I hear from all kinds of the most wonderful people you can imagine. Muslim and Non.
And there are those among them who want to help. Allah bless them!
They ask: What do you want? What can we do for you? Bless the generosity of a Muslim heart!
What can, does or should a Muslim want?
In my book, just one thing: To be able to Work for Allah! And that means work To Take the Qur’an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It! And Which One Does Not?
Hopefully, with all these wonderful people — and millions upon millions others like them — lending their generous and powerful shoulders to the wheel!
If Muslims did this — as individuals, as groups, as organizations and as nations and societies — Allah will grant them the blessings of Duniya as well as Aakhirah: this world as well as the next world.
This is the preeminent duty for which Allah raised them as Muslim — as a nation of Islam as it were — in this world: Not just for themselves, but for the entire world.
Just see how clear-cut the Qur’an is on this subject:
Kuntum Khaira Ummatin Ukhrijat Linnaasi!
Muslims are in the kind of trouble they are in today — politically, economically, culturally, morally — in practically every part of the world, precisely because they have turned their back on this duty — this Fard ‘Ain.
And because they are busy doing everything else but this.
And then Muslims gripe and complain, and shed copious tears, why their condition gets worse by the day. The Qur’an provides the reply:
Wa Maa Zalamnaahum wa Laakin Kaanoo Anfusahum Yazlimoon!
“We did not wrong them!
Instead, they were the ones who did all these terrible things to themselves!”
So, if Muslims want their condition in this world to change, they must turn with single-minded focus to inviting the world to Allah!
For those who talk about “Sunnat,” that was — and remains forever — the blessed and if you will the only Sunnat of Rasulullah, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam:
Tirelessly and without letup inviting the world to Allah — and to Allah’s Deen.
It was for that purpose that Allah sent him into this world. And that is how he spent every moment of the last 20 years of his life in this world as God’s Messenger to the world.
Both in Makkah and in Madinah!
Our literature — our writings and audio tapes that are available on www.IslamicSolutions.Com — are I believe helpful for Muslims as well as non-Muslims to understand with fair amount of clarity what it means to Work for Allah in the modern age — and how to go about doing it in today’s world.