Great day today spent delivering New Muslim Guide gift packs to new muslims.Brother Hisham Salim sent us a box of 'The New Muslim Guide' and even covered the postage & packaging costs, may Allah (Glorified & Exalted Be HE) reward our brother and his family and all involved, for supporting us and helping us to help others.
Brother Yusuf who I met for a coffee was extremely pleased with his copy, as he browsed through the book he told me "this is very informative and answers so many question that I have on certain topics such as Shawaal, Eid and the upcoming Hajj"
He practices what he learns and has developed a strong connection to his Islamic faith and knows that Allah is always there for him whenever he needs to call upon his Lord.
One problem he has found amongst some muslims is that they will tell him don't do this or don't do that but wont be able to explain why! which is why informative books such as this should really be of benefit to him. He intends to study as much as is easy for him and then act upon it.
This exquisitely illustrated guide presents new muslims with the first step and the foundation stage in learning about this great religion, which is undoubtedly the best blessing Allah has bestowed upon man. It provides new muslims with guidelines in most aspects of life that they may encounter, responds to their urgent queries and gives them ample support to deal with people around them and successfully deal with the various situations in which they are most likely to find themselves in.
That'll be £8.90 please and by the way can I ask you a question!
What is the purpose of life ?
There are lots of diffrent ways we can engage with the public.
Effective da'wah is done in a gentle and loving manner. I'll never forget a da'wah course I attended, in which the speaker said that the best way to give da'wah is to "plant a seed in a person's heart". The purpose of da'wah is not to convert people as having that as goal will scare people away if nothing else. Instead, by planting a seed, we leave the person wanting more; let them know enough about Islam to interest them and, insha Allah, lead them to want to find out more when they are ready.
"I find people are genuinly intrested in Islam and when they see my beard they tend to ask me why I keep it,which leads onto further questions and good progressive dialogue.I find many of my passengers don't know much about Islam other then what the media protrays and as such they feel enlightened about discovering the beautiful reality of Islam.
Started a new dawah table today and we chose to hold it outside the University of Manchester.
It was a very enjoyable and relaxing day conveying the beautiful message of Islam.
Once again we are extremely grateful to Only 1 Purpose, Rochdale Dawah Centre, Green Lane Masjid, Wamyuk, Seeking Reward Foundation, iERA, Discover Islam UK, The Quran Project, IDCI, Islamic Support and Information Foundation (ISIF) and to all the brothers and sisters that have helped us this past year. May Allah (Glorified Be HE) reward you all immensely.
The table will not be limited to just fridays (like today) but may take place on other days of the week if any of the brothers are free. Initially the idea is to alternate between Manchester University, Market Street & Saint Anns Square in the City Centre, but as time goes on we hope to try different locations throughout the North West. The aim is to insha'Allah have many tables running on diffrent days of the week throughout the North West.
"Taqaballa Allahu mina wa minkum Al-'Amal Al-Saliha" (may Allah accept from you and us the good deeds)
We thank you for your genorous donations which have allowed us to accuire more My Prayer Books & My Prayer DvD's for New Muslims. We are extremely grateful to Discover Islam for the large quanity of pocket size english meanings of The Qur'an most of which we have distributed to Team Dawah Manchester for use on their dawah tables and the rest we kept for our own dawah purposes. We are always grateful to Only1Purpose for gifting us selected Surah's from The Qur'an in book format & CD's and let us not forget Rochdale Dawah Centre for gifting us Quran's. Jazakallahu Khairan to everyone that makes it possible for us to do what we do and we ask you all to remember them in your prayers.
People who are born into Islam have the benefit of having a foundation with their parents and family. The Qur’an is on their bookshelf, Arabic words are mixed into conversation without needing definition, and there is an environment of tradition that provides a reference point for looking at the world. A Revert is experiencing the total opposite. He or she doesn’t have any sort of religious connection with their family anymore, and there is sometimes backlash from parents and extended family about the decision to become a Muslim.
Brother Mihai who took shahada with me not so long ago finds Romanian easier to read than English , so he was really pleased today when I dropped off a copy of the translation of the meaning of The Quran in Romanian. Many thanks to Rochdale Dawah Centre for the copies they provided us.
Brother Mihai who works for a muslim run business and the business next door to his place of work which is also run by muslims ( ie he was surrounded by muslims) was never given da'wah even though who was searching for The Truth, he had even been told that because he supported a tattoo that he could not be a muslim !
I met him on several occasions and talked to him about the Islamic beliefs , he agreed that Islam was what he had been searching for and took reading material from me. Then soon after Allah ( Glorified & Exalted Be HE) guided brother Mihai to Islam.
His message to the muslims is "please do not conceal the message of Islam from non-muslims but share it with them so that they can learn about Islam, as many are looking for answers that the muslims have".
If anyone would like a copy of the translation of the meaning of The Quran in Romanian or Polish then please get in touch