Da’wah (Arabic دعوة daˤwah, literally: summons or call) is an Arabic term meaning “invite” or “invitation”. The term is the active participle of a verb literally meaning “to call to” or “to invite” (derived from triconsonantal root د ع و / د ع ي). It is consideredto be an obligation for Muslims to invite others to Islam. Da’wah is often referred to as the act of “preaching Islam”.
A Muslim who practices dawah, either as a religious worker or in a volunteer community effort, is called a Da’ee or Da`i (plural: du’āt (دعاة), singular: dā’iya, Arabic: داعي or داع or داعية). A da’i is thus a person who invites people to understand Islam, and may be categorized in some cases as an Islamic equivalent of a missionary.
Study is the first priority. But da’wah would never be left in second!