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1.1 Background of the study

When the word da’wah is mentioned, we are generally talking about enjoining the good (Al-Ma’roof: Islamic monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding the evil (Al-Munkar: Polytheism, disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden) to Muslims as well as non-Muslims

Da’wah is a duty, a responsibility, assigned on every Muslim, by Allah  , as Allah has clearly mentioned in the Qur’an that He has appointed the Muslim ummah as a model community for the whole of mankind. One should not wait for a perfect Islamic society to begin conveying the message of Islam. As soon as one has some knowledge of Islam, it becomes a duty to convey it to others who know little or nothing about Islam and invite them to it. As Prophet Muhammad said “The goal of Da’wah to non-Muslims is not to convert them, but to inform and educate them about the one true god, their Cherisher and Sustainer, The Ever-Merciful, Allah and His Deen, Islam”. The emphasis should always be on the transmission of message, and not conversion.

Da’wah opportunities are everywhere. One has to just look for them. Also, da’wah has great rewards. If a person accepts Islam through the dawah you give to him/her, you get rewards for all the prayers he/she does or all the fasts that he/she does, etc


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