Spreading Islam in American Public Schools

 

Dawa in Public Schools

Dawa.net

Dec 5, 2004

 

Definition of Dawa

Dawa means to invite non-Muslims to accept the truth of Islam. Performing Dawa involves both our words and actions.

Words - that come straight from the Koran:

004.101 When ye travel through the earth, there is no blame on you if ye shorten your prayers, for fear the Unbelievers May attack you: For the Unbelievers are unto you open enemies.

008.039 And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere.

009.044 Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day ask thee for no exemption from fighting with their goods and persons. And Allah knoweth well those who do their duty.

047.004 Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks. [Cut their throats!]

What the Bible says:

1Jo 2:27 But the anointing [Word of God] which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you

Jhn 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he [it] shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

2Ti 2:15 Study [the Book of the Lord] to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Isa 34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail
 

Importance of Dawa in Islam

The Quran and the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) ["Peace, Peace, and there is no peace"] give numerous references on the importance and the obligations of Dawa. The prophetic life of the Prophet involved spreading the message of Islam. Dawa is also reflected in the lives of the Sahabas (the Companions of the Prophet). Now the responsibility of spreading the message of Islam rests on our shoulders.

010.094 If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee: the Truth hath indeed come to thee from thy Lord: so be in no wise of those in doubt.

 

1Jo 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. {Try them - with the Scriptures} Act 17:11 ]

"Invite all to the way of your Lord with Wisdom and beautiful Preaching" (Quran 16:125)
  "you are made witnesses unto mankind" (Quran 2:143)
  "Let there arise a group inviting to all that is good" (Quran 3:104)

Dan 11:32 Such as do wickedly against the covenant [of God] shall he corrupt by flatteries.

Jam 3:11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

Jam 3:12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

The Koran teaches:

004.092 Never should a believer kill a believer [But the 'unbelievers' - they are commanded to slay. That includes ALL who believe in the Son of God} 009.030 ]

009.004 (But the treaties are) not dissolved with those Pagans with whom ye have entered into alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor aided any one against you. So fulfil your engagements with them to the end of their term.

009.005 But when the forbidden months are past [when the 'treaties' expire}  then fight and slay the Pagans ''''wherever'''' ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.

002.216 Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing [war] which is good for you and that ye love a thing [peace] which is bad for you?

009.039 Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place.

004.095 Not equal are those believers who sit at home and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home. But those who strive and fight hath He distinguished above those who sit at home by a special reward.

009.123 O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you.

Who has more authority? a Muslim on earth? or their 'allah' ?

Provided below would be some practical suggestions that Muslim students as individuals and as a group should undertake to accomplish the above-mentioned goal.

Students: receptive to new ideas [For Sure]

Students are routinely exposed in their classroom to new information and opinions, hence they tend to be more receptive to new beliefs and ideas.

Especially in these kind:

008.067 It is not fitting for a prophet that he should have prisoners of war [slay them] until he hath thoroughly subdued the land.

008.039 And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere. [Throughout the earth} 004.101 ]

002.216 Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing [war] which is good for you and that ye love a thing [peace] which is bad for you?

009.039 Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place.

Schools are therefore fertile grounds where the seeds of Islam can be sowed inside the hearts of non-Muslim students. Muslim students should take ample advantage of this opportunity and present to their schoolmates the beautiful beliefs of Islam.

Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. The same goes for nations} Psa 33:12

America better wake up! If she thought the Columbine killings were bad - what should she expect if she allows her children to have access to the Koran?

SEE} the True Tree of Peace Humans ARE NOT ALOUD to hurt each other!

Getting started

First and foremost the Muslim students should establish themselves into a Muslim group (Muslim Students Association, Islamic Circle, Quran Study Group etc.) if they haven't yet instituted one.

Organized efforts give better results and contain blessings of Allah in them. The prime aim of this group should be to evolve Muslim themselves into dynamic Muslim personalities and also to portray Islam to their non-Muslim peers and school staff in a positive way using words and actions.

Non-Muslim parents would be wise to organize counter groups - who are willing to quote the deadly and bloody commands of the god of the Koran - while pointing out that such teachings are dangerous to be handing to children.  [For any who attack the Bible? - A New Covenant was given - and it clearly condemns murderers!]

Zec 8:16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates.

Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

2Cr 10:4 The weapons [Scriptures] of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;

Hbr 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Personal contact

It has been proven that one-to-one contact with non-Muslim students in the classroom is the most effective way to share Islam. Personal contact tends to be more informal and invites more questions from non-Muslims. {who make the grave mistake of running to men to get the answers instead of looking at what 'allah' truly teaches for themselves] It is advised that brothers work with non-Muslim boys and sisters work with non-Muslim girls.

Inviting questions

Muslims can create opportunities for non-Muslims to ask questions by simple actions that reflect living Islam like saying "Insha Allah" (God willing) when talking about a future activity; saying that they are going to prayer during Salaat time; brothers wearing Kufis; sisters wearingHijab; not using swear words during conversations; telling the truth; wearing modest clothes etc.

The questions that do crop up from peers should be dealt with in a very concise and eloquent manner. Doing this will require some basic knowledge on the part of Muslim students. Or better yet - by reading the Koran for yourself. Click here to see some of the teachings that Islam does not want you to see!

Unlike Christianity in whose name wars have been fought - but without any Scriptural basis to support those wars to be found in the teachings of Jesus Christ - explicit justification for Islam's 'jihad' is found in their Koran.


Be prepared to explain:

Some of the topics that all Muslims should be able to explain are:

The concept of Tawhid (oneness of God)

1Jo 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. [Question for the Koran: Where do the angels of God reside? The Angels who are in agreement with God - are they not one with God?]

 

Hbr 12:22 Ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

 

Hbr 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

 

Hbr 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant

 

Hbr 12:25 See that ye refuse not Him that speaketh.

 

Deu 32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of My mouth.

 

The Lord of the Bible created the heavens AND the earth. He gave some history concerning His angels:

 

2Ki 4:18 And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.

 

Mat 13:39 the reapers are the angels.

 

Rth 2:3 And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field { a world} Mat 13:38 ] after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field

 

Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

 

Prophet Muhammad as being a real Prophet [he has no other witnesses as the witnesses of the Bible have]

Deu 17:6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. SEE} Stoning

 

NO honest reputable court could accept testimony from ANY witness - where it is an undeniable fact they were not present concerning the case at hand - who tells a different story from the several who were present - whose testimonies all agree.

News reports about violence by Muslims {be prepared to explain?

 

Polygamy in Islam [adultery - according to the Bible. Jacob had 2 wives and 2 concubines. There is a 'bride' - which is the 'Church' - of which - there are seven Churches} Rev 1:20

Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 

Isa 55:9 As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

Reasons for wearing Hijab

1Cr 11:15 If a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. [The Perfect Lord left NOTHING undone]

Reasons for praying five times daily

Mar 2:27 The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath.

 

Mat 6:5 When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

 

Mat 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. [To glorify His name]

 

The Quran and Science

All students should obtain the ways to explain these topics through knowledge gained from their study circle, by reading articles in Islamic magazines, watching videos, attending lectures, and through experiences of other students. [why not just read the Koran? for themselves? Most school officials would CONDEMN it if they did because

Gal 6:7 God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Dawa through the school newspaper

The school newspaper is another effective way of doing Dawa. Muslim students are highly encouraged to become writers and editors of their school papers.

Inform the writing staff to consult you before publishing articles on Islam and Muslims. Being a writer will give you ample opportunity to provide Islamically oriented articles which will Insha Allah open the hearts and minds of readers.

Present the Truth - straight from the Koran. And since it is the Koran that is speaking - no Muslim should object - Right?:

009.030 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!

004.092 Never should a believer kill a believer

009.004 (But the treaties are) not dissolved with those Pagans with whom ye have entered into alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor aided any one against you. So fulfil your engagements with them to the end of their term.

009.005 But when the forbidden months are past [when the 'treaties' expire}  then fight and slay the Pagans ''''wherever'''' ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.

002.216 Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing [war] which is good for you and that ye love a thing [peace] which is bad for you?

009.039 Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place.

047.004 Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers in fight [jihad], smite at their necks. [Cut their throats!] - 'jihad'  {new word for children to learn?]

The Koran command that the 'unbelievers' be killed} 004.101 009.004 009.005 008.067 009.029 002.193 004.095 002.216 009.039 009.123 047.004 005.033 002.191

Presenting the Truth always has FAR more power.

As a group, the Muslim students should try to contribute an article on Islam in each issue of its paper. The school may not allow you to preach in the school paper, but Alhamdu lillah, there are ways to circumvent this problem.

When your Islamic group holds any Islamic event like lectures, religious/ cultural events etc, submit an article about this event as a "news" article. This way, you are still presenting an aspect of Islam without coming across as a preacher.

Dan 11:32 Such as do wickedly against the Holy covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

Mixing Islam in with non-Muslim nations is a sure recipe for a major bloodbath.

The second way to circumvent the problem [of preaching a religion in public schools] is to write articles about Islamic holidays, the two Eids and again submit them as "news" articles. It also helps to have a good rapport with the editor and the writing staff of the paper. Invite them to your Iftar parties, gatherings, lectures etc.

Relief booths to help disaster victims

When natural and human created disasters occur, Muslims students should be the first ones to respond by setting up a disaster relief assistance booth, which collects money, canned food, clothes etc. This gives a very positive picture of Islam and Muslims as servers of humanity, compared to the negative images of Islam portrayed by the media. The media only reports the attacks - not the cause]

009.005 fight and slay the Pagans ''''wherever'''' ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.

Jer 9:8 Their tongue [prophet] is as an arrow [evil spirit] shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.

No one portrays Islam negatively better than 'allah' himself:

009.123 O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you.

005.033 THE PUNISHMENT of those who '''wage war''' against Allah and His Messenger IS: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet.


Including Islamic holidays in the school calendar

Many school events and exams are scheduled around Jewish and Christian holidays. Muslims students should approach the school authorities as a group and get Islamic dates included in the school diaries to be considered during the scheduling of important school events.

Islamic books in school libraries

Encourage school libraries to shelf books and magazines on Islam written by Muslims, and to provide the librarian with a list of recommended books on Islam. If the library is unwilling to purchase the books themselves, Muslim students should raise funds amongst themselves and from their parents and come up with the required books.

Scanning textbooks for misinformation on Islam

Students of all grades and their parents should regularly scan textbooks to detect any biased material on Islam. If any is found, it should be brought to the attention of the teachers and the school authorities, providing them with the correct information with evidence, and have the teacher announce to the students the correct information.

009.030 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!

004.095 Not equal are those believers who sit at home and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home. But those who strive and fight hath He distinguished above those who sit at home by a special reward.

002.216 Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing [war] which is good for you and that ye love a thing [peace] which is bad for you?

009.039 Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place.

047.004 Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks. [Behead them]

Ask the children - if they agree with such teachings. Invite their parents to sit in. Most parents would be VERY VERY VERY interested in knowing that their children are being 'introduced' to a religion whose god preaches to slay ALL who believe in the Son of God!

[Any Muslim who denies - is insulting your intelligence - while at the same time - calling their very own 'allah' a liar]

In this area, the Council on Islamic Education can also help.

Starting an Islamic newsletter

A newsletter on Islam and Muslims can be started by the Muslim students, if the school allows it. This newsletter can be funded mostly by advertisements and donations. A newsletter on Islam and Muslims will again help in dispelling the misinformation circulating about Islam and encourage Muslims to be organized and proactive.

Incorporating Islam into class projects

Some aspects of Islam can be incorporated in school projects. For example, for a speech class, if there is freedom to choose a topic, an Islamic topic should be selected. Similar opportunities can be created in history, social science, writing and other classes. Christian Parents? Prepare your children - to be 'proactive'

Remember, it was the Will and help of Allah, Iman (faith) and Muslim creativity that won victories for the Muslims. Schools and campuses are no exceptions as places where Islam can be victorious.

This is how Islam has spread since the Koran appeared well over one thousand years ago:

008.065 O Prophet! rouse the Believers to the fight.

009.038 O ye who believe! what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter.

009.044 Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day ask thee for no exemption from fighting with their goods and persons. And Allah knoweth well those who do their duty.

004.095 Not equal are those believers who sit at home and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home. But those who strive and fight hath He distinguished above those who sit at home by a special reward.

002.216 Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing [war] which is good for you and that ye love a thing [peace] which is bad for you?

009.039 Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place.

004.092 Never should a believer kill a believer

009.030 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!

009.123 O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you.

047.004 Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks. [Cut their throats!]

008.067 It is not fitting for a prophet that he should have prisoners of war [slay them] until he hath thoroughly subdued the land. [Treason - in all non-Muslim nations]

Kids? Write a good report! - A Truthful one! - One that is filled with actual facts! What Muslim is able to argue with his own allah?

Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth

By the way - Treason in the U.S. is punishable by life in prison - or death.

SEE} The Koran Violates the U.S. Constitution

Hypocrisy is anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised.

 

Mat 18:3 Verily I [Jesus] say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

 

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