So the incredible Winds of Change tour has rolled to a halt, and the local da’wah scene isn’t quite as hip-and-happening as it was last month. This time last month, we were all geared up to be brand new people, to transform society and to take the world by storm. Winds of Change infused us with the spirit, the energy, and the conviction that we, the youth, will make a difference.
Then came the stillness that prevails after the storm has passed. And now, we still have the spirit and the conviction, but we suddenly don’t know what to do with it, and the energy level seems to be dropping fast. The world is suddenly a different place, one much harder to change than it seemed a few weeks ago. Da’wah isn’t all that easy anymore, or as fun as it was when everyone was doing it. Is it really that important to “change yourself, change the world”? It’s suddenly hard to remember what the hype was all about.
What happened here? Well, what happened is that we just discovered two fundamental facts of life: one, that it’s easy to swim with the tide, and very hard to swim against it. Two, that good deeds are easy to start, but incredibly hard to maintain!
So the important question is, now what?
Well, the good news is, Youth Club won’t abandon you to struggle on alone. We know how hard it is to maintain the spirit after an incredible boost, and how exhausting it can be to swim against the tide; we’re here to struggle with you!
And thus we introduce this month’s theme: *drumroll* #StayStrong!
The idea is to remind ourselves that steadfastness is critical. Remember that it is much better to do less and do it regularly than to take leaps and bounds for a couple of weeks and then go flat for the rest of the year!
How do we know that’s better? Here’s how:
Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu alaihi wasallam) said,
“The most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even though it were little.” (Bukhari)
Together, we will provide each other the motivation and energy boost to keep going even when we just don’t feel like doing that good deed, even when that sin is just too tempting, and even when difficult times hit us hard and our world seems to be going topsy-turvy.
So, #StayStrong and battle on. Bring on the articles, videos, posts and tweets that can help us be streadfast, and as always, don’t forget the hashtag: #StayStrong!