Archive for the ‘Dawah (Outreach)’ category

The Importance of Da`wah and Interfaith Dialogue

Imam Yahya talks about how to convey the message of Islam to our American public.

Declaration of Faith

Balancing Arabization Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX We have all witnessed the declaration of faith administered to a new Muslim and it is generally accepted as a compelling occasion. Naturally, some will be surprised by my usage of the phrase “generally accepted as compelling” to […]

Conveying The Message With Clarity

By Omar Husain The student of knowledge, Da`ee (caller), or Scholar has been given a great blessing by Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) to be in a position to learn, and teach others. However, with teaching comes a great responsibility, as you are responsible for people’s spiritual well being. With this in mind, I feel […]

Da`wah Does Not Always Need a Da`wah Table

By Mariam Al-Kalby We have the assumption that when we want to participate in da`wah, we imagine a long brown table of splayed Qur’ans, brochures, books, and articles introducing Islam. A booth parked on a university campus or at an event: this is the standard or common way of doing da`wah. What we fail to […]

The Crow Looking In

By Ahmed Zaafran There appears to be a growing trend amongst Muslims today where knowledge is used as a proverbial club that beats down anyone who differs with their line of thinking. Discussions regarding Islamic thought that were once considered sacred and adorned with manners (adab) between scholars, are now left to the internet blogs […]

Arabism vs. Universal Islam

Balancing Arabization Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX There is a big misunderstanding amongst much of our immigrant community here in the West. Sadly, this misunderstanding has been passed on to other Muslims and non-Muslims here, thus making it an accepted reality. This series—specifically this article—attempts […]

The Prophet’s Patience with Guidance

We now live a global village; whether on the internet, in one’s own country, or by traveling, people of all different backgrounds are meeting and interacting in a variety of venues. This is a crucial thing for Muslims as it gives us the opportunity to, and indeed also tests us by, representing Islam and calling […]

The Missing Ingredients: Compassion and Gentleness

I was attending the Friday prayer at a certain mosque once. In the back corner, I noticed two teenage girls sitting side by side, whispering and giggling throughout most of the khutbah (sermon). It was slightly distracting, but nobody made a fuss about it—except one older woman who was eyeing them with anger the entire […]

Should Islam Seem Foreign in a Non-Muslim Society?

Balancing Arabization Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI |  Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX Some devoted Muslims might answer this question by saying yes because that’s what the Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) taught! It is authentically narrated that our beloved Prophet ﷺ said: “.إن الإسلام بدأ غريبا، وسيعود غريبا كما بدأ، […]

Da`wah with Swag

Imam Suhaib Webb spoke at the Qurtuba Institute’s event hosted by the ADAMS Center. He spoke about da`wah and how Muslim Americans can be more effective on outreaching to others.  

Changing a New Muslim’s Name: Custom or Religious Practice?

Balancing Arabization Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX Issue #4 - Changing the name of a new Muslim It was the summer of 1999 in Tulsa, OK, when I walked into a sandwich shop. My pants sagging and hat turned back and to the side, I looked […]

10th Anniversary of 9/11

The horrific violence that took place on September 11th 2001 spawned many negative – and a few positive – realities. Before going in to any discussion about it, let’s look at the facts: The major negative effects of 9/11 were: The murder of 3,000-plus innocent people, whose “crime” was going to work to support their […]

Balancing Arabization According to the Qur’an and Sunnah

Balancing Arabization Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX We are blessed with the only preserved revelation on Earth which has been proven to be the infallible word of God (exalted be He). The Holy Qu’ran is the miracle of miracles. Those who have been blessed with the knowledge of […]

Faith and the Cubicle

Imam Suhaib Webb discusses the issues facing Muslims in the workplace during this friday khutbah (sermon) titled “Faith and the Cubicle.”

Tafsir Surat al-Kahf (Part 4)

Transcribed by Sabirah Reinke Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV We move on to the second verse: What is the first word of the second verse? قَيِّمًا (qiyaaman) What does قَيِّمًا mean? Straight, established, no crookedness! What did Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) just say in the first verse? This […]

30 Reasons to Avoid Being Angry and Argumentative

How difficult is it to practice patience when being provoked? At the same time, how many times have we responded much too sensitively, although we were not the clear target of anyone’s malice? How many hearts have been lost in an effort to win arguments? And yet, as human beings it is natural and even our […]

Spiritual Pitfalls for the Muslim Blogger

Islam and the Internet Series: Intro | Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IV Blogs are gateways, that grant us access into the interior worlds of other people. They offer us glimpses into people’s experiences, thoughts and feelings, revealing […]

12 Tips for the Convert Muslim

By Brother Alex (Dallas, TX) 1. Practice Islam as much as you can “He who loves my Sunnah has loved me, and he who loves me will be with me in Paradise.” -The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Tirmidhi) As a new Muslim, you will have trouble keeping up with prayers every day, fasting during Ramadan, and […]

The Moral Dilemma of Islamic Workers

Answered by Mohammad Mahmoud Mansour1 | Translated, Abridged, and Modified by WebbTranslators Question: I am seeking your advice about an important matter in my life. I was involved in da`wah (inviting others to Islam) for many years (by giving lectures, leading study groups, etc.), and I was simultaneously trying to improve and better myself. However, […]

Libyan Protesters Remain Steadfast

By Aisha Ibrahim The online world was abuzz after the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Working off the momentum of their Tunisian and Egyptian neighbors, Libyan youth declared February 17 as the Day of Anger. The protests in Libya began in Benghazi, the second largest city in Libya. As a country where it is […]