Calling People to God

Why Known prophets have emerged only in the Middle East. Is it a ploy to push for Arab Language and bring the world under the sway of Arabic nationalism?

This is not a question of region. It is a question of rationality. You have to judge the teachings of the prophets on rational grounds. For example, modern technology was developed mostly in the West, but all the nations of the world have adopted this western technology without questioning it. Then why does this question come up in the matter of religion? In the matter of religion too, you have to judge its teachings on whether or not they are rational, rather than question why one should learn Arabic language or follow the religion of an Arab Prophet.

Can a person accept Islam while he still believes in another religion ?

Religion is a matter of personal choice. Every person should study different religious books and decide for himself what he should follow. In Islam there is no concept of conversion, rather Islam believes in marefat, that is, selecting one's religion according to one's own realization.

What is the role of scientific evidence to prove anything in islam ?

Scientific evidence means experimental evidence. According to Bertrand Russell, there are two kinds of knowledge: knowledge of things and knowledge of truths. Experimental evidence works in the matter of things, but it does not work in the matter of truths or realities. For detail, please refer to my book, Religion and Science.

How can I ensure that my Dawah activities will be acceptable by God ?

Being acceptable to God is a question that pertains to every deed, not only dawah work. No one knows whether his kalima was acceptable to God, or whether his worship was acceptable to God. The believer must perform these activities as a duty; whether or not they are acceptable to God will be known only in the world Hereafter. The only thing required is that one must read the Quran and Hadith to find out the commandments of God. And, when he is confident about a command of God, he must stick to it. As far as the question of acceptance to God is concerned, we can only make dua. 

How can we do Dawah work to an uninterested person.?

Dawah work is a widespread work. The basic method is to distribute literature among people. Some people may deny to read this literature, but there will be certain others who are seekers and want to know the truth. These people will take the literature happily and read it to find out the truth. If an individual is not ready to read the literature, then he should be prayed for. While, for others who are ready to respond to your dawah, you should distribute literature to them. 

Should a Dayee be forceful if the Non Muslim refuses to accept the message of islam ?

Dawah means to call, to convey the message of God. The duty of a dayee ends after he has conveyed the message. A dayee has no right to issue judicial order against one who is not ready to accept his message. There is a clear verse in the Quran: "Your task is only to exhort, you are not their keeper." (88:21)

Is there only one path leading to the truth? If not, then which path should be opted to find the truth?

"It is everyone's duty to read and contemplate on the issue of truth, and find out the real path. In fact, truth is one, but everyone should discover his truth on his own. Without this discovery, one cannot opt for the truth with conviction. And, conviction is a must for faith."

If Quran is the word of God how can it be translated?

The Quran is the word of God, the Creator of all mankind. As such, the Quran is revealed for all mankind. This is why Muslim scholars, the Ulama, have held the translation of the Quran to be lawful, for those who do not know the Arabic language. Translation of the Quran into any language is simply a translation; it is not a substitute for the text of the Quran. If someone claimed that his translation was a substitute for the Quranic text, then that would be objectionable.

How reliable are Quran translations for those who do not know Arabic?

If non-Muslims have a genuine excuse, they can rely on translations but, if they have no excuse, then they must try to learn Arabic, at least to the extent that they are able to understand the basic meaning of the Quran.