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What should I teach a person who has just embraced Islaam? (Dawah)

The following is a guideline on what to teach a person who has just accepted Islaam.

Aqaaid (Beliefs)

 1. The first Kalimah with its meaning.

 2. The second Kalimah with its meaning.

 3. Brief explanation of Shirk / ascribing partners with Allah Ta’ala.

 4. Explanation of Imaan e Mufassal.

  • Istinjaa

  • Ghusal

  • Wudhu

  • Salaah
  • Postures of Salaah

  • Surah Faatiha, + 4 short surahs, Salaah duas

  • Names and times of the five daily Salaah

  • Brief explanation of Saum, Zakaat and Haj

  • Halaal and Haraam
  • Food

  • Actions

  • Aadaab (Etiquettes)
  • Eating

  • Sleeping

  • Dressing (Stress on covering of satar)

  • Golden Rule

    Every Muslim should endeavour to the best of his / her ability to increase his / her knowledge of Islaam. The easiest way to acquire this is to sit in the company of the pious, righteous Ulama and to read the books that they suggest to you.


    The following are some excellent books that one may read in order to increase his knowledge in Islaam:


  • What Islaam is? by Moulana Manzoor Nu’maani Sahib (RA)

  • Ta’limul Islaam by Mufti Kifaayatullah Sahib (RA)

  • Behishti Zewar by Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi (RA)

  • Duroosul Islaam by Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)

  • Every Muslim is supposed to know the basic beliefs that enter him into the fold of Islaam which will strengthen his Imaan and allow him to practice his Deen.


    This booklet is a compilation of some notes that were prepared by the late Moulana Ilyaas Ahmad Bayat Shaheed (RA). These were taught to the revert Muslims that attended a two year Imaam Khateeb course at Madrasah Taaleemuddeen in Isipingo Beach.


    Several friends suggested that it should be compiled and used as a standard text book for people who are new in Islam. It could also be used for high school pupils who attend Maktab once or twice a week as well as be a handy guide book for others.


    We make dua to Allah Ta’ala to accept this booklet and make it a means of hidaayat for the ummah as well as Sadaqah-e-Jaariyah for the author, Aameen.

    Basic Aqaaid
    Author: Moulana Ilyaas Ahmad Bayat Shaheed (R.A.)


    Basics for Muslims

    (Latest Edition)

    Published by:

    Ta'limi Board KZN

    Zarooratul Muslimeen





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