بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم
In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful
When I was young and spirited, I once thought, "Oh Allah, give me the strength and guidance to save the ummah. Choose me ya Allah, to be the saviour of the ummah!"
But the little energetic me was young, and the young are mostly foolish. Not stupid, oh no! Far from that. But heed me, I said foolish. Because the young are rash, and like to jump into fire, without fully realizing the danger they are running into!
Their spirit is an asset, but so is knowledge. Hence, it is not wrong to say that a spirited and knowledgeable youth is more promising, is it not? (smiles)
I was there, at that stage. During the early stages of youth. Hey, I still am a youth! (smiles)
But only now do I realize, how foolish I was. How foolish my du`a to Allah was. After tonight, I knew my du`a should be;
"Oh Allah, ar-Rahman ar-Rahim. Give me the strength and guidance to save myself. Save me ya Allah! So that I may qualify (in your judgement) to be the saviour of the ummah."