Saturday, April 13, 2013

Giving dakwah..

This time I am writing about the people who makes dakwah.

Myself, as a father and a leader of a family member, is currently trying my best to seek knowledge of deen in order that I can guide myself as well as my family from to the right path. I am trying my best in a manner of creativity & love to educate & reming myself & family members to practice Islam as much as possible.

No doubt, this dakwah needs a lot of patience & peserverance.

I did pledge to myself to start doing some basic things in order to follow the sunnah of Rasulullah SAW. To enter the toilet with my left leg & exit with my right. To use the slippers in the toilet, in order to ensure that it is clean & to recite doa when entering the toilet as well as wanting to go out of the house.

Apparently, these small things that I have NOT done for the past 48 years of my life does not come automatically. My other (better) half has to remind me to do it on a constant basis. Sometimes, when I was being reminded in a slightly "above tune" manner, the level of patience is sometimes being tested. This is where, as a normal human being, a stern reminder can normally lead to denial & trying to find excuses for my shortcomings.

On the other side of the coin, the person reminding must also lower down his/her level of expectations, as people (however pious they are) makes mistakes & are subject to forgetfulness & carelessness. Human are never perfect. So, when giving reminder, please be more forgiving & remind in a nice way, without having to raise the voice. Please also make doa to Allah, so that the person will be given hidayah to give him strength to change for the better.

The person who makes dakwah & making reminder, must always have the empathy to ensure that the dakwah will be given in a attractive and creative manner. It must be given with actions & non offending manner.

In conclusion:-
1. When giving dakwah, be creative just like our prophet Muhammad SAW. Actions usually speaks louder than words
2. When giving reminder, ensure that the tone is checked, in order to critic on the action(s), rather than the person
3. Do not have high expectations for the person giving dakwah, as that person also is a normal human being, and is subjected to forgetfulness & imperfection. Just give him doa.....

We all need each other to attain jannah & fight against our nafs & syaitan.

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