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Title: non muslims
Post by: Ahmed2010 on May 03, 2010, 08:28:21 AM
Hi All,

Assalam alaikum, I always feel sorry for non muslims that they are unaware of the true religion. Its not their mistake that they are born non muslim. Allah says in Quran that he wil forgive all the sins but the sin of not worshiping him will be defenitely punished. I feel how could they be accountable for this when they dont know the truth. Any authentic hadith on this??

Also i would like to know some tips on how to start converstaion with non muslim regarding islam and make him understand the true religion thereby inviting him to islam.


Title: Re: non muslims
Post by: UmmOmar on May 04, 2010, 02:10:55 AM
wa `alaykum as-salam wa ra7mat ALLAH wa barakatuh


Barak ALLAH feek, brother, for your question and your desire to call people to Islam, bi'ithniLLAH.

Now, firstly, no person is born a non-muslim, on the contrary, everybody is born a muslim, which is called Fitrah (the natural inborn inclination of man to he corruption of his nature by external influences). Let me paste for you a fatwa from Islam Q&A regarding this question:

Praise be to Allaah.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“So set you (O Muhammad) your face towards the religion (of pure Islamic Monotheism) Haneef (worship none but Allaah Alone). Allaah’s Fitrah (i.e. Allaah’s Islamic Monotheism) with which He has created mankind. No change let there be in Khalq‑illaah (i.e. the religion of Allaah Islamic Monotheism), that is the straight religion, but most of men know not” [al-Room 30:30]

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Every child is born in a state of fitrah (the natural state of man, i.e., Islam), then his parents make him into a Jew or a Christian or a Magian.” (Agreed upon). 

The correct view is that what is meant by fitrah is the religion of Islam, as stated in the hadeeth narrated by Muslim from the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), who said: “Allaah said: ‘I created My slaves as haneefs (believers in pure monotheism), then the Shaytaan misled them from their religion; he forbade them what I had permitted to them and commanded them to associate others with Me for which I had not sent down any authority.’” What it means when it is said that a child is born as a Muslim is that he is born inherently ready, when he reaches the age of discretion, if he is given the choice between Islam and its opposite, to prefer Islam over its opposite and to choose Islam as his religion, so long as there is nothing to prevent him from doing so, such as his whims and desires or tribalism. Following his desires makes him prefer falsehood so that he may attain some share of leadership or wealth, and tribalism or racial pride makes him follow his forefathers or elders, even if they are not following true guidance. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Nay! They say: ‘We found our fathers following a certain way and religion, and we guide ourselves by their footsteps’” [al-Zukhruf 43:23]

And Allaah tells us what the followers among the people of Hell will say (interpretation of the meaning):

“And they will say: ‘Our Lord! Verily, we obeyed our chiefs and our great ones, and they misled us from the (Right) Way’” [al-Ahzaab 33:67] 

If every child is born in a state of fitrah, then obviously there will be some who will be influenced in ways that are in accordance with that fitrah and will strengthen it, such as those who are born to Muslim parents and grow up in a Muslim society. And there will be some whose fitrah is changed, such as those who are born to kaafir parents and group up among the kuffaar, be they Jews, Christians, Magians or mushrikeen. Undoubtedly the one who is born in Islam has means of guidance and happiness which are not available to others who are born and grow up in kaafir societies. Being given easy access to the means of faith and guidance is a blessing from Allaah which He gives to whomsoever He wills. It should also be noted that the person whose fitrah has been changed from Islam will not be punished for the sins of another; rather he will be punished if the call of the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) reaches him and he does not accept it out of stubbornness, arrogance or tribalistic pride in the religion of his forefathers and countrymen, because proof is established against him when the call of the Messenger reaches him, and in such a case, if he persists in his kufr then he deserves to be punished. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning)” [al-Israa’ 17:15]   

 Of course it is impossible for the same opportunities to be available to all, because there are so many different human religions, and guidance to Islam happens when a person chooses to be guided, because Allaah has given man the ability to distinguish between truth and falsehood, between what is beneficial and what is harmful, by means of the reason that He has instilled in him, and the explanations with which He has sent His Messengers. At the same time, the will of the person is subject to the will of Allaah, for He is the One Who sends astray whomsoever He wills by His justice and wisdom, and He guides whomsoever He will by His grace and wisdom.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Verily, this (the Qur’aan) is no less than a Reminder to (all) the ‘Aalameen (mankind and jinn)

To whomsoever among you who wills to walk straight.

And you cannot will unless (it be) that Allaah wills the Lord of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists)”[al-Takweer 81:27-29]

Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Barraak .


Secondly,  The one who wants to call others to Allaah must equip himself with the shar’i knowledge that he wants to convey to others, and he should have sufficient experience to debate well with others, and he should have some knowledge of the doubts and desires that they suffer from, and how they may be treated. If all a person has is sincere emotions and a little knowledge gathered from here and there, that will not achieve anything and it will not benefit the one whom he is calling at all. The worst thing that we fear for the one who embarks on such a mission before he is prepared for it and before he is properly qualified for it, is that he may be like the one who is overcome with compassion for the people who were stricken with a fatal disease and he rushed to help them without any experience in medicine, so he does not benefit the sick or protect himself. There is a saying; “He went hunting but he got caught.”  So beware, O slave of Allaah, and let your first concern be to save yourself.

i'll give you some links from Islam Q&A where they advise how to call people to Islam, in sha' ALLAH:

http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/14418/call%20to%20islam <------calling a Christian to Islam
http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/2690                                   <------A serious dialogue with a Christian

May ALLAH (sub7anahu wa ta`ala) increase our knowledge and enable us to call people to His true religion. Ameen

Title: Re: non muslims
Post by: Nazleen on November 25, 2010, 01:44:30 AM
interesting. Thanks Tasneen for sharing this articles.
can also argue with tmy non-muslim friends also and to invite them to islam

Title: Re: non muslims
Post by: UmmOmar on December 02, 2010, 11:54:31 AM
You are most welcome sister and in sha' ALLAH bi'ithniLLAH you might succeed :)