The Principles of Invitation to Islam

The activity of invitation to Islam has been described in a tafseer1 based upon the principles expressed in the verses of the Qur’an and hadiths. Reading those, we can highlight some principles. For me, the following are the most important ones of these principles: 1. To start with faith as it is the essence of the religion. 2. To explain the truths of faith from a viewpoint convincing both the mind and the heart. 3. To live what we say so as to make our words influential. 4. To act…

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Allah is the Unique God to be Worshipped

The person who does not accept and believe in Allah has to accept all the other things as his god and worship them but the one who believes in the owner of the universe and just worships Him, in contrast, is safe from worshipping any other things. Understanding that all the creatures are servants bestowed to him by Allah for His mercy’s sake, he ascends to the position of The Caliph of the World. With an example, I want to explain the fact which was stated in the following sentence of…

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Enlightenment Method of Risale-i Nur

As it was common sense to live in an Islamic way in the era of Salaf al-Salihin (the righteous predecessors of the first generations of Islam), everybody had beliefs even though some of these were imitative. Thus it was sufficient for those people to speak about the existence of Allah and His Uniqueness, about the existence of heaven and its happy life and blessings to encourage them towards prayer and it was sufficient to speak about hell and its torments to keep them away from sins.

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