Should Muslim speakers take surplus amounts of money or demand luxury for da’wah?
By. Dr. Haitham Al-Haddad
1. Mixing business & da’wah
2. Importance of having an income and being independent
3. Why volunteers and community leaders are blameworthy for giving large amount of the community’s money to speakers and creating a celebrity culture
Also on this topic…
Pitfalls Of Modern Dawah – by Shaykh Mirza Yawar Baig
Simon Sinek on this issue (a non-Muslim on public speaking):
Video: PUBLIC SPEAKING BLACK BELT – Simon Sinek by London Real
If you look at the da’wah of the Prophet salalahu ‘alayhi wasalam, he was on the front lines, in the community, and speaking out at the same time, salalahu alayhi wasalam.
Hence, the best thing a speaker can do is be part of some kind of weekly program in their locality. Not just delivering and having people listening to them, but interacting with their community and engaging them and learning from them. Recognize what people’s skills are, learn from them, and aid them. One also needs to acquaint themselves with relevant issues on all three level, spiritual/personal, societal/cultural, and political/economical.