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    Give your non-Muslim neighbor, co-worker (or relative) a copy of: Invitation to the Straight Path that Leads to Paradise

    Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah


    Invitation to The Straight Path that leads to Paradise

    As-salamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa baarakatu, ya ikhwaan wa akhawaat,

    If you have kufaar neighbors or co-workers or relatives whom you would like to give da'wah to in a direct and brief yet comprehensive manner, but don't know how, or you're pondering what to give them next, then consider giving them this new book for the sake of Allaah: Invitation to the Straight Path that Leads to Paradise, which is also available here:

    After Khutbat al-Hajjah, the books begins with:
    Dear truth seeker,

    Are you sincere? If you were to gain substantiated knowledge that contradicted what you were previously taught, would you remain loyal to falsehood or would you welcome and become loyal to the substantiated truth?

    Know, O People of the Book, that there is none worthy of worship except for The Creator, who created us and brought us into existence, nurtures and sustains us, and commands us to worship Him alone.
    Sources: Invitation to the Straight Path that Leads to Paradise or
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    Below are scholarly reminders of the importance and virtue of inviting/calling our disbelieving neighbors and co-workers and relatives - and kufaar, in general - to Islaam.

    In his explanation of Al-Qawl-ul-Mufeed Fee Adillatit Tawheed [Beneficial Speech in Establishing the Evidences of Tawheed], Shaykh Ahmed al-Wasaabee (hafidhahullaah) said:

    There are three categories of a neighbor:

    a. A relative and Muslim: This neighbor has three rights, the right of Islaam, the right of kin, and the right of being a neighbor.

    b. A Muslim: This neighbor has two rights, the right of Islaam and the right of being a neighbor.

    c. A Non-Muslim: This neighbor has one right, the right of being a neighbor. And he has the right of your naseehah, and your sincere want for him to embrace Islaam. The neighbor who is a disbeliever has the right to be called to Islaam, and to be taught Islaam, and for Islaam to be explained to him.

    Whenever 'Abdullaah ibn 'Amr Al-'Aas used to slaughter and eat meat, he would ask about his Jewish neighbor, and would order for some of the meat to be sent to his Jewish neighbour. And he said, "Verily I heard the Prophet (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) say, 'Jibreel kept giving me testimony concerning the neighbour until I believed that he would inherit from me.'" (Bukhaari and Muslim, also from the narration of 'Aa`isha and Ibn 'Umar).
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    Shaykh Saalih as-Sindee (hafidhahullaah) said:

    I am amazed at people who may have a neighbor who is kaafir, or a colleague at work, or a customer [upon kufr]. I am amazed at those brothers who don't have anything in their hearts to help them be guided to Islaam. Only a few steps or breaths separate him (the kaafir) and the fire. Ya ikhwan, give this person da'wah! Maybe, Allaah will guide him at your hands.

    Right now, we have a great opportunity. The Media left and right is talking about Islaam, Islaam, Islaam. People want to know about Islaam from you, and not just from the media, because they see you as a speaker from the inside. We should take this opportunity to teach people about Islaam, and use this opportunity. There are people who want to know Islaam more than they ever wanted to know.

    Do you know the reward that you get by Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala) guiding one person by your hands?

    The Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, "By Allaah, for Allaah to guide by your hands one individual is better for you than the red camels." The red camels were the most expensive, valuable type of wealth they had [then]. For Allaah to guide one person by your hands is greater for you than the greatest wealth in this world. It is better for you than palaces, cars.

    Da'wah is in need of perseverance. You will not find a red carpet, or a path laid out with roses, and the people glorifying you to the end of it. It is a path that requires great patience and perseverance.

    I heard about a da'ee (caller) in Egypt. He freed himself - free his time up - to write to people about Islaam by way of mail. At one point, this da'ee corresponded with [this one particular] kaafir for a time period you cannot imagine - 26 years. And he did not despair. And the result of this: this kaafir announced Islaam. ...

    Question to Shaikh as-Sindee: Is the reward greater for being used (by Allaah) to guide an astray Muslim to The Straight Path, or a kaafir to Islaam?

    The Shaikh answered: "Without a doubt, guiding a kaafir to Islaam - that they leave from the fold of kufr - is a greater reward. And the greatest of the levels of this is that Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala) gives you the guidance to guide this one and that one, that Allaah gives you the ability to guide them both (the Muslim and the kaafir)."
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    Call Disbelieving Parents to Islaam, then Travel to Seek Knowledge

    Question: May Allaah bless you, our shaikh. We come from America, where the majority of our families are disbelievers. What advice do you have for us that can help bring our families to Islaam?

    Answer by Shaikh Muhammad ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab al-'Aqeel (hafidhahullaah):
    This is a very good question, and extremely important question, because the finest gift you can give to your relatives is that you call them to Islaam.

    The first of the ways for their guidance is that you make a lot of du'aa, and supplicate to Allaah, asking Him to guide them. It's not just that you say, "O Allaah guide these people," and walk away; rather you must adhere to all the proper etiquettes and manners of du'aa.* And you repeat it a lot, in the night and the day.

    Then, it is upon you to look towards and adhere to the way of the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) and his Seerah. Because the method of the Prophet in calling to Allaah was the most excellent method. Being good and benevolent to them, assisting them upon that which they have to do [in halal matters], trying to bring their hearts together, giving them gifts. Make them love you. And if they love you, they will follow you (accept your da'wah, accept your advice).

    And this is the most obligatory matter you must do for them.

    Indeed one of the Salaf left from Khurasan to seek some knowledge. So he met some people, who asked him, "Where do you want to go?"

    He said, "I want to seek knowledge."

    (One of them) asked, "Are your parents alive?"

    He replied, "Yes."

    (One of them) asked, "Are they Muslim?"

    He said, "No."

    (One of them) said, "Go back and call them to Islaam, for indeed that is better for you than seeking knowledge."

    So he went back to them, and he served them until they accepted Islaam. And he said:

    That was the finest advice I ever received in my life.
    His parents died just a short while after that. He was extremely happy that they died upon Islaam. Then, he went on to seek knowledge afterwards, and he obtained a huge portion of knowledge.
    Source: Tape The Guidance of Allaah; talk by Shaikh Muhammad ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab al-'Aqeel

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    Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah
    Amma ba'd

    Allaah, Subhanahu wa Ta'aala, said:

    وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلاً مِمَّنْ دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحاً وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

    And who is better in speech than he who invites to Allaah (Tawheed), and does righteous deeds, and says: "I am one of the Muslims." (Fussilat, ayah 33)

    Shaikh 'Abdur-Razzaq ibn 'Abdul-Muhsin al-'Abbaad (hafidhahumullaah) said*: Hasan al-Basree (d. 110H, rahimahullaah) said: This is the beloved of Allaah, this is the close friend (Walee) of Allaah, this is the chosen one of Allaah, this is the most beloved of the all the people of earth to Allaah. He responded to the call of Allaah and called mankind to that to which he had responded. He did righteous deeds in response and said, 'I am one of the Muslims.' This is Allaah's Khalifah (upon the earth).**

    * In a Telelink with Masjid Tawheed in Detroit almost two years ago

    ** This is Hasan al-Basree's complete statement, as obtained from the translated and abridged version of Tafseer Ibn Katheer, narrated by Ma'mar (rahimahumullaah). And Allaah knows best.
    Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk

    If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

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    Assalamu Alaikum,

    Brothers I read many Fatwa of our senior scholars, that it is not lawful to visit Kuffars funerals. But I need to know the correct ruling regarding "allowing non-Muslim close neighbours to visit our Janaza" in Kuffar countries where Muslims are minority. Can we object when they pay a visit? What are non-Muslims neighbours right in this regard?

    Jazakallhu Khairan
    Abu Afnan Malhar Zawahir

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    Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk

    If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

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    Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk

    If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

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    In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All Praise and thanks are due to Allaah, The Lord of all that exists.

    Solution to Calamities, "Struggling" Economy, Global Warming: Enter Islaam, Leave off Polytheism!

    The Creator of the heavens and the earth created mankind and jinn for no other reason than to single Him out with all worship. The Creator, Who named Himself Allaah (which means The True Deity worthy of worship) in His final revelation (Qur`an), said (what means): And I (Allaah) created not the jinns and humans except to worship Me (Alone). (Adh-Dhariyat 51:56)

    This is in truth Monotheism, which is beyond the mere belief that there is one Lord. And the antithesis of monotheism is polytheism, which is generally giving the right that only Allaah deserves to other than Him.

    Specifically, polytheism is ascribing partners to Allaah Almighty by worshipping (calling upon, invoking, relying on, praying to, seeking blessings from...) another alongside Him, or attributing to Him what He denies for Himself (such as children or equals or partners), or denying for Him what He attributes to Himself, or denying any of His verses, or denying any of His Messengers (including the seal of them, Muhammad).

    Polytheism is the single worst act of disobedience, and disobedience is the main reason for calamities. Allaah said (what means):

    (What is the matter with you?) When a single disaster smites you, although you smote (your enemies) with one twice as great, you say: "From where does this come to us?" Say (to them), "It is from yourselves (because of your evil deeds)." And Allaah has power over all things. (Aali Imran 3:165)

    Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allaah, but whatever of evil befalls you, is from yourself. And We have sent you (Oh Muhammad) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allaah is Sufficient as a Witness. (An-Nisa 4:79)

    That is because of what your hands have sent forth, and verily, Allaah is not unjust to (His) slaves. (Al-Hajj 22:10)

    Allaah The Almighty is angry with polytheism and that which causes corruption upon the earth after its reform, as Allaah states (what means): And do not do mischief on the earth, after it has been set in order, and invoke Him with fear and hope; surely, Allaah's Mercy is (ever) near unto the good-­doers. (Al-A'raf 7:56)

    And from the following verses, we see that Allaah is The One who grants blessings and does not remove the blessings unless people become disobedient.

    Allaah The All-Wise states (what means): Allaah will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allaah). But when Allaah wills a people's punishment, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector. (ar-Ra'd 13:11) And also read: And how many a town (population) have We destroyed, which were thankless for its means of livelihood (disobeyed Allaah, and His Messengers, by doing evil deeds and crimes)! (Al-Qasas 28:58)

    Has not the story of the Ark of Noah reached you? Do you know the reason for the wrath of Allaah, Who caused the earth to be drowned until the water became higher than the mountains in what is renowned as The Great Flood during the time of Noah? What was the reason Allaah destroyed powerful nations such as 'Ad and Thamud? What was the reason Allaah destroyed the land of Sodom and turned it upside down, so that it is known today as The Dead Sea and remains a sign for those who fear a painful torment? Do you know which sin the people of all these aforementioned nations committed?

    The answer is Polytheism, directing worship to other than The Creator of the heavens and the earth, by calling on other than Allaah, relying on other than Allaah, praying to other than Allaah, sacrificing for other than Allaah, revering other than Allaah, hoping in other than Allaah, seeking blessings from other than Allaah, taking oaths by other than Allaah, bowing to other than Allaah.

    So, the major cause of corruption and problems upon the earth is Polytheism, directing worship to other than Allaah, and that which leads to it.

    Any president or king or leader or ruler sincerely interested in improving the overall condition of his country should begin with removing Polytheism, and know - may Allaah guide you - that the only religion free of polytheism is Islaam.

    Islaam means to submit to Allaah upon monotheism and upon obedience to Him, while freeing oneself from Polytheism and its people.

    Islaam is the religion all the Prophets were sent with, the only religion The Creator sent down, and the only religion He will accept on the Day of Judgement.

    He (Allaah) has ordained for you the same religion (Islaam) which He ordained for Nuh (Noah), and that which We have inspired in you (Oh Muhammad), and that which We ordained for Ibraheem (Abraham), Musa (Moses) and 'Eesa (Jesus) saying you should establish religion (i.e. to do what it orders you to do practically), and make no divisions in it (religion) (i.e. various sects in religion). (Ash-Shura 42:13)

    Truly, the religion with Allaah is Islaam... (Aali Imran 3:19)

    And whoever seeks a religion other than Islaam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers. (Aali Imran 3:85)

    If, for example, you want to improve the economy, then remove polytheism and that which leads to it since when monotheism (the opposite of polytheism) is established in the heart of an individual and completed, then that individual's acts of disobedience decrease.

    If for example, you worry about "Global Warming" or pollution, then read the following verse: Evil (sins and disobedience of Allaah, etc.) has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned (by oppression and evil deeds, etc.), that Allaah may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return (by repenting to Allaah, and begging His Pardon). (Ar-Rum 30:41)

    Evil has appeared means the shortfall in the crops and fruits is because of sins. Scholar Abu Al-'Aliyah said, "Whoever disobeys Allaah in the earth has corrupted it, because the good condition of the earth and the heavens depends on obedience to Allaah."

    Hence, Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him and all the Prophets) said in the hadeeth which was recorded by Abu Dawud: Any prescribed punishment which is carried out in the land is better for its people than if it were to rain for forty days. The reason for that is that if the prescribed punishments are carried out, this will deter the people - most or many of them - from violating the prohibitions of Allaah. If they give up sin, this will be a cause of blessings in the skies and on the earth.

    For example, when Allaah The Exalted and Most High commands Jesus, son of Mary (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him and all the Prophets), to descend back to earth near the end of this world, Allaah will command Jesus, son of Mary, to rule between the people according to this Law [Qur`an and Sunnah], and Jesus, son of Mary, will kill the pigs and break the cross and abolish the tax. He will accept nothing except Islaam or the sword. When Allaah destroys ad-Dajjal (the Anti-Christ) and his followers by the hands of Jesus, son of Mary, and then destroys Ya'juj and Ma'juj (Gog and Magog) during his time, then it will be said to the earth: "Bring forth your blessing." Then groups of people will eat from one pomegranate, and will seek shade beneath its skin, and the milk of one pregnant camel will be sufficient for a group of people. This will only be because of the blessings that will result from application of the Law [Qur`an and Sunnah] sent down to Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him and all the Prophets). The more justice is established, the more the blessings and good things will increase.

    In Saudia Arabia, polytheism is rightfully a crime in accordance with what Allaah revealed in all His revelations, including the Qur`an - His last revelation. Thusly, the country is blessed by Allaah with a flourishing economy, no epedemics, rare cases of drugs, alcohol, adultery, theft, terrorism, and the like.

    And keep in mind that Saudia Arabia is a desert with no fruit-growing trees, yet Allaah provides them with all kinds of foods and drinks from all over the world, just as He says: Have We not established for them a secure sanctuary (Makkah), to which are brought fruits of all kinds, a provision from Ourselves, but most of them know not. (Al-Qasas 28:57)

    This clearly shows Allaah's compassion, kindness, mercy and blessing, in that there are no fruit-producing trees in the Sacred City of Makkah, yet all kinds of fruits are being brought to it from all around; this is how Allaah accepted the supplication of Prophet Abraham (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him and all the Prophets), who supplicated to Allaah: And (remember) when Ibraheem (Abraham) said: "O my Lord! Make this city (Makkah) one of peace and security, and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols. ...Oh our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in an uncultivable valley by Your Sacred House (the Ka'bah at Makkah); in order, Oh our Lord, that they may perform As-Salat (prayers), so fill some hearts among men with love towards them, and (Oh Allaah) provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks. (Ibraheem 14:37)

    King Fahd, who ruled Saudia Arabia for over 23 years before dying less than a decade ago, said: "Indeed the kingdom (of Saudi Arabia) adopted its economic system from the (sound) Islaamic Creed and this is the secret of its success. Indeed the journalists from the socialist states and other than them saw (this) to be a great advancement accomplished by us. They acknowledge that we have indeed accomplished a lot in fifty years and that we have accomplished social justice which has not been established by the socialist systems and other than them. Indeed that (success and accomplishment) returns back to the basis that we apply the Shareeah (Legislation) of Allaah in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and it (i.e. this Divine legislation) is the foremost source and unique (affair) for establishing justice in the world, elevating the status of the land and taking care of the affairs of the people."
    Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk

    If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.


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