The Dangers of Leaving Da’wah

The Shaikh, Muhadith, Mujadid of Yemen Muqbil ibn Haadi al-Waadi’ee rahimahullah said:

“And you, Oh Miskeen, want to stay in the corner of your house and leave the Muslims confused? Do you not know that from the Muslims is the one who is not proficient in reading Fatihaa? Do you not know that from the Muslims is the one who cannot distinguish between the Scholar and the astrologer? Do you not know that from the Muslims is the one who cannot distinguish between a Muslim and a communist? They are in need of callers to Allah so they can awaken themselves. Allah, the Exalted says:

وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلاً مِّمَّن دَعَآ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَـلِحاً وَقَالَ إِنَّنِى مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

And who is better in speech than he who [says: “My Lord is Allah (believes in His Oneness),” and then stands straight (acts upon His Order), and] invites (men) to Allah’s (Islamic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds, and says: “I am one of the Muslims.


Who obligated it upon you that you cannot call except under the banner of so and so? Call to the Book of Allah. Take Saheeh al-Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim and teach the people how to make ablution, how they should worship their Lord, how to pray, how they should call to Allah, how they should confront a communist or nationalist. Do you leave the children of the Muslims to the schools with wicked teachers? No…”

[Majmoo’ al-Fataawa al-Waadi’ee (1/72)]

Shaikh Rab’ee ibn Haadi al-Madkhali hafidhuhallah was asked about this Hadith:

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ “‏ الْمُؤْمِنُ الَّذِي يُخَالِطُ النَّاسَ وَيَصْبِرُ عَلَى أَذَاهُمْ أَعْظَمُ أَجْرًا مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِ الَّذِي لاَ يُخَالِطُ النَّاسَ وَلاَ يَصْبِرُ عَلَى أَذَاهُمْ

The believer who mixes with people and bears their annoyance with patience will have a greater reward than the believer who does not mix with people and does not put up with their annoyance

[Reported by Musnad Ahamd (2/34), Tirmidhi no. 2507, Ibn Majah no. 4032. It’s chain is Hasan]

Answer: “No doubt, mixing with the people and being patient with their for the sake of Allah is better than the one who is secluded. In any case, mixing with the people in order to command the good and prohibit the evil is something desired. So how do you we call the people? How do we call the disbelievers? How do we call if we remain in our homes? It is necessary that we emerge by writing, by recording tapes, by delivering khutbahs, by giving lectures which the specific and general people attend. This is mixing with the people…”

[ad-Dhari’ah ila Bayaan Maqaasid Kitab as-Shariah (4/49)

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan

Abu Sulaymaan

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