Author: Daud R. Matthews
Publisher: UK Islamic Academy, Da'wah Resource Centre (2004 CE, 1425 AH)
Pages: 104 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This first volume of "Presenting Islam in the West" sets out to present the methodology of the Call to Allah (ad-da'wah ilallah) based on the Qur'an and Sunnah. The da'i (caller) only calls to what he knows following: "Invite all to the way of your Lord (Islam) with wisdom and beautiful preaching, and reason with them in the best possible way (to convince them of the Truth)." [Surah Nahl 16:125] and "Say, (O Muhammad): this is my way, I call to Allah with certain knowledge, I and those who follow me. And Exalted is Allah; and I am not of those who associate others with Him." [Surah Yusu 12:108]
The caller gives information Allah decides who becomes Muslim. Da'wah is invitational, and not confrontational. Articles are inluded from many referenced sources. The dai's relationship to his listener(s) should be like that of a doctor and patient. Thus, a seed once planted may become a tree of Eman with careful nurturing over time, insha'Allah.