Calling disbelievers using what is common between us and them is lawful
Fatwa No: 86367


Is it permissible to prove Tawheed from the books of non-Muslims to invite them towards Tawheed? I mean there are many Hindus they have their sacred books these books are very ancient they belong to the period before Jesus. We find many evidences of Tawheed, coming of the prophet, etc. So, is it permissible to mention that evidences to invite them towards Islam?


Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. The evidences of Tawheed are uncountable. They are made clear in the Qur'an the Sunnah, the consensus of scholars, the logic and the Fitrah (pre-natural dispositions). As Muslims, we do not need evidences from others to prove that Allah is Alone and Unique. But it is wise when calling non-Muslims to start with things that are common between us and them. Allah Says (interpretation of meaning): {And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting them to Islâmic Monotheism with His Verses), except with such of them as do wrong, and say (to them): "We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you; our Ilâh (God) and your Ilâh (God) is One (i.e. Allâh), and to Him we have submitted (as Muslims)." }[29:46]. So, there is no objection while calling non-Muslims (people of the Script or atheist or others) to use whatever in their books is common between us and them. This might even be more appropriate to approach them. But it should only be done by a knowledgeable and very careful person. Allah knows best.

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