About the Dawah &
Bismillah hir-Rahma nir-Raheem. In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent
the Most Merciful. All praises are due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.
Greetings and Salutations upon His beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu
Alayhi Wa Sallam).
What is the effort
of Dawah & Tabligh?
The effort of Dawah & Tabligh is a non-profit
non-political transnational religious movement. The movement primarily
aims at Islamic spiritual reformation by working at the grass roots
level, reaching out to Muslims across all social and economic spectra
to bring them closer to the practices of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu
Alayhi Wa Sallam).
The effort of Dawah & Tabligh exclusively focuses
on making Muslims 'better and purer' and always inviting each and
every human being in the world irrespective of their colour, caste,
creed, sex or regional variations.
The effort of Dawah & Tabligh was revived in
India at a time when Hz Ml Muhammad Ilyas (R.A) became aware that
Muslims were losing their identity to other cultures and were living
a life that had very little to do with Islamic teachings and practices.
Maulana Ilyas fully aware of the difficult task ahead was determined
to bring the Muslims back to the fold of true Islam. In the early
1920s, Maulana Ilyas first tried various other approaches with a
very limited amount of success.
He then was inspired to revive the great and noble
effort of Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) i.e. effort of Dawah
The effort was met with dramatic success in a relatively
short period of time, due to Maulana Ilyas’s utmost devotion,
determined efforts and sincerity of purpose. As a result many Muslims
joined Maulana Ilyas’s movement to preach the message of Islam
in every town and village
Ml Ilyas (R.A) sought inspiration from the practices
of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) at the dawn of
Islam when setting the guidelines of the effort. The teachings of
the effort of Dawah & Tabligh are mainly basic and the Six Principles
put forward by Muhammad Ilyas influence most of their teachings.
The effort of Dawah & Tabligh encourages everyone to fulfill
the Islamic requirement of sacrificing ones time and wealth for
ones own spiritual upliftment and that of others.
The effort of Dawah & Tabligh lays a great
deal of emphasis on one’s faith in ALLAH [God] and continuously
reminds its followers of the necessity of constantly increasing
one’s faith through good actions.
The Six-points as
outlined By Ml Ilyas are as follows:
1. Believing in the oneness of Allah
2. To offer the five prayers daily
3. Gaining knowledge and the remembrance of Allah
4. To respect every Muslim
5. Sincerity of intention
6. To spare time for this work
May Allah accept and bless this work as well as
those who have dedicated their lives in carrying out this work.