DAWAT OR IBAADAT

Q. The Tabligh Jamaat says that first comes da‟wat, then Ibaadat. Is this correct?
A. For a Muslim the first act is Ibaadat. Fardh, Waajib and Sunnatul Muakkadah cannot be delayed for da‟wat.
Da‟wat is an act which blends into one‟s daily life, starting at home with naseehat to the wife and children. It is to be executed whenever one finds it opportune. Da‟wat is not confined to tabligh jamaat activity. Allah Ta‟ala has created us for His Ibaadat. All other Deeni activities are subservient and secondary to Ibaadat. The Tabligh Jamaat talks drivel and is lost in gulu‟ (haraam bigotry).