A team is people getting together and doing something with Allah so they can learn Allah and have a better life.
So there are microteams and macroteams. Microteams are you and your wife, you and your buddy. Microteams are like you, your buddy and your friend, your family and their buddies. Macroteams are the whole humanity. If the whole humanity is one team, then our survival against the odds of the natural changes, world changes would be better. Our adaptation will be better if we were all one team. But this big team starts with having little teams with an open mind. You have to have open mind. You cannot be exclusive all the way. You have to be also inclusive from time to time. You have to be open to others’ minds and other ways. From the Qur’ani Karim, it can be deduced that Allah did not give all the knowledge to one person. Why did He do that? Allah the Most High said,
“O human beings! Surely We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes and communities, so that you may know one another.” (Qur’an 49:13, translation by the author)
Having different groups is good because there is the group psychology. In the group psychology, you get stuck, all the members of the group start thinking the same way. That is why you need to be open and in contact with other groups so that you can have an open mind.
What is the most important thing in a team? Unity! How do you get unity? You get unity by seeing Allah over everybody. Your goal, everybody’s goal has to be Allah and not their nafs [ego]. Then you can have the same goal, everybody wants to please Allah, and Allah sends them guidance, that is what He said, “I guide” and He will send guidance. Then you hold on to this guidance, then you have unity, peace and tranquility, etc.