Da’wah Workshop – How to call People to Islam Pt1

Date: September 12th, 2008

Workshop: “Da’wah – tips, tools, and training – effective methods of giving da’wah”

Speaker: Br. Farooq Yusaf (ex. MSA President of GMU)

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Outline:

1. The Facts: What is Da’wah? Why is Da’wah important? What can I gain from it? Who usually participates?

2. Obstacles Muslims Face when giving Da’wah

3. Three Ways to Give Da’wah

4. The Do’s & Don’ts of Giving Da’wah

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1. The Facts: What is Da’wah? Why is Da’wah important? What can I gain from it? Who usually participates?

  • What is Da’wah?
    • “Calling Non-Muslims and Muslims to Islam”
  • Why is Da’wah important? (Why should you do it?)
    • Reward is tremendous – don’t hesitate, volunteer whenever there is an opportunity!!
      • Job of the Prophets was to give Da’wah. They went threw so much more then what we will experience.
      • “Calling people to Allah (swt) for Allah’s sake” will yield many rewards.
      • It is our responsibility as Muslims to tell others about Islam and make the message clear
      • When you give da’wah you feel empowered & strengthened

    “Whoever guides [another] to a good deed will get a reward similar to the one who performs it” [Saheeh Muslim]

  • Two Types of Guidance (Hidaya) – Basically convey the message and leave the rest to Allah (swt)
    • Hidayat ul irshaad
      • Our duty to tell others directly about Islam
    • Hidayat ul tawfiq
      • From Allah (swt) – When Allah (swt) opens a persons heart to Islam
2. Obstacles Muslims Face when giving Da’wah
  • Obstacles – That keep people from giving Da’wah
    • Expect Instant Results
    • “I don’t have enough knowledge!”
      • Basic knowledge of Islam is ALL you need!
    • Too Shy
      • Once you get into a routine it becomes easy
    • Not Knowing who you are talking to

3. Three Ways to Give Da’wah

  • Three Ways to Give Da’wah
    • Pamphlet Pushing
      • Keep it to the same days at the same times
      • Hand out as many pamphlets as possible (and know what you are handing out)
      • Use a catch phrase to break the ice
    • Street Da’wah
      • Walk in groups
      • Always be polite
    • One-on- One
      • 1st begin with what the person knows (likes/ dislikes of Islam)
      • LISTEN!
      • If the person has studied Islam, find the core issue that is holding them back.
4. The Do’s & Don’ts of Giving Da’wah
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Giving Da’wah
    • Smile! 🙂
    • Be patient & straightforward by using simple language
    • Avoid unnecessary arguments
    • Keep going with the message & ALWAYS bring it back to tawheed (the oneness of Islam) if you get stuck
    • Have a partner with you to help
    • Show that you are listening to them: nod, open gestures, lean forward
    • Ask for a Name to make it personal
    • Go for the Gold! Ask for the Shadaha.
      • Basically if they agree with the basics, ask them what’s holding them back. There’s nothing to lose.
    • Don’t be aggressive
    • Don’t be evasive
    • Don’t interrupt someone else who is giving da’wah
    • Don’t negotiate (especially keep this in mind when you are at interfaith get togethers)- Islam is the TRUTH. It can not be negotiated!
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3 Responses to Da’wah Workshop – How to call People to Islam Pt1

  1. Muhammad says:

    masha Allah …very nice blog…visit mine also…

  2. tsultan says:

    Jazakallah Khair 🙂 …

    What’s the link to your blog?

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