When someone who are not Muslims recited the Great Kalimah he or she has entered Islam but the Great Kalimah have not entered into his or her heart. When the Great Kalimah have entered our heart and the ways of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w are in our actions then we have become true Muslims. When a person has recited, the Great Kalimah all his previous sins forgiven and all the bad deeds written in his or her book of records converted into good deeds. Anyone who recited the Kalimah, there is no God except Allah, whether in the day or in the night times with sincerity, all his sins are forgiven and all the bad deeds written in his or her book of records are converted into good deeds. It is a great blessing to be able to recite the Great Kalimah, as it is indeed a great amals.
Prophet s.a.w once said with approximate meaning, when anyone of you does any bad deeds, he or she must do good deeds, as good deeds will annul bad deeds. One of the companions asked the Prophet s.a.w whether saying Kalimah is a good deed. On hearing this Prophet s.a.w remarked, it is the best of all good deeds. A person who has recited the Great Kalimah even once in his life times will get the syafa’at of Prophet s.a.w. Prophet Muhammad s.a.w was continuously inviting Abu Talib, his uncle to recite the Great Kalimah and he did not stop doing it even until the time when Abu Talib was about to pass his last breath. The work of inviting the non-Muslims to recite the Great Kalimah is such a great work as shown by the eagerness and seriousness of our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w in doing the work.
When a person who is not Muslims recited the Great Kalimah, he or she has entered Islam. He or she is a convert and when the Kalimah has entered his or her heart and he or she has started to practice the orders of Allah, he or she is slowly on the way of becoming a Muslims. In order for the Great Kalimah to enter his or her heart, the first order that he or she has to do is to convey the Great Kalimah to those who has not accepted the Great Kalimah and to remind those who have accepted the Great Kalimah about the meaning of the Kalimah. In doing so, Allah will slowly install the Kalimah in his or her heart. Speaking frequently about the Kalimah will make the Kalimah finally enter our heart. When the Kalimah start to enter our heart then we will start to have the ability to obey the other orders of Allah. The second order of Allah is to perform the five times daily solat. As iman increases, the ability to do all other orders of Allah increases and the quality of the amals of the person also increases.
Prophet Muhammad s.a.w once said in the approximate meaning that a man would not become correct until his heart is correct. His heart will not become correct until his iman is correct and his iman will not become correct until his speeches are correct. What is correct speeches. The correct speeches are the speeches that call people to Allah. Allah said in the Quran with approximate meaning, whose speeches are better than those who call people to Allah and do good amals and he says he is a Muslim. The correct speeches are the speeches that call people to Allah. To call people to Allah means to call people to recite that there is no God except Allah and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah. In other words, when a person does the work of calling people to recite the Great Kalimah, Allah will make his speeches to be correct and when his speeches is correct his iman will also become strong. When his iman has becomes strong, his amals will also become correct. When a person has a strong iman and correct amals, he becomes a real true Muslims.
Nowadays, the common practice that we generally do to a new convert that has just converted to Islam is to ask him or her to perform five times solat. We do not ask the new convert to do the work of dakwah and the work of reminding Muslims about the meaning of the Great Kalimah CLICK. This is because we believe that only those who has knowledge and have good amals can do the work of dakwah. To the new converts who have no knowledge, we believe that they are not able to do dakwah and should not do the work of dakwah. As they are new Muslims, we think the first order he or she must do is not to do dakwah but to perform five times daily solat. As a result, their iman remain weak and whenever they have problems, they remain dependent on Muslims and not dependent on Allah.
The first order that, Sahabah did upon reciting the Great kalimah is the work of dakwah CLICK. As a result, the iman of all Sahabah were strong. When Allah gave the second amal, that is solat; the Sahabah were able to perform the solat with punctuality and quality. With solat that has quality, the Sahabah tend to solve all their problems by performing solat. When they do not have food at home they will asked Allah by performing solat and Allah gave them food. When they have debt to pay, they will ask Allah by performing solat and Allah pay their debt. The Sahabah has correct solat and with the correct solat, they solved all their problems. Sahabah have correct solat because they have the correct iman and they have correct iman because all Sahabah do the work of dakwah from the day they have recited the Great Kalimah CLICK.
We will become true Muslims when we have correct iman and correct amals. We will not have the correct iman and amals if we do not do the work of calling people to Allah, which means to call the non-Muslims to recite the Great Kalimah, and this is the work of dakwah. The main work of Muslims is dakwah. Anyone who wants to become a true Muslims must do the work of dakwah, which is the work of calling people to Allah.
We should be proud to be Muslims and we should want people to know us as Muslims. We should do the work of dakwah as our main work so that we become true Muslims. The main works of all Muslims are dakwah and we cannot become true Muslims unless we do the work of dakwah. The work of dakwah and Muslims are unanimous. When a person is Muslims, his or her main work is dakwah. Dakwah and Muslims are inseparable. At the times of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w, they cannot imagine that a Muslims will ever leave the work of dakwah. Now the so calls Muslims have forgotten the work of dakwah that is the work of inviting the non-Muslims to recite the Great Kalimah. Because we have left our work that is the work of dakwah, we also lose our name Muslims. Nowadays Muslims are not proud to be call Muslims but they are rather proud to be call by the name of their race or country. The Malays are proud to be call as Malay rather than to be call as Muslims. The Kelantan peoples are proud to be call as Kelantanese. The Muslims that live in Malaysia are proud to be call as Malaysians rather than to be call as Muslims. Let us be proud to be call as Muslims and let us be thankful to Allah, as He has given us the work of dakwah as He has given to all the Prophets of Allah.
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