Propagating Islam duty for believers – Harun Yahya

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SHAFAQNA - What’s there in Islam that the believers feel so enthusiastic to tell others about? What indeed makes a Muslim remain motivated when it comes to Islam? Allah Almighty commanded there be a group among believers who call people to the good and the right: “Let there be a community among you who call to the good, and enjoin the right, and forbid the wrong. They are the ones who have success.” (Holy Quran, 3:104)

In light of this verse, sincere Muslims feel it as an obligation on their part to tell others about Islam, its beauty and the morality therein, as also the futility of living in a manner not in sync with this spiritual morality.

Having fully grasped the import of ethics in one’s life, they want others to experience the same. They know what awaits in the Hell for those who live a rebellious life; and hence these believers want people to live a life that pleases Allah Almighty and which saves them from Hell’s torment.

It is therefore obligatory to know the truth. Because, the judgment in the Hereafter is going to be based on our deeds in this temporal life. And that will decide our eternal life in the Heaven or the Hell as a return for those deeds.

Such believers therefore do their best in their efforts to convince every single person to embrace Allah’s grace and thus save them from the fire of Hell. They spend their whole time in helping people come to the straight path.Such people receive great physical and spiritual strength from the believers, who continue preaching with the same zeal even if they fail to convince a single person to follow the right path. Their responsibility nevertheless is to only communicate the message. It is Allah the One Who will bestow guidance on whomever He wishes. When many in Makkah did not believe, despite Prophet’s (PBUH) profound efforts, Allah said to the Prophet (PBUH): “You cannot guide those you would like to, but Allah guides those He wills. He has best knowledge of the guided.” (Holy Quran, 28:56)

Every Prophet has faced difficulties while carrying the divine mission. They braved intimidation and danger to their life while leading their respective communities to the right path. 

In the Holy Quran, the Prophet Noah’s (peace be upon him) sincere efforts are pointed out as such: “He said, ‘My Lord, I have called my people night and day but my calling has only made them more evasive. Indeed, every time I called them to Your forgiveness, they put their fingers in their ears, wrapped themselves up in their clothes and were overweeningly arrogant. Then I called them openly. Then I addressed them publicly and addressed them privately. I said, ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Truly He is Endlessly Forgiving’.” (Holy Quran, 71:5-10)

Thanks to the Prophet Noah’s zeal to preach the moral values of religion and carry out Allah’s command, he was not affected by their actions and continued his mission with a solid determination.

However, it is important not to forget that the Prophet Noah and those who preach Allah’s religion with great spirit will be rewarded for every word they speak and effort they show on this path. 

Allah Almighty says: “(Triumphant) are those who turn repentant (to Allah), those who serve (Him), those who praise (Him), those who fast, those who bow down, those who fall prostrate (in worship), those who enjoin the right and who forbid the wrong and those who keep the limits (ordained) of Allah – And give glad tidings to believers!” (Holy Quran, 9:112)

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