Introduction to Dawat-e-Islami
Dear Islamic brothers! In every era, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ sent such holy personalities to the Ummah of His beloved and blessed Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم who excellently fulfilled the responsibility of 'اَمۡرٌبِالۡمَعۡرُوۡفِ وَنَھۡی ٌعَن ِالۡمُنۡکَر', i.e. calling people towards righteousness and preventing them from misdeeds. These righteous saintsinculcated in other Muslims the mindset: I must strive to reform myself and the people of the entire world.
One of such great personalities is Shaykh-e-TariqatAmir-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat Allamah Maulana Abu Bilal Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadiri Razavi Ziyaee دَامَت ْبَرَكَاتُهُم ُالْعَالِيَهْ who launched the Madani campaign of Dawat-e-Islami, a global & non-political movement for the preaching of Quran and Sunnah, with the help of some of his companions in Karachi in Zul-Qa'da-tul-Haram 1401 A.H. (September, 1981). He is a symbol of past saints in attributes like fear of Allah, deep devotion to the beloved Prophet, zeal and determination for following Quran & Sunnah, and for reviving Sunnah, piety, forgiveness, perseverance, patience, thankfulness, humility, simplicity, sincerity, asceticism, good-manners, absolute disinterest in the world, concern about the protection of faith, ambition to spread religious knowledge and reforming the Muslims
Through the platform of Dawat-e-Islami, he has brought a Madani revolution in the lives of millions of Muslims, especially the young Islamic brothers and sisters. Many sinful youths repented of their sins, adopting a pious way of life. Those previously not offering salah not only started offering salah but also many progressed even further becoming the Imams of Masajid; disobedient and rude offspring began to respect and obey their parents; those wandering in the dark valley of Kufr (unbelief) were blessed with the light of Islam; those dreaming of the sensual beauty of European countries became anxious and desirous of beholding the beauty of the Holy Ka'bah and the grand green dome of beloved Madinah; those who used to get worried and grieved about their apparently serious looking worldly matters got the Madani mindset of pondering over their afterlife; those fond of reading romantic and filthy novels got attracted to reading the books and booklets of the scholars of Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَت ۡفُـیُـوۡضُھُمۡ; those fond of excursions started travelling with Madani Qafilahs in the path of Allah; those whose aim was just to accumulate the wealth of the world adopted the Madani aim, I must strive to reform myself and the people of the entire world.' اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ