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Argumentative Questioners

Dealing With Argumentative Questioners of Islam

Short Answer: First, before meeting mosque guests, make du`aa (supplication) and ask Allah to put the words into your mouth. Then let Him do the talking. Try to remain calm throughout the interview. If they try to raise an objection to one verse or hadith, try to counter it with another or the tafseer (explanation) if you know it. This is where your …

Challenges Facing Dawah to Islam

What Are the Challenges Facing Dawah to Islam?

Short Answer: The issues and challenges facing dawah vary from country to country and from one situation to another. Callers to Islam must train in the dawah methods and languages they use. They must learn to touch people’s hearts without making Islam a blindly accepted faith. People want to live comfortable lives. If they feel that they have to give …

What Are the Characteristics of Islamic Dawah

What Are the Characteristics of Islamic Dawah?

Short Answer: The objective is to know, not to convert. Muslims are not supposed to introduce Islamic teachings to others through the word of mouth only. Rather, it has to be introduced through practice and behavior. Dawah means introducing Islam to others and inviting them to study, learn, and read about it. It must be done with …

make dawah

How Can I Make Dawah in the West?

Short Answer:  Be very courteous and very cheerful. Show people that being Muslim does not mean you have to stop being human. When you talk to Islam to others you are an ambassador of Islam. Show them that Islam is very beautiful. If you are good at speaking, then speak in a clear, confident voice. If you are …

How to Invite People to Islam by Email?

How to Invite People to Islam by Email?

Short Answer: Allah calls people in different ways. Inviting others to Islam is a very personal thing. It is not words that are the most effective tool in bringing others to Islam, but the actions of good Muslims. Choose your resources carefully and make sure your sources are authentic. Putting cheerful images of Islam and Muslims on the internet is …

invite atheists

How Can I Invite Atheists to Islam?

Short Answer: If we live in a world of cause and effect, there must be an original uncaused cause. The first step in da’wah with atheists is to convince them of the existence of Allah. This we can do by appealing to their reason. Also, the person inviting them to Islam must be sure to …

effective dawah

The Most Effective Da'wah Technique: Muslim Character

Short Answer: The most effective technique for divine success in spreading the religion of Allah is to call by our character. Today, we rely on complicated philosophical arguments, marketing techniques, and historical references to those Muslims who actually lived Islam. This is simply because we are not providing a good example. We must call all people, rich or …

convince family

How Can I Convince My Family About Islam?

Short Answer: Actions speak louder than words. If you want your family to consider Islam, the first step is to live your life in such a way that they are impressed with you. They will want to know more. Try to be patient with them, as it was only their ignorance that led them to teach you …

Mixing with Non-Muslims to Call Them to Islam

Mixing with Non-Muslims to Call Them to Islam: Permissible?

Answer: Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: It is allowed to mix with the non-Muslims, sit with them and be polite with them as means of calling them to Allah. Answering …

Introduce Islam

How to Introduce Islam to Others?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: So, Dr. Shabir, the question today is: I want to ask you how should I introduce Islam to my non-Muslim friends. Dr. Shabir Ally: Well, the question is very general and for, of …

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