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Five Steps For Effective Da'wah

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Salam.

 

This is not my tips. I got it from a certain website from sisters area. But I would just like to share it with you all. But I don't know if anyone already post this but here goes. lol..

 

Five Steps for Effective Da'Wah.

 

Written and Distributed at an MSA Dawah Workshop By Khadija Haffajee

 

I. Ways of Relating to People

 

A. Be attentive and show concern. When shaking hands. The Prophet (pbuh) never released his hand first, and never turned his face away from others until they did

 

1. Be consistently considerate

2. Share in others' interests.

3. Inquire about the absent

4. Exchange gifts

5. Visit the sick

6. Listen to and look at the speaker

 

B. Address people by the names they like One day the prophet asked a man about his name, and he replied that it was Abdulhajjar (slave of stone). The prophet said "No, you're Abdullah" (the slave of Allah)

 

II. Requirements for Effective Da'wah

 

A. Don't blame the people for their mistakes or be critical.

 

1. Many people are hypersenstive to criticism.

2. Some people become defensive when blamed. When Musa went to Pharoah, Allah said, "but speak to him mildly........ perchance he may take warning or fear (Allah)".

 

B. Don't embarrass by correcting someone in front of others.

 

The Prophet (pbuh) used to use plurality when correcting a particular person in front of a group. For example, he would ask the group, "what do you think about those who do such-and-such a bad thing?".

 

C. Satisfy the people's halal needs.

 

1. Help those in need

2. Don't wait to assist the needy until they ask you

3. The prophet (pbuh) always helped the needy

4. The Prophet (pbuh) said, "Whosoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the griefs of the Day of Judgement. whoever alleviates [the lot of] a needy person, Allah will alleviate [his lot] in this world and the next.

 

D. Always be fair, just, and honest

 

E. Give others sincere respect and heighten their self-esteem.

 

1. Remember, if the respect you show others is not genuine you will be showing hypocrisy, rather than respect.

2. One day a mushrik came to the prophet (pbuh) who was sitting with Abu Bakr on his right. The Prophet had Abu Bakr move to left,and had the mushrik sit on his right,a position of honor.

3. Two brothers came to speak to the Prophet (pbuh) when the younger of them spoke first, the Prophet interrupted him and asked the older to start.

 

F. Don't be angry or retaliate for injury to yourself, but be angry or retaliate only for wrongdoing in the view of Allah.

 

III. Techniques for Growing Closer to Others

 

A. Attempt to understand deeply those you deal with

 

1. Find out their background (cultural, educational, social, etc) because that helps in finding access to their minds and hearts.

2. Attempt to know everyone equally well. Favoritism creates mistrust and hurt feelings.

 

B. Be simple, moderate, and respectful

 

C. Do not insulate yourself from the bad people. They need you more than the others.

 

D. Be tactful

 

1. Avoid personal questions and embarassing comments

2. Address the person according to his level of understanding

 

E. Be cheerful and enthuisiastic

 

Al-Harith, a companion said, I have never seen anyone who smiled most of the time as the Prophet (pbuh) did.

 

F. Present a pleasant appearance

 

1. Be clean and neat

2. Observe decency in dress

3. Wear clothing that is harmonious to the total outfit

4. The prophet (pbuh) saw someone with uncombed hair and asked, "Didn't you find something with which to comb it?"

5. Never eat raw onion or garlic when going to the masjid or to meet with people.

 

IV. Obstacles to Da'wah

 

A. Don't be afraid of temptation.

 

Some peole fear contact with non-Muslims for fear of succumbing to their bad influence. the remedy for this is to strengthen one's faith.

 

B. Don't be shy.

 

1. Some people lack the courage to mix with others and socialize.

2. The remedy for this is practice.

 

C. Fear of one's inability to express oneself and lack of confidence in one's capabilities for logical analysis and persuation. The remedy for this is practice.

 

V. The field for Da'wah: .

 

school, neighborhood, workplace and family.

 

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Good luck.

Salam..

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Asslamu alikum ,,

 

Wonderful :sl:

 

Jazaki Allahu khair dear sister for sharing ..

 

 

 

 

Good wishes ,,

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B. Address people by the names they like One day the prophet asked a man about his name, and he replied that it was Abdulhajjar (slave of stone). The prophet said "No, you're Abdullah" (the slave of Allah)

 

Umm, if someone tells you their name and then you call them something else, you aren't going to get very far.

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Umm, if someone tells you their name and then you call them something else, you aren't going to get very far.

 

The quote said use the names people like to be called by. The quote of the Prophet s.a.w was when he gave the man a better name. The man was pleased to have this new name and insisted people call him by it and no longer address him using his old name.

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Yes, and my point was that if you ask someone their name, the name they give you is the one which they want to be called by. If you then change it, you aren'y going to have much success.

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Yes, and my point was that if you ask someone their name, the name they give you is the one which they want to be called by. If you then change it, you aren'y going to have much success.

 

Except the advice was not to change people's name, was it? The advice was to call people by the name that they like to be called by. The example given was not fully explained which is why you didn't understand it. But I imagine most Muslims know the story so the poster didn't bother narrating all of it. Also, many Muslims have a 'kunya', or nickname. Many people prefer to be called by their kunya because it may have an interesting meaning, or refers to a nice characteristic they have.

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Yes, I understand that the story is that the Prophet gave the man a new name, which he liked better than his original name. I'm not wondering about the story, I'm wondering why it might be considered a good example of how to interact with people. If a couple of Mormons turned up at my door, asked my my name and when told, said, 'Well we're going to call you something else', I'd shut the door in their faces.

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I don't get it as well. I thought we ought to behave like a good muslim to do daawah, why you need all the technicalities ? Do this do that. As for names it is more for your dignity; suppose your name is AMF, it would be appropriate for you to change it .

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^ [at]zain_al: No one force to do all the steps. Only so that it would be effective. Also that steps were made for those who wanted to maybe a better da'wah, for it to be effective. And as a muslim it is an obligation for us the spread the word of Islam but we as muslims have to be a good example as well. Also, this is for those whos struggling on how to do dawah but yet dont know what to do. Allah will grant us pahala inshaAllah if we change a person to a muslim but we ourselves must be a good example as well so that they would, in a way, follow our example. I also struggles on how to make dawah so I found those article and wanted to share it with you all. :sl: But again, no one force you. This is just a HowTo, lol. Assalamualaikum. Forgive me if theres any grammar mistakes. Peace..

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