…When a person is sent somewhere he is sent for a reason. However when a person decides on his own accord to go somewhere, he may go wherever he wants to, do whatever he wants to and to come back whenever he wants to. When we entered this life however, we did not decide when we were born, where we were born or whom we were born to. This was Allah swt. decision, and so the time for our return is also in His Hands. So we were sent, who where we sent for? Ourselves? No, we were sent for the whole of mankind.
We are here not just for ourselves, for our families and friends but for humanity. Can you imagine the outlook that a person has who has this view of his purpose? Our pious predecessors (Salaf-us-Salih) were selfless while we today are selfish. They wanted to benefit everybody and the last person on their mind was themselves. On the deathbed of a Sahabi, a companion of the Prophet saw., water was brought to him instead of drinking it himself he turned to another, saying that he is thirstier than I am. At the time of death they were more worried about others. When the Sahabah were selfless Allah swt. gave them the world, today we are selfish and have lost the world. So let us change our view our outlook..on why we are here… I am in this world for the world…To be an asset to the whole Ummah. (Nation)