IF only Muslims did Dawah like this. It takes more than social media to touch the public. And in New York ANYONE can set up a stand in public or preach in public without a permit. So people who have time and a little money really have no excuse.
I salute people like a few Pakistanis I saw in Jackson Heights one day who were ministering and had a table out with pamphlets.
Spreading our Deen shouldn't be something we feel forced to do it should be something we want to do.
I hear from many they don't do this because their English is not good. Well, you know how many Arabs and Asians are Christian or have left Islam.. lots. So if you seek an opportunity to do Dawah believe me Allah will put people in your path.
I also hear the excuse I don't have enough knowledge. Do you think these people are experts in their religion? Probably a lot not. It's not always the fatwas people need to hear. It's the personal stories. That's why connnecting on a personal level is so important. You can always refer them to a book, mosque or website.
May Allah guide everyone to Islam and increase our Deen Inshallah.
By Andrea Karshan