Muslims must know that they are on Candid Camera.
All the time!
And with regard to everything that they do.
And that means with regard to every breath they take; every word they utter; and every gesture they make.
Or fail to, when they must and when they are supposed to.
And get this, and that includes every thought they think, even though Allah does not punish people till their thoughts are pushed to take the form of words.
And, thereafter, words are made to morph into actions.
And what eyes are those that are fixed on the Muslims, as Muslims go about their daily, hourly, minute-by-minute, second-by-nanosecond routine of living life on God’s earth, free of rent or charge, and with all things provided, and every need taken care of?
How about turning to God Almighty for at least part of the answer? How about this Aayat Karimah?
Wa Kuli’Maloo! (Go, do what you have to do!)
Fa Sa-Yarallahu ‘Amalakum, (God Almighty shall see what you are doing).
Wa Rasooluhu, (And so will Allah’s Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam).
Wal Mu’minoon! (And so shall the believers — of all kinds everywhere).
That means, among those watching the Muslims, before and during and after everything, is Almighty Allah himself.
And then Allah’s angels.
And then Allah’s Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.
And then Allah’s people, the Muslims: The Human Believers!
And then the whole world — Muslim and non-Muslim; human and non-human.
So, Muslims, decide how you want to be seen. By whom?
In what condition and situation?
And doing and saying and thinking precisely what.
That is right! Thinking precisely what thoughts? And entertaining what ideas?
Na’oodhu Billahi Min Shuroori Anfusinaa!
Wa Min Sayyiaati A’maalinaa!