Q: Is it permissible to distribute, throughout the country, pamphlets about Islam? They are published in Chinese and include contact numbers for those who want to ask for further interpretation about Islam. Please advise us with the correct method to spread Islam in
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(Part No. 11; Page No. 32
Calling to Allah (Exalted be He) is one of the precious deeds that bring a Muslim closer to Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He). Allah praises those who practice it when He says:
And who is better in speech than he who [says: "My Lord is Allâh (believes in His Oneness)," and then stands firm (acts upon His Order), and] invites (men) to Allâh’s (Islâmic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds, and says: "I am one of the Muslims."
The Da`y (caller to Islam) to Allah, who calls with insight, follows suit the Prophet (peace be upon him). Concerning His Prophet (peace be upon him), Allah (Exalted be He) says:
Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم): "This is my way; I invite unto Allâh (i.e. To the Oneness of Allâh - Islâmic Monotheism) with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me (also must invite others to Allâh i.e. To the Oneness of Allâh - Islâmic Monotheism with sure knowledge). And Glorified and Exalted be Allâh (above all that they associate as partners with Him). And I am not of the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh; those who worship others along with Allâh or set up rivals or partners to Allâh)."
Accordingly, there are many methods to follow in spreading Islam and calling to Allah; such as individual Da`wah (calling to Islam) in which the Da`y follows what suits each invitee, and public Da`wah by delivering speeches and Khutabs (sermons) and the like. There are also other fruitful means like printing and distributing well-prepared and understandable books and pamphlets to those who may be inclined to embrace Islam.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.