Thursday, February 7, 2013

Stand--up (Da'wah) comedian?


Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatu! 

NO hee-hee and haa-ha'ing in dawah!!!!!! there are many daee's out there today who take Da'wah to another level. They mock and make their da'wah almost like a comedy show Subhana'Allah. May Allah grant us taufiq to learn how to give proper da'wah (me included first and foremost) and may He give us the knowledge and protect us from ignorance. Ameen.

Also, may I add, we do not address every group of people in the same manner...so many people say "oh so and so is too harsh and should be gentle because prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was gentle and kind.." These statement shows ignorance because rasulullah sallahu aleyhi wasselam addressed everybody differently according to the group of people !!!!!! LET US LEARN THE ETHICS OF DA'WAAH!!!

Question:

May Allah give you good, the questioner says: Is it from the means of Da'wah to utilize comedy and making people laugh in order to capture their hearts towards the religion? What is the correct method? May Allah reward you with good.

Shaykh Fawzan:

Da'wah is not by way of jokes, clowning and humor. Da'wah is by the Book and the Sunnah and preaching, it is not by humor or making the people laugh or things like this. This is not from kindness. Perhaps someone will say this is from kindness. Kindness is not joking that leads to comedy. This is from the things that trivialize the status of the caller. If they see him jesting, clowning and so forth, he will diminish in their view. He will become like a comedian, he will not be a caller to Allah. He will become like an actor. These things trivialize the significance of the call and the status of the caller. The person should give Da'wah in a serious manner, on the way of the Book and the Sunnah. And it does not appear in the Book and the Sunnah that comedy and joking is from Da'wah to Allah the Exalted. Allah said to His Prophet:

{125} ادْعُ إِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَجَادِلْهُمْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ

Invite (all) to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious.  (Soorah An Nahl 16:125)

With wisdom, means with knowledge; and putting the affairs in their proper places. You speak to the ignorant person with that which he will understand; you speak to the learned person with that which he will understand. You address the leader in a manner which is befitting. Every person is address in a manner which is suited for them. This is from wisdom.

Also wisdom is knowledge, thus do not give Da'wah while you are ignorant.

And beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious. Comedy is not included in this. Joking has not come as a means of Da'wah. This trivializes the significance of the Dawah and this diminishes the status of the caller; and he will become cheap in the eyes of the people, because he is shameless, and distasteful. Thus we do not invent things in the Da'wah that are not from its methodology.

http://salaf-us-saalih.com/2012/10/14/using-comedy-for-dawah-explained-by-shaykh-fawzan/

1 comment:

Assalamualaikum, please be mindful about what you are about to write. Think about it before writing and make sure it is something positive and beneficial, otherwise it will be deleted and ignored. JazakiAllah kheyr ! Sisters ONLY! xo