In The Name Of Allah The Most Beneficent Most Merciful Praise be to Allah: we praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Him from the evils of our own souls and deeds. Whomever Allah (SWT) guides, no-one can lead astray, and whoever He leaves astray, no-one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah (SWT) Alone Who has no partner, and I bear witness that Muhammed is His Slave and Messenger.
In The Name Of Allah The Most Beneficent Most Merciful We have to recognise Allah's blessing for the fast communication and be thankful to Him. There is no doubt that the internet makes evil easily accessible, so, it is wise to ask the brothers and sisters who fall easily into this evil to guard themselves from it, stay away from it, and approach people on one to one Dawah in person Insha'Allah.
People on the internet.................................5 Chat Programs............................................5 Avoiding 3D Chats.....................................5 Precautions.................................................6 Explanation of the Tawheed.......................7 Dawah to Jews...........................................8 Dawah to Christians..................................11 Dawah to Polytheists.................................12 Dawah to Pagans.......................................12 Dawah to Pantheists..................................14 Dawah to Atheists.....................................14
People on the internet According to the country and the servers that a person logs in, in order to chat he will be meeting various people of different belief systems. Each group has to be approached in a slighty different way but the explanation of the Tawheed is the same. Chat Programs There are various chat programs one can use to give Dawah on the internet where there are many people. Some of these that are widely used are â€˘ mIRC â€˘ Magchat â€˘ PalTalk In some of them the da'i can even make his own room and invite people there. If there is a voice chat option the da'i could use this as the listeners show more respect if they can hear the voice than just typing. And the da'i should respond politely to any abusive comments or put that particular member in the ignore list Avoiding 3D Chats It is better for the da'i to avoid 3d chats as they are more like games and also there might be figures of nude people which is haraam to look at.
Precautions On the internet there will always be people who opose Allah and His Messenger, some may try to abuse the da'i intelectually or by preventing his access to certain rooms but the da'i should carry on his duty and answer questions of those who are sincerely interested. To avoid reading abusive messages the da'i can type for example "If you have questions about Islam ask me in private" and then without reading the responses in the main room to wait people to talk to him in private windows. It is always better to give to one person Dawah than the whole room. If some people type abusive replies in private windows or mock with Islam the da'i can put that person on the ignore list if that is available. It is better for the da'i to avoid answering private questions such as the country of his residence, name, age etc. As this is widely used in chatrooms, and say for example "I am here answering questions about Islam, if you have any questions you can ask me" If the da'i should meet a Muslim and finds out that he is falling short in his Fardh deeds he should explain him how Allah SWT created us and told us He is our Rabb and we were created to worship Him Alone and encourage him to start and keep up with the Fardh deeds. "And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me." 51:56
Explanation of the Tawheed It is good and effective to exlpain the Tawheed and the Aqeeda of Muslims first then correct their incorrect beleifs. The da'i can say for example: "In Islam we believe that there is Only One God and He is Only worthy of worship. And a Muslim is required to worship God Alone without associating any partners with Him." "He Created the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them." "He is the Lord of the East and the West." "He can Only give and take life" "He is the Sustainer of the Worlds" "We believe in God's four Books (Dhebour, Torah, New Testament and the Qur'an), His Prophets, His Angels, The Day Of Judgement and in the Predestination (Qadr)." "Hell Fire is True, Paradise is True" "Whoever dies without repenting for Shirk (associating partners with Allah) will be in Hell"
Dawah to Jews If the da'i is talking with a person who is Jewish he should be familiar that they believe that Allah, Aoo'dhu billah, has a son named Uzair, "The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!" 9:30 and then explain him how it doesn't befit Allah SWT to have sons and how He is Unique (Ahad) and there is non like Him. The da'i can quote here from the Qur'an the verse: "It is not befitting to (the majesty of) God that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! " 19:34-35 and "Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son." 4:171
where Allah SWT is in fact referring to Jesus in the Qur'an. Also the da'i can quote Surat-ul-Ikhlas 112 in this case. Jews also say that Aoo'dhu billah "Allah's hands are tied up" They described Allaah as having shortcomings, and they killed the Prophets and Messengers of Allaah, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “The Jews say: ‘Allaah’s Hand is tied up (i.e. He does not give and spend of His Bounty).’ Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for what they uttered. Nay, both His Hands are widely outstretched. He spends (of His Bounty) as He wills” al-Maa’idah 5:64
“Indeed, Allaah has heard the statement of those (Jews) who say: ‘Truly, Allaah is poor and we are rich!’ We shall record what they have said and their killing of the Prophets unjustly, and We shall say: ‘Taste you the torment of the burning (Fire).’” Aal ‘Imraan 3:181]
They distorted the word of Allaah, i.e., the Tawraat (Torah). Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “So, because of their breach of their covenant, We cursed them and made their hearts grow hard. They change the words from their (right) places” al-Maa’idah 5:13
“Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say, “This is from Allaah,” to purchase with it a little price! Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for that they earn thereby” al-Baqarah 2:79
They deserved the curse of Allaah, because of what Allaah has said about them. Allaah says: “Those among the Children of Israel who disbelieved were cursed by the tongue of Dawood (David) and ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). That was because they disobeyed (Allaah and the Messengers) and were ever transgressing beyond bounds. They used not to forbid one another from Al-Munkar (wrong, evildoing, sins, polytheism, disbelief) which they committed. Vile indeed was what they used to do” al-Maa’idah 5:78-79
The lies that they have fabricated against their Prophets are many, such as the following: 1. The Jews claimed that the Prophet of Allaah Sulayman (Solomon) was an apostate and that he worshipped idols, as mentioned in I Kings 11:5. 2. The Jews claimed that Loot (Lot) – peace be upon him – drank wine and committed incest with his two daughters, as mentioned in Genesis 19:30ff. 3. The Jews claimed that the Prophet of Allaah Ya’qoob (Jacob) committed theft, as mentioned in Genesis 31:12. 4. The Jews claim that the Prophet of Allaah Dawood (David) committed adultery, as a result of which Sulaymaan (Solomon) was born to him, as mentioned in II Samuel 11:4. The da'i can also quote from the Tawraat (Torah) that the coming of Prophet Mohammed was mentiond there by Allah SWT : book of Isaiah chapter 29 verse 12: "And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray you: and he saith, I am not learned." Mohammad (PBUH) received his first revelation in the cave called HIRA which is located in Saudi Arabia, one day he was in the cave praising Almighty When Gabriel (A.S) came to the cave and commanded Muhammad (PBUH) by saying IQRA- "Read", he replied "I am not learned" As Allah SWT states in the Qur'an: "Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures) in the law and the Gospels" Al-Araf 7:157
Dawah to Christians Christians also think that Isa (A.S) is the Aoo'dhu billah, son of God although he Isa (A.S) was only a Prophet of Allah. In this case the da'i can explain the Tawheed first then quote: "It is not befitting to (the majesty of) God that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! " 19:34-35 and "Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son." 4:171
The da'i can say Allah means God in Arabic and type afterwards Allah instead of God so they will not think of Isa (A.S) after the da'i has clarified he was only a Messenger. The da'i cay say: “Jesus, he was only a Messenger, many Messengers came and passed before him.“ “The Messiah ['Îsa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary), was no more than a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him.“ 5:75 Christians also say that A'oodhu billah, God is three. Father, son and Holy Spirit. The da'i should explain that The Holy Spirit is said to be Angel Gabriel (A.S) and that Allah is High Above what they attribute to Him. The da'i can also say: "Don't say God is three, God is One." Thus speaking to them as Allah SWT speaks in the Qur'an might soften their hearts. Say not: "three (trinity)!" Cease! (it is) better for you. For Allah is (the only) One Ilah (god), glory be to Him (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. 4:171 Dawah to Polytheists
In this case the da'i can firstly explain the Tawheed then quote the verse from the Qur'an where Allah says that if there were many gods then they would fight. The da'i should also ask if they worship any statues or items so to say to him : "Do you worship things that are created?" "And they do not answer your call." "And they can neither harm you or benefit you." "If I were to take an axe and went to destroy that statue would it be able to protect itself?" Dawah to Pagans These people are people that satan has played with their minds as he had done so with the people of Saba and they were worshipping the Sun. A beleif that satan keeps fooling more Jaaheel people into is the Wicca and its followers are called Wiccans. In this they believe that there are, A'oodhu billah, two gods, one male and one female and that they are responsible for the creations. Although they belive that they worship statues and stones and marbles if you ask them, this is how astray satan the accurssed has led them. "They (all those who worship others than Allah) invoke nothing but female deities besides Him (Allah), and they invoke nothing but Shaitan (Satan), a persistent rebel!" 4:171 It is good to explain them the Tawheed. And there is a good example in the Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) where he tells a man:
− "My Lord gives life and death" − the man spares the lives of some prisoners and says "see? i give life and death" − Then Ibrahim (A.S) sees how fool this man is and says "My Lord bring the Sun from the East, can you bring it from the West?" And the man of course was not able to do that. Masha'Allah what a beautiful example. Likewise the da'i can say to the pagans: "My Lord brings the Sun from the East can your gods bring it form the West?" "Do you worship things that are created? And they do not answer your call." "And they can neither harm you or benefit you." "If I were to take an axe and went to destroy that marble would it be able to protect itself?" "Do you worship something that itself is creted?“ “Those whom they (Al-Mushrikun ) invoke besides Allah have not created anything, but are themselves created. 16: 20
Dawah to Pantheists Pantheism comes from two greek words. Παν which carries the meaning of all,everything and Θεός which means God. So Pantheism carries the meaning that everything is God or All is God and implies that everything can be worshipped and also that everything contains some of A'oodhu billa, God. Which is untrue because otherwise a three or a stone could be worshipped. Namely the creations is again worshipped. In Islam we know that God is “not everywhere„ physically, He is not inside the creation, He is not mixed with the creation, He is outside His creation and Above it. But He is in His seeing everywhere, in His hearing everywhere in His knowledge everywhere, meaning He knows everything (Al-Alim). As When Prophet Mohammed (PBUP) asked a slave girl where is Allah she said “In the Heavens”. Dawah to Atheists Their situation is the most ridiculous as their sayins imply that they don't have a reason in life. But the da'i should not ridicule them in this way and be kind to them. The da'i can mention that there is beauty in the creation and Chaos does not result with beauty. The da'i can ask them: “Did you create yourself?“ “Do you remember creating yourself?“ “Were they created by nothing? Or were they themselves the creators?“ 52:35
Also the da'i can mention some scientific proofs from the Qur'an like the passage where Allah SWT states the stages of a baby in the womb of his mother (23:12-14). The hikmah (wisdom) in the mountains that they make the land firmer and more stable against earthquakes, also mentioned in the Qur'an (“And He has set firm mountains in the earth so that it would not shake with you...„ 16:15). The partition in the Seas (25:53). “He is the one who has let free the two bodies of flowing water, one sweet and palatable, and the other salty and bitter. And He has made between them a barrier and a forbidding partition.“ 25:53 The example with the camel, how beautiful is the creation of the camel. Allah SWT has made on his back place to store water so it will not be thirsty at long journeys in the desert and made its feet wide so it will not sink into the sand. Allahu Akbaar! Do they not look at the camels, how they are created? 88: 17 But in fact atheists do have a “god“ they worship their desires or even A'oodhu billah themselves with their arrogance and pride even with the physical beauty Allah SWT has given them and proves a test against them. A failing test! It seems hard to them to leave their corrupt doings, the haraam things, so they deny what Allah has Revealed and His Messengers have brought (Peace be upon them All). “And let not those who disbelieve think they will escape. Indeed, they will not cause failure [to Allah ]“. 8: 59