Posted by: Dawud Israel | October 15, 2008

Dawah Spammers

Bismillah

You know what this is: these are those annoying guys who fill your mailbox up with hundreds of Islamic “reminders” (yeah right, remind me every 30 minutes!) or useless stories parading as Islam.

They are even on Facebook and people have commented on this time and time again. It’s worse when they are just doing it make some money off of you and get you to purchase their product…but they market it so you absolutely are annoyed like with some Islamic magazines (ahem!).

And then there is the actual stuff that IS Dawah and about actually making a change but often it’s so frequent you just get tired of it, or depressed or just delete it because you know you can’t help…or even at times don’t want to help because it seems there is always someone asking for money.

So my solution to this was a simple system:

Events and other inevitable stuff would be free reign I guess but ALL Islamic “reminders” come on Friday or the night before Friday- relating to Jumah as the holy day and also that a lot of Muslims take time off work on this day just because of Jumah so they naturally have more time to pay attention to this stuff.

So you only have to go at it once and at a time when you are spiritually conscious and open to it rather then just have floods and reject it.

The other side of this is, if this was implemented, dawah spammers would be deterred from sending useless or extra material. I remember when I was a once-a-week dawah spammer and I would only send the best material I had on that one day rather then send anything that came to mind to me today and then to the same tomorrow etc etc. So quality is improved hopefully.

Or have something like a database of the most often quoted ayahs and hadith and offering alternative rare quotes about the same themes and topics. These ‘new’ hadiths would shed light on an ignored aspect of the more often quoted hadith and thus enrich our understanding all the more.   

I will try and get this to be implemented in the future in sha Allah.

Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdika ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk, Ameen.


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