Islam does not depend on its adherents only rather it shows the path of eternal welfare/salvation of every creation of the Almighty, besides enduring existence of the Universal system of Islam even without followers: ‘Aslamat Sara, La Zad Al-Muslimun Wa La Qalat Al-Nasara’ (Sara has converted (to Islam), neither increasing Muslims nor reducing Christians) & ‘Ibrahim was a community (Ummah) in himself..’ (2)
It is evident that Islam’s Golden Era was when its adherents were few in number ‘The best of mankind are my generation, then those that follow them’ (10). Moreover, if one converts to Islam, it is his own will/option and not of any obligation/concern to the Supreme power, who reminds believers: ‘The thing I fear most for this Ummah is that they give preference to what they see over what they know; and are thus misguided without realizing.’ (12). Even if someone converts from Islam to other religion, it is also meaningless for the creator. ‘If they had gone out among you, they would have added nothing to you but confusion’ (14). Being a believer is Allah’s gratefulness and not a favour by you. ‘They think they have done you a favour by becoming Muslims! Say: ‘Do not consider your Islam a favour to me. No indeed! It is Allah who has favoured you by guiding you to Iman, if you are telling the truth’ (19).
Thus, Islam is the great religion aimed to ‘Global welfare’ and not constricted to a community only: ‘Our Lord, do not make our hearts swerve aside after You have guided us. And give us mercy from You. You are the Ever-Giving’ (22).