The Purpose behind Our Writings.
Or Simply Why I Write!
(Bringing Islam to the World One Concept at a Time!
Taking the Qur'an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It --
And which One Does Not?)
In case anyone was wondering what purpose our writings serve, if they serve any purpose at all, let me be as clear as I can possibly be.
I write for a whole number of reasons. Not the least among them is to train our own people in the Theory and Methodology of Islam, Muslims and the World -- our primary undertaking in this world.
Those who are conscientious and honest and diligent will keep up. Those who lack in those respects will cheat and cut corners.
The key is we are not watching them, Allah is. If they do their work, we would know and the whole world will know.
If they don't, they will know and Allah will know.
And unless they have figured out a way, and a place, to hide from Allah, Allah will find them and hold them accountable.
And, at the same time, Allah also is the most forgiving and most compassionate.
And does it matter whether we have 1000 people with us or just 10? No, it really does not.
And it does not matter even if all we have with us is just one person or no person at all. It is all Allah's decision.
The point is, Allah will take this message to whoever he wants, and to however many people he wants. That is what he always does: He does whatever it is that he wants to do.
And that is precisely what he himself says in the Qur'an:
Wa Yaf'alullahu Maa Yashaa-u!
On our part, we just have to be grateful that somehow we are being asked, and we are being allowed, to do whatever aspect or part of this work we are permitted to do, whether it is writing or speaking, or printing and distributing literature, or something else.
Let us just say: Thank God Almighty!
Just like God himself says in the Qur'an:
The only question in our grave that we need to worry about is what we did ourselves. Did we or did we not know and do what we were supposed to and what was expected of us.
The only question that will be asked of us in our grave, that would be about someone other than ourselves, will be about Sayyidinaa Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam: Who he was and what we knew about him and what we thought of him.
In the grave, we will not be asked if our friends, family members, organization leaders and office bearers, and all sorts of others, did or did not do their work, or if any of them carried or did not carry their part of the load and the burden of Taking the Qur'an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It -- and Which One Does Not?
We will face that Interrogation alone! And it will be all about us.