بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

قال ابن القيم رحمه الله تعالى: الدعاة المخصوصون به الذين يدعون إلى دينه وعبادته ومعرفته ومحبته وهؤلاء هم خواص خلق الله وأفضلهم عند الله منزلة وأعلاهم قدرا

يدل على ذلك الوجه الثلاثون بعد المائة وهو قوله تعالى: (وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلًا مِمَّنْ دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ)

قال الحسن: هو المؤمن أجاب الله في دعوته ودعا الناس إلى ما أجاب الله فيه من دعوته وعمل صالحا في إجابته فهذا حبيب الله هذا ولي الله

 فمقام الدعوة إلى الله أفضل مقامات العبد

Ibn Al Qayim (May Allah shower him with Mercy)  said:

“The Callers [to Allah] who are exclusive to Him, [are] those who call to His Religion, His worship, Knowledge of Him, and to the Love for Him. These are the exclusive ones from among the creation of Allah, and the best in status with Allah and the highest in value and rank.

This (one hundred and thirtieth) aspect is evidenced [in the Qur’an] by His saying [Exalted is He]: {And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, “Indeed, I am of the Muslims”} (Fusilat 41:33)

Al Hasan said: He is the believer who has responded to the call and Message of Allah, and called the people to that which he responded to, and did righteous deeds in his response. Such [a person] is beloved to Allah, and Such [a person] is a Wali of Allah 

So the position of Calling to Allah is the best rank and position the Slave [and Servant of Allah] can attain”.   

Reference:

[1] Muftaah Daar Al Sa’adah by Ibn Al-Qayim (Rahimahu Allah)

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