Dawah – Interfaith Program Athlone
It is an obligation on a Muslim to be constantly witnessing and being in dialogue with other people whether believers or non-believers. All these Divine commandments are general, they make no distinction between a Muslim and a non-Muslim. Therefore dawah and Tabligh are for all Muslims and non-Muslims alike. However the content and style of the delivery will be different for each one. The Quran also teaches us how this witnessing must not be coercive;
“There is no compulsion in religion since truth has been made distinctly clear from falsehood”
(Al Baqarah: 256).
This “invitation” and “giving good news” is to be taken with the spirit of meeting fellow humans both Muslims and non-Muslims. It is for building trust and mutual understanding and to remove stereotypes. This spirit of witnessing builds trust and brings people together to work for the common good.