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What each and everyone of us must do is to learn Islam, from scratch as it were, and to preach and teach it to everyone everywhere in the world.
This is the job for which Allah created us in the first place.
As the Qur'an says, in a different context:
Wa Lidhaalika Khalaqahum!
And that requires total and unflagging focus on the part of each and everyone of us.
And that requires that each and everyone of us put everything else on the back burner, whether it is our jobs, businesses, relatives, parents, children, everything.
If we don't do it, the results will be disastrous -- for us and for the world.
And that is precisely what is going on in the world right now.
Life to me, old life as well as new life, past life as well as future life, is all about being Deen-Savvy. Call it Islam-Savvy if you wish. And here is my reason for it.
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.