Da’wah, calling others to the truth of Islam, is not an end in itself. There seem to be those among us who consider diluting Islam as a better way to invite others to Islam…. and which Islam would you be inviting them to? And what would be the result of the revert finding out the true Islam, either they become hypocrites or leave Islam. So da’wah should be with the truth as the intention is to lead the person to the truth, not a lesser version of the truth.
A part of this issue is admittedly the known problems in Islamic communities, which some try to avoid. However, the problems do not diminish the truth of Islam in anyway – and could easily be used to show that if Islam were followed sincerely by the community, such problems would be easily solved. A person recently asked about the problems in Islamic communities which “confuses reverts and potential reverts and drives some away”. The response to this is:
The reverts and potential reverts are driven away to what? To disbelief because disbelief is better than the problems in the Muslim communities? Clearly, there is no problem worse than disbelief. So even if problems exist which they do, it is not worse than disbelief, and should be discussed especially if it is brought up in the media or by the reverts or even non-Muslims. If they were seeking the truth, they would see that there is a difference between the pure true Religion of Islam, and the mistakes and faults of people. Anyone who sincerely seeks truth will follow Islam, regardless of what anyone else is doing. It is every person’s responsibility to follow the truth without blaming others for their disbelief. Allah already refuted that in the Qur’an when people will try to blame others for their disbelief and sins. This situation in which we find ourselves, with people of various levels in belief and disbelief, show the individual need to strive for truth, to separate culture and mistakes from the pure and clear truth. It is these imperfections which result in a person striving for the truth at all times.
It is this clear and complete truth which we must call to. Anything less, for whatever reason or good intentions we may claim to have, is in error and will lead to greater harm and a corruption of the Religion. Due to this corruption and diluted truth, we have vast and growing numbers of modernists and apologetics and a genuinely misguided portion of the Ummah. In times of confusion such as these times we live in, only the clear truth can solve our problems.