”Be a community that calls to what is good, urging what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: those who do this are the successful ones.”(Âl ‘Imrân, 3:104)
“You are the best among all the nations that were raised among mankind - you enjoin what is good and forbid evıl and you believe in Allah.” (Âl ‘Imrân, 3:110)
As revealed in these verses of Âl ‘Imrân, We, as an Ummah, should spend our lives enjoining the good and forbidding the evil and spreading the word of Islam on earth. Our goal should be to convey the way we live and the word of Islam to those around us, beginning with our families and then extending it to allö whether they be Muslim or non-Muslim.
It is not possible for a Muslim to attain the pleasure of Allah and true faith without undertaking what was the main duty of all the Prophets, that is, conveying the message of faith to others. Allah imparts this duty on all Muslims in the following way:
“The believers, men and women, are protectors, one to another: They enjoin what is just and forbid what is evil…On them Allah will pour His mercy; for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise” (Tawba, 9: 71)
In this issue, our beloved teacher Osman Nuri Efendi elucidates the manners and measure which should be observed when serving others in conveying the Message of Allah. He explains that Muslims should have knowledge, wisdom and strong character in order to succeed in this service.
Continuing our series of explanations for the meanings of the Names of Allah there is an article by Umm Yusuf illustrating the glory and importance of the beautiful Name, Al-Jabbâr.
Prof. Ibrahim Canan writes about the lessons of sincerity from the life of our beloved Prophet (pbuh) and the methods that he and his Companions used whilst serving Islam.
We hope you enjoy reading all the articles in this edition and find them useful when sharing the message of Islam to others.
May Allah grant us a role to play in furthering Islam and in conveying the light of Islam to the whole of mankind. Âmîn.