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Human life is all about technology. And so is Islam.
It is all about learning to do what we do better -- and pressing into service the best tools for each task at hand.
But the difference in each situation, and on each occasion, is not Technology but Islam.
What won Badr, in the early stages of Islam, for a rag-tag band of 313 poorly armed and inadequately equipped Believers, against a formidable armed-to-the-teeth foe 1000 strong was not their Tech-Savvy and superior weaponry, but their Islam-Savvy and their superior commitment to Work for Allah.
And to sacrifice everything in their power and possession for that purpose, and for that cause.
Today, the story with our own IslamicSolutions.Com is no different. What we need, more than anything else, is Islam-Savvy and, maybe, just maybe, not so much Tech-Savvy.
And you get Islam-Savvy when Allah decides to give it to you. But one worldly sign of Allah's decision in Heaven is you moving heaven and earth, right here on earth, to work hard, and day and night, to acquire that Islam-Savvy.
When you put that goal before all else in your life, and Allah crowns your effort with his approval, then you acquire Islam-Savvy.
When Working for Allah, there are three concerns no one can escape, and no one should feel safe and secure about.
The difference between those who followed Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, directly, during his own lifetime, the Sahaabah Kiraam, and those of us who claim to follow him today is a fairly simple and clear one:
They had their priorities right.
And we have our priorities mixed up and upside down.
Many of us good people, those who say or think we Work for Allah, are Episodists.
Many of us.
We "work" when we are told to -- when we have to; and when we are called upon -- and then we go dormant. We go underground as it were.
Basically, we just go where our heart is.
We wait for the right time and occasion to do the right thing: that is, to Work for Allah.
We wait for orders and invitations to stir off the couch -- orders and calls from our local Mullas; from our so-called leaders; from whomever.
But Islam is about total absorption.
Islam is about being totally consumed in and by your work -- 24 hours; 7 days a week; 12 months a year; for all the years of your life that Allah grants you in this world.
And making everything else secondary to it.
Everyone in this world -- and Muslims in particular -- will do well to remember that this is Allah's world in which they live.
And that means, in this world, things will always be done -- they will happen -- the way the owner and master of the world(S) -- Rabbul 'Aalameen -- wants them to happen.
It is all as simple as that!
Innallaha Yaf-'alu Maa Yashaa'
"Surely, Allah does what he wants!
Not a doubt about that."
Laa Yus-alu 'Ammaa Yaf-'al,
Wa Hum Yus-aloon.
"No one questions him about what he does.
But they shall be questioned!"
If the Qur'an contained nothing but these two aayaats, that would have been sufficient for me -- forever and ever!
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