Al Mustafa – The Chosen One part5

One of the most important things we can learn from the Prophet (saw) is his methodology in inviting to the truth. The way in which he gave dawah. This is so important for us right now with everything going on in the world. I am no expert in giving dawah but I thought I would share what we learnt about his (saw) methodology. Which is obviously the best methodology. 

There is two types of dawah, private and open. 
  • 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.

  1. Speak at the intellectual level of the listener.
  2. Don’t bore the listener.
  3. Use questions, sound arguments and eloquence in debate.
  4. Use analogies.
  5. Use diagrams or drawings.
  6. Use gestures whilst talking.
  7. Use tangible examples.
  8. Anticipate the follow up questions and provide answers for them.
  9. Answer with more than what is asked.
  10. Turn the question into something that will be of more benefit.
  11. Take advantage of “teaching moments”.
  12. Be playful and fun
  13. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
  14. Use stories and accounts from the past.
  15. 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. 

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I'm a physiotherapist and hijama therapist and happily married Alhamdulillah. This blog is me writing what I learn at my classes and what goes on in my head, my way of taking some time out and reflecting and sharing my thoughts on what I see in society.

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