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.
“One of Satan’s greatest traps is to cause a person to think evil and abandon a scholar due to false allegations brought against that scholar by those who hate him unjustly, a sickness in that person’s heart, ignorance, or blind group allegiance. Sadly, the best person for his/her relationship with Allah and faith is the scholar Satan caused him/her to hate.”