Da'wah in the west: An analysis of the role of the Islamic foundation (If) in promoting the true image of Islam

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Islam means submission, i.e. submission to God. The word 'Islam' itself is derived from Arabic root 'SALIMA, SALAM' which means, among other things, peace, purity, submission and obedience. Islam invites man to commit himself exclusively to his Creator, to harmonize his will with the will of God and to recreate the world with this noble commitment. This kind of commitment may lead to peace and prosperity. Unfortunately, the real meaning of Islam as the aforementioned has been generally misunderstood by the Westerners due to among other Orientalists legacy and Western media which portrays Islam in a negative way. On the basis of this particular background, the establishment of The Islamic Foundation (IF) in The United Kingdom has the objective to promote the true picture of Islam through various da'wah approaches like da'wah and tarbiyyah (da'wah and education), publication, research and dialogue. Therefore, this paper tries to explore the role of The Foundation in presenting the true image of Islam in the West in particular and the whole world in general.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-544
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number4 SPL.ISS. 3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • Da'wah
  • Islam
  • The islamic foundation
  • True image
  • West

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