Monday, March 24, 2014

Is Da’wah Compulsory?

Most Muslims know that Islam is a universal religion, meant for all mankind. Allah SWT is the Lord of the entire universe and Muslims have been entrusted with the duty of conveying His message to all mankind. Alas, most Muslims today have become complacent towards this duty! While accepting Islam as the best way of life for ourselves, most of us are unwilling to share this knowledge with those to whom the message has not yet been conveyed.

The Qur’an practically guides us on how da’wah should be done; “Invite (all) to the way of thy with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious……”. (al-Nahl 16: 125)

We must start doing da’wah and stop giving excuses such as;

Religion is personal and we shouldn’t mind other people’s business.
We live in a multi-racial country and da’wah will create disharmony.
Wait until I become a perfect Muslim or I have higher knowledge of Islam.
Da’wah is the job of religious department, ustazs or the Imams.

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