Gentleness: The Foundational Principle in Refutation, Da’wah, and Clarification

In the name of Allah (The One). I send the peace and blessings upon his messenger (Al-Mustafa), upon his family, companions, and those who follow him in righteousness until The Day of Judgement (Yowm Al-Qiyaamah). To proceed:

This treatise is an extraction of sections of Shaykh Bin Baaz‘s Fatawa (religious verdicts) that dealt with gentleness and how it is the foundational principle in refutation, da’wah, and clarification.

The Shaykh (rahimahullah) used to see that the foundational principle in calling to Allah begins with softness and the easiest path. Specifically when ignorance is prevalent, desires have taken over, and advice has decreased. This is what Allah commanded His messenger with, as He said to Musa (‘alayhi As-Salam — peace be upon him) commanding to soften his speech with the greatest disbeliever of creation — Fir’own (Pharaoh) — the one that claimed lordship. Allah (ta’ala — The High) said,

“And speak to him with gentle speech that perhaps he may be reminded or fear [ Allah ].” — Surah Aali Emran (3) : 104

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About Abdul-Malik Merchant
Muslim. Husband. Father. Associate Imam @ISBCC. UQU grad. Boston resident. DC native. Biker. Goofy. Straight up.

3 Responses to Gentleness: The Foundational Principle in Refutation, Da’wah, and Clarification

  1. May Allah (azzawajal) continue to enrich you in knowledge and that you use it to uplift the ummah. Please visit us @ IRHSCA when you are back in the states.

  2. Reblogged this on Makkah2Medinah and commented:

    I don’t think the Muslims can ever have a shortage of gentleness so long as it’s applied for the sake of Allah and appropriately. May Allah grant us all to be from the gentle and just, Ameen!

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