Dr. Judy Kamalodeen
When Allah asked Musa, Alaihis Salam, to go to Pharaoh and invite him to Islam, Musa, Alaihis Salam, seemed to hesitate.
Musa, Alaihis Salam, said to Allah, using Dr. Pasha's paraphrase of the Aayats of the Qur'an:
"I feel I am choking. And my tongue is not moving.
Besides, I am also on the run from them for something they have charged me with. I am afraid they will kill me."
But then Allah counsels Musa, Alaihis Salam, and gives him courage and confidence to go and deliver Allah's message to the Pharaoh.
If that is the case with a Nabiy of Allah, Musa, Alaihis Salam, why should we be ashamed or discouraged when we have our own bouts of hesitation, self-doubt and lack of confidence when we embark upon our mission of inviting people to Allah and Allah's Work?
Surely, the people we are going to give the invitation to cannot be as bad as the Pharaoh?