Challenges of Working for Allah [Quote – 638]

Published Categorised as Quote-Unquote, Quote-Unquote – Book VII (601-700)

Working for Allah is both easy — and not so easy. It is easy when Allah makes it so. And you get in tune with what Allah says and does.

But things become difficult when you let the link between you and Allah weaken. 

Or when you give it some kind of an exotic twist such as excessive preoccupation with Ibaadaat — worship routines of various kinds — at the expense of what some people in America and English-speaking Caribbean would call getting out in the field and “Hustling” for Allah.

Or when you attach too much importance to what sometimes gets referred to as “Spirituality,” at the expense of what would appear to be the more mundane or even “worldly” pursuits such as meeting people, explaining Islam to them, inviting them to Allah, and other similar activities.

If you ask me, as they say, the bottom line of Working for Allah could be stated like this: 

Each person engaged in this work, man as well as woman, must Work for Allah
as if each one of them is the last man or woman standing.

And as if it is their job, and no one else’s, to build Allah’s work from scratch 
and make it reach the farthest reaches and corners of Allah’s world.

And as if it is their responsibility and no one else’s, to carry the burden of 
Taking the Qur’an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It — and Which One Does Not — 
all by themselves: alone and lonely.

How else can you understand or interpret that most glorious Hadith of Sayyidina Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, that says: 

“Each one of you is a shepherd.
And each one of you will be held accountable for your flock”? 

And this flock extends from one end of the world to the other. And from whatever point in time to the end of time.

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