In a country like Sri Lanka doing Dawah is not easy. Until recently I didn’t think it was possible to do dawah openly in Asia as some Muslims do in the west. In Asian countries specially like India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Burma etc. it’s religiously sensitive and most Muslims have been brought up to think you can’t do Dawah in a non Muslim country like Sri Lanka. I was one of those Muslims who thought doing Dawah was difficult and will cause problems with other religious communities and restricted my desire to do Dawah for fear of trouble and lack of interest and dawah activities our Muslim community. However my views change when I saw how a small organisation headed by a former Christian paster who embraced Islam go about doing Dawah in effective and innovative ways to sometimes hostile and sensitive non Muslim people and in a non Muslim country. This dawah group is called Dawah Corner Sri Lanka.
I’m currently helping out with a Dawah Organisation in Sri Lanka called Dawah Corner so with 2010 Ramadan coming up I’m little busy with them helping in whatever way I can with there Dawah and Ramadan projects 2010.
Here are some photos of the Dawah Bookstall at the Sri Lanka National Bookfare held at Colombo Public Library from July 9 to 16 July 2010.
Inshallah next whole week I hope to be at another book fare with Dawah Corner helping them run a Islamic Bookstall doing indirect Dawah to non-Muslims. This Book fare is held at a town called Gampaha about 25 km from Colombo Sri Lanka the overwhelming majority of people who come to this book exhibition will be Buddhist and Christians and a little bit of Hindu Tamils. That aside this will be the second time within a month they’re having a Islamic book stall at a book exhibition for dawah purposes. I think this has never happened in a country like Sri Lanka. It’s a great opportunity for me to do Da’wah and learn to be a better da’ee and give Dawah and I’m not going to miss it for world’s.
The Dawah Corner article DA’WAH CORNER is 1 year old gives you an overview of their achievements withing a short period that many other organization and people haven’t achieved with greater resources and people and money. I think this is Allah’s help and barakath. May Allah help these Sri Lankan Musliim brothers and sisters and also give them all the support from other Muslims and Ummah.
Also check out the article about How To Do Dawah in 87 Ways at Dawah Corner website.