In remembrance of God, there is
peace of heart. When one remembers God, one also remembers that the purpose of
one’s life is to serve Him (51:65). Therefore, you must decide about how you are
going to use your life in His service. For that you need to follow the Divine
law and live in accordance with the principles of ethics and morality. But you
also need to do more. The talent, the ability and the initiative that God has
given us entail something more. Perhaps something for others. Perhaps something
for our religion.
Each Muslim must do something for the
propagation of his religion according to his ability and circumstances. If he is
a religious scholar, he should strive for the understanding, interpretation and
dissemination of religion. If he has some position of authority, he should use
that authority to implement the directives of religion. And if he is an ordinary
Muslim, he should not only follow and implement religious directives within the
confines of his authority but strive to propagate and disseminate his religion.
One way you can do something for the
propagation of your religion is to co-operate with scholars working for religion
in whom you can trust generally. You can co-operate in many ways: by providing
financial assistance to a cause, by helping in raising finances or by
contributing personally in understanding and disseminating religion.
You will find that the ardour of your
involvement in such activities will rekindle the feeling that you are part of
Muhammad’s (sws) Ummah and are doing your bit for the revival of its commitment
to Islam and for the revival of its lost glory. In that feeling you will find
the fervour and the stir that will not let you feel hollow as long as you live.