There is more to a Muslim lifestyle, though, than glossy photographs in a magazine, no matter how attractive they appear. A Muslim lifestyle is altogether different from the ways of life of many of the people we live with.
`Abdullah bin `Umar narrated: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) took hold of my shoulders and said, “Be in this life as a stranger or a passerby.” (Al-Bukhari) Imagine that we are all riding on an airplane. Some are sitting in first class while most of us are crammed in the back. We look forward …
But Allah Almighty is that Al-Hayy is not subject to time as we are; in fact He is the creator of time. So we’re trying to understand Him within the construct of His own creation.