- Private dawah is to your family and friends. It’s all about giving sincere naseeha because you love that person. It has to be for their benefit or you won’t achieve anything.
- Open dawah to those people that you don’t know personally. You should find things that you both agree on and begin your dawah from there.
We then went on to discuss the prophetic methodology in inviting to the truth.
- Speak at the intellectual level of the listener.
- Don’t bore the listener.
- Use questions, sound arguments and eloquence in debate.
- Use analogies.
- Use diagrams or drawings.
- Use gestures whilst talking.
- Use tangible examples.
- Anticipate the follow up questions and provide answers for them.
- Answer with more than what is asked.
- Turn the question into something that will be of more benefit.
- Take advantage of “teaching moments”.
- Be playful and fun
- Repeat, repeat, repeat.
- Use stories and accounts from the past.
- Use cliff hangers.
When we think about giving dawah it is to non-Muslims but we also need to remember that we need to give dawah to each other too. We need to remind each other and teach each other so that we can also become better Muslims.