IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE BENEFICENT, THE MERCIFUL
Workshop #006 [At 24th Annual Convention of ICNA
TOPIC: DAWAH ILLALLAH AND ITS CONCEPT
Q.1. What is Dawah Illallah [DI]?
Q.2. Can you define Dawah Illallah scientifically? [The following questions will help you in
Q.i Did Rasulullah (S) do Dawah work casually?
Q.ii Was it not with determination and a definite goal??
Q.iii Did he not do it for the whole of his life?
Q.iv Did he do it haphazardly or in an organized fashion?
Q.v Did he leave his Dawah contactees after they became Muslim?
Q.3. What are the prevailing concepts of Dawah Illallah in this country?
Q.4. Can you compare the prevailing concepts with your definition of DI and with what results?
Q.5. What are the main features or the characteristics of Dawah Illallah as per our definition?
Q.6. Is Dawah Illallah obligatory on Muslims? If so, how?
Q.7. Is Dawah a means or an end in itself? What is the first step and what is the last?
Q.8. Do you know that Dawah Illallah has a great preference to Allah? Can you quote the Verse?
Q.9. Do you know that Allah categorically ordains in the Qur’an about Dawah Illallah? Can you quote the Verses?
Q.10. What emphasis Rasulullah (S) gave to Dawah Illallah?
Q.11. What Rasulullah (S) did as a Role Model of a Da’ee Illallah and through what Process?
Q.12. Can we deviate from that Process? If so, with what results?
Q.13. What is the most effective method of Dawah Illallah?
Q.14. What is the role of the Jamaah in making Dawah effective? Can you do it alone?
Q.15. Who are our addressees and how to address them?
Q.16. How far, are you prepared to be involved in Dawah activities at individual and collective levels?
Q.17. What is the key point to success?
SHAMIM A. SIDDIQI
DAWAH DEPARTMENT, ICNA July 3rd, 1999