Answer to the "What do you expect from me after I embrace the Qur'an's morality?" Deceit
Although this may appear to be an impromptu question, in reality the members of societies ignorant of religion always direct it toward those believers who communicate the message.
No doubt, the Prophets are the leaders of those who communicate Allah's religion and have such a high degree of moral excellence that they are most sincere toward Allah. Despite their exemplary character, however, the Qur'an relates that their people greeted them with suspicion and sought to relate their sincere efforts to their personal interests. Without a doubt, the reason behind their suspicion is that these people were devoid of understanding and could not appreciate the superior wisdom and morals of these blessed believers. The Prophets have always faced this groundless slander while performing their duty that Allah has given them 'to call people to religion'. Attention is drawn to this slander in many verses of the Qur'an.
In response to these accusations, all Prophets have given the following answer:
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) also faced such situations, for this is the law and test of Allah. When he was accused of inconceivable and groundless claims such as abusing the religion to gain personal benefit, material wealth, status, and political power, Allah told him to give the following answer:
Yet we need to remember that communicating the message is not the Prophets' duty alone. Summoning people to the right path, enjoining good and forbidding evil, calling people to Islam and the Qur'an are incumbent upon all Muslims, although it is sometimes perceived by the public as the responsibility of only Prophets and Messengers. Communicating Allah's message is an act of worship, such as performing one's prayers or fasting. As such, it is considered one of the believers' basic attributes:
The main intention behind calling people to Islam is to fulfill Allah's command and to save them from a woeful punishment (if Allah permits). Sincere Muslims surely do not need anyone's money, wealth, beauty, or status. Islam is Allah's true religion, and it is Allah Who best protects it. The Qur'an states that Allah will exalt His religion over others in the following verse:
It is inconceivable that any believer would ask for a reward or a benefit in return for doing what Allah has told him or her to do. After all, Allah severely condemns those who seek to abuse religion for their own interests:
As is the case with all other acts of worship, believers convey His message only to earn Allah's good pleasure. Muslims never condescend to simple material benefits. The Qur'an proclaims this attribute in the following words:
Allah informs us that adherence to these sincere people is essential: