Friday, November 18, 2011

Dawah Opportunities: Thanksgiving

Assalaamu 'alaikum sisters and brothers. It's that time again! If you live in the US then you know Thanksgiving is only a few days away.  And what's the best thing about thanksgiving? Turkey dinner? Nope. Pumpkin pie? Nope. I'm talking about opportunities for dawah!

Huh? What? How is Thanksgiving a dawah opportunity?

Well, Thanksgiving is all about giving what? Thanks! And who loves to be thankful? Muslims! So take the opportunity to start a conversation about being thankful, and by doing so, share Islam! Like this...

Steve: Hey Abdullah! How's it going?
Abdullah: Hey Steve! Happy Thanksgiving!
Steve: Uh Thanksgiving isn't for another few days.
Abdullah: Not for me. I'm Muslim. In Islam, every day is Thanksgiving!
Steve: What do you mean? You eat roast turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy every day? That's not very healthy bro.
Abdullah: Well, maybe not that part. Just the part about giving thanks.
Steve: Oh yeah. I forgot about that part.
Abdullah: I think a lot of people do.
Steve: Who are we even thanking anyway?
Abdullah: Well, as Muslims, we believe it's important to always give thanks, to your friends, your family, definitely your parents, and above all, to God.
Steve: Oh. Wait, this might sound like a dumb question but... Muslims believe in God? I thought you believed in "Allah."
Abdullah: Haha that's not a dumb question. Actually, Allah is the Arabic word for God. It's the same God though. The Creator of the Universe.
Steve: Oooh ok that makes sense actually.
Abdullah: What do you say we continue this conversation over some pumpkin pie and masala chai?
Steve: That sounds great!

See? You just have to get the conversation started, and it's so easy! And I'll make it even easier inshaAllah. I have a video called "Thanksgiving & Islam: Who Are We Thanking?" If you share it on your Facebook wall with all of your friends, and they share it, and so on, inshaAllah it'll reach so many people and we can ALL share in the hasanat! I even have a picture to promote the video which you can use as your default pic on Facebook during this holiday time inshaAllah. Now go do the dawah inshaAllah!

Assalaamu 'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

Every day is a day to give thanks. Share your AHL moments at Remember Allah. Then remember us.


  1. Asalamu Alayk warahmtullahi wabaraktu!

    That was a great dialogue on how to give people dawah, ma'sha'Allah !

  2. Subhaanalloh... Da'wah Addict in everything, everywhere..

  3. Love itttttt.. well, i live in Malaysia and some non-muslim Malaysian celebrate thanksgiving day. This is a very good idea really.

  4. It's great to see Muslims doing outreach...the West is hungry for spiritual news and despite the media, there is a hunger for what Islam offers.