This is the Book (the Qur’ân), whereof there is no doubt, a guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqûn [the pious and righteous persons who fear Allâh much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allâh much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)]. (Al-Baqarah 2:2)
Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala says:
There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Tâghût and believes in Allâh, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (Al-Baqarah 2:256)
What happens when Muslims face hate and aggression in their efforts to convey the Message of Islam?
Well you have to be prepared for hateful, insulting, stubborn and downright rude remarks, comments and attitude from exactly those that you are trying to help.
You also have to be prepared not to give up and remain courteous and polite. Persistence within limits and patience are the attitude of a well adjusted, confident in his Faith and The Truth of Islam, Muslim.
However as we have seen in the verse above, ” There is no compulsion in Religion”.
We also read in the Holy Qur’an:
Allâh made it not but as a message of good news for you and as an assurance to your hearts. And there is no victory except from Allâh, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (Aali Imran 3:126)
So if they dispute with you (Muhammad SAW) say: “I have submitted myself to Allâh (in Islâm), and (so have) those who follow me.” And say to those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and to those who are illiterates (Arab pagans): “Do you (also) submit yourselves (to Allâh in Islâm)?” If they do, they are rightly guided; but if they turn away, your duty is only to convey the message; and Allâh is All-Seer of (His ) slaves. (Aali Imran 3:20)
There are many examples from the times of The Prophet ( peace and blessings be upon him) to present date of some of the strongest opponents of Islam changing to the most devout sincere Muslims.
How does this happen?
Not upon you (Muhammad ) is their guidance, but Allâh guides whom He wills. And whatever you spend in good, it is for yourselves, when you spend not except seeking Allâh’s Countenance. And whatever you spend in good, it will be repaid to you in full, and you shall not be wronged. (Al-Baqarah 2:272)
Inshallah, Allah will open hearts to the Truth and Guidance. Ameen