The Da’wah Framework 2


Assalaamu Alaikum.

The Da’wah Framework. This is something I’ve always thought about, but could not think of a way to best describe it. What is the Da’wah Framework? Essentially, it is the best way to structure your discussion when giving da’wah. The flowchart below is a very simplified and broad example. However, you will find that most discussions that have gone through the framework are fruitful and worthwhile. Whereas any discussion that is held outside of this framework leads to frustration, fundamental differences, disagreements and sometimes arguments!

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As a da’wah carrier, you’ll often find that your discussions are going around in circles and you seem to explain the same point numerous times.

You may be discussing with a Christian, who’s fundamental beliefs will certainly clash with yours and discussing topics such as the Hudud (Punishments under Sharia law) will be a complete waste of time. Unless the correct concepts about Muhammad (saw) being the Messenger of Allah, and that the Qur’an being the speech of Allah, is understood firstly.

If you’re discussing with a non-practicing Muslim, you’ll find that the reason they do not practice Islam is due to their lack of understanding of the religion and conviction in it.

Try it out!


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2 thoughts on “The Da’wah Framework

  • Abu Khalil

    Mashallah Kam, it is quite impressive.

    What is missing however, is trust in this framework.

    When you have complete trust you will find you can come back to issues again and again without frustration.

    Most of us often think that because a person is willing to discuss they are also willing to trust us. It happens with those close to us and those not so close.

    This is why when Abubakar (RA) was offered Islam by Mohammed (SAW) he didn’t go into much details.

    He simply accepted Islam because it was made by someone he trusted. In fact you’ll also find it often that with the two of them whenever an event occurred it would be normal for Abubakar (RA) to state if the prophet said it then it must be true.

    Today we are in a rush to have others accept our responses or accept our opinions and if they reject it we aren’t satisfied until we know why or until we grind them to a pulp.

    It needed be so.

    When their is trust the misunderstanding will naturally become the side issue for discussion and everything relating to Islam will be based on the relationship created from trust.

    In today’s terms, this means actually living with Muslims and I mean not trying to correct them every second but simply living with Muslims.

    That means attending prayers together, weddings together, funerals and more.

    The da’waa hasn’t got the same urgency as praying Fajr as it is not of the same category. It needs care, the right choice of words, patience when it is turned down and above else sincere seriousness for Islam.

    Don’t forget most of the words we use seem almost alien to Muslims let alone non Muslims.

    Once again, brilliant thought process brother.

    • Kam Post author

      Absolutely, 100% agreed. A person who is known for their trustworthiness, honesty, humbleness and piety will naturally attract people towards the idea of Islam.

      An Islamic personality is a given for a da’wah carrier. They need to be able to see that you yourself carry out the actions you call others to.
      Maybe a post about how important it is to have an Islamic personality will be a good read.

      Jazakallah Khairan for your input brother. I hope to hear from you again inshaAllah!