Ask Not What Obama Can Do For You
President Obama made some very important statements in his historic speech in Cairo earlier today. Many Muslims are excited, enthused by the positive tone and attitude. Indeed, Obama’s gestures were significant; his choice of symbols and issues, careful; and his message, hopeful.
As Muslims, we shouldn’t be armchair pundits, merely wondering whether Obama will follow is great words with real actions. Rather, we have to look at ourselves. We have to consider how we can positively engage; how we can get serious about learning and living the way of our Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace); how we can get out of our shells and be people who spread the good not just in our communities but for humanity.
There is so much to do. We should stop asking what Obama will do for us; roll up our sleeves; trust in Allah; and do what we must, to make a change.
And Allah alone gives success.
Faraz Rabbani, www.SeekersGuidance.com
(Somewhere in or near Rhode Island)
Couldn’t have said it better.