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Da'i (Arabic: "missionary") refers to a person who engages in Dawah, the act of inviting people to Islam. Da'i is different from Da'i al-Mutlaq, which means dai with independent special power. Da'i al-Mutlaq can be called dai but every da'i is not Da'i al-Mutlaq. Example: Da'i Shirazi was not Da'i al-Mutlaq, but Da'i Zoeb was Da'i al-Mutlaq.
- "Oxford Islamic Studies Online". Oxfordislamicstudies.com. 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2012-09-19.