How to invite others to Islam
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I want to ask you about the best way to ask someone who is not Muslim - to join islam. insha'a Allah i want Ajr
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How to invite others to Islam
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and who-ever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
May Allah bless your efforts and reward you for your intentions in inviting others to Islam. It is a duty of every muslim to invite mankind to the religion of Truth, Al Islam.
Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 16, Surah An-Nahl Ayat 125: Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and excellent admonition and argue with people in the best manner. Your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Way and who is Rightly guided.
How to invite one to Islam is a very wide and varied question. It all depends whether the person is a friend or a foe, a neighbor or an acquaintance, a colleague or your boss, etc. One of the best ways is to first be a very good muslim practitioner yourself, and convince the person with your character and high morals that Islam is indeed the religion of Truth. Another good way is to talk to the person about his religion, and give him logical arguments about the Truth and falsehood. And according to our humble experience, if you can get the person to read the Holy Quran with understanding, and the person reads the Quran without any bias or prejudice, seeking to find the Truth; Allah will Insha Allah guide him aright.
Brother, your duty is only to invite the person to Islam. To guide, or leave astray is in the sole Power and Domain of Allah Subhanah. He Alone knows who is seeking for the Truth and who is bent on living a life of misguidance. Millions of people have converted to Islam over the years all over the world. I know of a brother who converted to Islam because he saw his muslim friend praying, and was touched! I know of a sister who converted to Islam because her friend used to wear the hijaab and she was touched by her high morals. I know of a brother who converted to Islam because he was dissatisfied with the religion he was practicing and began searching for the Truth. I know of many brothers and sisters who converted to Islam, simply by reading and understand the Glorious Quran. Each of them has a different reason, and you never know what might touch the persons heart to search for the Truth.
May Allah bless your efforts in helping others understand and accept Islam as the religion of Truth. May Allah reward you generously for your intentions, and give you success in your efforts in the propagation of His Deen.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,