Both Western Colonization, including British Colonialism, and Islamic Hijrat changed the world in all kinds of profound ways...
Do you know that one single human being is all it takes to change the world of Allah?
When I say "change," I mean to produce good, positive, noble, nice, sweet, wonderful change that will make life on earth better, not only for the human race as a whole, but also, at the same time, better for all of God's creation on earth, whether that creation consists of plant, animal or human life.
Examine the history of humanity on earth. You cannot fail to see that it was almost always individuals who appeared on world stage and spearheaded change in the world.
So, don't ever think you are one person, but a single individual, so what can you accomplish?
Don't forget, you are an individual human being. That is who you are.
You are someone whom God created in the finest mold:
Fee Ahsani Taqweem!
And you carry in yourself the might and majesty of the entire universe.
And you have behind you all the power and all the resources of God Almighty -- your maker and master.
Don't for one moment forget who you work for. You work for Rabbul 'Aalameen -- the master of all the worlds.
So, you can change the world, if only you would set your mind to it.
And if you would do what it takes to make it happen -- by systematically proceeding to acquire the following:
All the knowledge you need to know and understand Islam as well as the world;
All the skills and techniques you must possess for effective communication and persuasion;
All the resources that must be available to you to do your job well;
And all the support systems and coalitions that you must build in order to achieve your goals and purposes on earth.
When you do all this -- and do it all for no other reason than to please Almighty God, and not in the pursuit of your own personal goals and agendas, and you do it with your heart and mind filled with charity and love for all and with malice and hate toward none -- you will change the world for the better as surely as the sun fills the world with daylight and as the rain floods the earth with life-giving water.
And when the time comes for you to leave this world, the world would be a better place for your having passed through it.
And there is no other thing you could have done in your life that would have been more compelling, or more rewarding, or more consequential than this.
Muslim or not.
Educated or not.
Rich or poor.
Man or woman.
Get up and change the world.
There is too much ignorance, too much injustice, too much corruption, too much poverty, too much inequality, too much greed, too much exploitation, too much oppression, and too, too much lying and cheating and deceiving in the world today.
And altogether there is too much denial to too many human beings of some of their most basic human rights from political freedom to economic and social justice.
Some of the worst offenders in this regard are Muslims and Muslim societies.
So, get up and change all that. And make this world a better place for all.
For yourself and for everyone else.
That is Islam!
“In spite of anything anyone can say about American history, American culture or about America’s role in the world, there is an undercurrent of compassion and decency that runs through American psyche that is almost, almost, without parallel in contemporary Western cultures. Or, maybe, just maybe, even beyond, throughout the world. But it takes a certain kind and level of sensitivity, personal experience, insight and embeddedness to see it and tap into it.” (Dr. Pasha)