Whatever the case, we say to those daa'ees, that however much noise they make and however much they raise their voices in the name of Islaam, check yourselves, because you have deviated from Allaah's way and His Straight and clear Path which was followed by the Prophets and their followers, in calling to the Tawheed of Allaah and making the Deen (religion) sincerely for Him. So however much you move around and raise your voices in the name of Islaam, then still you are deviating from the way of the Prophets which Allaah laid down. Whatever your efforts to cause your da'wah (call) and your way to materialize - then you are pre-occupying yourselves with the means at the expense of the end - and the means is useless if it harms the end; and is given undue importance at its expense!" (3)
"We assuredly sent to every people a Messenger (commanding): Worship Allaah and turn away from at-Taaghoot (all that is worshipped besides Allaah)." (4)
And, "Not a Messenger did We send before you (O Muhammad) except that We revealed to him: That none has the right to be worshipped except Me, therefore worship Me." (5)
And other (similar) verses.
The life of the Prophet and his way in calling to Allaah is the best example and this method the most perfect. Since he remained for years calling the people to Tawheed and forbidding them from Shirk, before ordering them with Prayer, Zakaah, Fasting and Hajj, and before he forbade them from usury, fornication, stealing, and unlawful killing." (6)
"I did not create Jinn and man except to worship Me." (7)
This cannot be except through realizing the Tawheed of Allaah - the Majestic- in knowledge, action, in everyday life and life and in Jihaad. You will find many da'ees calling to Islaam - and groups and parties within Islaam - using up their lives and wasting their youth [apparently] gasping for the rule of Islaam, or seeking establishment of the Islaamic State. However, if you examine them, you will find them immersed in acts contrary to the Sharee'ah (Islaamic Laws) and Shirk and Bid'ah ( innovation), except for those upon whom my Lord - the one free from all defects - has had mercy upon. Forgetting, or pretending to forget; ignorant or feigning ignorance that: "Establishing the rule of Islaam in any land will not come about by the likes of these ways. And that it will not be except through a long and slow way - which keeps in mind the rule and not the summit; and begins with planting 'aqeedah (beliefs) anew and cultivation of Islaamic manners. This way, which appears slow and very long, is the shortest and quickest." (8)
"Achieving implementation of the Islaamic order and rule by the Sharee'ah, application of the Hudood (prescribed punishments), establishment of the Islaamic state, avoidance of what is forbidden and carrying out what is obligatory, all these things are from the rights of Tawheed and things that render it complete; and they follow on from it. So how can secondary matters be given such importance that the primary matter is neglected?
It is my view, that the contradictions of the groups and parties to the way of the Messenger, in calling to Allaah, occurs due to their ignorance of this way - and the ignorant person should not be a da'ee. Since the most important condition for da'wah (calling to Islaam) is knowledge, as He - The Most High - says concerning His Prophet:
"Say: This is my way. I do call to Allaah upon knowledge, I and those who follow me. Glory be to Allaah! Never will I associate partners to Him." (10)
The most important attribute of a daa'ee is Knowledge ... The followers of the Messenger are upon a single way and do not differ. Rather those who differ are those who diverge from this way, as He - the Most High - says:
"Verily, this is My straight path, so follow it; and do not follow other paths, they will take you away from His path."( 11)" (12)
O people! Worship Allaah. None has the right to be worshipped except Him."(13)" (14)
This is the highest goal for the Muslim and his loftiest aim, for which he strives all his life, exerting himself and propagating it amongst the people and implanting it amongst the creation. And the Creator, who made ready for his servants, everything required for their well being of their world, is the same One who prescribed the Deen of Islaam for them and guaranteed its preservation forever. And His care in preserving the Deen is greater, since that is the purpose of this world. Allaah - the Mighty and Majestic - says:
"I did not create Jinn and Man except to worship Me." (15)
(2). Reported by at-Tirmidhee (no. 2400), ibn Maajah (no. 4023) and others - from Sa'd idn Abee Waqqaas.The isnaad is Hasan.
(3). Manhajul-Anbiyaa lid-Da'wah ilallaah feehil-Hikmah wal-'Aql (p.31) of Shaykh Rabee' ibn Haadee.
(4). Soorah an-Nahl 16:36 . All Qur'aanic quotations are translations of the meaning of the Qur'aan.
(5). Soorah al-Anbiyaa 21:25
(6). Slightly adapted from the introduction of Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan to Manhajul-Anbiyaa (p.9), by Shaykh Rabee'
(7). Soorah adh-Dhaariyaat 51:56
(8). Limaadha A'damoonee (p.67) of Sayyid Qutb.
(9). Limaadha A'damoonee (p.29)
(10). Soorah Yoosuf 12:108
(11). Soorah An'aam 6:153
(12). Slightly adapted from the introduction of Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan to to Manhajul-Anbiya (p.8)
(13). Soorah Ar'aaf 7:59,65,73,85
(14). Manhajul-Anbiyaa (p.11) of Shaykh 'Abdur-Rahmaan 'Abdul-Khaaliq.
(15).At-Tankeel (1/48) of 'Allaamah al-Mu'allamee al-Yamanee.