Khaab Khayaal Saraab

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

I cannot believe how many people think that stating their truth as it has become obvious to them is a way of convincing someone.

"Here is my view of reality. Believe it. It is true."

Is not a way to convince anyone.

It is not Da'wa.

"Da'wa" means inviting people to something; not hitting them over the head with it.

Even to The Prophet, Allah and his angels did not say in one go: "Here is a complete system of belief: Listen, there is only one God, and you are his messenger. Say the Kalima, start praying five times a day, fasting for a month every year, give zakaat, and perform the pilgrimage." The message was brought to him in parts he could absorb in meanings he could absorb.