring out blessed fruit. Therefore, prayers are essential and you will
have to shed tears in front of God Almighty. Seek help from Him. It is the tears of a believer which
bring torrents of blessings. Therefore, Hikma was mentioned first and then good
word is mentioned. Good word is clear, true and pious advice which has a pull. It has nothing to
do with any sectarian difference. It comes direct from heart and goes straight to heart. Therefore,
arguments come later, but begin with a good word. First, tell the people that you have sympathy for
them. They are ruining themselves. The society is being destroyed. Think, why it is being destroyed.
Tell them that divine people come and after delivering their message depart. Give them the message
that a caller has come and it is better for them to accept that divine caller. This is the reason that the
Holy Quran advises not to hurry. Begin with Hikma so that people should know that you are
truthful and their sympathizer. They should realize that you are not interested only in yourself, but
are interested in them as well”

Patience: Remember that you should show patience, and Allah tells you that those
who show patience are more successful than others… Calling towards the way of
Allah began with a singular number and now it has become plural, and so the duty of
tabligh is not confined to the Holy Prophet (saw) alone but is obligatory for his
followers as well. Allah says, “And endure thou with patience; and verily, thy
patience is possible only with the help of Allah” (Surah Al-Nahl, 128). “You
should know that patience is of two kinds. One is patience in anger and other is patience during
grief. You know that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) never went even near rage. Therefore,
always remember that we have to follow the Holy Prophet (saw) in whom there was least anger. He
was the man who showed patience of real mother, and even more. He is the man who is pining for
his opponents who are harming themselves by not accepting him. That is why Allah says, ‘And
grieve not thou for them’” (Surah Al-Nahl, 128).

“If you will adopt these methods, the divine promise that Allah will protect you from the people will
be fulfilled for you. He will surely protect you” (Friday Sermon, 28th August 1987).

Hikma means: 1) Knowledge/Science 2) Equity/Justice 3) Forbearance/Clemency
4) Firmness 5) In accordance with truth & exigency of occasion 6) Gift of prophecy
7) What prevents/restrains from ignorant behavior.

Therefore, we should use reason and not just appealing to sentiment/emotion, we
should not bring forth objections against other religions which can be brought
against Islam, we should preach with patience and kindness, we should remain firm
in our position if we are correct, we should say what is true and not hurt others
susceptibilities, we should use the Quran as our proof and not some self-conceived
notion, and we should not preach in order to show our own talents and learning but
preach in order to better the one we are preaching to.

“…goodly exhortation” means a discourse which softens the heart, so we should
use reason coupled with an appeal to sentiment but this appeal must be based on
truth and not falsehood or dogma.

“…and argue with them in a way that is best” means we should employ 1
fundamental point as the pivot round which all other arguments should revolve and
which they support.

“Surely, thy Lord knows best who has strayed from His way; and He also
knows those who are rightly guided” indicates that if our preaching does not
produce the desired result, it should not be discouraging as Allah knows what is in
the hearts of man, not us; we should continue preaching with patience and fortitude.

You will be doing Tabligh to the ordinary, middle, and wealth class. The ordinary
folk may be shallow of understanding but can be won over with time, plain speech,
& love. The wealthy class may feel themselves above you so you must be concise and
present Islam in a beautiful manner. The middle class will not have the pride the
wealthy do while their education will be good so employ tactics of both the wealthy
and poor towards the middle class.

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Hazrat Anas (ra) relates Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, “Make religion easy for others to
follow; do not make it difficult. Similarly, present religion in a pleasing manner; do not make it
repulsive to others” (Muslim).

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“A believer should use proper etiquette in Tabligh. Being harsh when leniency is called for is unwise.
Similarly, sometimes only harshness can prevail, being lenient at that time is wrong … The
Pharaoh was a severe infidel person but Moses was commanded to deal with him leniently. The
Holy Prophet (saw) also received a similar command. There should be leniency and affection among
the believers” (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)).

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“…Convey the truth to others and do not for a moment think of others' rejection of it. Let them
disbelieve if they choose to do so, but why should you make yourself guilty in the sight of God by
concealing the truth? … So if people reject the truth, you should not be tempted to so interpret the
Word of God as to make it palatable to your audience. Deen-i-Haq does not stand in need of such
preaching … Always speak gently and thoughtfully. Never be in haste … Try to make others
understand with a sincerity rooted in love. Be gentle even when opposed by harshness … There
should be no mincing of matters about the fact that Deen-i- Haq and Ahmadiyya Movement are
not two different things. They are but two names for the same thing, try to efface from the minds of
the people the idea that the Ahmadiyya Movement is only the name of a Society … Visit the rural
population and preach to the poor, the peasants and the laboring classes … It is true they are
sometimes harsh even to rudeness, but when they will realize the truth, it will not be a half-hearted
affair. Do not lose heart on account of their harshness” (Advice to a Missionary by Hazrat
Musleh Maud (ra)).

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“The most important task, the fundamental task, the very first pre-requisite of planning is fact-
finding…make a thorough planning of how people should be approached” (Address to Majlis
Shura, Spain 1983).

“The art of speech as to be learnt and as regards the art of speech Almighty Allah has guided us to
make use of righteousness. The more the person is God fearing, the more will his words be
effective…mere knowledge is of no avail. Hence it is required of friends, to add weight to their
speech, they elevate their personal standard of righteousness” (July 30
th
, 1987).

“It is more important to win the heart first rather than the mind. For once the heart is own, the
mind will usually surrender without much difficulty. The heart is ¾ of the battle…Always behave
with utmost humility and humbleness” (March 28
th
, 1987) … “then the obstacles between
him and the sayings and writings of the Promised Messiah (as) will melt away. Therefore,
reform your tongue, mend your heart and make it sweeter. Be lowly and humble and then
see, by the grace of God, how many blessings you will earn. You will conquer those
hearts in the least possible time” (August 28
th
,1987).

“To select a few friends during a year, to treat them with special love and affection, to explain to
them slowly and gradually why you are different from others, and to let them take interest in your
person, and then convert personal interest into an interest in Jamaat…is not difficult at all. Once
you take the initiative and pray for it, you will also learn how to do it” (November 6
th
, 1987).

“You have to be totally devoted to the task of Preaching as if you were driven by madness…what is
required of you is the Spiritual Madness and Sense of Urgency…because the world is losing the
Battle of its Survival…Curd, has the quality of transforming milk around it no matter what the
odds may be against it… Acquire that quality of curd in you” (International Tabligh Seminar
UK July 26
th
, 1991).

“No interest can be created as long as the personality of the Ahmadi does not become interesting.
When someone will start taking interest in you, then will he be interested in your faith which has
made the person interesting. For this, the most important thing is that you become a person of
excellent morals.”


November 1991 Friday Sermons

You must offer prayer; have faith/confidence in your prayers. You must be very
concerned for not being successful in tabligh.
Always conduct self-evaluation – check your manners, speech, interests…offer
prayers to improve one’s self and prayer to improve prayers. Abhor bad habits and
present these bad habits to God for improvement.
Propagate that which is good for audience’s betterment, not necessarily what they
will accept.
In doing tabligh, check your own actions that they are excellent – excellence brings
about a change in the hearts – not excellence of just words but words supported by
excellent conduct (humble, desire to get rid of sin, self-evasiveness).
Cast away your ego – those who do this are the successful ones.
Small attractive brochures must be prepared for the public; embassies &
government’s must be informed about Ahmadiyyat.
Information must be spread regularly, wisely, in piece meal, and get feed back on this
on a regular basis.
Pray, “O Lord grant us the next stage; and when we reach that stage, lead us on to the next one.
A Sultan–e–Nasir is needed.”
Little effort in required in the beginning, but later it will move speedily as in the
creations of the heavens and the earth.
You will find that most of the names you have on the tabligh list will be superficial.
If your word is not followed up by a corresponding action you will leave no effect –
this was the manner of Prophet Muhammad (saw).
Data on ethnic minorities and immigrants must be obtained – demographic
distribution of ethnic groups must be made.
Mass mailings are not good.
Most document what answers were received from different nationalities.
Do not make false praise, it is ok to highlight one’s good traits but do not over do it.
Avoid those who are stubborn, focus instead on reasonable people.
If the inner self of the audience does not seem good, do not leave – endure it.
If you are not ready to suffer defeat, you will never win.

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Know that Tabligh and Tarbiyyat go hand in hand – after tasting the flavor of
Tabligh, one studies himself and brings about a spiritual change acceptable to the
public he preaches to.
Literature must placed in libraries/schools & “The Philosophy of the Teachings
of Islam” must be given to the learned section of society
Dedicate 1 day/week for Dawat–e–Allah
Observe a voluntary fast day – preferably Monday in accordance with Sunnah
Observe at least 1 day of Tahajjud/week
Bring something interesting relating to preaching every week
Display “What have I done today in the service of Islam & Ahmadiyyat?” in homes
Heavens & Earth

“Allah created the universe and the whole organization in 6 periods then sat
on His throne. That is He created a system and organization that runs
flawlessly. Contemplating about this organization and system will give you
more insight on how to better organize yourself and how to divide and assign
your work” (Friday Sermon June 6
th
, 1997).





“In the creation of the heavens and the earth and in the alternation of the
night and the day there are indeed Signs for men of understanding; Those
who remember Allah standing, sitting, and lying on their sides, and ponder
over the creation of the heavens and the earth; and say, ‘Our Lord, thou hast
not created this universe in vain. Holy art Thou; save us then from the
punishment of the Fire’” (Surah Al–Imran, 191-192).

We see that in the creation of the heavens and the earth & the change from day to
night to day implies that man is created for temporal/spiritual progress and shows
that if the righteous endure the period of darkness/affliction, there will soon be
sunshine/happiness.

The grand system previously alluded to must definitely have been created with a
purpose and the mention of the turning of day to night illustrates how this purpose
is served. We see that when sun rises men work and when night falls men sleep but
some heavenly bodies remain doing work, or in our case we perform Tahajjud;
consequently the heavenly bodies serve man day and night, and so must be our
attitude in serving mankind. As all of the universe is serving man, man has some
purpose too – some men are bright and illumine others who are like the moon while
others may be dark and engulf others in darkness. Yet even then there are stars
dispelling darkness, these are the Da’i-Ilallah, and so after realizing that you do not
want to be left out of this grand scheme the last part of the verse has been placed in
accordance with man’s nature who realizes his true purpose and cries out, “Our
Lord thou hast not created us in vain!”

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“Dost thou not see that Allah created the heaven and the earth in accordance
with the requirements of wisdom? If He please, He can do away with you,
and bring a new creation” (Surah Ibrahim, 20).





“Allah is He Who created the heavens and the earth and caused water to
come down from the clouds, and brought forth therewith fruits for your
sustenance, and He has subjected to you the ships that they may sail through
the sea by His command, and the rivers too has He subjected to you. And He
has also subjected to you the sun and the moon, both performing their
functions constantly. And He has subjected to you the night as well as the
day” (Surah Ibrahim, 33–34).

Opponents of truth try to corrupt the main purpose of creation, (51:57), which the
world has been created to serve by opposing prophets – hence, the opponents very
existence contradicts the Supreme Objective. We should then not be overwhelmed
by their mischief and they themselves should not think they are irreplaceable –
darkness is always replaced by light and in the same manner the kafir will be replaced
by the Sun (Prophet Muhammad (saw)), the Moon (Hazrat Masih Maud (as)) and the
stars (Mu’min).

Remember that the stars we see exist light years ago, yet their light is seen many light
years after they die, and so is the case with the righteous oftentimes. Ultimately
darkness is dispelled even without sun due to the stars and moon. This occurs even
when we cannot see it for a temporary amount of time due to clouds (opponents).

Qamar means moon or star that borrows light from sun and reflects to earth to
dispel darkness.

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“And We have, indeed, made mansions of stars in the heaven and have
adorned it for beholders. And We have guarded it against the intrusion of
every rejected Satan” (Surah Al–Hijr, 17-18).

Burjja (mansion of stars) is the plural of burj from the verb baraja which means to
become manifest, high, or elevated. Now why does (15:10) say “We shall guard
this heavenly exhortation” but in (15:18) Allah says that He has “guarded the
heavens?” We see that just as the physical universe is built on unshakeable grounds
so too is the spiritual universe – no interference of heavens in the higher sphere is
possible (physical/spiritual). In the lower sphere, attempts can be made to interfere
but the stars have been fortified to guard against any real interference.

Physical heavens means the total sum of stars which also serves as adornment, and
the same is the case with the spiritual world. Physical stars protect the physical
heavens, as they are component parts of the universe and if they were to be upset
the system it would crumble, so the same is the case with the spiritual – anyone
trying to interfere will be met with fire (15:19) and stones (67:6).

“My companions are like so many stars; whichever of them you follow you will be rightly guided”
(Saghir).

Stars also give earth the nourishment of particles which fall from them in order to
make the earth more fertile. (15:18) is referred to because the protection of the solar
system here shows the carrying out of the command in (15:10). In the universe we
have the sky (body of stars), so prophets/righteous people are also stars serving a
real & aesthetic purpose and are protected by other known/unknown means (gravity,
distance, heat) and so is the case with the righteous. Each prophet guarded the “sky”
(God’s word) and routed those who sought to distort “sky” and fell on them like fire
& stone.

In the physical world, satans have some power control over the earth but they can do
nothing to the sky and its components (righteous), “‘Surely, thou shall have no
power over My servants, except such of the erring ones as choose to follow
thee’” (15:43). So one should pray for and elevation in spiritual status (Rafa). Satans
have no control on physical or spiritual blessings of sky/“sky” – and that is what
(15:10) explains. “Rejected” signifies that Satan cannot succeed nor will he accept
Islam so do not be frustrated by his designs.

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“Blessed is He Who has made in the heaven mansions of stars and has placed
therein a Lamp producing light and a moon that reflects light” (Surah Al–
Furqan, 62).

Heaven here may signify spiritual firmament and lamps may mean divinely inspired
teachers.

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“In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. By the sun and its
brightness, And by the moon when it follows the sun, And by the day when it
reveals the sun's glory, And by the night when it draws a veil over the light of
the sun. And by the heaven and its wonderful structure. And by the earth and
its expanse, And by the soul and its perfection” (Surah Al–Shams, 1–8)

Talaha (91:3) means to follow orderly, (91:4) refers to the Golden Era, (91:5) implies
the decline of Islam and so (91:2-5) indicates the 4 periods in Islam’s career. Sun,
Moon, Day (Khalifat-e-Rashidun & Khalifat-e-Ahmadiyya), Night (Decline). All the
properties of the universe are for the service of man and so by citing the soul here,
one understands that it has same capacities – the soul is the universe in a nutshell.

Like the sun, the soul sheds luster over world with only God’s help and enlightens
others. Like the moon, the soul takes light from source and gives light to darkness.
Like the day, the soul is bright and shows virtue but will also be susceptible, at times,
to fade out good things (as is the case with the seasons where nights are longer). Like
the night, the soul covers others faults, lightens one’s burden, and gives people the
opportunity to rest. Like the heaven, the soul takes all the troubled ones and
provides nourishment (rain). Like the earth, the soul admits lowliness and the
willingness to be trampled upon for others benefit. Like the trees, the soul can
provide fruit and shade for others; it can also create life from waste as the trees do
in the physical world.

We must realize that all these qualities are also in those who will be doing tabligh
with, albeit to a higher or lesser degree.

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“By the night when it covers up; And by the day when it shines forth” (Surah
Al–Lail, 2–3).

Surah Al–Shams has listed the sun and day 1
st
, yet here night is listed 1
st
and the day
2
nd
to show that the outcome of Islam will be one from darkness to light. The Holy
Prophet (saw) was Al–Shams because he was an independent source of light, but
here in Surah Al–Lail as the kafir’s are more abundant and the Mu’min are less in
number, the night comes first – thus emphasizing, “A few can prevail over many”
(2:250).

(91:4) has jallaaha (reveals glory) because the emphasis is on the increased stature of
Holy Prophet (saw). Here tajallaa (shines forth) is listed because it is about the great
pupils ability to learn and teach (Da’i Ilallah).

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“He has created the heavens and the earth in accordance with the
requirements of wisdom. Exalted is He far above all that they associate with
Him” (Surah Al–Nahl, 4).

Heavens stand in need of earth for performance of their work and vice versa and
both subject to God’s will. Little effort in beginning is required when doing tabligh,
but later it will move speedily just as with the creations of the heavens and the earth.

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“And, He has set up other marks; by them and by the stars they follow the
right direction” (Surah Al–Nahl, 17).

(16:16) says “he has placed” (Alqi) and here it is written “other marks” (alaamaat)
which is in reference to valleys, mountains, rivers, and stars which if they did not
exist and the land was totally flat, man could have no way of knowing 1 place from
another. In our spiritual journey, the different parts of the journey represent different
characteristics showing how much one has traveled towards the ultimate objective
and the prophets, saints, righteous are stars to guide them on their way. Just like the
stars, prophets are also interrelated and as knowing the position of 1 star to the next
can help in the overall understanding of the universe, the same is the case with the
prophets who foretell the advent of 1 to come and so Muslims have to believe in all
the prophets. It can also be used in the manner of tabligh – 1 star to the next can be
1 step to the next and without one of steps the system will not work.

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“And We have made the night and the day two Signs, and the Sign of the
night We have made dark, and the Sign of the day We have made sight-
giving, that you make seek bounty from your Lord, and that you may know
the computation of years and the process of reckoning. And everything We
have explained with a detailed explanation” (Surah Bani–Israel, 13).

God made night & day so that each has its own benefits: Night’s benefits are subtle
while those of day are manifest. Day is the symbol of happiness/success and night is
the symbol of sorrow/hardship; one should make the time of both distress and
success a means of advancement just as God has made night & day a means of
material benefit.
Prayers for Success in Tabligh









“In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. All praise belongs to Allah,
Lord of all the worlds, The Gracious, the Merciful, Master of the Day of
Judgment. Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help.
Guide us in the right path, the path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed
Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who
have not gone astray” (Surah Al–Fatihah, 1–7).





“And Allah calls to the abode of peace, and guides whom He pleases to the
straight path. For those who do good deeds, there shall be the best reward
and yet more blessings. And neither darkness nor ignominy shall cover their
faces. It is these who are the inmates of Heaven; therein shall they abide”
(Surah Yunus, 26–27).










“Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation and argue
with them in a way that is best. Surely, thy Lord knows best who has strayed
from His way; and He also knows those who are rightly guided. And if you
decide to punish the oppressors, then punish them to the extent to which you
have been wronged; but if you show patience then, surely, that is best for
those who are patient. And, O Prophet, endure thou with patience; and verily
thy patience is possible only with the help of Allah. And grieve not for them,
nor feel distressed because of their evil designs. Verily, Allah is with those
who are righteous and those who do good” (Surah Al–Nahl, 126–129).






“Moses said, ‘My Lord, expand for me my breast; ‘And make my task easy for
me; ‘And loose the knot from my tongue, ‘That they may understand my
speech; ‘And grant me an assistant from my family’” (Surah Ta Ha, 26–30).



“So he watered their flocks for them. Then he turned aside into the shade and
said, ‘My Lord, I stand in need of whatever good Thou mayest send down to
me’” (Surah Al–Qasas, 25).







“And who is better in speech than he who invites men to Allah and does
righteous deeds and says, ‘I am, surely, of those who submit?’ And good and
evil are not alike. Repel evil with that which is best. And lo, he, between
whom and thyself was enmity, will become as though he were a warm friend.
But none is granted it save those who are steadfast; and none is granted it
save those who possess a large share of good” (Surah Ha Mim Al–Sajdah, 34–
36).






“In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. When the help of Allah
comes and the Victory, And thou seest men entering the religion of Allah in
troops, Glorify thy Lord with His praise and seek His forgiveness. Surely He
is Oft-returning with mercy” (Surah Al–Nasr, 1–4).


Prayers of the Holy Prophet (saw) for Success in Preaching

Allahumma innee as’aluka hubbaka wa hubba man-yu-hibbuka wal ‘amal-
alladhee yu-ballighu-nee hubbaka. Allahum-maj’al hubbaka ahabba ilayya
min-nafsee, wa ahlee, wa minal maa’il-baaridi

“O Allah! I supplicate You to grant me Your love, and the love of those
who love You and the action which may lead me to win Your love. And
make my love for You dearer to me than myself, my family and cold
(refreshing) water” (Tirmidhi Kitab-ud-Da’waat).

Rabbanna aa-tinaa milladunka rahmatn-wa hayyi’ la-naa min amrinaa
rasha-daa. Rabbish-rahlee sadree wa yassir-lee amree

“O our Lord! Bestow on us Your mercy, and guide us to success in our
affair. O My Lord, open up for me my heart (increase my understanding)
and ease for me my task.”

Prayers of the Promised Messiah (as) for Success in Preaching

Rabbi ari-nee kaifa tuh-yil mau-taa. Rabbigh fir war-ham mi-nassa-maa’I

“O my Lord, show me how You give life to the dead. O my Lord, Grant
me Your forgiveness and mercy” (Tazkira p.241).

Rabbih faznee fa-innal qauma yatti-dhu-nanee such-rattan

“O my Lord, protect me and this nation who has decided to laugh at me”
(Tazkira p.683).

Waj’allee ghalabatan fid-dunyaa waddeen

(O my Lord) Grant me the victory in worldly and religious affairs (Tazkira
p.778).

Waj’al af’idatan kathira tam-mi nan-naasi tahwee ilayya

Make a large number of people sympathetic to me (Tazkira p.776).

Rabbi ‘atinee milladunka ansaaran fee deenika wa adh-hib ‘annee huznee
wa asli’ lee shaa-nee kullahoo laa ilaaha illa anta

“O my Lord, Grant me helpers to assist me in Your religion, and take
away my worries and make me succeed in my efforts, there is nobody else
to help except You” (Matoobaat Ahmad V.5 p.34).

Rabbi innee maghloobun fantasir

“O my Lord, I am overcome (by the enemy), so come to my help
(Tazkirah).

Prayers of the Promised Messiah (as) for Allah’s Blessings/To Become Pious

Rabbij-‘alnee mubaara kan haithu maa kuntu

“Lord, Make me blessed in all circumstances” (Tazkira p.98).

Rabbi adh-hib ‘annir-rij-sa wa tahhir-nee tat-heerab

“Lord, clean me of dirt and purify me completely” (Tazkira p.29).

Prayers of the Promised Messiah (as) for Reformation of Muslims

Rabbi aslih ummata Muhammadin

“O my Lord, reform the followers of Muhammad (saw)” (Tazkira p. 47).