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Patience & Dawah: 6 Quranic Tips

These 6 Verses Tell How to Develop Your Patience

In parts one and two, we discussed the concept of dawah and the challenges the da`iyah faces in its cause. We categorized them into three categories: challenges from within, people’s resistance, and people’s opposition. It was quite obvious that it is not easy to overcome those challenges except with great and continuous effort. The most important quality one needs to succeed …

How Kings Responded to Prophet's Invitation to Islam

How Kings Responded to Prophet's Invitation to Islam

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) adopted various methods in delivering the Divine Message; among these methods were the letters he sent to kings and leaders. He sent letters to kings at his time calling upon them to accept Islam and become loyal to Allah to be successful in this present life and the …

Da`wah to Persons of the Opposite Sex

Giving Dawah to Persons of the Opposite Sex: OK?

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: 1- The basic ruling is that dawah includes all people including Muslims and non-Muslims and of course persons of the opposite sex. 2- However, when observing dawah with a person of …

Wrong Methods for Teaching Islam to Youth

Wrong Methods for Teaching Islam to Youth

The question is not as much about Islamic knowledge per se as about rendering it sensible and attractive to Muslim youth, along with applying appropriate and effective methods. Gone are the days when sheer memorization of religious texts, albeit without…

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 …

Spread Islam

How Did Prophet Muhammad Spread Islam to Humanity?

Short Answer: Basically, by word of mouth. Prophet Muhammad spread Islam, first and foremost, by being an excellent example. He also made sure to teach his companions how to be good teachers, and he taught them how to spread Islam effectively. …………. Asalamu Alaikum Fawaz, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. God sent Muhammad, …

Muslim Youth in the West... How to Change Current Paradigm

Muslim Youth in the West... How to Change Current Paradigm

Most, if not all problems and challenges facing Muslim youth in the West stem from two major factors: doubts and desires. 1. Doubts The doubts factor shows up in the form of questioning Allah almighty; misconceptions about His revelation; doubts related to faith; misunderstanding of certain practices of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon …

12 Prophetic Methods of Education

It is reported in the biography of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) that he sent messages to different kings and leaders in a way to spread the Word of Allah and disseminate the message of Islam. Among the then world leaders who received such noble messages was Caesar, the Roman Emperor. In …

Dawah Challenges

4 Personal Challenges That May Hinder Your Dawah Effort

Since the focus of the Dawah is helping others and calling them to Allah, the da`iyah often forgets himself. It is important to remember the obvious truth: the da`iyah himself is a human facing the same problems everyone else faces and needs help and guidance as everyone else does.

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