I didn’t want to share this conversation as sometimes we need to just keep some work ‘hidden’.
But on second thoughts, this small experience gave me such a good feeling and gratitude towards Allah سبحانه وتعالى How he favours me and is looking after me, that I just wanted to share it with the world. And also, it may as always inspire people to get involved.
I was asked to meet a couple of people-
A Pakistani non practising brother and an English Non Muslim lady. Both studying medicine in London.
I was informed that this young lady had questions about Islam and was looking into accepting it. We met at a cafe in my town & spoke for over an hour & a half.
This was an interesting experience because I was also answering and giving DA’WAH to the Muslim brother advising him to practise Islam and answering and conveying the rational foundations of Islam to the woman. What ensued was the answers I was giving to the woman were making more of an impact upon the brother and the answers I was giving to the brother brought about positive responses from the woman.
With the brother it was about the state of our hearts. How weak we are, we rush our salaah, we don’t know Allah سبحانه وتعالى & generally the spiritual reasons behind our rituals.
This discussion brought a lot of interest from the lady, more than the brother.
And with the woman it was about existence of a creator and Prophet Muhammad ﷺ,
The woman said she was unsure about God, so I went through some basic rational arguments and also discussed the concept of the fitrah with her, to which she had no major objections but the brother seemed very happy to hear about all this.
So after this was over I was, I reflected over this and what had happened was that I was giving dawah to a Muslim and a Non Muslim at the same time! So it can be done! And secondly, as we understand from our theology, the primordial state of the human being, the FITRAH, can be unclouded and triggered through various ways! And not just through rationality and logic.
I truly love Allahسبحانه وتعالى who blesses me with these experiences. I am eternally thankful to my Lord who always gives me an opportunity to talk about Him! It’s even more inspiring because my town is dead when it comes to active collective DAWAH! But Allahسبحانه وتعالى keeps me busy in all sorts of DAWAH projects and they come about from unknown sources and avenues.
Please make dua for these two that Allah opens their heart’s and guides them & Allah سبحانه وتعالى accept my efforts.