Since my childhood I was having deep interest in Dawah. But one thing was missing: a good platform. In 2009, my dream came true when I first time logged in to Facebook. It gave me a great opportunity to reach to non-Muslims. By the grace of Allah, the feedback from non-Muslim brothers and sisters has been encouraging so far.
Once a non-Muslim sister, Garima Yadav, said and I quote: Hi, it feels so nice though. I do not know you that well but if you are what you write (sorry if it is offending) then I am so happy to see someone so passionate about ones religion and giving his best shot to follow it. This world needs more people like you. May Allah grant her Hidaya to accept the beautiful religion of Islam!
She is a research scholar at Lady Shri Ram College for women. This was the great compliment from a non-Muslim sister, though there were instances when feedback was negative also.
I believe that Facebook is the good medium for Dawah. Every time when you post an Islamic link, video or any other related information, you have to be very active to give answers to all the queries related to the post. Every time when I upload an Islamic post, I always care for its authenticity. Dawah needs good and authentic knowledge and enthusiasm.
Good and authentic knowledge may be not likely to be known by the Facebook scholars but their courage, enthusiasm and their good intentions must be appreciated. It is a good
Alhamdullilah, it has been a successful journey from past eight years.
I clearly remember some good discussions on my Facebook wall on topics like hijab, jihad, sects among Muslims, and other topics. They were followed by strong arguments from Muslims as well as from non-Muslims.
Facebook also gave me chance to interact with prominent scholars of Peace TV like Nisar Nadiadwala, Assim Alhakeem, Areeb Islam etc. I believe lot of Dawah work is yet to be done, as Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: Whoever hides knowledge, Allah will brand him with the branding iron from the hellfire. [Tirmidhi]
You can invest a pretty good time on Facebook while doing Dawah . This may take a bit of your time initially, but if there is anything beneficial for the society then Inshallah, this will be a sound investment of your time. The last prophet of Islam (SAW) said: Balligo anni walaw aayah (Relate from me, even if, only one verse).
So, if you know one verse of the holy Quran or one Hadith, spread it.
Lets spread the word of Allah on Facebook to maintain peace, which is the need of the humanity in current times. I just pray to Allah that makes me steadfast on Islam, so that, I can serve the community in a best possible way.
Once you have chosen Dawah passionately, success will kiss your feet.
Raashid ul Nabi Khan
Iqbal Memorial Educational Institute,
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