THE DA’WAH ACTIVITIES OF ZUMRATUL JAMIU MUMIN SOCIETY OF NIGERIA OGUN STATE
1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Islam is the religion of peace and brotherhood. It is a belief in Divine Monotheism, i.e. belief in one supreme divine being, Allah. It protests against idolatry, inequality and evil ways of the society. Islam enjoins its followers to lead a pure, simple and decent life.1Islam, as a universal religion, was conveyed extensively to
the nooks and crannies of the world through Da’wah activities. Islam has, from the outset, been identified with the act of proselytization. This religion cannot, therefore, be divorced from Da‟wah and vice-versa. This is because, the latter serves as tools for the former. In fact, it equally serves as the backbone through which the Qur’ān enjoins the entire Muslim community to follow the way of the Prophets by commanding what is good and prohibiting what is bad:
Let there arise from amongst you a group of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining al-ma„rūf (all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding al-munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam forbids) and it is they who are successful) Q3:104
Based on the above verse, it is crystal clear that Muslims are to engage in Da‘wah activities. Not this alone, but to as well act as model of moderation, eradicate evils, establish justice and deliver supernumerary goodness to the entire humanity. With this, the Qur’ān extols the Muslims over other creations when it says:
You are the best nation raised up for human kind. You enjoin righteousness and forbid corruption and you believe in Allah…
Da‘wah, as an instrument of propagation of the religion, aims basically at enjoining what is right and forbidden what is wrong. In line with the fact that Muslims are to call the people to the fold of Islam, build a balanced and uncorrupted society and to give adequate sensitization about Islam, the society, Zumratul Jamiu Mumin poses a great interest to be studied for its Da’wah activities.
1.2 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
This study aims at achieving the following objectives:
To probe into historical background of Zumratul Jamiu Mumin.
To examine its Da‘wah Methodology.
To evaluate its doctrinal beliefs.
To examine the position of Zumratul Jamiu Mumin with respect to the adoption of Hadith as a secondary source of Islamic Law.