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Working for Allah is what you do for living – meaning, that is what you do as the overriding purpose and preoccupation of your life.
All else – your job, career, education, family, friends, everything – is part of the support network you need to be able to do Allah’s Work.
What is Allah’s Work? It is living and dying for Allah, as Prophet Abraham said, may God bless him.
Allah’s Work is taking every breath as if you see Allah and he sees you, as Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, said.
It is helping and serving all of God’s creation everywhere and in every form.
It is living in this world as if this life were forever. And it is doing all that Allah requires of you as if there were no tomorrow and this was the last day of your life on earth.
Working for Allah is honoring your parents; it is showing kindness, respect and affection to your spouse; and it is loving and providing the best for your children.
Allah’s Work is loving your neighbor like yourself; and it is treating others how you would want them to treat you.
Allah’s Work is helping friends; forgiving enemies; and showing compassion to the afflicted and the needy.
Working for Allah is being generous almost to a fault. It is giving even when you have nothing much to give.
Allah’s Work is educating the world and inviting people to God. It is ensuring peace, security, justice and stability around the world.
Working for Allah is working tirelessly to make sure that God’s world is better tomorrow for everyone of God’s creation than it is today. And that means every Jew, Christian, Hindu and Muslim on the one hand and every bird, beast, fish and plant on the other hand.
It is for this purpose that God Almighty created us: To Work for Him!
To paraphrase what God All-Mighty says in the Qur’an:
“I created human beings so they would serve me and work for me!
That was the sole purpose of their creation. None other.
And Jinn too. That is the purpose for which I also created the Jinn.”
The most noble Aayat of the Qur’an, of which this is a paraphrase, goes like this:
Wa Maa Khalaqtul Jinna Wal Insa Illaa Liya’budoon!
How can anyone – Muslim or non-Muslim – say no to something like this?
And how can anyone go wrong with something like this: Making a commitment to fulfill the very purpose for which God created us all in the first place?