DA'WAH AT SCHOOL
The Da'wah literally means "call" or "Inviting people to Islam", and in this sense it refers to calling to the truth, preaching and propagation of the Qur'an and the Sunnah (i.e. the Religion of Islam - pure and free from any and all additions, deletions and alterations). It means adherence to the Path of Messenger of Allah (May Allah honor Him and grant Him peace), and the Faithful Believers, namely the Pious Forefathers (i.e. Pious Predecessors) of the Islamic Community of Believers and all those who follow in their footsteps in belief, actions and morals (May Allah Have Mercy on them).
1. Morning Assembly: Help to prepare da’wah oriented material for the morning assembly and the school’s morning broadcast.
2. Bulletin Boards: Prepare attractive posters advertising internal extra curricular activities as well as external Islamic lectures and classes for the various bulletin boards around the school.
3. Drama Activities: Participate in the drama activity in the school by developing Islamic plays and themes.
4. Lectures: Arrange for the visits of various speakers and callers to the school. Focus on open forums in which students are able to ask the questions which are most important to them, thereby making Islam seem more relevant.
5. Competitions: Organize Islamic and academic educational competitions between the students and schools and distribute Islamic prizes. Use such occasions as a means to talk about the importance and responsibility of da’wah.
6. Facilitating Student Input: Collect students’ suggestions and complaints and present them to the school authorities. Give full support to student opinions on important issues, especially those related to Islam.
7. Islamic Library: Help the Islamic studies department to develop a strong and varied section for Islam in the school’s general library. Focus on Islamic novels and stories of the Companions and others.
8. Exhibitions and Expositions: Participate in book and tape exhibitions or anti-drug campaigns etc. which are officially organized by the school.
9. Islamic Week: Request that the school dedicate a week annually to Islamic exhibitions, displays, posters, artifacts, videos, books and tapes.
10. Summer Holidays: Introduce Islamic content in the summer vacation activities of the school.
Dr. Bilal Philips, Dawah Training workshop