Principles of Salafi Manhaj in Dawah

Click here to read the Book – “Principles of the Salafi Manhaj in Dawah” by Shaikh Saleh ibn Abdul-Aziz ibn Muhammad aal-Shaikh (Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance), who explains 12 distinguishing traits of the Salafi Manhaj in Da’wah.

Short Description:

Dawah is, without doubt, a distinctive trait of this ummah – a distinctive characteristic of the followers of Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam), and is a course of action, which needs a ‘Manhaj’, a way (i.e., manner, approach, method) – the Manhaj which Allaah assigned for His Messengers, the Sahabah and those who followed them in their Manhaj.

This book focuses on the often neglected aspect of Dawah – the correct Methodology. A must read for all those who are involved or wants to get involved in this beautiful ‘ibaadah – Dawah fi sabeelillah. Below are the points which the book covers:

  • Why the need to learn the Fundamentals of the Manhaj of Dawah?
  • Why is the reward of a Da’ee upon Allah Alone?
  • Why is Dawah one of the best forms of worship?
  • Why adhere to the understanding of as-Salaf as-Saleh in Dawah?

(1) – 1st Distinctive Trait of the Salafi Manhaj in Dawah – Dawah is for Allah Alone

(2) – 2nd Distinctive Trait of the Salafi Manhaj in Dawah – The Priorities of the Manhaj of Dawah must be clear to the Da’ee

(3) – 3rd Distinctive Trait of the Salafi Manhaj in Dawah – Adhering to Ittiba (obedience) and refraining from Ibtida (innovation)

(4) – 4th Distinctive Trait of the Salafi Manhaj in Dawah – Tarbiyah with ‘ilm (knowledge)

(5) – 5th Distinctive Trait of the Salafi Manhaj in Dawah – Giving Importance to The Arabic Language

(6) – 6th Distinctive Trait of the Salafi Manhaj in Dawah – Academic Discipline

  • The Da’ee must be confident that he is academically well-acquainted with what he is calling to.
  • The Da’ee must know the Akhlaaq (praiseworthy manners) of a Da’ee
  • The Da’ee must have Prudence in handling the affairs of the people

(7) 7th Distinctive Trait of the Salafi Manhaj in Dawah – Callers to Jamaa’ah (unity) and to abandonment of disunity

(8) – 8th Distinctive Trait of the Salafi Manhaj in Dawah – Moderation: (al-wasatiyyah and al-a’tidal)

(9) – 9th Distinctive Trait of the Salafi Manhaj in Dawah – Salafi Manhaj is founded upon the fundamentals derived from the Sharee’ah texts

  • Explaining the fundamental, ‘Considering the wider MaslaHa over the restricted MaslaHa’
  • Explaining the Fundamental, ‘Blocking the Means (that lead to evil)’

(10) – 10th Distinctive Trait of the Salafi Manhaj in Dawah – A Da’ee should spread Optimism

(11) – 11th Distinctive Trait of the Salafi Manhaj in Dawah – Refuting the doubts (that are raised) in the Deen

(12) – 12th Distinctive Trait of the Salafi Manhaj in Dawah – Guarding the Tongue from slandering the scholars

Author: Islamic Treasure

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