We write. Whatever it is that Allah enables us to write. From time to time.
And there are those among us, Allah bless them, who post some of our writings on www.IslamicSolutions.Com.
And then there are those among us, Allah bless them too, who from time to time catch some typos in the writings. Either when the writings are on their way to posting or after they are posted.
And then they move on. These wonderful people. Allah bless them. As all or most good people would do. Never to return again, in a manner of speaking. They never check on those typos to see if they are fixed or not.
That is not how Muslims do business! That is not how most people do business.
It is not their responsibility any more!
But that is not how they do it, these same people, when their child gets sick and they call the doctor. They stay with it and stay with it, and keep calling the doctor, till the child is fully recovered.
And that is because the child is their child. And that child is their life. And that child, to say, the least, is their "personal" responsibility.
But somebody writing stuff on Islam, Muslims and the World? And posting it on some website on the Internet? That is, at best, Allah's Work.
It is not their baby, as they say in America. So, they do their "duty," which is to alert someone: "Hey, there is a typo!"
And they move on. Never to think about it again. Never to return to it again.
But that is not how they would do it if this child were their own child! If this baby were really and truly their baby!
And the truth is, Allah's Work is their work. And Allah's Work begins where their own lives reach their fullest richness, potential and promise: health, wealth, education, business, family and everything else!
Which part of this Aayat Karimah is not clear?
Lillahi Rabbil Aalameen
Wa Bi-Dhaalika Umirtu
Wa Ana Awwalul Muslimeen!
Here is a paraphrase of that Aayah:
Without a doubt,
And my sacrifice,
And, in fact, my entire life,
And even my death,
They are all for Allah,
The Master of the Worlds!
And that is what I was told to do!
I was commanded to do!
And of course I am the first to submit!
And to accept and obey that command!"