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Translating street da'wah concept of Tabligh Jama'at in Malaysia: an analysis

Mustapha, Saiful Azwan and Fatah Yasin, Raudlotul Firdaus and Hashim, Roosfa (2023) Translating street da'wah concept of Tabligh Jama'at in Malaysia: an analysis. In: Persidangan Penterjemahan Antarabangsa ke-19, 24-26 May 2023, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

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Terminologically, da’wah has been translated in various forms that comprise addressing, calling, appealing, requesting, and demanding people to worship Allāh (swt). More importantly, da’wah can be defined as encouraging individuals towards the right path with wisdom, according to the way commanded by Allāh (swt), for the benefit and contentment of mankind in this world and the hereafter. However, the definition of da’wah on the streets, also known as street da'wah, is not clearly defined in the academic world. Therefore, this paper will explore, from the context of an Islāmic movement that focuses on the street da’wah activities in Malaysia, i.e., the Tabligh Jama’at, namely to explore the term street da’wah translated into the form of the da’wah approach carried out by them. According to the ideology of Tabligh Jama’at, street da’wah can be translated as to invite mankind towards Allāh (swt) according to what is commanded by Him according to the way presented by Nabī Muḥammad (saw) and the place of performing da’wah is on the streets i.e., from alleys to alleys, house to house, marketplaces, or any places where people use to gather. The term street da’wah used by Tabligh Jama’at globally is gasht/ jaulah in which gasht/ jaulah can be conducted towards specific or ordinary people. Gahst/ jaulah can be conducted at least twice a week, and it is highly encouraged to be conducted every day for at least two and a half hours. Tabligh Jama’at tries to popularise face-to-face preaching on the streets, and according to their ideology, this kind of preaching has a profound impact (by the will of Allāh (swt)), since face-to-face da’wah will make the discussion appear from heart to heart. Employing a qualitative method of research that involves in-depth interviews and library research, it aims to analyse and explore the literature on the da’wah approach and relate it with the street da’wah activities of Tabligh da’wah. Similarly, the research method used is by scrutinising the secondary sources provided from the efforts of previous researchers, which are associated with the issue of this paper. The implications of these findings can be implemented by any Islāmic da’wah movements, committees of the masjid, and asātīdhah from Islāmic institutions, or by any people who are interested in conveying Islām like Islāmic scholars and any ordinary Muslim who have the spirit of spreading Islām. The intention is to spread Islām from heart to heart, ensuring that every Muslim in the locality and neighbourhood will benefit from Islām and similarly, to overcome the Muslims who seem to be drifting away from the religion of Allāh (swt).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Terjemahan; Dakwah Jalanan; Jemaah Tabligh
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Qur’an and Sunnah
Depositing User: ROOSFA HASHIM
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2023 12:08
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2023 12:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105014

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