Unity of Human Life in Islam [Quote - 861]
In a sense, there really is no distinction between "Private" and "Public," or "Personal" and "Social and Professional" in the life of a Muslim.
A Muslim's life is one seamless whole.
And it all belongs to Allah and must be used to fulfill Allah's mandate of being Allah's Khalifah on Earth.
Innee jaa'lun fil ardi Khalifah.
In the Qur'an, Ibrahim, Alaihis Salam, states this approach to human life like this:
Inna Salaatee wa Nusukee,
wa Mahyaaya wa Mamaatee
Lillahi Rabbil Aalameen.
And he says that is what is required of us:
Wa Bi-dhaalika Umirtu.
"That is what I am commanded to do."
And then he says:
"It is just that I am the first to respond!
Wa Ana Awwalul Muslimeen!
Who knows who is next in line to respond to Allah's Call!