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Intention and Sincerity 1. First and most important thing is to remember at all times, our intention to do dawah is only for the sake of Allah. If our intention is to show-off or please someone else , all our efforts will be for nothing but hellfire.
As Prophet pbuh said, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended-- " Bukhari 1 2. We always have to have genuine love and concern for them. Love as you want to be loved. We must have sound knowledge of what we are inviting people to.
Knowledge of Quran and about the life of Prophet Muhammad pbuh are also prerequisites. Everyone invites according to their knowledge and capacity. Do not compromise, negotiate or sugar quote when it comes to fundamentals of Islam. Remember we invite to the Truth i. Most importantly beware of speaking about Allah and Islam without knowledge. Do not make-up or twist information to suite your needs to win over converts or an argument. Manners 1. Remember we are to invite people to Allah i.
Invite in the best manner possible specially when we are acting as the representative of Allah. Be gentle, be polite i. Anything less our invitation will not be accepted. Imagine someone ask us to join a party in a careless or impolite manner. Invite as you want to be invited. Always start with a greeting and smile and end with thank and greeting. Exchange handshakes if same gender , names and contact information.
Make your invitation as personal as possible. Do your best to connect with the individual. Greet as you want to be greeted. Do not argue or fight. All these qualities will ruin our dawah effort. If situation calls for, be firm back away and contact law-enforcement if necessary. Treat them better than you are treated. Finally remember, i Allah said to prophet Muhammad pbuh , " And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently.
Indeed, he has transgressed all bounds. And speak to him with gentle speech that perhaps he may be reminded or fear [ Allah ]. Prophet pbuh also said," One deprived of gentleness is deprived of good. He also said," Kindness is not to be found in anything but that it adds to its beauty and it is not withdrawn from anything but it makes it defective. Wisdom 1. Remember to invite people with wisdom.
As Allah said, "Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom Learn different methods and styles of inviting people. Prioritize your information according to its importance. Use humor if possible. Refine your invitation approach and material according to the need of your people. Remember to do your homework before you invite.
Get to know your client. Prepare your dawah material ahead of time. Deliver your material in a way they understand. Speak the you want to be spoken to. Remember to observe and learn. Specially learn from your mistakes. And try not to make the same mistake again and again.
Morality 1. Be Muslim be of good moral character. Remember to live by closely following Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet pbuh. Most importantly the way you live your life and conduct yourself is one the most effective way of dawah.
Patience and Perseverance Sabr 1. Remember you will face difficulties and hardships along the way. It is a thorny road. Your invitation will be denied, mocked, and at times you will be physically and financially harmed. During this time stay spiritually strong by having Sabr. Referring to Prophet pbuh Allah said, "And indeed many Messengers were mocked before you Remember your role and goal, is to invite.
Our job is to invite not to Guide. Guidance is upon Allah based on wanting of the individual. As Allah said, " Allah chooses for Himself whom He wills, and guides unto Himself who turns to Him in repentance and in obedience. Remember never to give up. Have Sabr and knock invite on the same door individual again and after sometime again and someday it may open. We get the reward from Allah for calling people to Allah i. Islam and having Sabr. A Good First Impression 1. A good first impression is critical for dawah.
It is how an individual will perceive you throughout your conversation and in the future meeting. Be Muslim be clean. Be muslim smell good. Be muslim brush often and avoid bad breath. Imagine someone with bad smell or bad breath in front of you trying to tell you something.
Dress well with what you have for the occasion. It is a good idea to dress as close as possible to the norm of the community without violating Islamic dress code.
This will help an individual something to identify with you before you utter the first word. Smile is the ice breaker in starting a conversation with a stranger. In the west our primary audience are Christians. So we should familiarize ourselves with basic information on Christianity. If they are Christians find out which group they belong to. As there is different sects in Christianity, fundamentals of belief of each sect vary widely with the other sects.
Keep in mind age, gender and ethnicity of the individual being called. For example, it is good to have a woman to invite another woman. And it is better to have a revert woman to invite another woman.
And it is even better to have a white revert woman to invite a white woman. Obviously all of this is applicable subject to availability. Another point to consider is the level of understanding and education. Approaching someone with higher level of education and someone with lower level or no education should be different.
For example, talking to someone with no education about the signs relating to scientific fact like embryology or cosmology in Quran may not be the most ideal approach. Interested, hostile, not interested or may be neutral. Finally keep in mind there are various types of people and personalities in our society. Some are polite and some are rude, some are arrogant and some are humble, some are moral and some are immoral, some are criminal and some are lawman.
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