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    Da'wah can be difficult (OP)


    I know we have to give Da'wah; but in my experience it can be very difficult, and rather disheartening; I find that most people these days have their own, fixed, and preconceived ideas about Islam, and so they do not want to learn anything about Islam; in fact: all they seem to want to do is to degrade Islam! I find this very frustrating.
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    Thanks so much, once again, bro; that's good to know; Jazaka Allah khair.
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    Re: Da'wah can be difficult

    Does anyone else have any more stories and or suggestions on different ways to give Da'wah, including how successful they were?
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    Re: Da'wah can be difficult

    Assalam o alaikum rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

    Before giving dawah, say in your heart and ask Allah to guide the people. In sha Allah they may convert.

    Allah knows best

    JazakAllah khair
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    I beg Allah peace for us and for you.

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    Re: Da'wah can be difficult

    Quote Originally Posted by manofIslam View Post
    I know we have to give Da'wah; but in my experience it can be very difficult, and rather disheartening; I find that most people these days have their own, fixed, and preconceived ideas about Islam, and so they do not want to learn anything about Islam; in fact: all they seem to want to do is to degrade Islam! I find this very frustrating.
    Abdullah Hamimi is the outreach specialist (Daiee) in Australia who you should get in touch with. He's with iERA (Islamic Education & Reseasrch Academy) and iERA does Dawah all around the world. Seek out Abdullah Hamimi if you are serious about giving dawah in Australia!
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    Re: Da'wah can be difficult

    Dawah to non Muslims needs 'smart' answers to their biased or misinformed questions. So it's best to learn and give them good irrefutable answers
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    Re: Da'wah can be difficult

    As a general comment, I’d say to stick to what you are comfortable with and go from there. Don’t engage people in a setting where you’re not wanted. For example, people don’t go to night clubs so they can hear about religion, so if you go to a night club to give dawah, don’t be surprised with the responses you get. Another thing is to be familiar with the religion. If you simply pray and fast because of habit without understanding the purpose behind these actions, it’s going to be hard convincing other people why doing these things are important. Often times with other religions, you’ll hear people talk about what they believe or what they think when talking about certain subjects rather than giving facts. In Islam, we base our belief and actions on the Quran and sunnah, so without a solid understanding of these, you will fall into saying things like “I believe we do this because...” which opens the door for errors and misinformation.

    Another thing to bring up is dawah isn’t limited to simply standing on the street handing out flyers and engaging with strangers. Dawah can be done with family, friends, or even other Muslims who you see deviating from the religion. For someone starting out, it would be easier to talk with people who already have belief in Allah but are misguided, vs someone who wants nothing to do with religion at all. Sometimes, your actions can speak louder than words as well and people will take notice of that. Look at the examples of prisoners of war at the hands of Muslims and ended up converting based on their observations of them, or even those prison guards from Guantanamo who converted because of the actions of the prisoners.

    One last thing is to not be too forward with people or even approach people who are not interested. Often times when I walk through the downtown area for my lunch break, people will run up to me trying to offer something for sale, tell me about a new song they came out with, etc. I’m on my way to lunch. I’m not there taking a stroll for fun and honestly don’t want to hear what you have to say. People who are out and are interested in wanting to hear what you have to say will approach you if you’re out there with flyers and what not. Those types of people are more willing to take the time to hear what you have to say vs those that you approach randomly.


    All of this is just my opinion of course, so take from it what you will.
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    Re: Da'wah can be difficult

    Quote Originally Posted by manofIslam View Post
    Does anyone else have any more stories and or suggestions on different ways to give Da'wah, including how successful they were?
    Basic principles of Dawah are to:
    1. Do it sincerely only for the sake of Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala and not to win arguments.
    2. Have real concern and love for other people
    3. Have the best possible character
    4. Be humble
    5. Don't make fun of non-Muslims beliefs
    6. Present Islam in the best possible way you can without any heated arguments
    7. Dawah should be an exchange of ideas so let it be a real conversation
    8. Don't over do it, don't push too hard. Be careful because overdoing is an extreme and people may start ignoring you. Give people sometime to think and reflect. Change is a slow process. I may take years for someone to convert.
    9. Remember your job is only to remind others and not to force them to accept Islam. If no one accepts Islam through you, that's totally fine. Allah only looks at the sincere effort you are putting in. Remember Prophet Noah (peace be upon him) preached for 950 years and only a handful people accepted Islam.
    10. Make dua
    11. Learn Islam and put it in your own practice

    And Allah knows best!
    Keep doing Dawah, it is work of prophets and Allah choose very few people to continue this work.
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    Re: Da'wah can be difficult

    And most importantly make sure what you say is the correct Islamic views (it's imperative to verify from our Scholars) , not trying to be the 'Scholar' yourself and deriving opinions yourself.... Or otherwise no matter how nice etiquettes, love, concern, etc etc you have, wrong opinions will land you and others (who may follow you) in hell
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    Re: Da'wah can be difficult

    Thanks so much to everyone, for your replies.
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