‘You are the best community brought forth to men, enjoining decency, and forbidding indecency, and believing in God.’ [Qur’an 3:110]
Get involved – establish local circles of learning, get involved with theyouth in your area, help provide facilities for young people to come to for both learning and play. We should establish Muslim Youth Centre all across the country and these should be run by young people who know what the youth want, although the premises itself maybe overseen and managed by elders.
Don’t be put off by groups and labels. If there is an organisation doing good in your area and they are the only ones doing it, get involved and try to help out. Muslims need to start accepting our differences and complementing one another in the work that we do instead of re-inventing the wheel and creating rival mosques, madrasas, organisation who all work in the same area but don’t talk to each other or complement each other’s work.
Get involved at the local level and make a positive contribution to the area in which you live. Volunteer a little of your time for the community. Give them advice, support them with ideas and help them build a community where everyone would want to live.