Author: Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
Publisher: Goodword Books
Pages: 24 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Islam is a way of life. Its philosophy demands that man not only follow it in his personal life, but that he also communicates it to others. In this respect, Islam, as well as being a personal matter, assumes the character of a universal mission.
Now what is the correct way to communicate this message of Islam to others? That is, what in effect is Islamic activism? Islamic activism means d'awah activism, which entails a total avoidance of confrontation and a strict adherence to persuasion as a means of carrying conviction. This concept of Islamic activism is clearly laid down in the Qur'an and Hadith, the principle of which has been described in the Qur'an is these words:
Therefore give warning. Your duty is only to warn them:
you are not their keeper. (88: 21-22).
This shows that the responsibility of the people of Islam or the target of the Islamic mission is not a mere matter of the practical implementation of the Islamic system. It is rather a question of making people aware of the message of Islam whilst we ourselves remain within a sphere of tranquility and pacifism.