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Class 5

Taking dawah to the next level

Dr. Sabeel Ahmed

 Discussion of Questions 1-5 from the book
 Clear your doubts about Islam
 Islamic solutions to societies problems
 Each of you were suppose to do research and
come and relate solutions.
 Root word
 Submission
 Peace
 Tauheed
 Messengership
 Attributes
 Creator
 Perfect
 Unique
 Shirk
 Question and Answer method
 The 5 points method
 The 6 beliefs and 5 pillars of Islam method
 The 4 questions method
 Define Muslim
 Follower of Islam
 Muslim – physically
 Muslim – Spiritually
 Previous Prophets Muslims – mention names
 Last and complete ‘Edition’ of Islam
 Perception could be due to – Arabic
Quran, Prophet from Arabia
 Only 18% are arabia – Indonesia, largest
Muslim country – non- Arab.
 Islam for all humanity – 34.28
 Mercy to Mankind - 21.107
 Prophet Muhammad, pbuh & companions
conveyed Islam to outside of Arabia
 Islam is now in every continent, nations
and all races
 Quran – Islam’s source, is preserved, 15.9
 Quran contains no legends, but
 Historical facts
 Prophecies
 Scientific facts
 Islam
encourages research, rational, use of
mind and not blind belief.
 All major religions have good teachings.
 What distinguishes Islam?
 Not just tells us to do good, but shows how to do it – details,
plus example of the Prophet (saved).
 Practical solutions
 Fighting evil vs. turning the other cheek
 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for
tooth.’39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone
slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek
also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand
over your coat as well. (Bible, Matthew 5.38,39)
 And fight in the Way of Allah those who fight you, but transgress not
the limits. Truly, Allah likes not the transgressors. (Quran 2.190)
 Islam – completion of previous divine messages –
thus some commonality
 Islam – complete, comprehensive and detailed
Completion Testing Dates
Item Deadline

Practicing dawah – Topics from class and the Weekly


Book – clear you doubts about Islam May 2nd

50 Questions and Answers

Watch the series: May 9

Book - How to tell others about Islam - optional

Perform about 4 hours/month minimum on

practical dawah, increase it to 6 hours following
months (meeting times don't count)
 How would you convince a non-
Muslim that Islam has solutions to the
problems mentioned below
 Obesity – done in last class
 Racism
 Homicides
 Rapes
 Downed economy
 Drugs – intoxicants
 Divorce
 Theft
 Suicides
 Read questions 5- 10 from the book
 Clear your doubts about Islam
Dr. Sabeel Ahmed