A summary of a Dawah Conversation from beginning to end, kindly put together by Ghulam Haydar.
In real time with interaction it shouldn't take more than 10 minutes. He has mentioned quite a few examples within each category of miracles from the Qur'aan. You don't always have to mention every single on. A few examples from each will usually suffice insha'Allaah.
1.Initiation - We usually have some sort of hardback A5 piece of card with a snappy catchlines such
as "is Life Just A Game?", "What am I doing here?" which either have an ayah of the Qur'aan on the back, or summary of the message; that we haven't been created to follow the masses, but have a Purpose in Life which revolves around recognising & acknowledging our Creator, and building a relationship with him by fulfilling the Purpose He created us for. These have been provided to us by iERA which we hand out to passers by, asking the very question "Do you think that Life is just a Game? or is it something else?" "Ever wondered if there is more to life?" etc. Many of the passers by stop to take the card, but don't have the time or not interested for a conversation, but around about 15-20% stop and decide to hear out what you have to say. "My name is __, what are you called? Nice to meet you Mark/Claire, thank you for taking the time to talk."
The manual can be downloaded by clicking here (or right click on the link and save target/link as)
Answering Top 10 Atheist Contentions
The article ‘Does the Belief in a God make sense?’ raised some interesting responses, both positive and negative. So I thought it would be of benefit to write on the common atheist arguments against the case of a Creator including those specific to the previous article. These answers are only my attempt at addressing questions which I have come to understand from more learned people. I would like to stress that the point isn’t simply to refute because they are ‘disbelievers’ but to examine it in the light of reason and expose their own double standards when it comes to evidence and rational thinking. Please note that many questions are related so the answers address it accordingly. So here goes:
1)‘We can’t just assume a Creator exists just like that! We need scientific evidence!’
Basic Role Play With A Non Muslim ( Except for Christians )
The Dawah Is Easy dialogue basics (Except for Christians) role play by Dr Fazal Rahman is a great way to learn to do dawah.
The manual can be downloaded by clicking here (or right click on the link and save target/link as).
A Response to The God Delusion
When I picked up “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins, I was expecting to encounter new reasons put forward to form a positive case for the Atheist worldview, but I have to say that I was disappointed. What I read were rehashed, incoherent and outdated arguments that made me realize that Richard Dawkins is not very well read in philosophy. In light of this I thought it would be useful to provide a compilation of arguments from existing material and respond to his main arguments in the following way:
1. Respond to what Dawkins considers his central argument;
2. Respond to what Philosophers consider his best argument.
Responding to what Dawkins considers his central argument
On pages 157-158 of “The God Delusion,” Dawkins summarises what he maintains as “the central argument of my book”:
1. One of the greatest challenges to the human intellect has been to explain how the complex, improbable appearance of design in the universe arises.
2. The natural temptation is to attribute the appearance of design to actual design itself.