16:125 (Y. Ali) Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.
2:159 (Y. Ali) Those who conceal the clear (Signs) We have sent down, and the Guidance, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book,-on them shall be Allah’s curse, and the curse of those entitled to curse,-
41:33 (Y. Ali) Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to Allah, works righteousness, and says, “I am of those who bow in Islam”?
Narrated Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever calls to guidance will gain a reward similar to that gained by his followers without curtailing their rewards.(Muslim)
Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said:”Convey what you have received from me, even if it is a verse.” (Bukhari, Muslim chapter on Hajj)
Kamal Mekki how to give shahadah in 10 minutes part 1 of 8 – for rest of series
Da’wah in Arabic means to invite. Essentially, da’wah has two dimensions: external and internal. External da’wah is to invite non-Muslims to Islam and teach them about Islamic beliefs and practices. Internal da’wah is to teach Muslims about aspects of Islam
Da’wah is a fard kifiya (an obligation that rests upon the community, not the individual). If there are individuals within a community inviting people to da’wah, then others within the community are relieved of the obligation. If no-one in the community issues the invitation, the sin falls on every individual within that community. A person who performs da’wah is known as a da’i. Although their effectiveness will vary according to their ability, all da’i should be, at the very least, familiar with the basic teachings of Islam.
1. Learn your religion, da’wah techniques and methods
2. Remember you always don’t have the answers and tell the person you are inviting you will find out for them.
3. Make the correct intention for Allah’s pleasure and not for showing others
4. Teach by being a good example
5. Be gentle and kind to people
6. Consider your audience. Be at the persons wave length
7. During Ramadan prepare a plate of iftaar treats and give to you neighbour attach a card explaining briefly about fasting
8. Start a Da’wah table at your school,university, shopping mall, park
9. Perform salaah in public.
10. Be prepared with materials i.e pamphlets, websites or business cards
11. Leave Islamic materials in your shops, waiting rooms
12. Ask the person do they want to become muslim
13. once they take shahadah help to nurture islam in them and help them
14. Always follow up
15. Find out what is stopping people from becoming muslim and learn to deal with misconceptions
16. Get a good DVD on islam like Islam in brief and show it weekly at your school or university during lunch break.
- Islam in Brief videos in almost 20 languages
- Methodology of Prophets
- Fundamentals of Dawah
- Dawah – an Obligation
- Building a Better Dawah Program
- 12 Tips to bring your Friends Closer to Allah
- Muslims visiting malls to explain their faith
- Our Role Today is The Same as the Role of the Great Messengers of Allah
- Women in Dawah
- Warnings to the Daa’ee
- Mosque Open House Project
- Toolkit for Dawah in Public Schools
- Toolkits for Teaching American Islam
- Conveying Islam In Schools and Colleges
- Individual Dawah
- One Hour A Day
- Priorities in Quran
- Priorities in Sunnah
- Style and Content
- Sample Dawah Letter
- Volunteerism in Islam
- Tips on Dawah at Public Forums and at Work
- Propagating Islam to Interested People
- Illuminating the Way
- Obligation Towards Disbelievers
- Dawah Through Low-Power Radio Stations
- American Muslims must take the Lead
- The Internet: Gimmick or Tool?
- Tackling Misconceptions about Islam