About the Dawah & Tabligh Effort

Bismillah hir-Rahma nir-Raheem. In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful. All praises are due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. Greetings and Salutations upon His beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam).

What is the effort of Dawah & Tabligh?

The effort of Dawah & Tabligh is a non-profit non-political transnational religious movement. The movement primarily aims at Islamic spiritual reformation by working at the grass roots level, reaching out to Muslims across all social and economic spectra to bring them closer to the practices of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam).

The effort of Dawah & Tabligh exclusively focuses on making Muslims 'better and purer' and always inviting each and every human being in the world irrespective of their colour, caste, creed, sex or regional variations.

The effort of Dawah & Tabligh was revived in India at a time when Hz Ml Muhammad Ilyas (R.A) became aware that Muslims were losing their identity to other cultures and were living a life that had very little to do with Islamic teachings and practices. Maulana Ilyas fully aware of the difficult task ahead was determined to bring the Muslims back to the fold of true Islam. In the early 1920s, Maulana Ilyas first tried various other approaches with a very limited amount of success.

He then was inspired to revive the great and noble effort of Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) i.e. effort of Dawah & Tabligh.

The effort was met with dramatic success in a relatively short period of time, due to Maulana Ilyas’s utmost devotion, determined efforts and sincerity of purpose. As a result many Muslims joined Maulana Ilyas’s movement to preach the message of Islam in every town and village

Ml Ilyas (R.A) sought inspiration from the practices of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) at the dawn of Islam when setting the guidelines of the effort. The teachings of the effort of Dawah & Tabligh are mainly basic and the Six Principles put forward by Muhammad Ilyas influence most of their teachings. The effort of Dawah & Tabligh encourages everyone to fulfill the Islamic requirement of sacrificing ones time and wealth for ones own spiritual upliftment and that of others.

The effort of Dawah & Tabligh lays a great deal of emphasis on one’s faith in ALLAH [God] and continuously reminds its followers of the necessity of constantly increasing one’s faith through good actions.

The Six-points as outlined By Ml Ilyas are as follows:

1. Believing in the oneness of Allah
2. To offer the five prayers daily
3. Gaining knowledge and the remembrance of Allah
4. To respect every Muslim
5. Sincerity of intention
6. To spare time for this work

May Allah accept and bless this work as well as those who have dedicated their lives in carrying out this work.

This website does not officially represent Maulana Ahmed Suleman Khatani. May Allah reward all those that assisted in this project. Ameen