I have found those that hold-the-hand, if you will, of a person unfamiliar with the landscape and gently guide them to knowledge to be very helpful. By this I do not mean a prescription to a stated problem (though I find those very helpful too) but stories or examples through which the reader can discern how Islam is not that far-fetched and how it is not detached from reality. In other words, how lessons came to be learned… how people struggled… and of course how they came out on the other end of such struggles. All that aside, it will also depend on who is receiving information (and in what form) and, when and where they are in their lives at that given moment – Allah’s (SWT) guidance. Most stories will touch a few lives, if not all.