Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear brother in Islam, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty …
When we show off and compete with one another only so that it is said of us that we are good or brave or wise, etc. we seek praise from the creation. This is our intention. But when we compete for the pleasure of Allah, we recognize that our ability and our reward is from Allah, and our intentions are for Allah.
Muslims are not only commanded to do good, but that they should race towards it. Allah chose not to make us one nation, so that He may test us in what He has given us, and to see what we will do with it.