n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Islamic da'wah and Christian mission : a Muslim perspective
|Article Title||Islamic da'wah and Christian mission : a Muslim perspective|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Publication Date||Jan 2006|
|Pages||22 - 30|
|Keyword(s)||Africa, Conversion, Da'wah, Imperial monotheism, Jihad, Mission and Religious competition|
The author was asked to speak to Christian missiologists on how Muslims view their own efforts of inviting to Islam (da'wah) and how they view Christian mission. He mainly focuses on da'wah,which is an integral part of Islam. Muslims have the following assumptions about Islam that inform their view of da'wah : (1)The world would be a better place if everyone were Muslim; (2) Islamis the natural religion of all humankind and (3) the world is hungry for Islam. These assumptions are based on the prior assumption that there is a stable Muslim self. However, despite the da'wah imperative in Qur'?n and Hadith, da'wah really does not occupy a significant place in Islamic thought historically. The emergence of texts on da'wah is a phenomenon of the twentieth century.the author sees da'wah as part of post-colonial contestation for Muslim territories and, certainly on the African continent, as part of the scramble for Africa.
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