Elements of emotional and spiritual intelligence in Mohammad Natsir’s approach of da’wah

  • Fatimah Abdullah

Abstract

Current discourse on methodologies of da’wah has focused on variousareas, such as management, leadership and media but is lacking in dimensionsof emotional and spiritual intelligence in delivering the message of Islam.This lack will contribute to confusion, hatred and finally the rejection of themessage itself. Therefore, there is an urgent need for a thorough understandingof emotional and spiritual intelligence in delivering the divine message ofIslam locally and globally, one which is currently neglected by some Muslims.This article aims at exploring elements of emotional and spiritual intelligencein Mohammad Natsir’s (1908-1993) approach of da’wah. Through contentanalysis, this study found that Mohammad Natsir’s magnum opus “fiqhudda’wah”, exhibits several core elements of emotional and spiritual intelligence,which contribute to the sustainability of his da’wah. This is reflected throughhis discussion on ethics (akhlÉq) characterized by the concept of emotionalbridging, Íikmah and purification of the soul.
Published
2017-06-30
How to Cite
ABDULLAH, Fatimah. Elements of emotional and spiritual intelligence in Mohammad Natsir’s approach of da’wah. Intellectual Discourse, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 1, june 2017. ISSN 2289-5639. Available at: <http://journals.iium.edu.my/intdiscourse/index.php/islam/article/view/992>. Date accessed: 24 sep. 2017.
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