Islam has created the finest and most glorious Scale of Life for human beings to rise to a higher level of living.
That means to rise from a lowly and “Supine Animal Level of Living,” where most people prefer to reside, to a more active and “Sublime Human Level of Living,” where all of us must aspire and strive to be.
And, according to Hadith Sharif, here is how that Scale of Life operates:
No matter who you are, or what you do, always ask yourself how you can do better. How you can rise to a higher and more active and human level of living.
Start out by looking around you.
See what things may not appear quite “right.” What things may appear to need changing or improving.
And what “wrongs” may clamor and cry out for “righting” or “stopping.”
And what good “causes,” “issues” and “efforts” may need your shoulder to the wheel to make them happen and to bear full fruit.
Right around where you live, where you find yourself. And extending, in never-ending concentric circles, to Infinity.
And then, try and stop all the wrong and bad things from happening.
And work to make all the good and right things happen.
But if you find yourself unable or unwilling to actively stop bad things from happening or make good and right things happen, then at least SPEAK UP!
Use your mouth, your body language, use your pen, your computer and your camera. Mobilize all your powers and skills of communication.
And throw your weight and your influence, and your resources and your energies, in the direction of stopping “bad and wrong” things from happening and making “good and right” things happen.
Speak and write in support of those who are actively engaged in the struggle to make “good and right” things happen in this world and stop “wrong and bad” things from happening.
Don’t sit on the fence and watch.
Don’t sit like the proverbial fly on the wall.
For, in the struggle between “good and bad,” and between “right and wrong,” there are no walls that Islam allows on which you can sit like a fly and watch from what you think is a “safe and comfortable distance.”
What a beautiful Scale of Life this is that Islam creates.