iERA Malawi has organized Daw’ah trainings for its volunteers at Mama Khadija Islamic Centre , Area 22 (A) in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe from 25th to 26th February, 2023.
One of the organizers of the event told Muslim Media Agency that the training is aimed at equipping the volunteers with skills to help them conduct Daw’ah programs effectively.
The organizer says the training is targeting iERA volunteers based in Lilongwe only.
“The training targets volunteers residing in Lilongwe. The first training is targeting male volunteers only and in the future, we will arrange another one for female volunteers, Insha Allah,” he says.
Daw’ah is an Arabic word which has the literal meaning of “issuing a summons,” or “making an invitation.” This term is often used to describe how Muslims teach others about the beliefs and practices of their Islamic faith.
In Islam, it is believed that the fate of each person is in Allah’s hands, so it is not the responsibility or right of individual Muslims to attempt to “convert” others to the faith. The goal of Daw’ah, then, is merely to share information, to invite others towards a better understanding of the faith. It is, of course, up to the listener to make his or her own choice.
iERA is dedicated to advancing the Prophetic Mission – compassionately and intelligently sharing Islam with the world. Founded in 2010, the organization aims to achieve this by empowering individuals through their support, development and empowerment to become ambassadors of Islam.