You have misunderstood my point about street cleaners.
The issue is not of how much they earn, but what kind of a background leads to these type of jobs. Whereas people with well paid jobs, tend to have, education, good attitude, will and drive, fortitude etc
Good jobs come from good attitudes and a person's wealth of charachter can be judged from the job they have. I know a guy who sweeps a Sainsburys supermarket, the guys a farily good muslim, but intellectually, he is a complete and utter joke. he tries to preach to people, but they laugh at him, because he talks complete disconcerted rubbish!
It isn't the salary earning potential that I was pertaining to, but the ancillary traits that are manifested in someone who is succesful in a worldy sense, these are skills which can be transferred laterally to deen. Like resilience for example. The guy who does a 5 year pharmacy degree, must demonstrate extreme dedication, this can be transfered to learning deen.
The fact that you allude to wealth and talk about 'the dusgusting dunya', is your own narrow understanding. The Prophet (SalAllaho Alahi WaAlehi Wasalam) was a succesful merchant, so there's nothing wrong with dunya, as long as it doesan't absorb you.
Secondly, you're taking my point about reverts coming to islam when they have failed at everything and misconstruing it. Many reverts come to islam when they're at their lowest point, they have no family, they have no self worth and they have no self esteem, that is a window of mercy.
Like when people who fall ill with cancer and then begin to look for answers to life. i don't believe for one second that reverts come to islam when the 'stock market' is riding high in their lives. This is anecdotally speaking.
Finally, Asians listen to their mothers and fathers in order to maintain their family bonds. This isn't 'running to mummy' as someone put it. The fact is, if you think that seeking our parents counsel and abrogating our own happiness to safeguard their happiness is a churlish act, then that's you opinion and you're entitled to it.
Sister Nur, people with accountancy degrees are not accountants. The term 'accountant' is a reference to people qualifed either ACCA or ACA or CIMA, the chartered associations are lobbying the governement to trademark this term and make it unlawful to be used by people not members of the above mentioned chartered associations. Using this for anyone not registered professionaly is fallacious.
All the ohter points made by Nafs Zakiyah are redundant, taking negatory aspects of the community and blowing them up proves nothing but some people (many people?) are like that, but this allusion that ALL of us are like that is prreposterous!
(Sorry about spelling, i've done this post in haste! )