The pious have their role: a specific role for specific types of people. I would argue a special few. The masses of Muslims: the artists, those who grind from 9-5, those who struggle to raise their kids, their grades and their faith those who don’t fit the “religious” mold, are the most apt at presenting Islam.
Faith is more than just a definition found in books of theology. It is a reality that touches every aspect of our lives. Faith’s centrality in our lives is a proof of our Prophet’s ﷺ (peace be upon him) role as a teacher and proof of his greatness because he expanded it beyond a theological concept, beyond gnosis, to every facet of our being, to, as Chaplain Marc Manley likes to call it, “Operational Islām.”