Biggest Power of present day Irreligious and materialistic Movement
Those who see deep know that the biggest power of all the irreligious or temporal movements of this day and age is that they make direct contacts with the people, and then develop the behavior of people on their principles. Their callers are the people of action. They are active and mobile and have the spirit of sacrifice, and bear every type of hardships in their cause. They have activities to keep the people busy with. These all aspects have magnet-like attraction for the restless self of the people today.
Way to counter the Materialistic wordly and irreligious movement
To meet face to face with these irreligious movements. neither philosophical theories are appropriate, and nor paper designs (planning without action), or mere argument and reasoning, or those mere invitations which are limited to particular folds of people and have nothing with them for the common people to attract with and taking them on some work, can fully meet with the need.
These irreligious (or, at least, purely materialistic) movements are spreading like fire, and their networks are present throughout the world.
Only those religious movements can fully encounter which .
whose workers do not overlook any section of people;
their workers should not be leaving any hut of any poor or any field of any peasant,
but rather should be going to every workplace, and should be addressing people in their drawing rooms and in public-meeting places.
The activity, mobility and hardworking of the workers of this movement should not be less than those of the enthusiast and fire-filled workers of any of these irreligious materialistic movements,
and, in the same breath, their well-wishing and painfulness for others should be very high in comparison with the workers of all other movements- because they only want the uplift of the social and monetary status of the people, and the pain which they feel is only of the apparent deprivation and poorness;
whereas the work of these religious workers is of a very high stage and is very vast because they have the pain of that God-forgetting and animal-like life which people are living, and they are to lift up the religious, moral, spiritual and mental levels of the people, and are to develop human-ness Islamic polity and the 'want of learning religious knowledge in them.
They should be selfless people, bearing their burden by themselves, and not burdening anyone else.
They should have such easily-adaptable schemes with them for developing religious civilization, polity, morality and education, and for producing the good results of these qualities, which are more result-producing but need lesser expenditure.
Programme to engage common mass
Together they should give the people such an engagement which makes them busy with and is never-ending, that is, making that effort in other people which the others have made in them.
They should have such a work and such a system with them that could connect various folds of the society.
There should be such a way in which the youth can exert its powers of action because this is natural to them, and if they do not find any correct work. they will adopt the wrong ways.
The structure and outlay of Movement presented by Maulana Ilyas
The structure of da'wat o Tableegh which Hazrat Maulana has presented has all these attributes and particulars.
This sketch has room for development, and is not a heaven-sent direction or revelation.
With the in-depth understanding of the Qur'an and Hadees, knowledge of the life of the Holy Prophets Alaihissalam and the incidents and stories of the Shaba Raziallahu Anhu,
Deep knowingness of the' principles of deen, and with his God-gifted insight and wisdom in the matter of deen,
Hazrat Maulana has presented a methodology of work in the present time. And in the light of his study of the Qur'an and Hadees and in view of his long experience, he established some principles and procedures about this work, which all are derived from Qur'an and Hadees. The experience has proved that they' base on hundreds of prudent measures.
The Imminenet threat & Urgent need of the time
The only need now is that the people whom Allah has given
The wealth of sincerity, wisdom, reason, and the knowledge of deen, and
who are not uninformed of the trends of the present-time,
should draw their attention to this work; and
With their fire-of-action, power of administration and God-gifted mannerism should promote this work following its principles and making connection with Allah.
Dangers are in the front. The pace and power with which the irreligious movements are spreading and becoming popular, and the danger which the religion and the people of religion have from them, is an open secret. However, our religious and scholarly circles are not fully aware of this danger by now, and they are not giving attention to common mass invitation, mass education and learning, and mass movement and effort.
(The author writes an Urdu couplet .)
Jo Raaz Mai kada mein hai ek e k zaban par
Afsos Madarsa mein hai bilkul Nahan Hanoz
(Translation: The secret which is on every tongue in the wine bar, Sad to say, it is totally hidden to those sitting in the centre of learning.)
وَالَّذِينَ اجْتَنَبُوا الطَّاغُوتَ أَنْ يَعْبُدُوهَا وَأَنَابُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ لَهُمْ الْبُشْرَى فَبَشِّرْ عِبَادِ
الَّذِينَ يَسْتَمِعُونَ الْقَوْلَ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ أَحْسَنَهُ أُوْلَئِكَ الَّذِينَ هَدَاهُمُ اللَّهُ وَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ أُوْلُوا الأَلْبَابِ (الزمر: 17-18
And those who abstain from worshipping the Taghut and turn fervently to Allah, for them there is good news. So, give the good news to My servants
who listen to what is said, then, follow the best of it. Those are the ones whom Allah has guided, and those are the ones who possess understanding. [39:17-18]
(Translated from last pages of Maulana Ilyas aur unki deeni dawat by shaykh Nadvi)