I once crossed a Muslim and Non-Muslim border, one right next to the other. The non-Muslim border had balloons and smiles and hand drawn welcome signs, young girls and boys believing in their country. The MUSLIM border had scum and darkness, they accepted bribes, and manned by older guards whose scowls made permanent creases on their face. Exactly.
I was 22 and that night I learned a life lesson: no nation is going to accept Islam because we intellectually strong arm them with nothing but debates.
They have to SEE the SUCCESS of Islam manifested ON us! They have to look at OUR LIVES and say, “I want that! I want to be like these people who call themselves Muslim!”
We are very far from this destination. So we need to start driving to success, full tilt, right now!
I believe we MUST raise our standard and be successful DUNYA-wise BECAUSE OF ISLAM! In addition to our Hereafter focus which also needs massive driving effort. We have to be the ones creating jobs. We have to be emotionally fulfilled. We have to be healthy and fit. We have to be EXAMPLES of Islam’s transformational power! But who’s guiding to this Islamic success in DUNYA realistically speaking? Almost no one.
My MISSION should you wish to accept I am dedicating myself in the upcoming years to the guidance and push of MUSLIM SUCCESS. I’m not talking about Fiqh lectures. I’m talking about campaigns to snap Muslims out of poverty mentality, and return THEIR LIVES to the height of success that our ancestors ruled the world with.
Muhammed Al Shareef