Da‘wah requires knowledge, patience and a gradual approach
Fatwa No: 12803

Question

Some foreign experts work with me. When I talk to them about Islam, they listen to me. One of them is Christian and another is Buddhist. However, I do not know how to do Da‘wah (Propagating Islam), and I lack the skill to introduce Islam gradually. Please, tell me how to do Da‘wah, and tell me about websites specialized in educating people to do individual and collective Da‘wah.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Before you attempt to ask someone else to believe in Islam, you should first have knowledge about Islam yourself. You should know the state of that person, and how to approach him. Allah, The Almighty, Says (what means): {Say, "This is my way; I invite to Allah with insight, I and those who follow me."} [Quran 12:108]

You should do Da‘wah gradually. This may take a long time, but you should be patient and seek the reward from Allah, The Almighty. Be sincere in doing Da‘wah as it could rescue you from Hell. If you ask someone to accept Islam and Allah, The Almighty, makes him accept it, you will receive the same reward for the subsequent good acts done by that person.

You can use booklets about Islam that are translated into foreign languages. You can also seek the advice of knowledge seekers and Muslim propagators you know. There are also many websites specialized in Da‘wah and you can visit them.

Allah Knows best.

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