The call of Islam is loud and clear and penetrating. It is God calling his flock to come home to him.
Everyone and everything hears it except the humans.
Humanity is lost and confused and helter skelter.
And Muslims? Muslims couldn't care less.
Muslims think they are going to Paradise. And they are busy building an earthly Paradise, right here in this world, converting this world into Paradise full of all the pleasures of the Next World.
A practice run of sorts.
But the trouble is, they are not doing it for all. They are only doing it for themselves -- and what many of them call their children.
It is all about their children for them. Their own children -- and their own jobs and businesses and careers and homes.
And the full of list is in the Qur'an.
Let everyone take care of his own.
Muslims eat Halal Chicken and go to the mosque and do Islamic cookouts. And they are all happy doing that.
And the world of Allah, at the point of collapse? In utter confusion, chaos and "state of loss," as the Qur'an calls it? That is not their responsibility -- is it, really?
And, frankly, they could not care less.
As for the Qur'an telling us that Muslims were created to save the world?
Really? I never heard that before.
Does the Qur'an really say that?
Well, let me figure this out. I think I got it. How will I save the world if I cannot save myself and my own family? Huh? Did you ever think about that, Mr. Busybody?
As for me, that is what I am doing right now, get it? I am busy saving "myself and my family from the fire of Hell," as the Qur'an says. Doesn't the Qur'an say that?
Once I am done doing that, I am going to turn to other things and other people and start saving the world. How about that?
And all this time, Islam keeps calling. And the Qur'an keeps talking.
And God Almighty waits!