Da‘wah (also transliterated daawa(h); Arabic: دعوة “invitation”) means the proselytizing or preaching of Islam. Da‘wah literally means “issuing a summons” or “making an invitation”, being a gerund of a verb meaning variously “to summon” or “to invite”. A Muslim who practices da‘wah, either as a religious worker or in a volunteer community effort, is called a dā‘ī (داعي, plural du‘āh/du‘āt ).
A dā‘ī is thus a person who invites people to understand Islam through dialogue, not unlike the Islamic equivalent of a missionary inviting people to the faith, prayer and manner of Islamic life. 
In Surah Nuh, we see the character of Prophet Nuh alayhi salaam as a da’ee, who faced difficulties in spreading Islam.The Surah begins with Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala telling us how Prophet Nuh [Noah]‘alayhi salaam began calling his people to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. His dawah methodology is gem for all. There are some lessons in the ayah 5- 9, that what should be the character of a da’ee and what attributes are required for this task:
Lessons for da’ee:
- Relentlessly pursuing goals
- Patience during this time
- Consistency in efforts
- Using all potential
- Never giving up
- Having firm connection with Allah
- Using different techniques according to audience at different times
- Having thick skin to ignore people’s rejection
- Sincerely pray and guide them towards their own forgiveness and salvation.
Points of Action:
- Utilize whatever resources to connect people with Allah.
- Share the beauty of our deen with people of other faiths now when they’re willing to listen the most.
- Not let shaytan sway us from our goal when faced with rejection.
- Combine earnest dua at tahajjud time with dawah efforts.
- Encourage people to repent no matter how big their sins are. Allah’s forgiveness is huge. 
- One who calls towards Allah swt does not get offended by negative reactions and comments of people. 
Written By Sr. Summaiya  Contribution By Sr. Uzma Hussain
Compilation by Admin