Benefits From “The Methodology of the Prophets in Calling to Allāh” of Al-‘Allāmah Rab’ī Ibn Hādī Al-Madkhalī حفظه الله – By Shaykh Khalid Adh-Dhafiri حفظه الله

Shaykh Khalid Adh-Dhafiri

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation—and may He extol the Messenger in the highest company of Angels, and grant him peace and security—likewise to his family, Companions, and true followers.

[25th-26th August 2023] Benefits From “The Methodology of the Prophets in Calling to Allāh That is the Way of Wisdom and Intelligence” ‘منهج الأنبياء في الدعوة إلى الله فيه الحكمة والعقل’ of Al-‘Allāmah Rab’ī Ibn Hādī Al-Madkhalī حفظه الله – By Shaykh Khalid Adh-Dhafiri حفظه الله. Translation by Dr. Abdulilah Lahmami حفظه الله. Masjid Salafi, Birmingham, UK.

— PART 1 —

  • Some words regarding Shaykh Rabī’ b. Hādī al-Madkhalī (حفظه الله).
  • His birth, upbringing, path of learning, scholars he benefited from, preservation of his time, ghīrah for the ‘Aqīdah and defence of the Sunnah.
  • The praise of Shaykh Ibn Bāz, Shaykh al-Albānī and Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymīn (رحمهم الله) for Shaykh Rabī’.
  • Shaykh Rabī’s constant advice to Ahlus-Sunnah to cooperate with each other upon the truth and not divide. 
  • The praise of Shaykh Fawzān (حفظه الله), Shaykh Muqbil and Shaykh Zayd al-Madkhalī (رحمهم الله) for this book (Manhaj al-Anbiyā’).
  • The reasons why the Shaykh wrote the book.
  • A summary of the book.

— PART 2 —

  • Summarised points from the book, and examples of the Prophets’ call to Tawḥīd.
  • Reasons for the impermissibility of following other than the way of the Prophets when calling the people to Allāh.
  • The deviation of Jamā’ah at-Tablīgh and al-Ikhwān al-Muslimīn.
  • Seven points that distinguish the da’wah of the people of Tawḥīd:
  • 1. Knowledge.
  • 2. Acting upon what you call to.
  • 3. Al-Ikhlāṣ (sincerity).
  • 4. Starting with the most important affairs.
  • 5. Patience upon harm.
  • 6. Good manners.
  • 7. Strong hope in Allāh and never losing hope in His Mercy.
  • The great purpose for which Allāh created mankind and jinn.
  • Allāh’s elevation of mankind with the fiṭrah and intellect.
  • The three foundations of the da’wah of the Prophets and Messengers (عليهم الصلاة والسلام).
  • Five points that show all of the Qur’ān calls to Tawḥīd.
  • The importance of Tawḥīd al-Ulūhiyyah.

— PART 3 —

  • Preparing oneself for trials when calling to Allāh, and examples of afflictions faced by the Messenger ﷺ. 
  • Proof from the story of Ibrāhīm (عليه السلام) that the objective of the Prophets and Messengers was calling to Tawḥīd and not seeking authority.  
  • The call of Nūḥ (عليه السلام).
  • His persistence in calling his people to Tawḥīd.
  • The danger of shirk, and how shayṭān beguiled the people after being upon Tawḥīd for ten generations.
  • The status of Tawḥīd with the Prophets and Messengers.
  • The call of Ibrāhīm (عليه السلام).
  • His focus on the rectification of ‘Aqīdah. 
  • The beautiful way in which he called his father to Tawḥīd.
  • His da’wah was to Tawḥīd and not to demonstrations or overthrowing the rulers.
  • His honourable station with Allāh.
  • The call of Yūsuf (عليه السلام).
  • His patience in calling to Tawḥīd.
  • Despite being oppressively imprisoned, he never called to overthrowing the rulers.
  • The call of Mūsā (عليه السلام).
  • His determination in calling Fir’awn to Tawḥīd despite witnessing the oppression he (i.e. Fir’awn) was capable of.
  • Proof that his objective was not leadership or luxuries of the dunyā.
  • The call of Muḥammad ﷺ.
  • How he began his call.
  • The understanding of Abū Sufyān (when he was a mushrik) regarding the call of the Messenger ﷺ vs the Ṣūfīs of today.
  • Why the call of the Messenger ﷺ continued.
  • The uneasiness the caller to Tawḥīd should feel when shirk is apparent.
  • The Messenger’s ﷺ great concern for Tawḥīd even at the end of his life and his closing of the doors to grave worshipping.

— PART 4 —

  • The reason the manhaj of the Prophet ﷺ revolved around rectifying ‘Aqīdah.
  • The call of Ahlus-Sunnah vs those who have strayed from Jamā’ah at-Tablīgh and al-Ikhwān al-Muslimīn.
  • Shaykh Rabī’s (حفظه الله) clarification regarding al-Ikhwān al-Muslimīn.
  • Al-Ikhwān al-Muslimīn are the Khawārij of our time.
  • Statements from Mawdūdī that show the manhaj of this group, and the beautiful way in which Shaykh Rabī’ refuted him.
  • The reason Shaykh Rabī’ used Ibn Taymiyyah’s (رحمه الله) refutation of the Rāfiḍah to refute the political activists.
  • The impermissibility of saying the objective of the Prophets and Messengers was leadership.
  • The correct meaning of Ḥākimiyyah.
  • The danger of those who bring about false interpretations in the dīn.
  • How to understand belief in the Ḥākimiyyah of Allāh.
  • Encouragement to benefit from the books of Shaykh Rabī’ and to strive in seeking knowledge.
  • Ibn al-Qayyim (رحمه الله) on the differences between knowledge and wealth.
  • Advice for the Salafīs regarding unity and brotherhood.
  • A warning against being heedless regarding desires and belittling the small sins.
  • How desires can lead to doubts.
  • Bringing ourselves to account before we are brought to account.
  • Advice for the women. 


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