An Overview of the Concept, Meanings, Nature and Significance of Islamic Daʿwah
Keywords:Islamic Da’wah, Concept, Meanings, Nature Significance
This article aims to make an overview of Islamic Da‘wah. The emphasis is on its basic concept in the Qur`ān and Sunnah, etymological and technical meanings, with its nature as well as the signficance of Islamic Daʿwah. The research employs the qualitative methodology in which the data collected are analyzed using the textual and content analysis approach. Findings reveal that Islamic Daʿwah is part and partial of Islam despite of its broad meaning, while its nature is considered as the fulfilment of the Divine commandment. The significance of Islamic Daʿwah is in line with the basic mission of the prophets of God. Nowadays, as one of the disciplines in Revealed Knowledge, scholars have discussed four foundations of Islamic Da‘wah, namely the caller, the called and Islam as the subject with the methods of Islamic Da‘wah. This intellectual endeavour is to ensure relevancy of Islam and Islamic Da‘wah to the contemporary world.
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