Salam Domers, wassup? ok so neway, tonight, for my tazkirah, aku nk sentuh sket psal dakwah n also pendosa, ie; all of us, since no one is exempted from sinning, we're all human after all. but neway, aku nk ckp specifically sket psal the more extremes of pendosa, n explain sket a bit of what goes on in their minds bile ade golongan2 pendakwah (basically korang ah an) cube berdakwah dkat dorg. ok so this pretty much sums it up; "budak2 bajet baek, think they know me (when they clearly dont), trying to help me (when i never asked for help), trying to tell me that im wrong n that they're right, who basically just need to shut up n get off their high horses, n leave ppl alone". ok so this is typically what goes on in ppl's head when someone tries to dakwah them (not everyone's head, but generally). ok so personally, if i was to speak to some of my currently-murtad-but-biiznillah-will-come-back-to-islam friends, i'd first explain to them where pendakwah(s) r coming from; say u knew the cure for cancer, n that cure is free, wldn't u want to gv that cure to everyone who has cancer? now say u knew the cure for all the problems in the world? the cure to poverty, hatred, racism, sexism, depression, oppression, sorrow, anxiety, the list goes on...if u knew the cure to those problems, wldn't u want to spread it to everyone else? well that's wat dakwah is all abt.
However, it is also vital for org yg bgi dakwah to understand where sinners r coming from. we cannot hv an attitude or a mindset yg pendosa ni sume cume hidup ikot nafsu semata2. that aint the truth, or at least, not the whole truth neway. we need to understand that there r some ppl who r deeply, horribly broken in this world. whose days r filled w sorrow n whose nights r haunted by regret. they r wounded souls, empty inside. n so they try to fill this emptiness w wtv they can get their hands on. alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food, money etc. also while im saying this, i think its important to note that there is actually no "we" or "they" here, we are all sinners n we are all pendakwah, n so it is our responsibility to remind one another towards good. but yeah basically thats my point; sin doesnt just happen. addictions dont just happen. ppl dont just wake up from a perfect, stress-free life n say "im gonna go do drugs n sleep around". no. our habits r deeply rooted in the wounds of our soul. n thats where dakwah comes in. thats where islam comes in. bcoz Allah knows this world will break us. He knows we are weak. But He Loves us, the Truest, Most Unconditional Love of all. n so He knows nothing in this world can mend our wounded souls. n nothing in this world can fill up our emptiness. except Him, n by us following His commands. n so if we take this into consideration next time we see a sinner, we actually will never again see a sinner, we will only see sins, being done by ppl who someday might be better Muslims than we are. Ppl who someday might even be Mu'mins or Muhsins.
so let's gv a fairly obvious example. the next time we see a scantily-dressed woman, we all know what to think right? she's dressed that way to get men's attention. ahahah NO. dear fellow male species, xyah ah kite sume nak fikir yg ppuan pkai seksi2 semata2 nk perhatian kite, xyah nk bajet hensem or hotstuff sgt ah hahah, sedar diri sket. tbh, most of the time, those women x fikir pon psal laki when they're getting dressed. they just wanna exercise their right to being an individual n expressing who they are, thru wat they wear. however, this can prove quite ignorant, coz let's face it, wat a woman wears does hv an effect on those around her. xyah nk tgk laki pon, tgk effect kat ppuan laen pon dah ketara. how many scenes dlm movie hollywood that shows a girl at a club, n she isnt looking at men, instead she's scanning all the other women up n down, n making "comments" about how those women r dressed, eventhough she might b just as barely clothed as they are. but neway, not wanting to go into the whole aurat thing, this is just an example. so the next time we see a scantily-clad woman, how abt instead of passing judgements (which is NOT our job in the first place) we make a small dua for her; that she'll be safe n that die dapat hidayah. who knows, she might hv been sexually abused as a child, n so her sense of self worth is highly twisted n disturbed. or she might b a rly good Muslim, who is always khusyu' in her prayers, n she wakes up for tahajjud everyday, n she never gossips, n aurat is the one thing that she's struggling with. we dont know other ppl's pasts, n even if we did, it is never enough to pass judgement, coz that will never help in dakwah.
ok i hv more to write but this is kinda getting long. so imma just make these next 2 points quick. Firstly, for those of us who feel that non-Muslims hv a free life coz they can drink alcohol n gamble n hv all the sex they want n etc, u hv freedom deeply confused with escapism. someone who is truly happy doesnt need to rely on drinks or drugs or anything else to face reality. Secondly, for those of us who hv dark pasts n hv risen above that, do not feel proud of urself that u hv dabbled in both sides (the good and the bad). yes there is the whole "those w the darkest past can have the brightest future" but that is more of to give hope to those who hv fallen into sin. our past mistakes shld humble us n remind us of how much we need a strong relationship w Allah. it shldnt make us arrogant n feel like it somehow makes us badass or anything.
ok so that's all for tonight. sorry for any mistakes that i may hv conveyed. after all's said n done, Allah knows best ~ sekian, salam
By: Abdullah Khumayni