Islam is a complex and complete religion that arranges every single thing in this world. There are many benefits, pleasures, and rewards of learning Islam. Many people take an interest to learn it because of this. However, they need to be guided by someone so they don’t lose direction. This is our duty as Muslims to help someone learn about Islam. Islam is open to anyone who wants to learn it deeper or wants to become a Muslim.
This day (have) despaired those who disbelieved of your religion, so (do) not fear them, but fear Me. This day I have perfected for you your religion and I have completed upon you My Favor and I have approved for you [the] Islam (as) a religion. But whoever (is) forced by hunger (and) not inclining to sin, then indeed, Allah (is) Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Al-Maidah 5:3)
Here is presented how to help someone learn about Islam.
1. Invite him to the recitation
We can invite someone to join the recitation so he can know Islam better. It is because the speaker has already known Islam better such as ustadz or scholars. It is also to avoid the wrong meaning or direction when learning Islam because it needs to be guided by the right person.
“From the Prophet said: “The best of you are those who want to learn and teach the Qur’an. “ (HR Shohih Bukhori no. 5027 Kitabu Fadhoil Qur’an)
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2. Give him direction
The fast way to learn Islam is getting someone to give some direction so he knows Islam better and faster. We can give him some tips such as the first thing to do when learning Islam, giving the basic knowledge of Islam and other else. It will become easier for him because he is taught by someone that has experienced and known Islam until now.
And that, this (is) My straight path, so follow it. And (do) not follow the (other) paths, then they will separate you from His path. That (He) has enjoined on you [with it] so that you may become righteous. (Al-An’am 6:153)
3. Tell him to follow the ways of Prophet
To get the favors of Islam, we need to follow those who have first received the blessings of Islam. This is because they get direct guidance from the Prophet shollallahu ‘alaihi wasallam. Thus their interpretation and understanding are the best. In addition, they are the best generation of this people in understanding the Qur’an and hadith and practice it.
Guide us (to) the path, the straight. (The) path (of) those You have bestowed (Your) Favors on them, not (of) those who earned (Your) wrath on themselves and not (of) those who go astray. (Al-Fatihah 1:6-7)
4. Read and learn the Qur’an
The Qur’an is the word of Allah SWT revealed to His messenger, Prophet Muhammad SAW. It is the Book that must be learned by the true Muslim because there are many things that tell about the Islamic rules, way, and law. Allah has already told that the one who always reads the Qur’an will get the blessing and a guarantee to the heaven.
They said, “O our people! Indeed, we [we] have heard a Book revealed after Musa confirming what (was) before it, guiding to the truth and to a Path Straight. (Al-Ahqaf 46:30)
With the clear proofs and the Books. And We sent down to you the Remembrance, that you may make clear to the mankind, what has been sent down to them and that they may reflect. (An-Nahl 16:44)
5. Learn As-Sunnah (hadith)
As-Sunnah is the path of exemplary life of Prophet Muhammad SAW, both from words, deeds, provisions to his approval, which also become explanation for some of the word of Allah SWT which is still general, such as prayers that have not been detailed details mentioned the way, such as zakat, pilgrimage, and so on, which will be explained in more detail in the as-Sunnah. By learning this and Qur’an, we will complete our religion.
“I (the Prophet) have left you two things. You will not be lost (surely true) while holding fast to both, Kitabill (Al-Qur’an) and Sunnah of the Prophet (Al-Hadist) “. (HR Imam Malik fii Mautho ‘ No. 3338/678)
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6. Tell him the Islamic law
We need to tell someone the Islamic law so he knows more about Islam. It can be done by telling the simple one such as prohibition to eat pork and the reason of it, the obligation of five-time prayer, the rules of fasting, and other else. This will increase the understanding of that person about the complexity of Islam that arranges everything in the life.
And We revealed to you the Book in [the] truth, confirming what (was) before it of the Book and a guardian over it. So judge between them by what Allah has revealed and (do) not follow their vain desires when has come to you of the truth. For each, We have made for you a law and a clear way. And if Allah (had) willed He (would have) made you one community [and] but to test you in what He (has) given you, so race (to) the good. To Allah you will all return, then He will inform you of what you were concerning it differing. (Al-Maidah 5:48)
7. Invite him to the Islam ceremony
We can help someone learn more about Islam by inviting him to the Islam ceremony such as Eid al-Adha, Eid Al-Fitr, Aqiqah, and other else. It can make him know about Islam culture that is the characteristic of Islam.
“The children were stunned with their aqeeqah, slaughtered animals for him on the seventh day, shaved his head and named.” (HR Ahmad)
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8. Straighten out his intentions
To make easier learn Islam, we must straighten out his intentions to learn Islam. It is because Allah never wants His servant who learns it half-hearted. It is also to avoid some people that only want to learn Islam for bad purpose or only for fun.
And not they were commanded except to worship Allah (being) sincere to Him (in) the religion, upright, and to establish the prayer, and to give the zakah And that (is the) religion the correct. (Al-Baiyinah 98:5)
9. Make him practice it
The best way to deepen the knowledge of Islam is by practicing it in the real life. Islam is not a theoretical religion that makes us go to the heaven only by knowing it. It must be practiced too in the life that can make many people feel the goodness of Islam.
O you who believe! Why (do) you say what you do not do? Great is hatred with Allah that you say what you do not do? (As-Saff 61:2-3)
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10. Tell him to hang out with shaleh people
Helping someone learn about Islam can be done by hanging out with shaleh people. It is because we can see the true behavior of them as Muslim such as good akhlaq, character, behavior, and custom that can make him understand more about shaleh people in Islam. It also can motivate him to have a good akhlaq and behavior.
O you who believe! Fear Allah and be with those who are truthful. (At-Taubah 9:119)
11. Tell the good and bad things in Islam
Life in the world is very much the temptations of Satan to do something forbidden by Allah Almighty. If you obey the temptation of Satan, then you fall into a sin. Satan will be happy because his passion is achieved to tempt the human that devotes Allah. Islam introduces what is good and what is bad. By studying Islam, we will not fall into a sin. It is because Islam always teaches positive things so we will not be tempted by Satan.
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12. Show him the website associated with Islam
We have already known that in this modern era, we can learn anything from the technology right now anywhere and anytime so we must use it to the fullest for learning Islam too. There are many websites that can be used to learn Islam such as articles about Islam, Qur’an online, Islam stories and other else. In addition, we can get more knowledge from the website that is still not known by us and the development of Islam.
13. Invite him to join social activities
Joining social activities to help the people who are poor will make him know that Islam is a good religion that always helps people in need. It also helps him learn more about Islam such as the rules of giving sadaqah, zakat, and infaq.
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More Ways to Help Someone Learn about Islam
Here is presented more ways to help someone learn about Islam.
- Teach him how to write Arabic word.
- Motivate him
- Be open when he ask anything
- Never lie to him
- Don’t push him too much
- Tell him to follow the Prophet’s way
- Invite him to the mosque
That’s all how to help someone learn about Islam. Hope he will know Islam better and don’t judge bad things about Islam.