Some people like talking about the “progress” of the West. Progress where anxiety pills and anti-depressants are a million dollar business. Progress where people are committing suicide every day. Progress where murder and rape is common. Progress where drug addiction is common. Progress where divorce is common. Progress where crime, transgression, oppression, exploitation, robbery and fraud is common.
There is one progress which Allah talks about. This progress is the solution to all problems. This is the progress of Eman.
Those who become Muslim in developed countries realize what their country’s civilization and laws, which have been fabricated from mans whims and desires, have done to them, and they realize the extent of the misery in which people in developed countries are living. They see how prevalent psychological illnesses, nervous breakdowns, insanity, drug and alcohol abuse and suicides are, despite the technological advances and great number of discoveries and inventions and modern systems of management. This is because all of that is concerned only with the physical and the outward, but it neglects the inward and fails to nourish and nurture the soul.