“Allah has sent us to deliver whomsoever chooses, from the ‘uboodiyyah of men to the ‘uboodiyyah of Allah, from the narrowness of this world to the vastness of this world and the Hereafter, and from the tyranny and oppression of (false) religions to the justice of Islam.”

So said Rib’ee ibn ‘Amir (may Allah be pleased with him) to the Persian general Rustum, before the battle of Qadisiyyah. An explaination of the core of Islam. And notice it doesn’t take a two-hour speech to explain Islam, but a single, albeit long, sentence.

Whenever you give da’wah, no matter what angle, tie it back to tawhid–and if you can, plug this in. It’s our flagship, our mission statement.


Muhammad Alshareef. Lecture. AlMaghrib. Conquest: History of the Khulafa. University of Toronto, Toronto. November 2005.