The Need of Daw’ah

Most Muslims know that Islam is a universal religion, meant for all mankind. Allah (swt) is the Lord of the entire Universe, and Muslims have been entrusted with the duty of conveying His message to all mankind.
But, most Muslims today have become callous(hardhearted) towards this duty! While accepting Islam as the best way of life for ourselves, most of us are unwilling to share this knowledge with those to whom the message has not yet been conveyed.

The Arabic word Da’wah means a call or an invitation. In Islamic context, it means to strive (Jihad) for the propagation of Islam.

The Glorious Qur’an says:
“Ah! Who is more unjust than those who conceal the testimony they
have from Allah? But Allah is not unmindful of what ye do!”
[Al-Qur’an 2:140]

Allah (swt) has commanded us in the Qur’an to convey this message of Peace(Islam):
Allah (swt) in The Glorious Qur’an says:
“Let there arise out of you, a band of people, inviting to all that is good,
enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity.”
[Al-Qur’an 3:104]

In order to convey the message of Islam, dialogue and debate becomes inevitable.
The Glorious Qur’an says:
“Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord, with wisdom and beautiful
preaching, and argue with them (and reason with them) in ways that are best and most
gracious!”
[Al-Qur’an 16:125]

May Allah Guide us all (Aameen).

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