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And let there be [arising] from you a nation inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be successful.
[Qur’an: Chapter #3 (Surah Ali-Imran: Family of Imran) Verse #104]
My duty as a Muslim is to convey the message of Truth, and if either you’re a Muslim i.e. Surrendering to the will of Allah Almighty (The One and Only Creator) or the one on the path of finding the truth, see the below verses from Holy Qur’an (Final revelation sent by Allah as a form of guidance towards straight path)
And return [in repentance] to your Lord and submit to Him before the punishment comes upon you; then you will not be helped.
[Qur’an: Chapter #39 (Surat Az-Zumar: The Troops) Verse #54]
And whoever desires other than Islam as religion – never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers.
[Qur’an: Chapter #3 (Surat Ali-Imran: Family of Imran) Verse #85]
[Say, O Muhammad], “I have only been commanded to worship the Lord of this city, who made it sacred and to whom [belongs] all things. And I am commanded to be of the Muslims [those who submit to Allah]
[Qur’an: Chapter #27 (Surat An-Naml: The Ant) Verse #91]
And when it is recited to them, they say, “We have believed in it; indeed, it is the truth from our Lord. Indeed we were, [even] before it, Muslims [submitting to Allah].
[Qur’an: Chapter #28 (Surat Al-Qasas: The Stories) Verse #53]
Whoever submits his whole self to Allah, and is a doer of good, has grasped indeed the most trustworthy hand-hold: and with Allah rests the End and Decision of (all) affairs.
[Qur’an: Chapter #31 (Surat Luqman: “Luqman”) Verse #22]
And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, “Indeed, I am of the Muslims.
[Qur’an: Chapter #41 (Surat Fussilat: Explained in Detail) Verse #33]
Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam. And those who were given the Scripture did not differ except after knowledge had come to them– out of jealous animosity between themselves. And whoever disbelieves in the verses of Allah, then indeed, Allah is swift in [taking] account.
[Qur’an: Chapter #3 (Surat Ali-Imran: Family of Imran) Verse #19]
Da’wah is a duty
Most Muslims know that Islam is a universal religion, meant for all mankind. Allah (SWT) is the Lord of the entire Universe, and Muslims have been entrusted with the duty of conveying His message to all mankind. Alas, most Muslims today have become callous towards this duty! While accepting Islam as the best way of life for ourselves, most of us are unwilling to share this knowledge with those to whom the message has not yet been conveyed.
The Arabic word Da’wah means a call or an invitation. In Islamic context, it means to strive for the propagation of Islam.
The Glorious Qur’an says:
Ah! Who is more unjust than those who conceal the testimony they have from Allah? But Allah is not unmindful of what ye do!
[Al-Qur’an Chapter #2 (Surah Al-Baqarah: The Cow) Verse #140]
Source: Above Text is Taken from the Book: ‘Answers to Non-Muslims’ Common Questions about Islam’ by Dr.Zakir Naik.
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In the end my comments about above text: Islam is not an individualistic religion. You simply can’t climb up the mountain of success by pulling others down.
Divided we fall, together we stand united.