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!
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!