The rays of the sun benefits everyone, rich, poor, black, white, big, small, good, bad, sick and the healthy. Whether one praises the sun or hurls words of abuse, the rays of the sun benefits everyone. The ‘Ulamâ of the Ummah need to take a lesson from the sun – in the manner it benefits the entire creation without any hope of praise and reward. If the ‘Ulamâ go in to the masses of the Ummah and benefit them with the advice of the Noble Qur’ân and the Sunnah, the world would be a better place for all.
The Da‘wah wal Irshâd department allows ‘Ulama to utilize their potential in guiding the Ummah with the powerful rays of light that they carry, the Noble Qur’ân and the Sunnah.
The activities of the Da‘wah wal Irshâd are as follows:
- Ar Rasheed
The Ar Rasheed is the official newsletter of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa. It enjoys a circulation of 25 000 copies per edition.
Monthly posters are published and distributed in Masâjid in the region. They cover a range of issues relevant to various significant time periods of the year as well as address burning contemporary issues.
Educational workshops & lecture programmes
Educational workshops & lecture programmes are arranged in various Masâjid throughout the year. The more well-known topics covered in these events include:
- Spiritual Upliftment
- Youth Programmes
- Qirât & Na‘at Jalsah Programmes
- ‘Ulamâ Programmes
Distribution of Literature
The Da‘wah wal Irshâd department distributes various types of Islamic literature which include:
Books which have been prepared for non-Muslims who want to know about Islam in English, Zulu and Sotho. These are given to Da‘wah Centres, Da‘wah groups and to Muslim prison inmates who request for it. A set of seven books named the Tayseer Series have been prepared for persons who newly embraced Islam and want to know about the basics of being a Muslim.
The translation of the Noble Qur‘ân in English only (without Arabic text) to non-Muslims who want to know about Islam.
Hajj packs which comprise of important guidelines for Hujjâj.
Marital packs with essential literature for newly-weds and prospective couples.