The Hadith:

سَهْلٍ، – يَعْنِي ابْنَ سَعْدٍ – عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ وَاللَّهِ لأَنْ يُهْدَى بِهُدَاكَ رَجْلٌ وَاحِدٌ خَيْرٌ لَكَ مِنْ حُمْرِ النَّعَمِ

Sahl b. Sa’d reported the Prophet (ﷺ) as saying:

I swear on Allah, it will be better for you that Allah should give guidance to one man through your agency than that you should acquire the red ones among the camels.

[Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawood no. 3661]

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad hafidhuhallah said:

“His statement: if a single person is guided by Allah through you enters into that is guidance from disbelief towards Islam and entering into this is guidance from misguidance and wickedness. All of that enters. Entering into that guidance is [a person] entering into Islam and exiting from the darkness of disbelief towards the light of Imaan. Or a person from the Muslims who is upon misguidance then Allah, the Exalted guided him due to this person. So he moves from misguidance to the Sunnah and from innovation to the Sunnah. So verily Allah will reward this one who called and directed similar to the reward of the one who does the action. No doubt this is better than wealth and the most precious of wealth. The one who distributes tapes, books, pamphlets to the people, his action is considered spreading knowledge even if he is not a student of knowledge. He enters into the Hadith: if a single person is guided by Allah through you if there is no doubt that one who causes good and connects others to good and guides the people due to that, no doubt he shares in the reward”

[Sharh Sunan Abi Dawood no. 414]
So let us continue the Dawah to guide the Muslims to the Sunnah and the disbelievers to Islam. Let us continue to distribute tapes,books, and pamphlets so that we fall underneath this Hadith. I ask Allah that He makes us in this group, Toronto Dawah, from those the Shaikh described who guide the people.

Sincerely for Allah’s Face

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan