A poet once said, they also serve who only stand and wait. Or something to that effect.
Maybe they do. But not in Islam. Not in the ordinary meaning of those words.
Sitting and waiting for things to happen is not Islam. It is a treasonous way to throw away the greatest and the most precious gift Allah conferred upon you: the Gift of Life.
Muslims are people who get up, dust off and get busy doing things: Making Things Happen.
For, that is Islam: Making Things Happen.
All good and nice and sweet and wonderful and beautiful and useful things. For, Islam Is All Good!
For yourself; for your family; for your Muslim and non-Muslim neighbors; for the people at your work and business; for members of your society regardless of their race or religion; and for utter strangers.
Just call them Ibnus Sabeel!
That is what the Qur’an came to teach the world. The whole world. And not just Muslims.
And that is what Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, spent his entire life doing!