Dawah Through Dialogue - (English) - (PB)
"The Arabic word of Da’wah means to invite someone. In Islam, Da’wah is the invitation towards the path of Allah. In this book the author has included a series of chapters related to Da’wah. . Through Dialogues with wisdom, a better society will be developed. People will be able to live a peaceful and a happy life.
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"Before writing Da’wah means, its parameters and the methods to be used. it is better to start explaining in few sentences about Islam. As the reader is aware, that the word Islam came from the Arabic root of Silm and Salam. Each of these two words means peace. The source of peace is from Allah Almighty, the Creator of the universe. One of His Beautiful Names is Assalam. Therefore, the faithful should seek peace from the Source of Peace namely Allah (S.W.T).
Muslims do greet one -another with the greeting of peace by saying: Assalamu 'Alaikum: May the Peace and the Blessing of Allah shower on you. Therefore, any person who wants to live in peace and harmony in theory and in practice is called a Muslim. It has nothing to do with Arabs. The latter group of people could he Muslims. Catholics, Christians, Jews, Sabians, Greek Orthodox or any other denomination. Any person who speaks the Arabic language is considered an Arab.
Moreover, the word Silm or Salam means also self-obedience to God. Therefore, whoever wants to be obedient to Allah without being pressured, brainwashed or exploited is considered a Muslim.
It should be stated here that Islam is the most recent religion revealed by God to all humanity. Prophet Muhammad was sent to the Christians, Jews, pagans, Atheists, Agnostics, confused and those who went astray. He did not come to abolish, but to purify, admonish, approve, correct and to complete the previous messages that were revealed to all the prophets who came before him. Among those prophets were Jesus, Moses, Abraham, David, Jacob, Isaac. Ishmael, Noah, and many more.
Islam is not a religion as the latter being defined in the Western societies. Islam is a complete and a total way of life. It includes spirituality, as much as it gives guidance to live in a system of a government. It includes economics, social, cultural education, politics, banking system along with methods how to deal with non-Muslims individually and with governments as well.
As far as the Major Beliefs in Islam are concerned the following is a partial list:
1. Oneness of God
2. Oneness of Mankind
3. Oneness of the Message and the Messengers
4. Belief in Angles and Jinns
5. Belief in the Day of Judgement
6. Innocence of People at Birth
7. State and Religion are part of the Teachings of Islam.
As far as the pillars of Islam are concerned, the following titles are mentioned:
1. Creed or Shahada, i.e. the verbal commitment and pledge that there is no deity except Allah (swt), and that Muhammad is the last Prophet and last Messenger of Allah.
2. Five Daily Salat (prayers) and the Friday congregation prayer.
3. Fasting the Month of Ramadan during the 9th lunar calendar from dawn to sunset.
4. Purification of Aims (Zak at) by paying annually 2.5% of the total savings,
5. Pilgrimage or Hajj to Makkah at least once in a life time.
Moreover, Islam came to correct and purify the preview beliefs of the followers of those Faiths, namely the People of the Book. Islam does not accept the following concepts;
In this book the author is including a series of chapters related to Da'wah in general an in specifics. Through Dialogue with wisdom, a better society will be developed. People will be able live a peaceful and a happy life. We should all pray to God (Allah) to guide us so that we take the initiative to do good and live peacefully. Ameen.
1. Unity of God
2. Original Sin
4. Intercession / Mediator
5. Conversion / Proselytizing / Baptism
7. Partnership / Son food
8. Priesthood /Nunhood /Ascetic Life
10. Image of God
11. Holy War / Infidels
12. Separation of State and Religion
16. Homosexuality and all Immoral Ways of Life
17. Riba and Other Types of Economic Exploitation