Bringing Deen alive in the lives of people

Q: We hear in some bayans, "Allah will ask us on the day of qiyaamah, that Deen was coming out of the lives of the people, what did you do to bring Deen alive?"

1. Is this a valid statement to make?

2. Will we be questioned about whether we made efforts of Deen or not?

3. If someone does not make any effort of deen on others at all, but does practice on deen himself, will he be taken to task for this?

4. What is the ruling regarding tabligh in the current tarteeb present, is it something mustahab, or mubaah, or what?

5. What is the ruling regarding tasawwuf in the current tarteeb present of going to a shaykh etc, is it something mustahab, or mubaah, or what?


1. It is everybody's duty to help in preserving deen according to his ability and means available. Not to have any concern about the preservation of deen is not at all in keeping with the status of a muslim.

2 - 3. As explained that every person should be doing something for the preservation of his deen. Just as one makes an effort for the preservation of his health and wealth, something has to be done for the preservation of deen within yourself, subordinates and those you can influence easily. You will be answerable for this.

4 - 5. It is compulsory for every Muslim to learn the proper aqaaid, the right amal, get his mu`aamalaat right and correct his akhlaaq and heart. Whether he gets this through a madrasah, a khanqah or through the efforts of tableegh, this is not the criteria. The criteria is to get these values.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)