We can look to the lives of Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam and his companions as they are countless examples on how they gave Da’wah. They were not always ‘soft’ in their approach but it was all depending on what situation they were in. How you give da’wah to others should be the same way as how you want others to give da’wah to you.
I’ve always admired a particular ustadh’s way of giving da’wah. Although it was a Fiqh class, he would carefully list out the daleels from different Imaams, discussed it throughly before coming to a conclusion. He doesn’t immediately say ‘This and that is haraam‘ but allow us to reason and understand fully before saying, ‘This particular issue is preferable over another‘. Subhan Allah!
Before I end this extremely long post, I would like to point out that not I am not making a collective judgement against those who adhere to the Creed of Salaf as Salih as not everyone behaves in this manner. It is only reflective of those whom I have come across and personally interacted with.
As for the title ‘Burnout’ – I am slightly feeling the ‘Salafi Burnout’ as the sister has noted but that does not mean that I’ve stopped learning according to Qur’an and Sunnah, or have left Islam nauzubillah! I’m prioritising my time learning the Deen through lectures and articles, and lesser through people insha Allah.
Lastly, as always – this is a reminder for me first before any of you. Sometimes, I do forget that I can be harsh but this will be a reminder for me that I should always strive to follow the Qur’an and Sunnah closely from their understanding of the Deen down to their speech and behaviour insha Allah.
An article to share with all of you here (it’s in my language but you can try translate it insha Allah)