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I am a earning girl but i want to join IREF but i cant because of lack of time. Please guide me how to do da` waah.

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I am a earning girl but i want to join IREF but i cant because of lack of time. Please guide me how to do da` waah.

 

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How to do Dawah

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 16, Surah An-Nahl Ayat 125:

Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and excellent admonition and argue with people in the best manner. Your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Way and who is Rightly guided.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 103 Surah Al-Asr verses 1-3:

1 By (the Token of) time.

2 Verily Man is in loss.


3 Except such as have (1) Faith, and (2) do righteous deeds; and (3) exhort each other in the mutual teaching of Truth, and (4) exhort each other towards Patience and Constancy.

 

Dear and Beloved Sister in Islam, May Allah Subhanah increase your love for the deen and give you the courage, wisdom, and ability to fulfill the obligatory duty of the propagation of His Truth which He has laid upon His believing slaves.

 

Your Question: Please guide me how to do da` waah.

It would indeed be considered an ultimate service and striving in the Way of your Lord if one could find the time and the energy to associate oneself with an organization which is dedicated in the propagation of the Truth to all who are willing to listen to good caution.

 

But to fulfill the obligatory duty of dawah or propagation of the Truth, one does not necessarily have to join an organization or dawah; for every believer is a walking-talking dai or propagator of the Truth. The way a believer adorns himself, the way a believer behaves, the way a believer treats his fellow man, the way a believer treats his colleagues, the way a believer deals with others, his/her morals, his/her character, his/her every statement and every deed can and does influence the thinking of all those who meet or associate with him/her.

 

Thus the first and foremost, and the absolutely most effective way to propagate the Truth of the Lord is to first and foremost, implement the dictates of the deen on oneself in every aspect of ones life; and secondly, whenever you meet or associate with one who does not believe, strive with wisdom, politeness, and in the absolute best manner to strike a conversation which would result in inviting the person towards the understanding of this beautiful way of life called Al-Islam.

 

Then depending on how much time you have the attention of the person, strive with wisdom to invite them to understand the whole of the deen, or even an aspect of it. For example, if one were to meet someone momentarily during a bus or train or plane journey, it would not be wisdom to explain the whole deen in the short span of the journey; but rather an aspect of the deen which would instigate his heart would suffice. But if one were targeting a friend, or a colleague, or a neighbor whom one meets on a regular basis, then one has enough time and must employ a method which would result in a complete invitation.

 

Beloved Sister in Islam, the truth is that there are a billion (ie. innumerable) ways which can be employed to invite someone to the irrefutable Truth of this beautiful deen called Al-Islam; and only wisdom will dictate which method is most suitable to strike the right cord of each individual being.

 

In light of the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, and in our own humble and insignificant experience, three ways or rules if followed, seem to bring about the best results:

 

Rule-1: Never try to ridicule or abuse the self-declared deities or gods of the disbelievers, nor try to directly challenge or prove their beliefs as falsehood and wrong; for this challenge almost always closes the door of logic! Allah has bestowed every person with intelligence, reasoning, and a sense of right and wrong, and in our humble and truly insignificant experience, it is better to instigate the logic of those who dont believe and with wisdom propagate, display, and lay open the Truth to them and let them themselves determine the Truth from the falsehood.

 

Rule-2: Propagate the Truth in such a way that would get the brethren who do not believe to somehow read and understand the Glorious Message of the Lord Creator, The Al-Quran, in a language they understand best. Allah is our witness sister, this Glorious Miracle of the Quran, which the Lord has revealed for the guidance of all mankind, has a way of its own; provided one reads and understands it without any pre-conditions or prejudice. Allah Subhanah has truly made His Al-Quran a Furqaan or a Criterion between the Truth and the falsehood!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 185:

Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down: this Book is a Perfect Guidance for mankind and consists of clear Teachings which show the Right Way, and are a Criterion of the Truth and falsehood.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

Burhan

 

 


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