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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 1st February 2020 11:51
It is we Muslims who trivialize Dawah.

Trivialize in the sense that we do not take it as seriously as we take Tauheed, Salah, Zakaq, Saum and Haj or even as Iman, Ihsan or G!h@d.

And my countrymen, I mean Muslims like Hazrat Maulana Salman Sahab Husaini Nadwi, nearly took Kaleem Siddiqui Sahab down. As Pir Zulfiqar Ahmed Naqshbadi Sahab has discovered to his (and indeed mine) chagrin.

As I have mentioned in another thread I personally do not have a single man to present before Allah SWT as an evidence, of sincerity of my Dawah, who came to Islam because of me.

But brother xs11as gave us his examples and I feel those stories are worth saving separately. Plus stories of Dawah work are always inspiring.

Let us share such things in this thread.
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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 1st February 2020 12:00
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Brother xs11ax's post from the other thread:


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2. Till date I do not have even a single case of conversion to Islam that I can present before Allah SWT as a practical evidence of my sincerity in this activity that I would like to call Dawah.


Alhamdulillah I had 2 brothers who accepted Islam at my hands in USA.

One was a Black American brother and the other was a Hindu from India who was studying in USA.

The Indian brother was in Houstan and the Black brother was in New Orleans.

Indian brother.
I was speaking to a group of Muslim students and giving dawah. Most were not paying much attention as usual. But there was one particular person who was listening very intently and shed a few tears. After the chat I invited them to join us at the mosque. They all made their excuses and left. Except for that one guy who wanted to come to the mosque with us. As we were walking to the mosque we found out he wasn't a muslim. By the time we got to the mosque the brother was bawling his eyes out and accepted Islam there and then in the mosque.

Black brother.
Towards the end of our khurooj we decided to hit the mall lol. We were young and wanted to buy some things to take home with us. (Side note: I bought one of them American post box things lol. No idea why. This was 25 years ago. I still have it somewhere shoved in the back of my mums garage. My excuse is I was only 18 years old.) So as we were walking through the mall a shop assistant said salaam to us and we said salaam back and kept walking. Then it occurred to me to turn round and ask him if he is actually a muslim. He said he wasn't, but always wanted to be one and didn't know who to ask. Long story short he accepted shahadah there and then in the middle of his shift.

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In Dallas from a distance away some black guy shouts akhee! (brother) and comes charging towards us. He tells us he has just returned from Iraq as a soldier and accepted Islam there and has no idea what to do next. We took him to the mosque and introduced him to the local brothers who took over from there.

We were going door to door meeting Muslims in an apartment complex. We were getting a bit disappointed as nobody was home. As we were about to leave we nod to a white guy who was just chilling in his doorstep. He replies back with salaam. He goes on to tell us that he accepted Islam in Australia a few years ago, but not then anything about it since returning. He came with us to the mosque and the local brothers took over.

One that got away.
Can't remember where, I think somewhere in Atlanta. We were just out and about and saw some Jehovas Witnesses. We started having a friendly chat with them. The guy I was talking to seemed new. So I was asking his beliefs and he was saying how they do not believe in the trinity. So I said something along the lines that there isn't much difference between us except that we believe Muhammad (saw) was the last messenger. He then tells me that he also believes in Muhammad (saw) as a prophet. I said what?! He said yeah. So I said hand on you might just be a Muslim without realising it. The other senior guy heard this and quickly pulled the new guy away. Inshallah Allah guided him.

A lot of good memories. Some sad ones as well. Met someone who was on the streets with his very young son. We took them to the mosque to eat with us. The way they were eating like they hadn't eaten for days. We saw a lot of poverty in USA.
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 1st February 2020 12:27
My Own Dawah Stories


My own Dawah stories will be more about the Dawah workers then the people who came to Islam owing to the reasons I have mentioned earlier.

My first story is about a Dayee who looked very rustic or hailing from a very underdeveloped locality.

And boy was he a mighty Dayee!

His forte was iconoclasm.

'Maan lijiye em moorti hai. Agar aap uski suraksha nahin karenge to woh toot jayegi".

Suppose there is an idol. If you do not protect it then it will get damaged.

He repeated the same refrain to each person that we met that day and he did that several times.

Idol worship in India is ages old and in the beginning the effect on the person might not be visible but I have not seen such direct actions ever since. No circumlocution, no riff-raff, no beating around the bush and no wasting of time.
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