An offer to help
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
asak dear brother, i am very glad to c such an excellent work going on in our community. it was just recently that i started recieving mals from yr website, initially i thought it was bohri community propogating thier own causes so i deleted first couple of mails without reading them, today i spared time and went thru yr site as well, i am very gladto c this. inshaallah Allah will give u succes in both the worlds. I just read the question about a bohri critisising us muslims, and i just got to know what they think, sine i never had a bohri friend in my life, it was very difficult to understand thier reasoning. after reading yr reply i came to know these Mullas charge thier visiting fees, this is so obvious that thier intention is money. Yr movement should be made stronger and each meber of yr group given a target to convert(revert) any X nos of bohris in a week/month, whatever it is, since u already have friends in that community n i believe atleast youngsters of today would listen to u, rest is in the hands of Allah (if HE wishes so). pls tell me how can i be of any help 2 u. I am an ASP programmer (not very experiencd) but if i can help u in any manner i would be glad. salaams 2 all my bros ALLAH HAFIZ
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
All Praise is due to Allah Subhanah Alone Who has had Mercy on us, and guided us to the Straight Path of Islam. Brother, you cannot imagine our happiness when we received your email, and you cannot imagine what your thoughts mean to us. May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best in this world and honor you with the highest Firdaus in the Hereafter. Ameen.
The best way you can help us brother, is that you supplicate Allah Subhanah for us and implore him to give us the wisdom, patience, and steadfastness to strive in His Way to the best of our ability. We constantly pray and beg our Merciful Lord to accept our humble deeds, have Mercy on all the believers, forgive us our shortcomings, and save us all from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.
Brother, you will help us and contribute to the Cause of Allah by propagating the Truth of the Holy Quran to all who are around you, wherever in the world you may be and especially to our Bohra brethren, as they have a bigger right upon us as they are our people. May Allah Subhanah help us and guide us to invite all who want to listen to good caution, to the very words and Message of our Merciful Lord.
Brother, another way you can help us is by collecting and sending us the email addresses of the brothers and sisters who might be interested in receiving the Message of Truth; or you could create your own database of email addresses and forward our humble articles, or any other good Islamic articles from the Holy Quran to them. If we are able to help even one brother or sister to come closer to the guidance of the Holy Quran through our efforts, we will have done our duty towards them.
Jazak Allah Kheir and May Allah Subhanah reward you immensely for your suggestion on strengthening this humble effort of ours. Brother, obviously it would be difficult to monitor each member on the forum, or give him/her a task of trying to convert an x number of our Bohra brethren in a specified time. Besides, Allah has only made it our duty to invite mankind to the Truth of Islam to guide someone or leave them astray, is in the Sole Power and Domain of Allah Subhanah! Thus, the best way you can help us is pray to Allah for us, and forward ours or any good Islamic messages to all you know and can reach. And leave the rest upto Allah Subhanah! Allah Subhanah will never ask any of the believers how many people did they convert in the course of their lives but what He will question the believers about, is whether they proclaimed and declared His Message of Truth to mankind.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 110:You (muslims) are the best community which has been raised for the guidance of mankind. You enjoin what is right, and forbid what is evil and you all believe in Allah Alone.
May Allah Subhanah bless you and your family, and always keep you and us all, in His Infinite Mercy and Protection.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,