7 tips for giving da’wah to Non-Muslims

Tips to giving d'awah

“Invite (all) to the way of your Rabb with wisdom and and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious, for your Rabb know’s best, who have strayed from His path and who receive guidance (Qur’an 16:125).


Are you striving to give Da’wah?Do you have a non-Muslim friend whom you want to invite him to Islam?Here are 7 tips that we think will help you in giving da’wah.In shaa Allah I hope it will help everyone.Here are the 7 tips:

1.Niyyah (Intention)

When doing Da’wah you must have good intention
and do it for the purpose of gaining reward and not for fame or being called a da’ee.For every action you do you must have good intentions.Umar (R.A) narrates:

I heard the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, say: “Actions are (judged) by motives (niyyah), so each man will have what he intended. Thus, he whose migration (hijrah) was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated.” [Al-Bukhari & Muslim]

2.Call people to Islam with polite words

When giving Da’wah to a non-Muslim you must not abuse his religion or insult him/her instead you should be wise and use polite words Allah says in the Quran:

“Invite (all) to the way of your Rabb with wisdom and and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious, for your Rabb know’s best, who have strayed from His path and who receive guidance.” (Qur’an 16:125).


While giving da’wah you must be patient and tolerate all the things you will encounter.Remember our Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) while preaching he faced many difficulties he was called many bad names e.g a witch,liar e.t.c but he remained patience and Allah helped him.Allah says:

{And be patient over what they say and avoid them with gracious avoidance..} (Al-Muzzamil, 73:10)

4.Preach what is right

you have to know that if you teach the non Muslims the wrong thing knowingly you will get sins as he does the mistake.Also try to teach him the basic things first then other things will follow.It is reported on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas that Mu’adh said:

The Messenger of Allah sent me (as a governor of Yemen) and (at the time of departure) instructed me thus: You will soon find yourself in a community one among the people of the Book, so first call them to testify that there is no god but Allah, that I (Muhammad) am the messenger of Allah, and if they accept this, then tell them Allah has enjoined upon them five prayers during the day and the night and if they accept it, then tell them that Allah has made Zakat obligatory for them that it should be collected from the rich and distributed among the poor, and if they agree to it don’t pick up (as a share of Zakat) the best of their wealth. Beware of the supplication of the oppressed for there is no barrier between him and Allah.( Muslim)

we should also not steal their wealth and saying that Non-Muslim wealth is halaal fear the dua of Madhlum(the oppressed)

5.Have confidence and Practice what you preach

You should be of good character and conduct.How can you preach something yet you do not practice it. Allah Says in Suratul-Baqrah

Do you order righteousness of the people and forget yourselves while you recite the Scripture? Then will you not reason?(Quran 2:44)

6.Do not force anyone.

You duty is to convey the religion and not to force people to embrace Islam its upon the person concerned to either accept or reject the message. Remember Only God has the power to give hidayah (guidance) to anybody or any people.You just convey the mesage.

7. Every non-Muslim is a potential Muslim

Every non Muslim is a potential Muslim remember Umar (R.A) he left with the intention of killing the Prophet but what happened he embraced Islam!And you should never say that preaching to them is a ‘waste of time’.

Always pray to Allah to help you and In shaa Allah He will help you.

If you have any additional tip you think we can add to this list please feel free to tell us in the comments section.

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