Friday, March 15, 2013


In The Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
This is first a reminder to myself, and then to others.
Verily, actions are judged by their intentions

How many of us give Dawah? It has to be every single one of us, because we have all been encouraged to enjoin what is good and forbid evil. Dawah doesn’t have to be something big- not necessarily. You give some good advice to someone based on the Quran and Sunnah- that’s Dawah. When someone drinks water without being seated and you remind them if the Sunnah way of drinking water- that’s Dawah.

Dawah can be any small action through which you enjoin good and forbid evil, but the magnitude of it depends on your intention. Masha Allah, there are plenty of Islamic Dawah pages on Twitter, Facebook and on blogs, etc, but not everyone has the audience they need. Sisters and brothers, please remember this- Dawah isn’t about the audience you have. It’s about how you affect the audience you have.
We have to have sincerity in whatever we do, and even the smallest action can become significant due to our intention and the greatest action can become small in the Sight of Allah due to our intentions. Whatever it is, at the end of the day, all that matters is what you have done for the sake of Allah.

I agree- purifying our intentions may not always be that easy. For example, on Twitter and Facebook, its natural that when we post something, we’d like to have a lot of retweets, likes, shares, etc. But if this is our intention, our Dawah is pointless. Its absolutely pointless and it would hold no value in the Sight of Allah whatsoever. Remember that.

Before doing something, while doing it and even after doing an action, make sure that it’s only for Allah’s Sake. Even if we have only a 100 FB likes or followers, make sure that when you post something beneficial, purify your intention. Keep telling yourself “I’m doing this for Allah, no one else”. Do this, and trust me, Allah will reward you upon your intention.

Please watch this small video. Its less than 1 1/2 minutes, and its extremely beneficial, especially for all those who give Dawah. Do watch it for the sake of Allah.

You see, you don’t have to have a whole lot of people. Say for example, you have about 10 followers on Twitter or a few friends on Facebook and you post something like “Say Subhanallah, and get a tree planted for you in Jannah. Who can spare 2 second to say Subhanallah?” wouldn't at least one out of your 10 followers/friends say it? And if they do, wouldn’t you get rewarded for it as well? 

Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alaihi wasallam said "One who direct towards good is rewarded equal to the doer of good" [Sahih Muslim]

Brothers and sisters, its virtually pointless if you have 10000 Twitter followers and Facebook likes if your motive behind posting is for gaining like or retweets. For the sake of Allah, please purify your intentions. Only that will matter.

So now, In Sha Allah, why don’t you go and post something beneficial on Twitter or Facebook ONLY FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH? Trust me, you’ll feel so good about yourself for the purity of your intention.

And finally, don’t ever belittle any small word of encouragement and Dawah. If your intentions are pure, you have no idea how many people your Dawah will affect!

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