"(O Muhammad!) Say, this is my path, and I invite towards Allah(SWT) with full wisdom, I and my FOLLOWERS too: and Allah Pure, and I am not one of those who associate others with Allah(SWT)" Q 12:108
Few days back we had some visitors in our mosque. I envied them from the very first time I saw them. They dressed like Arabs; wearing Kuff(leather shoes) and with trousers halfway on ther shins. Tabarakallah!
These brothers(I reckoned 3 of them) in turn dilivered very inspiring Nasihah based on the above verse. They said based on that they form an organisation, embarking on Call to the Right Path! They said they travelled all the way from their home(from South) to our Zaria(in the North), to spend 40 days(spent 1 in our hostel mosque) in da'awah. These are servants of Allah, similitude of the Sahabah!
The point is, these brother before leaving, did one strange thing. They asked us to make pledges. The speaker said that whoever has the intention of da'awah in his lifetime should give out his name.
I murmured to myself "how do these people expect us to abandon school to join them?" The speaker as if he heard my mind said, "we are not asking you to join us. We rather want you to pledge to Allah that you will one day give your time to travel even for a day to do da'awah or in any capacity call to the Right path. We are collecting your names so that we could put you in our suplications for God to help you fulfill your pledge."
I then got their point. Of course giving one's name will be a motivation, after which the feeling of obligation will be hunting him. I willingly gave my name.
Now over to you people of the Madinah. Make that promise, SAY it and Allah will be your Guide!