What is Da’wah

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Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(“In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate”)

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Da‘wah (Arabic: دعوة‎) usually denotes preaching of Islam. Da‘wah means literally “issuing a summons” or “making an invitation”, being the active participle of a verb meaning variously “to summon, to invite” (whose triconsonantal root is د ع و). A Muslim who practices da‘wah, either as a religious worker or in a volunteer community effort, is called a dā‘ī, plural du‘āt. A dā‘ī is thus a person who invites people to understand Islam through a dialogical process, and may be categorized in some cases as the Islamic equivalent of a missionary.

 In Early Islam

In the Qur’ān, the term dawah has other senses. In Sura 30 of the Qur’ān, it denotes the call to the dead to rise from the tomb on the Day of Judgment. When used in the Qur’ān it generally refers to God’s invitation to live according to his will. Thus, when used in the first centuries of Islam, it increasingly referred to the content of that message and was sometimes used interchangeably with sharī‘a and dīn.

Da‘wah is also described as the duty to “actively encourage fellow Muslims in the pursuance of greater piety in all aspects of their lives,” a definition which has become central to contemporary Islamic thought.

Purposes of Da‘wah

To explain holy commanding to all Muslims even Non-Muslims by adopting the way of our Prophets like Noha, Moses, Abraham, Isaac. Jacob, Jesus & Mohammed (peace be upon them)

 Say, “We believe in GOD, and in what was sent down to us, and in what was sent down to ABRAHAM, ISMAIL, ISAAC, JACOB, and the PATRIARCHS; and in what was given to MOSES and JESUS, and all the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction among any of them. To Him alone we are submitters.” [Holy Qur’an 2:136]

 In Islamic theology, the purpose of Da‘wah is to invite people, both Muslims and non-Muslims, to understand the worship of God as expressed in the Qur’ān, as well as to inform them about Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). As directed to non-Muslims, it consists of proselytizing.