The Sharing Circle – first beginings of

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

BP; Autumn Trees by the River in Monogahela National Forest
Autumn Trees by the River in Monogahela National Forest

Da’wah is not about the numbers.  It is about people who may or have left that which was comfortable and familiar behind for something strange.  And no religion seems stranger in these times than Islam.  When it comes to convert management, the Christians are far ahead of the Muslims.  They have leadership camps on convert management and development, courses, papers and have dedicated vast resources in bringing people to faith and ensuring that they stay.  There is no such equivalent amongst Muslim organisations.

Beyond conferences and talks and classes, there is a need to integrate converts into the Muslim environment and yet inoculate them against the diseases of the Ummah: sectarianism, ethnocentrism and tribalism.  Many new converts and some older ones, feel lonely and disenfranchised.  For many of them, upon conversion, there is a break in the support network; family, friends, colleagues.  Insha’Allah, it is temporary.  Sometimes, it is longer.  It is at this moment that they are vulnerable.  At its very simplest, there is a need for people to be there. [  ]

Source:   https://amuslimconvertoncemore.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-sharing-circle-suhbah.html


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