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08-13-2009 @ 10:10 AM    Notify Admin about this post
abu yaseerah abdurrahim muhammad (detroit,,mi)
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salamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

recently i went to a tablighi masjid to perform the salah in jama'ah. and there was a tablighi there giving dawah to about five christians. towards the end of his talk he showed them how to perform wudhu and then asked them to join the saff for salah. he was advised that this was not correct being that they were janub and without shahada. but he said this was good dawa. can any of the talibul ilm give clarification on this matter. jazakallah khair. wa salam.

08-20-2009 @ 11:16 PM    Notify Admin about this post
ibn Ahmad Maher ibn Ahmad (U.S.A.)
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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah  

Shaikh Hassan ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab al-Bannah (hafidhahullaah) talked about this precise matter during his visit to Philadelphia, PA, in America.

The shaikh (hafidhahullaah) said,
"Allaah only accepts the deeds done purely for His sake. This was the call of all the Messengers, whether it was Ibrahim or Musa or 'Isa or Muhammad, 'alaihim u salam ajma'in. This is what they called to - to stay away from shirk and hold onto Tawheed, as the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa salaam) commanded us.

You do not come to a person who just embraced Islam, and say, "you must come and make salat" right away and "you must have a beard" right away. Or for a sister who just embraced Islam, [you do not say to her] "you must wear the niqab" right away, or "don't drink liquor" right away.

Rather, you teach them Tawheed first. All the Messengers called to that first. Therefore, we start with Tawheed,
then what follows Tawheed is the rest of the correct religion. This was the way of the Messengers. This is the baaraka (blessing) of following the correct religion upon Tawheed.
End of quote.  

So if we do not immediately teach those who just embraced Islam the salat until after teaching them Tawheed, then what about the disbelieving Christians?

Due to the name of the section, it may be important to note that the poster does not in any way claim to be a student of knowledge. BaarakAllaahu fikum.

Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.  

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