I write, not to show off. Or to kill time.
I write to produce literature to train people into Islamic Theory -- our people, more than anyone else.
That is, those people who join us in the work we do and whom we call those Working for Allah.
We express this work in different ways, using different words. For sometime now we have been calling it Taking the Qur'an to every home and heart that needs it -- and which one does not?
But what is it in reality?
It is, first of all, accepting and embracing Islam fully and wholeheartedly, regardless of whether we come from a Muslim or non-Muslim background.
Next, it is learning all we can about Islamic practices -- and adhering to them to the best of our ability.
Alongside this, more importantly it might be said, our work also is to learn and to understand Islamic Theory.
And that means what Islam really is and what our work is all about; and how to do that work in the context of the Western World in which we live and of which we are a part.
Thus, my writings are directed at our Fellow-Workers for Allah -- and of course at the whole world -- explaining what our work as Muslims really is in this world; how to do that work; and why we should do all that work in the first place.
And the sum and substance of that explanation is that our work is not about running around doing this chore or that, whenever the fancy takes us, or someone tells us to do it, but it is about inviting the entire world to Allah.
And doing so in a systematic and persistent manner.
Our work, thus, is learning Islam and teaching it to the whole world.
Even if we are the only person doing it.
It is for that reason that Allah created us.
And it is the dotted line on which we signed when we came forward to embrace Islam -- and claim we are Muslims.
And it is the covenant we recommit ourselves to every time we put our head down on the ground to do Sajdah.
It is as simple as that!