We look around and realize that only a few people seem to have remained with us in this work. Alhamdu Lillah, I am one among them and, Inshallah, I intend to stay with this work for as long as I live.
Even though we have all trained and taught so many people -- across generations. But they all seem to come, take from us what they want and can, and then leave.
But so what? If that is how Allah wants it, then that is how it is going to be.
And, in any case, who wants it any other way than how Allah wants it. Certainly not me.
But is that true though? Is anyone of us really alone? Is anyone of us working for Allah really and truly without company? And without a friend?
Who among us does not know that when we are alone, there is always a second one with us? And what a force, and what a presence, he is!
A force to be reckoned with, wouldn't you say?
At the same time, when we take a moment and reflect upon our lives, it is hard not to see how fortunate and how blessed some of us have been.
Alhamdu Lillah, a few of us have done quite a bit, it seems to me, especially in the area of preparing up-to-date and suitable literature on Islam, Muslims and the World in English language and distribution of that literature locally and abroad.
Of course, there is much more that can and should be done in the area of distribution. And it will be.
No question, God Willing, we are in this for the long haul.
May Allah give us the health, the strength and the resources to continue his work the way he has blessed us to do it all these days -- and do it even better every day. For every second of the remainder of our lives.
And may he also send us more dedicated and sincere and committed and disciplined workers to help us in our work. In his work that is.