In the Detroit area, at least, Islam is here to stay.
All praise is for Allah; but credit, dear Reader, should go to you, and many others in the area like you. In spite of the trials and tragedies Believers suffer nowadays, you know that being a Muslim in North America is a special calling. You have chosen to remain a Muslim, not to please Mama and Baba--or annoy them, either--but for the only good reason there is: Islam is The Truth.
Your Deen helps you look beyond the newspapers' rose-colored description of life in America; and you see, all too well, the discontent and misery that lie about you when you put down the page. You don't buy it when pundits and political leaders tell you that the free-market capitalist system is the best we can hope for, and that life is as good as it gets. You might have said to yourself, "I know that Allah wants more than this for us; and I know that with Islam, we can do better than this." Now you are ready to work like never before for Islam, and win the struggle not only for your children's future, but for non-Muslims as well.
Your resolve, combined with that of thousands of your peers, is a powerful force. In fact, you have it in you to become a hero of Islamic history right here in Detroit.
Unfortunately, others wait to pull you down another path. Already, they are reaching out, imploring you to make them your guides. They say you can help