Editor: The true Invitation and the effective Representation

We are again together in current issue with the cover topic entitled “How to invite people to Islam?” We hope that the articles which our esteemed authors have written will enlarge the horizons of the readers. The Pen magazine, improving in every issue, seeks the way of accurate invitation and effective representation in 5. issue. What defines “the true invitation” or what should be its result is “effective representation”. “Representation problem” is one of the vital questions of Muslims of today. This deficiency in question which can be recounted to…

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The Impact of Da‘wah

Introduction: Each time the Muslim ummah faced with a setback or a socio-religious down turn, Allah the Almighty with all His blessings and grace sent the mujaddid (reformer) or mujaddidun (group of reformers) to purify and upgrade their iman (faith) for them, so that they would always be in the right path and attain success in their life. This has taken place in the past through the process of tajdid (renewal or purification of faith) which could be witnessed in history since centuries ago. In the following pages, as the…

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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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