10 quotes worth thinking about for those in Dawah

For those involoved in calling people to Islam or for those who are looking to become callers to Islam, here are 10 quotes worth thinking about and implementing accordingly.

1) Don’t argue

A sign of a person’s evil is his need to constantly argue.

Imām Mālik

2) Stay in your lane

All my students succeeded, save he who swam in the seas of scholars differences while he lacked the acumen to understand those differences.

Imām Subki

3) Don’t be an attention seeker

When you notice a person making a name for himself by attacking the scholars and speaking ill of them, flee from him.

Imām al-Ghazzali

4) Increase in knowledge of fiqh

When a person increases his understanding of fiqh, his rebuking of others decreases.

Sh. Abū Saif

5) Don’t expect to be taught everything

Teaching (higher levels of) knowledge to the unqualified is like putting jewels on a pig.

Ibn Majāh

6) Have the right intention for learning

Who learns religious knowledge to argue with scholars and impress people should prepare for Hell.


7) Prepare yourself properly

Dig yourself in a isolated, fertile land because a seed will not grow and produce unless it was planted.” I heard one of our teachers in Azhar say, “How many people fail to prepare themselves before they take on Dawah. Their fruit will be rotten and those who eat it will get sick.

Ibn Attāullah

8) Keep your passion in check

Nothing kills a person’s passion to learn like fame.

Imam Shåf’i

9) Stay away from fame

There is no good in fame.

Imām Mālik

10) Hate the sin, not the sinner

“Hundreds of issues unite us and only one has divided us, sometimes winning hearts is more important than winning situations. Don’t demolish bridges you built and crossed, for you may need them again one day for your return. Always hate what is wrong, but do not hate the one who errs. Hate sin with all your heart but forgive and have mercy on the sinner. Criticize speech but respect the speaker. Our job is to wipe out the disease, not the patient.”

Imam Shāf’i

Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

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