Muslim Attending Church

One day, my friend and I decided to attend a Christian event on campus. I am not going to lie. I was a bit nervous because we did stand out from the crowd. Were we going to be judged? Will they ask us a lot of questions? These were the thoughts racing in my head. 

As soon as we walked in, friendly students greeted us. The event began with a band singing songs about faith, God, and hope. Although I was not used to the singing, it was nice seeing a bunch of students coming together in the evening for the sake of strengthening their connection with God.

Afterwards, a student volunteered to share a heart-warming story about how she reverted to Christianity after going through a dark time in her life. Then, a preacher came and gave his weekly sermon. He spoke about anxiety, and although I did not agree with some of his viewpoints, I felt that the talk was just as impactful as an Islamic lecture.

I really enjoyed my experience, and wanted to share it with my Muslim brothers and sisters because not only did I learn about the Christian faith, but I actually learned more about our Muslim community. A lot of us tend to just hang out with Muslims, which is fine, but how do we expect to teach others about our faith if we ourselves do not go around actively seeking the faiths of others’? In Surah an-Nahl, it states “Invite to the way of your lord with wisdom and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided.” (Qur’an, an-Nahl:125). If we do not make the effort to communicate with others outside of our faith, we will never be able to showcase through our words and actions the truth behind Islam.

Giving dawah means inviting someone to Islam, or simply sharing the teachings of our faith with others. I know some of us, including myself, feel like we do not have enough Islamic knowledge to teach others about Islam, but even sharing the little information that we know and why we follow Islam can be enough.

Attending events held by other faiths, including interfaith programs, is a good place to start. Do not be anxious or afraid to do so just because it is not an Islamic lecture, or because the audience will not be predominantly Muslim. In fact, these lectures strengthen our faith even more. It forces us to ask questions and seek answers about any doubts that we may have. We can learn about the similarities between our religion and others, make new friends, and most importantly, change people’s perception of Islam. May Allah (SWT) help us increase our knowledge and help us spread our faith. Ameen.

“If Allah (SWT) guides a person through you, it is better for you than all that is on Earth.”

–Bukhari No. 2783

Challenge of the Day

Give a Treat

"Observe justice in dealing with your children in the same manner in which you expect them to observe justice in...
Read More
Stories

Surprise Reaction to Quran on Public Bus

On my commute to and from school, I sometimes watch Islamic lectures on my smartphone. Not too long ago, while...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Do Not Judge

"O believers! Do not let some men ridicule others, they may be better than them, nor let some women ridicule...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Be Punctual

"O Believers! Fulfil (your) promises.” [Quran 5:1] Challenge of the Day #24: Next time you have an appointment or meeting, try...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Be Thankful

"If you are grateful, I will certainly give you more.” [Quran 14:7] "So Remember Me, and I will remember you, and be thankful to Me, and...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Be Patient

"O you who believe! seek assistance through patience and prayer; surely Allah is with the patient...” [Quran 2:153] Challenge of the...
Read More
Stories

Are you a Haram Police?

Have you ever heard any of the following statements? You are not “religious” because …. you listen to musicyou don’t have a beard...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Chores

"Verily! Allah is with those who do good deeds” [Quran 29:69] Challenge of the Day #21: Help out with a chore...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Smile

"And when you are greeted with some words, greet back with words better than it or with the same; indeed...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Salah

"Successful indeed are the believers Those who offer their Salat (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness...” [Quran 23:1-2] Challenge of...
Read More
Stories

Having Trouble with Uncontrollable Rage?!

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said; “The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength,...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Better Hygiene

"Truly, Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.” [Quran 2:222]...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Make a Dua

Abu Darda reported that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "No Muslim servant supplicates for his brother behind his back...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Memorize a Surah

"We made it easy to bear this Qur'an in mind. Who, then, is willing to keep it in mind?". [Quran...
Read More
Stories

How My Dua Was Instantly Fulfilled!

“And He provides for him from (sources) he never could imagine. And if anyone puts his trust in Allah, sufficient...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Read the Quran

"This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah". [Quran 2:2] Challenge...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Beauty of Nature

"As for the earth, We spread it out and placed upon it firm mountains, and cause everything to grow there...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Say Bismillah

 “Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah: for without doubt in the remembrance of...
Read More
Stories

The Secret to Getting Any Job You Want!

Bob was late to an interview because he overslept after staying out late last night. He did not even have...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Stay Focused

 “Believers, do not let your wealth and your children distract you from remembering God: those who do so will be...
Read More
Share
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments