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Be Down to Earth - My Dawah tour to Ahmedabad.

Saturday, March 08, 2014 | comments

By: Iftikhar Islam

All praise is due to God Almighty – The Lord of the Universe, I got a chance to visit Ahmedabad for divine purpose. I had received invitation from my beloved brother Moinuddin Ibn Nasrullah to deliver a speech on the theme “Protect her Protect Future” and my topic was on Hayaa (Modesty).

The tour was an immense success that not only I delivered the speech but also met my beloved brother after a long time and was overwhelmed to meet his fabulous team. Even after traveling and visiting various centers I have not come across the team like ICGF. The way they work even in their busy schedule, no matter what – their exams, job or business – they are ready on one call of their leader. Allah has blessed Moinuddin a good team and has given him leadership skills which bind every member of ICGF as a family.

Da’wah is not just merely speaking on the stage. It is much more than that. We have to come down and interact one-to-one with the people and try to solve their issues, initiate conversations with people and deliver the message of God. When I visited the most popular mosque in Ahmedabad, I got a chance to interact with the tourists and deliver the message of God to them in the most appropriate manner and explain the beauties created by God Almighty for us and in return we have to recognize him and realize him; worship and surrender to none but Him; and thank him for He alone has created all these things exclusively for us. He is so merciful that he is continuously giving us chances to realize him and is constantly showing us His signs.

Tourist places are the best places for da’wah and to explain the purpose of our existence. People approach the tourist guide and want to know about the creation of God Almighty and you will have enormous time and opportunity to introduce the Creator of these creations.

People are eager to know the right path, they have time to listen to you, but you are not present where they spend their leisure time. People give attention to your words when you meet them in an appropriate place. Grab the opportunities and let your team go to places where tourists come from across the globe and present to them the message of peace and truth about the existence.

Soon I had to move back to my native place due to busy schedule in college and work in my organization GPRF. Again within couple of months I had to visit Ahmedabad for a grand program “Ahmedabad Peace Convention” (APC) organized by the same team ICGF under the leadership of Br. Moinuddin Ibn Nasrullah.

I had another great experience of meeting scholars and da’ees like Shaykh Arshad Basheer Madani (of AskIslampedia) and Adv. Faiz Sayed (of IRC, Aurangabad). Both the gentlemen were really very gentle and down to earth.

I got a chance to interact with Shaykh Arshad B. Madani on various issues. An in-depth analysis of Shaykh added several other points to my knowledge. I have written numerous articles on the basis of an in depth discussion on different matters. The points given by Shaykh helped me to write various articles and formulate strong opinions.

Adv. Faiz Sayed, a jolly person and at the same time very silent, has an immense knowledge in various fields. He is so down to earth that we used to spend time with him in his hotel room and don’t even realize the time in mid-night. He is a visionary and has skills of collective leadership. The solutions he provides regarding marriage issues are really fabulous. Those who want to get married soon and facing problems from parents should take his advice and techniques which you will surely enjoy and get benefit from. He is the one who boldly shares the knowledge without any hesitation which solves many unanswered problems and gives much needed solution to youngsters of this society.

Brother Moinuddin Ibn Nasrullah, a fabulous person, I know him from the days of Orkut and his life matches with me in many ways so we have a good binding and attachment between us. He too is really down-to-earth and very casual in his behavior as well as appearance. People often go in dilemma when they see him outside and ask “Are you the same person who was wearing suit and delivering talk”. He is so simple that you cannot recognize him walking in the street, a person of his caliber really miss this character. (I regularly advise him to become a bit modern in his day-to-day life.)

I learn a lot when I meet him or have a talk with him on phone, facebook or whatsapp. It is said that a friend should remind us of Allah when we meet him, indeed Br. Moinuddin reminds me of Allah whenever I think of him. He really works hard for his company and organization. He has an aggressive leadership quality which many of us miss. In this era we muslins should develop aggressive leadership quality and Allah has bestowed these qualities to Dr. Zakir Naik and Moinuddin Ibn Nasrullah.

There are many things to say about this tour but I conclude it here. I ask Allah to take much work from me and make my presence in the society beneficial to the entire universe. I have learnt a lot from this tour but the best thing I have learnt is “Being down to earth”. 


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Iftikhar Islam is the Administrator-Founder of Passionate Writers and GPRF (a non-profit org. in Belgaum), incredible author best known for collaborating management strategies with Islamic knowledge for an all-round Islamic development as required in the 21st century. He holds a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management from prestigious IIPM School of Business & Economy; and an ardent of Islam, Comparative Religions, Media and Law. | Know More |

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