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The Foundations of the Call to Allaah
  Excerpt from "The Methodology of the Prophets"
Author: Shaikh Rabee' bin Hadee al-Madkhalee
Source: Manhaj ul-Anbiyaah fi ad-Dawah ilal-Laah (Eng. Trans.Dawud Burbank)
Article ID : DAW020001  [27067]  
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So the people have become like the scum found upon the surface of flood-water just as Allaah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, 'It is about to happen that the nations invite one another to come upon you just as those invited to a meal come together to eat from the dish.' So someone said, 'Is that because of our small number on that day's' He said, 'Rather on that day you will be many, but you will be like the scum found upon flood-water, and Allaah will pluck away fear of you from the hearts of you enemies, and Allaah will cast wahn into your hearts.' Someone said, 'And what is wahn?' He said, 'Love of this world and hatred of death.'

Certainly they have become like the scum upon flood-water, and the nations have invited each other to attack them just as those invited to a meal come together to eat from the dish. They have attacked them within their own lands, humbled then and subjugated them. Taken possession of then and their lands, plundered their riches, and corrupted their manners, all of this is a result of being far from the methodology prescribed by Allaah, the methodology of the Prophets. Then when fully submerged in this painful state and when it was too late, many people opened their eyes and awoke from their slumbers; SO they began shouting out to the people, 'Return to Allaah, for these are the ways to salvation.' They began writing and delivering speeches, giving directions to the people, making plans and outlining the means to attain might, honour and salvation. Each of them strove and acted according to what appeared to them to be the truth. So I say in truth, 'They put forward a great deal in the field of manners, society, politics and economics, and they are many and represent a number of different orientations. If their efforts were united and they began with what the Messengers began with and they earnestly strove to follow their methodology, then their Ummah would escape from what it has fallen into and they would be able to reach what they desire. The most significant of these orientations are three:

The first, Is represented by a group who follow the methodology of the Messengers in its 'Aqeedah and its da'wah, and who cling onto the Book of their Lord and the Sunnah of their Prophet, and who follow in the footsteps of the Pious Predecessors (as-Salafus-Saalih) in their 'Aqeedah, their worship and their da'wah. This is the orientation which it is obligatory upon the Muslims to adopt, in obedience to the saying of Allaah, the Most High,

Meaning, - And hold fast all of you together to the rope of Allaah, and be not divided (amongst yourselves).

They must do this so that their efforts can achieve success and so that they attain the Pleasure of their Lord, and so that they achieve strength in order to attain the honour, nobility and success which they desire. A point to be held against them is that they have not expended the necessary monetary and physical efforts needed to broadest the true da'wah, and have not presented the truth vigorously in the form of da'wah and publications such as benefit the rank and loftiness of their da'wah.

The second, is represented by a group who direct their attention to some of the actions of Islaam, and are dominated by Soofee tendencies which have seriously undermined the 'Aqeedah of Tawheed in the souls of many of its followers, and have produced that which is to be held against them in their creed ('Aqeedah) and their worship. Shaikh Taqiyyuddeen al-Hilaalee and Shaikh Muhammad Aslam, a graduate of the Islamic University. and others have written critiques directed to this group, and it is binding upon them to benefit from this and to return to the truth and the correct wsy.

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