Imagine a household.
Imagine a household in which the father works hard to provide for the family. There is a daughter in the family and she works very, very hard to give herself the best education she can.
And the mother, she breaks her bones and burns her brains everyday to keep the entire household running as smoothly as possible.
Imagine such a household. And then ask yourself: How far can such a household be from Islam?
From that most amazing system of belief and behavior that God called Islam and that he sent down into this world to help human beings live a good life on earth. Both as individuals and as groups and societies.
All you need to do thereafter is to throw into this family’s equation of life some of the staples of Islam such as Belief in one God; Belief in Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, as the last and final messenger of God; and Belief in the Day of Judgment as a reality and a certainty.
You do that and you have built a solid foundation of Islam around such a household.
All that remains to be attended to after that are some practical requirements of daily living such as Prayer (Salaah) and Fasting (Siyaam) and Cleanliness (Tahaarah) and you have got yourself as complete a picture of Islam as you may wish.
That is right. That is what Islam comes down to in terms of day-to-day living right here in this world.
So, why should not all the nice and wholesome households of today, in every part of the world, from every culture and background, look to Islam to help them fill and complete what is missing in their life?
And thus help turn their success in This World into a passport for even greater success in the Next World.