15 Ways on How to Make Someone Interested in Islam
Islam as a religion that brings peace promotes tolerance to other teaching of religions. However, it also doesn’t prohibit other people of religion to learn the teaching of Islam. Islam encourages other people to learn something about it, if they are curious or interested enough.
It is also a duty of us, as Muslims, to help those kind of people who are curious and interested in Islam. Helping them is our mandatory as it is told by our Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) in the hadith below.
“Convey (my teachings) to the people even if it were a single sentence, and tell others the stories of Bani Israel (which have been taught to you), for it is not sinful to do so. And whoever tells a lie on me intentionally, will surely take his place in the (Hell) Fire.” (Bukhari)
However, introducing Islam to non muslims is not an easy task to complete. A little mistake we make can ruin everything. Therefore, right now, we are going to discuss some ways on how to make someone interested in Islam.
- Put our tremendous faith only to Allah and the teaching of Islam
The first thing to do on how to make someone interested in Islam is by putting our tremendous faith only to Allah and the teaching of Islam. How can we convince someone to believe in the teaching of Islam, meanwhile our faith is not strong enough to it? We should believe that Allah is the only one who will guide us to the straight path. If we have done that way, Insha Allah we will be fine. Read more about Virtues of Humility in Islam
2. Have enough sincerity of what we do
Islam encourage its people to be sincere. Sincerity is defined as the act done only for the sake of Allah Almighty. Introducing Islam to other non muslims is a part of religious devoutness. Our Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) mentioned the importance of intention while committing religious devoutness. However, if the intention is not for the sake of Allah, then it will be wasted. The hadith below said:
“Verily deeds are reckoned according to the intention, and every person shall get that which he has intended” (Bukhari)
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3. Behave well because it reflects our identity
What we do reflects our identity. It is actually the basic rule of socializing. When we try to promote the teaching of Islam to non muslims, we have to make sure that we already behave well. It is because our behavior will reflect our identity as the believer of Islam.
The better we can be, the better Islam will be seen. The perfect first impression from our behavior also influences other people to be interested or not. If we are tolerant, people will know that Islam promotes tolerance. If we maintain peace, people will know that Islam is the teaching of peace. That’s why behaving well is needed every time. Read more about List of Important Days in Islam
4. Introduce some non-muslims to good dawah on books and internet
Another way on how to make someone interested in Islam is by introducing some good dawah from books or internet. As we know, da’wah is the way of our Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) to promotes the teaching of Islam.
It is either written or verbally told. In introducing some good da’wah, we may have to choose and select the most reliable one, with the trusted source such as from Islam Theologian that has years of experienced in reading Islamic verses. If we do it well, Insha Allah everything will be easy.
5. Be patient
Don’t forget to be patient. It is not an easy task to introduce Islam to other people. We need to be patient answering all question from the non muslims, yet if we can’t answer their questions, we should be honest.
Our Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) was also be patient in promoting the teaching of Allah. He himself even experienced the worst oppression from non muslims at that time but he kept believing to be patient. What we endure maybe wasn’t as hard as what Our Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) experienced. Read more about How to Treat Elders in Islam
6. Don’t provide hoax, be intellect
Nowadays, as the era of technology getting developed each day, the circulation of information flows faster than water in the river. Without having enough literacy, we can be fooled by false information told as truth. The false information told as truth is usually called as hoax. People this that could easily trust hoax especially when it comes to the teaching of religion.
The false reading of Quran, and the misinterpretation of the teaching of Islam spread like disease and unfortunately some muslims could easily believe that. We as muslims should be intellect by getting information from trusted source like scientific journals, or experienced Islam Theologian.
When we want to introduce Islam to other people, especially non muslims, we should be intellect and provide the best source. Therefore, avoid hoax and be intellect.
7. Promote equality
We should tell the non muslims that Islam itself promotes equality to every living creature created. All humankind is equal regardless of the race, ethnicity, religion, even gender. The equality of all humankind reflects the rights of each person such a human’s rights, or even women’s rights that is often neglected by the culture and society. Therefore, justice will always be achieved. Read more about Law of Borrowing Money at Banks in Islam
8. Tell non-muslims about the oneness of Allah
Allah is the only God to believe. There’s no other. Allah doesn’t have a child, and he’s not a child. He is great. The oneness of Allah is the basic concept of tauhid in Islam. It is told in the ayah below:
“Say: He is Allah, the One and Only Allah, the Eternal, Absolute. He begets not, nor is He begotten. And there is none like Him.” (Quran, 112:1-4)
9. Be helpful to others
We should always be helpful to others even they are muslims or not. We should also be helpful to other non muslims who is eager to learn more about Islam. We should help them sincerely as it is out duty to multiply the teaching of Islam.
10. Don’t force other to accept the teaching of Islam
We should not force other people to easily accept the teaching of Islam. We should let them learn and criticize. We should not give them oppression. It is not easy to learn something new. There will be an adaptation. That’s why we need to be understanding enough to this matter. Read more about Importance of Self Reflection in Night in Islam
- Be honest
- Promote tolerance
- Be respectful
- Keep socializing
- Introduce some basic verses of Quran
That’s all 15 ways on how to make someone interested in Islam. If you find this article beneficial and informative enough, please share this to all your friend in social media. Remember, sharing is caring, isn’t?