This first volume of Presenting Islam in the West
sets out to present the methodology of the call to Allah (ad-da'wah ila Allah) based on the Qur'an and sunnah. The one calling to Islam only calls to what he knows: "Invite all to the way of your Lord (Islam) with wisdom and beautiful preaching, and reason with them in the best possible way (to convince them of the truth)." [Surah Nahl 16:125]. The caller gives information, and Allah decides who becomes Muslim. Articles are included from many referenced sources. The caller's relationship to his listeners should be like that of a doctor and a patient; thus, a seed once planted may become a tree of eman with careful nurturing over time, insha'Allah.