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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My first da'wa opportunity!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Omg you guys i'm soo exited because i got my first da'wa opportunity a couple days ago while working out at the gym. I've been wanting to post about it because i really didnt expect it and it was a really nice, but simple situation. So anywho i was finished with my work out and then went to cool down and then heres what happened....
curious gym member = CGM

Me: Hi :)
CGM: So do you have to wear..um..that *points to hijab* all the time?
Me: No only in front of men that arent my family. So at my house or friends house or anywhere there isnt men that arent family, i dont have to, but otherwise, i have to cover.
CGM: So everytime you leave your house.....
Me: ya :)
CGM: What if you take it off... do you get dicipline??
Me: well my parents didnt make me wear it, no body did, but since God told us we have to cover....well we have to obey, so i dont fear anybody but God. and i wear it for God.
CGM: okay thanks.
Me: no problem 

Well i guess its no big deal really, but it is for me because its the first time someone actually had the courage to approach me rather than just stare, like someone else at the gym, who was giving me the death glare, so i just smiled and moved on.

Have you had any da'wa opportunities yet?
How did it go?


Anonymous said...

You know they say the Hijab it's self is da'wah? Yeah defo at my summer school all the girl's think I'm crazy cause I am covered up in the 35 degree heat while they are all 70 % naked and complain about the heat I just think to my self *oh I wonder how they'll cope in hell* (Insha'Allah they come to Islam though) This is how it always goes

Girl: Are you hot in that thing?
Me: Nope
Girl: Do you always have to wear that
Me: Yes
Girl: Do you wear it at home too
Girl: Why do you wear it then?
Me: I wear it because I would rather be appreciated for who I am and what I say rather than what I look like
Girl: OH I can see where you're comming from

& that's my line man it's like the Hijabie Da'wa pick up line. Insha'Allah you have more opportunities to give Da'wah lol wear a sign on your head "ASK ABOUT THE SCARF ON MY HEAD" that'll get you bonus points ;)

liloo said...

Thx for sharing this moment with us :)

Rene´s Bare Essentials said...

salaam alaikum,

I think you handled that wonderfully!
I love the part about wearing hijab for Allah. Too often women start giving reasons for hijab (modesty, etc) however its best to stick to tawheed and mention Allah like you did.

Hamid said...

Mashhalah! Congrats. Great to know.Lucky to get that opputunity.I do online dawah sometimes.

muslimah93 said...

Mashallah!! It's so nice to give dawah!! I love it! =)

Life's Balance Beam said...

awww mashaallah!! i think it went great!!! and i busted out laughing at the death glare lol!! hahah

here and there said...

Yeah sometimes I get taken aback when someone approaches me and asks me all these questions...I'm scared I wont know how to say is correctly. heh.

Anyway, only Allah (swt) can guide them. We can just have to try our best inshaAllah.

Mirna said...

Salaam my sister....
Alhamdulillah and congratulations on your first da'wa :)

Falling Up said...

aww yay! It's always a good feeling getting to give dawah :)

Zarina Hassem said...

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Rukhpar Mor said...

This was an awesome dawah encounter...I am totally proud of you for saying what you did..Maybe if you go to the gym often, then she might ask you more questions (if you run into her)=) I'm very excited for you=)

Ati said...

Salam, dear sis..

This is the first time I visit your blog, but I feel wonderful already. It feels so good to know that there are many good muslimahs out there from other countries. Alhamdulillah, even though we are not from the same race, but we embrace the same religion!

Allow me to share with you a painful experience when I was studying in one of the European country. I lived in a residential hall quite far away from the university, so I have to take a bus everyday to class.

So far I have not been disturbed, although I also got that "death stare" from everyone in the bus, but one unfortunate day, a group of local teenagers tested my patient by making fun of me and my hijab. When I ignored them, one of them started to pull the hijab from my head and exposed my hair to everyone. He did this many times. I became so angry that I said this to them,

"You live in a developed country and claim that you are a civilised nation. So please act like one. I don't think your religion teach you to do this, right?"

They were surprised to hear me say that. An adult then scolded them and I reached my destination safe and sound.

It was scary, but at least I have managed to stand firm on my ground and fight back.

Ashi said...

masha'Allah u did an awesome job!

BubbliMuslima said...

Asalamu Alaikum everyone, thanks for the support/compliments, alhamduLilah.

@Ati- aww sis i'm sorry u had to go thru that, its especially hard when its a whole group because they all try to impress each other. But i love your response to them, great job sis. and inshAllah you'll be rewarded, Ameen.

Little Auntie said...

awwwww, Ma'shaAllah, sis, great job! inshaAllah you opened their eyes a little :D one thing I say is when you see someone giving you the death stare- crack a joke- and break the ice....don't wait for them to do it! seize the chance yourself :D