Sheikh Ali Abdul, National Dawah Association (NDA) chairman in Malawi has expressed his divergence with the ‘insulting’ dawah being carried out by other Muslim brothers in the Country.
People of other denominations have been complaining that daees use offensive words when doing their dawah activities – the thing, which also saw the off air of Tipange Dawah program on Radio Islam Malawi few months ago.
The reports say that daees use defamatory words especially when doing comparative dawah, that involves the proportional of the Biblical and Quranic verses and the chair condemns the system, saying it is not in accordance with the teachings of the prophet Muhammad (saw).
“First, we have to take note that those people who go to church every Sunday, go there with the intention of praying. However, what it needs for us is to show them the right way of worshiping true God but not castigating them,” he told MalawiMuslims.Com.
“The prophet Muhammad (saw) once also told his followers about this system. He said: ‘Do not insult or use any abusive words about their gods because it won’t be good if they do the same to your true God,’” he said.
As one way to find a solution to this problem, Sheikh Ali Abdul says his association is to hold national assembly where among other things they will discuss how dawah should be conducted in the Islamic perspective.
“Actually, soon after Malawi Muslim Association (MAM) elections, we are going to organize the workshop where will address and discuss these issues,” he said.
However, the chair expressed his excitement with the way people are reverting to Islam. He said over 100 returns to Islam after each dawah séance.
“Alhamdulillah! The number of people reverting to Islam is increasing every day. 180 people revert to Islam on each dawah session we conduct,” he said.
Sheikh Abdul further appealed to who will be MAM chairman to establish Dawah Academy where these new Muslim brothers and sisters will be equipped with Islamic knowledge.