Islamic Perspective of using drama and art for the purpose of Islamic Dawah and Cultured Entertainment
One of the distinguished attributes of the Muslim ummah because of which Allah has regarded them as the best nation (Aal e Imran: 110) is that they have been given the responsibility of differentiating the difference between right and wrong and call people to the Islamic doctrine and morals with wisdom and best method of preaching, which were the two basic guidelines given in the Quran about the noble act of dawah. (Nahal: 125) The guidelines are general and not specific to any fixed method or platform. In the light of these guidelines, if Muslims can use modern arts and platforms like the mass media, films and vocal music etc which are the activities of interest for common people nowadays, in order to reach out to more people and specially younger audience who are immensely involved with the entertainment industry and internet, and inspire them about the ideology if Islam, this would not only be a smart strategy but a perfect utilization of such an impactful tool of this modern era. The article aims to review the use of how such arts have been used historically for propagating Islamic message and how the modern day platforms can be utilized for the purpose embedding and insinuating Islamic ideology and thought in the minds of the audience to ultimately inspire them to willingly embrace
the Islamic way of life.