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Three Challenges You Will Encounter in Your Dawah Effort

In the previous part, Dr. Wael Hamza shed light on the importance of Dawah and the necessity of patience to da`iyahs give the challenges they are bound to face. He further classified these challenges into three types. Personal challenges make the first type which is discussed in the first part. The two other types are …

Is Calling to Islam by Example Enough

Is Calling to Islam by Example Enough?

Salam Mahmoud, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. After reading the German brother’s words several times, I believe that you misunderstood him, and in fact, there is nothing to worry about. He appears to suggest using reverse psychology–that is pretending that the Muslims are “above” using normal soliciting in order to generate interest …

Da`wah to Persons of the Opposite Sex

Giving Da`wah to Persons of the Opposite Sex: OK?

Wa `alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullahi 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. Dear brother in Islam, thank you for your question, which is a sign of your good faith and keenness to observe da`wah (Arabic for: calling people to …

How Can I Guide My Boyfriend to Islam

How Can I Guide My Boyfriend to Islam?

Asalamu Alaikum Sundas,  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question.  First of all, I must say that I find it surprising that you are trying to guide someone to Islam when you appear to be involved in a relationship that does not reflect the teachings of Islam. Boyfriend-girlfriend relations are not permissible in …

Is It Better Not to Invite Someone to Islam

Is It Better Not to Invite Someone to Islam?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question that we have is, is it better not to invite someone to Islam who will most likely reject it because then he or she will have the excuse …

How Can I Invite Atheists to Islam

How Can I Invite Atheists to Islam?

Asalamu Alaikum Hasnet, Thank you very much for contacting About Islam with your question. Your question is of the utmost importance. As vicegerents of Allah on earth, we Muslims have been charged with the most auspicious of responsibilities – which calls the human race to the purpose of our existence. Allah has said in the Quran …

The Pros and Cons of the Tabligh Group-

The Pros and Cons of the Tabligh Group

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you very much for your question. We really appreciate your concern to get a better understanding of the teachings of Islam. First, Muslims should do their best to come under one umbrella and put aside all differences. Allah says in the Quran: {And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together …

Da`wah Camps

Are Da`wah Camps Bid`ah?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi 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. Dear questioner, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help …

You Are Invited to Islam

Inviting to Islam

Asalamu Alaikum Hasnet,  Thank you very much for your question.  To answer your question fully, I need to explain two important concepts in Islam: (1) the concept of sin, and (2) the concept of shirk (associating partners with Allah).  From many verses in the Holy Quran and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him-PBUH), it is …

Islam Is Not Terrorism

How Can I Tell Classmates Islam Is Not Terrorism?

Assalam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh Nafiz, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question There may be a great scope for explaining Islam to your fellow students and teachers. The best way to proceed depends on what you could do. If your school allows student clubs of some kind, where you can use …



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