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Dawah Work: Evangelicals Vs Muslims

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You must have received emails on the work of evangelicals in Iraq (Evangelicals in War zones), Bangladesh (Missionaries’ work in Tsunami area) or Afghanistan (Christian Missionary work of US army in Afghanistan). And most likely, those emails stop with that information. So, what is the point here – “Read, forward and forget until the next email“?

Dawah around Candles

Dawah around Candles (Photo credit: Ikhlasul Amal)

The truth of the matter is evangelicals (and other hard-core Christians) give away (donate) 10-15% of their monthly income to their Churches – who then spread all over the world, help the needy and convert the people. They are doing their job. Ask the teachers in Christian Schools on how much they give. I don’t know about your percentage, but i feel ashamed that I’m not donating that much percentage.

I am asking myself, and every one of you should ask yourself: What are you doing for Islam and Muslims? It is important to think globally, but more important than that is acting locally. Whether you are in Hong Kong, Chennai, Dubai or Dallas – just look around and you’ll find the crying needs for Dawah. I don’t mean you should quit your job / business and become a full time Dayee.

What can we do?

1. If there’s a Dawah center near you, associate yourself with it. Spend some time there, give suggestions, donate some money, or try to reconcile the differences among the management (if there are conflicts). Each of these activities is critical. Money is not the only factor.

2. Stop the gossips (fasaad / fitna) about issues/problems in Dawah center. That is devil’s (Satan’s) job

3. Get trained in Dawah.

* Go to http://www.irf.net/irf/download/index.htm and download training materials,

* enroll in free Dawah training at http://www.islamiconlineuniversity.com/opencampus

* Ask the guys at any Da’wah center on how to do it

4. If there are no Da’wah centers around, gather a few friends and start one – Small scale, rented place, part time. Or, do street da’wah

5. Combine Da’wah with minimal financial help to the needy. A hungry stomach can’t think properly

6. If starting a Dawah center is not an interesting thing for you, then start a part-time teaching center (madrasa) in a slum / dense area nearer to you, so you could teach them the real, peaceful and intelligent Islam. Need some advise / help on that? Let me know

Brothers, it is action time. And, actions need not be grand & time-consuming. Many people think in terms of changing the whole world in a week. Since there is no way they can do it, they stop doing anything. The point is start small.

You are not the only person who has a busy job or business. If I think it is the responsibility of richer Muslims, keep in mind for the homeless Muslims I’m a rich guy. You are richer than many people. And please bear in mind that you will be asked ONLY about you on the Day of Judgment.

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Written by S Ibrahim

May 8, 2009 at 12:37 am

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  1. much needed reminder.

    kaja

    Jul 1, 2011 at 5:47 am


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