While Super-Muslims are busy measuring and massaging such exotic things as Aqeedah, they forget some of the simplest and most elementary things like Hard Work in Your Everyday Life.
Doing well whatever it is that you do. Excelling at it. Trying to be the best that you can be.
Actually, I am a little bit behind times on this. The Aqeedah Cult I mean.
The Super-Ms abandoned the Aqeedah Project sometime ago, and they have marched on to some other fun stuff. I don't know what.
Not because the world's 1.7 billion Muslims -- not my figures -- have got their Aqeedah right, but because the rich and powerful and often Royal handlers and minders of the Super-Ms lost interest in the project and the money dried up.
The patronage died!
And they are most likely now, the Supers, hiding in their holes, no doubt, wondering, at least from time to time, how to deal with the way the world is beating up on Islam and Muslims everywhere.
Makes them look kind of bad, in a way!
Of course, they will never own up that the world got to where it did at least in part due to their mercenary tricks.
Nor will anyone tell them that. The Donation Crowd in America and UK certainly will not. Their money will dry up in a hurry if they did, maybe.
What is lost in all this diversionary madness and all this bonanza of distractions is the simple fact that Islam is about Hard Work.
Getting up for Fajr is hard. Making Wudu so many times a day is hard. Not to look at semi-naked females everywhere is hard.
Not to engage in endless, perpetual and purposeless gossip is hard.
That is why we were taught to put in an application for help from above -- from Allah. All the time. At least as many times as we can.
Because without Allah's help, life itself is frightfully hard. Scary and almost impossible, at least on paper.
Just remember all them bacteria and all them viruses that you can't even see. And that are milling about all the time, trying to get you.
Allahumma Laa Sahla Illaa Maa Ja-'altahoo Sahlaa!
That is a Hadith Sharif.
And a most beautiful and amazing Du'a it is.
Like all Hadith and like all the Du'as -- from the Qur'an as well as from the Hadith.
So, Muslims have become a nation of Super Corner Cutters.
And where is the surprise if Allah treats them the same way they treat Allah and Allah's creation. As Corner Cutters!
Without any pride in their identity, or their work, or their products, physical as well as intellectual.
But Allah is not only Rahmaan, he is also most generous and giving. Allah is Kareem!
Muslims turn in Third-Rate work, but Allah and Allah's Creation still provide them Deluxe Accommodation on earth and treat them like VIPs.
With First-Rate Amenities and Services at every step of their life.
What ungrateful wretches, we human beings in general!
Qaleelun Min Ibaa-diyash-Shakoor.
That is how the Qur'an puts it!
Precisely the way Shaitan had declared to God Almighty a long time ago:
"Mark my words!
They will have no appreciation for what you do for them!
At least not most of them!"
As the Qur'an quotes him:
Wa Laa Tajidu Aktharahum Shaakireen!