About the Dawah & Tabligh
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 &
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.