Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Answers to questions you may encounter during dawah


Assalamu alaikum,

There is nothing in this world where Islamic guidance can not apply.

Dr. Bilal Philips has a video series called 'Contemporary Issues' on

Homosexuality? See the explanation here

Apostasy? See the explanation here

Test-tube babies ? Sexchange operations? Organ donation? See the explanation here

Euthanasia/Mercy Killing ? See the explanation here

Capital Punishment/Criminal Justice? See the explanation here

Terrorism? See the explanation here

Interest free Islamic Banking? See the explanation here

Marriage to a Non-Muslim? See the explanation here

Music, Art, Photography? See the explanation here

InshaAllah I hope you find these videos as helpful as I have.


  1. Salaam Alikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Sis

    I have a question following your post...

    What do you think is the best way of giving dawah to a non beliver? Where shoudl you start I mean...?

    Do you have any advise to give sis?

  2. Bismillah,
    Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
    thats a very deep question Sister Jannah. Everybody is different, so a different approach may be necessary. This is my personal approach.
    What I do is to first find out what they already know about Islam, they may have heard something on the news or they may know someone who is a Muslim. A lot of people have misconceptions that will come out in that first conversation and you can clear those up right away InshaAllah.

    Find out if they believe in God at all and what their concept of God is, then you can explain the Islamic concept of God, but try not to get into a 'Christianity vs Islam' debate with the person, debates usually lead to hurt feelings because they get all emotional. If they want to know the difference between Islam and their religion, you should tell them but try to avoid debating if you can.

    Explain about the pillars of Islam, and about the Quran being the word of God and God's rule book for us to follow, explain basic things like how Islam liberated women (for those who may think we are oppressed), explain how important it is to treat your neighbours good, and how family is of utmost importance, the importance of charity etc. Explain about Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu alaihi wa salaam) being the final of God's Messengers, and that we as Muslims MUST believe in ALL the Prophets and Messengers of God (Peace be upon them all).

    Learn as much as you can, so that you can speak from a point of knowledge, dont get into topics that you dont have knowledge about, but tell them that you will go find the answers and get back to them InshaAllah.

    And Most of all, try to live as a good example, sometimes its not what you say, but what you do, when they see you acting a certain way, thay may say 'I wan't to be like her', just because of your living example. Sometimes the best dawah is just how we carry ourselves and how we deal with others in a good way.

    I hope this was helpful InshaAllah. May Allah make it easy for all of us to show the beauty of Islam to others , Ameen!