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The importance of preaching

The word preaching means preaching. In general, preaching the religion is called preaching and the one who preaches the religion, that is, preaching, is called Muballig or preacher of the religion.

A preacher or caller to Allah  It is necessary to know how to prepare oneself and perform the sacred great duty, that is, to call people to Allah.

Muslims believe that Islam is the only complete way of life chosen by God. The message of Islam to people all over the world  Allah has sent innumerable prophets and messengers to the earth to deliver it.

Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) is the last messenger of Allah. So go with the responsibility of inviting Muslims to Islam.

However, in this regard, it is mentioned in verse 110 of Surah Al-Imran, the holy book of the Muslims, "You have been brought out for the benefit of the best of the Ummah." You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong. "

As a prelude to preaching, the precept of the Qur'an that a preacher should always remember is:

In Surah Hameem Sajda verses (35-36) Allah says, "Good and evil cannot be alike. Therefore, evil is banished."  Do it better. Then you will see that the person with whom you had enmity and you have formed a very good friendly relationship. But this status is not given to anyone other than those people. Those who are patient and those who have good qualities. "

 

Whoever preaches or calls to Allah, Allah says in Surah Nahl, verse 125, "Call on your Lord with wisdom and wisdom, and with good advice, and argue with them in the best manner."

 

Moreover, Allah says in Surah Ha Meem As-Sajda, verse 34, "And who is better in speech than he who calls people to Allah and does good deeds and says: Surely I am of those who submit."

 

In the above verse, Allah has instructed a very important point that there should be a congregation among the Ummah specifically for this work which speaks of preaching Islam to the people, that is, enjoining good deeds and forbidding evil deeds.

 

It is very easy for a person to show arrogance or lack of personal desires, but when a person calls people to Allah, Allah removes that arrogance or lack, and only then does a person naturally become spontaneous.  Can call people to God.

Therefore, the preacher must be sweet-spoken, virtuous and God-fearing.

 

  According to the instructions of the Holy Qur'an:

In verse 20 of Surah Al-Imran, Allaah says, “Surely Islam is the only religion chosen by Allaah.  Or the system of life. "

In Surah Al-Imran, verse 105, Allah has instructed a very important point: "And there must be among you a group who call to goodness and enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong, and they are the successful."

In verse 111 of Surah Al-Imran, Allah says, "You are the best community created for the benefit of mankind."

 

Therefore, in order to share the welfare of the human race, it is necessary to preach.

The above verses  Through this, Allah has instructed a very important point that there should be a group or congregation in the Ummah specifically for this work which will call people to Islam or preach. He spoke about preaching and enjoining good deeds and forbidding evil deeds. Therefore, preaching is essential for the welfare of mankind. There is no alternative. And those who share in the welfare  Either their responsibility is to pass it on to others.

It is our duty to impart the correct knowledge of the Holy Qur'an to our people. We don't know how to read, we are not wise scholars, without this fear it is our responsibility to convey to everyone what we have learned, what we have mastered.

In verse 26 of Surah Yunus, Allah says:

"For those who do good is the best reward. And disgrace and humiliation will never cover their faces. These are the dwellers of Paradise, where they will abide forever." In this verse the evangelists have been given the good news of heaven.

In verse 6 of Surah Mayda, Allah says, "O Messenger, convey to your Lord what has been sent down to you, and if you do not do so, you will not be able to convey His message." GOD does not guide the disbelievers.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) never had any hesitation or laziness in preaching the word of Allaah  As shown, this sentence does not indicate that. He was busy day and night in this work, so the sentence describes a general principle, that the person who is sent as a special messenger, if he does not reach all of the message and forgets to reach any part, then he is the real messenger.  Can't be

The last part of this verse, Allah will save you from the clutches of man because here it is  The assurance has been given that the caller will be safe from all the calamities that may befall him when he calls people to Allah.

 

What Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) said about the importance of preaching:

It is mentioned in a hadith of Bukhari that the Prophet (peace be upon him) advised Hazrat Ali (peace be upon him) to draw attention to the preaching. That is a golden advice for us. He (PBUH) once addressed Hazrat Ali (R) and said, by God! It is for you to be guided by one person  Receipt, which is better than a very valuable red camel. In those days the red camel was considered a very valuable animal. He (peace be upon him) said that worldly wealth, that is, gaining someone's guidance, is of no importance.

Hadrat Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) also said that a person who calls to a good deed and guidance is as much a share of virtue as a person who does good deeds attains it and there is no lack of that person. . (Muslim)

 

Hazrat Masih Maud (AS):

The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said in his book 'Noah's Ark' that the person who has a worldly religion  Doesn't give place on the subject, he is not a member of my congregation. '

Putting religion above worldly matters is actually a very difficult task. But the person who glorifies religion is earthly  Gives place to the subject, because God also gives place to such a person over others. (Malfuyat)

Our Imam Mahadi (a.d.) calls for preaching  Josh and Stimulus expressed,  If I could, I would go door to door like a beggar and preach the true religion of God.  I spend my life preaching and preaching to save people, even if I am not killed in this way. (Malfuyat III, p. 391)

One of the Companions of Hazrat Masih Maud (AS) Hazrat Ghulam Rasool Rajeki (RA) dreamed of another Companion (who died a few days ago) and  What is your account in the dream? What he said in reply was that as an Ahmadi I would be reckoned with. I was asked two questions,

The first is whether you contributed?

The second question is  Have you preached?

From that dream we realized the importance of preaching to an Ahmadi member.

Promised Messiah  (A.) said, a believer should show proper etiquette in preaching. It is not wise to show tenderness and toughness when needed. In the same way, it is wrong to show tenderness where it is necessary to show harshness. Pharaoh was a harsh one  An arrogant atheist, but the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) was instructed to be gentle with him. The Holy Prophet (pbuh) received similar instructions. Believers should have tenderness and compassionate love. (Malfuyat)

As a result of preaching, we gain knowledge, increase knowledge, clarity of speech, are patient, courageous and create and strengthen relationships with people.

The preachers are involved with the help of Allah and the signs of Allah  Become an observer. Satisfaction of Allah's love is possible through Da'wah Ilallah. The importance of preaching to make Islam victorious in the world is immense.