Undoubtedly, nations must have an instructor who assumes the responsibility of instructing and guiding them upon the sound path. The Islaamic Ummah (nation based on one creed) is particularly concerned with propagating virtue and preventing vice. It is the duty of every Muslim, according to their ability, to lend a hand and play a serious role in advising and educating others. This is a means of working towards one’s own salvation and guiding other Muslims. Allaah, the Exalted, states: And remind (by preaching the Qur’aan, O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), for verily, the reminding profits the believers.
Certainly, every Mu’min (believer) and even every human badly needs to be reminded of the Right of Allaah and the right of His Servants, and to be encouraged to fulfill these rights. There is a pressing need for reciprocal advice of Al-Haqq (the Truth) and strict perseverance to it in every deed. Allaah, the Glorified, in His Manifest Book, informs us – in many Aayahs – of the winners and their good deeds and the attribute as well as the losers and their bad morals.. The most comprehensive Aayahs are those of the Soorah Al-`Asr in which Allaah, the Glorified, says… read more here.
Note: This was published in Rayat Al-Islaam magazine, the first edition, the second year, Dul-Hijjah, 1380 A.H., pp. 14-17. It was published also in the local newspapers in 1398 A.H.